Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First day of school

Today is our first day of school. It's our first day of kindergarten for Rosie. 

Shirts and shoes are optional when you homeschool. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Estate Sale Finds

I've discovered I love estate sales. 
Here are our great finds from our first one. 

For my vanity / makeup table. 

I have always loved red dishes!

I've always wanted a soup terrine !!

You can never have too many Christmas dishes. 

It's coming along!

It's taken several tries but I think we have the living room colors picked out 
(It's more peach than pink but it looks different depending on the lighting)

And today the new carpet went in our bedroom. My mom was frantically trying to finish the painting in the bedroom before the carpet came.  
The kids love how soft and fluffy the new carpet is.

It feels so good to have one room almost completely done. 

We also bought a new wreath for the house. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

8 months old

Today Baby Margaret turned 8 months old. 

She also had her first bit of baby food. 

She really wasn't so sure she liked it. 
But she asked for more anyway. 
Happy 8 month Birthday my silly little baby. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jane Austen Tea Party

Today the kids and I got together with some friends and had a Jane Austen themed tea party. 

I made some bookmarks and homemade vanilla as take home gifts and through together some decorations. 

Then we packed up all our tea cups and headed to our friends' house. 

My mother in law gave me some Austen themed cook books as well as this tea tower. Both were put to good use.  

Everyone seemed have a nice time. A lunch of all sweets probably helped. 

Obi and Margaret enjoyed extra special attention 

We all had fun and then we were ready for a nap. 
The food, the tea, the theme, the book discussions were all perfect. But the best part was spending time with good friends. I can't wait till we can do it again. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Working from home

Working from home can be really tough. It means that you most likely work at all hours of the day and night and work often crosses over into (or crowds out) your personal life. 

But it can also be freaking fantastic  
Sometimes it means you can sit outside with the kids on a nice day. 

Summer Swimming Days

I promised the kids a new swimming pool this year since last year's didn't get stored properly and got ruined. 

Pro tip: get your pool on Memorial Day at Walmart.  They are dirt cheap and you can get a fun one. 

I did not do that this year. I planned to. I picked it out online. It had a slide and a fountain and was Dino themed and was only $25. But I didn't pull the trigger and buy it. I waited.  And then it got really expensive. 

Instead we ended up at Big Lots  
Which worked out really well. Rosie said she wanted a deeper pool than a kiddie pool so we ended up with this bad boy. 

As you can see, we even worked it out so we could have a slide. 

The kids have been in the pool all day long. They got out for lunch and then got right back in. They even turned down an offer to go in and watch tv. 
Obi was getting really sleepy and I thought he might like some tv/down time. But instead he figured out his own resting  method. .  . 
The pool is right outside my mom's office window so as to provide her with endless distractions from work (sorry Nancy). 

So it looks like our Summer is going to be pretty fun. I just need to stock up on water proof sunscreen. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Growing babies

This has been a big week for us. 

Today Baby Margaret turned 6 months old and her very first tooth popped through on the bottom. 

Also, Rosie completed preschool this week. I'm a little freaked about having a kindergartener in the house. How did she  get to be so big!? 

I'm very proud of both my girls. But I also feel a bit sad that they are growing so fast. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I made this hat

I made this hat.... And this baby.