Friday, February 20, 2009

Paper Freaks

So Alaura picked out this book at the library, don't remember the name of it, but it had all these paper crafts. The dragon came from it, then we improvised on the pegasus. Really, they may look complex, but it was an hour long craft project in all. Sammie was napping, but we made her a peacock.

Weekend in Phoenix

After such a cold week, a warmer weekend in Phoenix was really welcomed. Mark & Angela invited us down Friday and Saturday and the kids had so much fun with their cousins. Who knew Tally would like Chinese Buffet's so well... she kept eating and eating. She'd point to Ben's or my plate and say, "I wan' that!" Little Ben and Joseph played XBox for hours, non-stop. The girls watched movies and played kitchen. Grapefruit bowling in the backyard... wow, we miss grass. They all had such a good time.

Snow Day in AZ!

Our warm January turned into a very cold February, but at least we got snow! It didn't look like it was coming down very hard, but in the morning we woke to a few inches, and with school canceled, of course, the kids had so much fun playing in the snow!

The view of the trail just behind our back fence.

Ben & Alaura discovered the icicles!

Sammie loving the snowballs!

So sad, Anabelle discovering what happens when you crawl into the snow with your face down :( Once the cold was wiped off she had a great time.
Tally thinking she was ready to go outside!

Diaper Bag Dilemmas Solved

Thank goodness for all our new tote options, because the last thing in the world I wanted to do was carry around that hideous "Peter Rabbit", powder blue diaper bag we got when our first was born. Now things are even cuter and cuter. I had a friend show me how to make those covered diaper-wipe holders, but I had to customize it and add a pocket for diapers and cream. Now this is really all I need in my purse... good-bye diaper bag :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting it All

So I was at the library, and I totally did that thing where you see someone returning a book and have to hassle the librarian to let you take it :) It had a cute illustration and title, and it was a fun read... The MomsTown Guide to Getting it All. They brought up some good points... like you can have it all, you just can't do it all. Then I saw they had a website and liked the post on Getting organized... my favorite part: "Better done than Perfect". Now ain't that the truth :) Anyway, random post, but like to pass on stuff I find cool.