Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Little Vacation

Child #1 had the week off - they call it "Ski Week". Husband took it off as well so we took advantage and planned activities all week.

Monday- Relaxed all day and finally bought a pencil sharpener - I sharpened every pencil I could find as if to compensate for the previous Thursday when I had to sharpen a pencil with one of my good kitchen knives! I couldn't believe it - me - a teacher without sharp pencils around! That is what life has come to around here:)
Tuesday I steam cleaned the carpets. A long awaited event for me - they needed it!
Wednesday, Child #3 and Husband went to the Lego Movie. They thought is was "awesome" and now everything is "awesome"!
Thursday was a lovely day! We had friends over for lunch and I went to the beach. I finally filled up this container.
Friday was Hawaiian Day. So we played outside in our kiddie pool, ate Hawaiian Haystacks and watched Hawaii 5-0 (which I had never seen but knew the theme song!)
Also during the afternoon while Child #3 napped, I worked on covering our dining room chairs. They weren't that fancy to begin with and had started to get stained (cloth seats + kids = disgusting! what were we thinking?!) In fact, the kids would move chairs to sit in one that wasn't as stained. Anyway I covered them with faux leather. They turned out nice. Please excuse the random photo, Child #2 was documenting the new look and she isn't super skilled at the camera.


Here I am hard at work...

My fingers were pretty sore after all the stapling.
Some other events from the week.
This guy got melted in the dryer. Child #1's beloved lobster. It was a pin, that he would wear on his shoulder. Sorry no photo but it was hilarious! Luckily no clothes were ruined but the drum of the dryer needed some cleaning. Luckily Husband was able to take care of that with a tool that melted off all the goo.
We did get a nice bike ride in - and on the way back there was some sea glass at one of the beaches, so we stopped to check it out.

Saturday was more projects, soccer in the morning, sea glassing and some Jr. Monopoly.

Sunday was church. And now we are back in the routine...I am looking forward to our spring break!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Catching up...

So here are a few random things I wanted to post about. They are in no specific order.

The squinkies came out to play.

2. Some Love for Valentine's Day:
Have I posted this? RED!!!
Candy Bar Card. It reads "Dear Mr. Good Guy, I Skor-red when I married you. You make my heart burst with Joy. Yore a Marvelous Man. Happy Valentines Day. Your, Butter Lady* (*like a sugar mama but from some one who loves butter!)

3. Went to Costco, picked up the kids, hurried home and drove straight to the beach (didn't unload the car - just let the chicken and all the other frozen goods, continue in their process of unthawing in the back of our car). Put Child #3 in the backpack and ran down to the beach. Already sea glassers were there (there have been a lot out this week). This is all I found. I am posting to remind myself that even the lamest day at least I find something!

4. I have been pretty good about doing yoga in the morning. Sometimes it isn't much but I am always pleased when I have done something. Child #2 drew this of me doing a stretch! Isn't it cute?! I will keep it forever... I love how she wrote AM AM (get it?  MAMA!)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Things I Carried Today

I decided to take Child #3 on a walk today. She loves to see the seagulls and there was no wind. It turned out to be a wonderful walk. I started with just the backpack and a baby and ended up finding more!!

The orange containers are bait containers and I have tried and tried to get them open but they are stuck or glued.
And the rock was perfect for our front yard. I carried that as well!

I didn't find the shoes but I ended up carrying them letting my toes enjoy the sand. Plus it made it easier to ford the little stream.

Yahoo! A bit of sea glass!

Funny Find! This army guy who has tiny barnacles on him!
Of course as I carried my load of shoes, rock, bait containers, sea glass and Child #3, I thought about all the emotional things we carry and worry about. Some are worth it, some are just old things but it is the little things that bring the most joy! Babies and sea glass:) Happy Friday!