Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lego Super Bowl...

The kids were quietly playing this morning before heading to church and I could hear the Lego bucket being combed through. Shortly before it was time to leave, Hallie and Hunter walked into the kitchen carrying their Lego Super Bowl.

It had me laughing. Batman as the quarterback. The girl Lego Friends as cheerleaders. The guys on the bench, including the Joker, waiting their turn to go into the game. It was a work of art - I love the creativity of children!

Lego Super Bowl
Lego Super Bowl
Lego Super Bowl
Lego Super Bowl
Lego Super Bowl

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Printable Banner...

Here's a Valentine's craft I shared over at

After the Christmas decor comes down and I've finished sweeping the red and green glitter - I like to get my house back in order. It always feels like Valentine's sneaks up on me and it seems I'm never quite ready to deck the house out again in holiday decor. Don't get me wrong - I love to decorate for the holidays, but some holidays I'm go for simple and Valentine's is one of them.

This year I made a Valentine's rag banner and had the kids make their own decoration with a printable banner I designed for them.
Valentine's Printable Banner for Kids
Valentine's Printable Banner for Kids
Valentine's Printable Banner for Kids
Valentine's Printable Banner for Kids
Valentine's Printable Banner for Kids
For full instructions and the free printable download, go to

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Project Week...

My dad is in town for what has become his annual spring visit - lending his helping hand in moving our projects forward (because that's what makes sense when you're as pregnant as I am!). Today's project: wrapping the patio posts. We have traditional turned posts that once complimented the victorian style of the house.
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But, part of the landscape renovation was updating the look of the house just a bit. Years ago we removed the gingerbread and white picket railing. Now, we're covering the posts; much more economical than replacing them all together. As with most of projects - there was a strong learning curve on this process. Fortunately, we have seven posts, so we're becoming more efficient with each one. We got over half of them done today and we'll be back at it tomorrow.
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Once they're wrapped we'll move on to trimming them out. And once that's mind swirls with what project to tackle next!

Monday, February 1, 2016

36 weeks...

We're counting down - 4 weeks to go!

And I'm feeling it. It hurts to sit. It hurts to stand. Laying horizontal is by far the most comfortable position but even then rolling over is way too much work! I'm in the 36th week of my 5th child and as my doctor kindly put it, "Its not as if each pregnancy gets any easier." I would have to agree.

We still have yet to really discuss names - we're not those people that know months in advance what the name will be. We're usually hung up on the social security paperwork as we're trying to get out of the hospital.

I'm enjoying my Cannon time while it's still his time (while Bennett is at preschool). He's in for rude awakening as has been the case with all of our children when they give up "youngest child" status.

I'm tired of wearing the same pants and shirts day after day. I refuse to buy anything new and every morning I have to get dressed I stare blankly at my clothing thinking how many more times I'll have to wear this small section in my closet. In fact, two of my very favorite shirts this pregnancy are not maternity - they're from the Loft and they've been my staples (the one shown in these photos). They'll come in handy after the baby too!

I've got to buckle down and start locating all of our baby gear/clothing from storage in the midst of all the other things I want to get done (none of which really needs to be done!).

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The countdown is on.
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