Friday, November 30, 2007

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Isabelle and Steve reading together on the couch. They were so cute together, I had to take a picture, but once I pulled the camera out Isabelle was done reading. Wish I could have caught the moment on film. This is her favorite book right now. She has me read it over and over to her.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I've started decorating a bit. I'm taking it easy since I'm still getting over that cold. We got the tree up last Friday and I worked a little on our fireplace mantel today. I'm liking it so far. I'm planning to take this whole next week to decorate and my goal is to be finished by the end of it. Love the extra week we get when Thanksgiving falls a little bit early. Hopefully I will be done by December.

Life here has been busy and I'm just wanting to be caught up with the house. There always are so many things to do, but I love it when I feel I'm proactively on top of my home instead of reactively trying to catch up with all that needs to be done. We have been doing some rearranging/organizing these past couple weeks and I think that is what has put me behind. We moved Isabelle back into Jakob's room. We moved the office upstairs. Steve built a shelf in the garage for storage and we moved some items out of our basement storage room. We are hoping to clear that room out enough so the weight set is visible/usable. We have moved other furniture around to accomadate the room changes. It is great to get these things done but it is stressful. I can see all this organization that needs to be done and other household chores get put on the back burner and don't get done. Hopefully I can get caught up this week and be ready to enjoy Christmas.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Remember This???

To all my siblings out there. Enjoy!!!


Kids with pink eye, a sick mom, hard working dad, and always so much to do. Sorry I haven't written, life has been hectic and I haven't been feeling well. A bad combination. Just have a head cold but I hate being sick. I know that I am really sick when I have zero motivation to get anything done.

Monday morning Jakob woke up with one eye oozie (sp??), puffy, and sealed shut. I called the doctor and by the time she got back to me his eye was looking much better. I thought it might not be pink eye so we decided to wait to take him in. We waited and Isabelle woke up two days later with one eye sealed shut. She was happy as could be with this puffy, sick looking eye and a big smile on her face. Jakob's eyes weren't oozie but they were both bloodshot. Around this time I started to feel that lovely tickle in your throat, the kind you hope that you are just imagining for the first few hours, until you can't deny that you are getting sick. Steve stayed home most of the day on Wednesday, when we finally took them in to the doctor. This was quite a sacrifice with all the work he has to do, but I so appreciated his help with the kids. We got drops and their little eyes cleared up right away. We ended up just staying here for Thanksgiving. I missed being with all the family but with the kids just getting over pink eye, we didn't want to take the chance of being with everyone. We went to the park that morning and on a little hike. We cooked a huge Thanksgiving feast for just the four of us. I thought if we couldn't be with our extended family we atleast had to have the feast.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fun With Glitter

After we put Isabelle to bed, Jakob and I worked on these Christmas Ornaments. Wow, we had such fun with the glitter and boy does it make a mess. These are a lot cuter than they look in the picture. It was fun Christmas idea to do with Jakob. We keep talking about all the fun things we are going to do this coming season.

Yes, he has a shirt tied around his neck. That is his "cape", my little superhero! He has been wearing a long sleeve shirt around his neck a lot lately!

What a mess!! So much fun though to spend the evening with my favorite little boy.

Of course Jakob did not want to make stars or trees, he wanted to make swords. He showed me how he wanted to put the popsicle sticks together and we worked together with the glue and glitter.

Sunday Activities

Here is a page I did for our November Calendar. I finally got it done and it is the 12th!!! Today was busy, busy, busy. I crashed at about 5:30! (Following in my mom's footsteps with her Sunday naps!) I woke up at 7:30 and worked with Steve to get the kids to bed and then I was ready to play! Got this page below done. Really fun to work on, especially now with our printer. I can size and print my photos right here at home, any time I want. Love it.

Here is a Christmas Project I did this last week. It looks so great when it is all lit up. When I finished it the kids and I went into the downstairs bathroom, lit a candle, and turned out the lights to see our Christmas pictures glow. Fun time. Love doing projects that the kids can enjoy.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Fun Project

Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted!! I have been working on a lot of fun little projects that I have been wanting to do. Can I tell you how much I'm loving others blogs for ideas and insights!! It has been so fun to take a peak into others lives and see all the creative fun things that they are doing! I love that people post the projects that they do and so I've decided to do the same. I've also caught the Christmas Spirit bug a little early this year, so I will post some Christmas projects I have been working on. What fun!!

Below is something I saw on Becky Higgins blog and had to copy her idea. I had the "M" so it was only a matter of printing the photos and tying them on. How simple, but I love it!!

Friday, November 2, 2007


Here are a few shots of the kids in their costumes this Halloween. I only have a few to choose from, they weren't that excited about getting their pictures taken. I should post the ones where they were crawling/running all over the place!!

Fine Little Lady