Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Here comes Peter Cottontail

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We were up visiting Tremonton this weekend. We had a big birthday party/easter party and almost everyone was there. We drove up to Marble Park and tried to fly kites but the wind was so fickle so we sat on blankets and chatted. After a few hours it started to blow so we could fly kites, but it got so cold the babies (and us) we had to leave. So we went back to the house and moved all the couches so we could chat. We stuck the babies in the center of the room and all of the adults proceeded to watch babies. Simple minds, simple pleasures. I love hanging out with my family and I love having all of us around. Yes... I have to drive two hours to get there.... but the memories are worth it. Sunday morning we woke up and the Easter Bunny had been there. He left one of his friends for Isaac to play with.

He'd clearly been sneaking into the fridge munching on the carrots we were going to use for dinner. But he'd left the broccoli alone so we did get our veggies.

Hoppy Holidays

(Sorry I couldn't help myself.)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

Do you guys remember this movie? The scene I remember is the friend has lost her glasses and is cuddling a rat.
Well my situation is a little different. I'm currently in Highland, at a friends house taking care of her 5 kids. She's gone for a few days and needed someone who could stay the night. So Jon and I are going to be here until Saturday morning. So far it's going well, we're going to have a calm evening eating Corn Dogs and Mac & Cheese .... no one is cuddling with rats.

The next day...... Well last nights dinner was a bust. I mistakenly supposed that because there were many many cans of green beans in the pantry that, maybe they eat them. So I opened two cans to feed everyone. These kids have a horrible allergic reaction that causes them to have a horrible flavor in their mouth and pull horrible faces. And then must wash their mouths out with water from the sink. After much discussion we find that the only person who eats veggies is the dad, and the mom hates everything veggie. So the kids caught the veggie disease from her. It's so funny to me. We had to eat veggies all the time when I was a kid. And now I love them. Peas, Corn, Zucchini, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes... almost all of them. And even Artichokes I know they look confusing, but mmmm mmm mmmm dipped in butter. My mouth is watering. I think I'll have one for dinner tomorrow. Luckily for tonight we are having frozen pizzas and I'm pretty sure that there aren't any evil veggies on them.

Oh so because I felt so bad about opening two cans of beans, Jon and I had two large helpings. Mmm Mmm Beans.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, but especially in the month of June.

I took Cami's test and.....

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Anything you can do I can do better.... I can do anything better than you.

If you click on the name of this blog you can watch a fun commercial.

So what do you think. I'm in love with Amigurumi. It's just crocheting. The Japanese just decided to have some fun with it. You would not believe the styles and patterns out there.

This little guy is a creature called Brobee from Yo gabba gabba on Nick Jr. This Alliecat30 gal did a truly amazing job... I just bumped it up and made him my own. I gave him to my nephew Tyke for his birthday this last weekend.

This eel was a replacement for an inchworm I had made and given to Isaac. But I didn't have any poly stuffing so I used real cotton balls... When a baby chews on cotton balls it does not end well. So I found this pattern for the eel (thanks snuffykin for designing it). And it's wonderful Isaac loves sucking on the head and I can wash him. (Hooray for washing machines!!) I'm now planning on making an alien rabbit I found at etsy.com, this wonderful place to sell and buy homemade items. I hope you check it out and find a new creative hobby... or just buy something cool.