Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Baby's First Haircut

OK, OK, so she's not really a baby, but she is MY baby and today she got her very first haircut!
 My friend and neighbor Chelsea cut her hair. I asked Chelsea to just trim into layers but not to cut too much off because she has such fine, thin, hair.

 After we were done, Chelsea said I didn't have to pay her because she really didn't do very much. I, however, could tell a difference and I was thrilled with the results. Thanks Chelsea!

 I didn't really take an "after" picture, but here are a couple I took of my sleeping Alyssa. she is an angel.

Friday, October 31, 2014


The night before Halloween, Tyler decided he really wanted to be rubix cube. Of course I didn't want to disappoint him, so I got a box and made him one.
Here is my Jake in the box. Pun intended.
 Here the kids are on Halloween ready for school.
That evening, Randy and I went to a party at our neighbors house. I didn't have a costume, so I put this together. I was a beat up baseball player

Randy was a horse, like always and we brought our little witch Alyssa with us.
 I didn't take any other photos of Halloween, but we had a good time and the kids got lots of candy, that's the point right?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Children's book illustrations

I've been asked to work on  the illustrations for a children's book that my neighbor wrote. She is hoping to get it published. Until that time, she wanted me to illustrate it for her so she would have something to show the kids at school when she reads it to them at schools around Halloween time.

Here is a rough look at what I've done so far. The book is called "The girl and the Witch." It is a fantastic poem.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween festivities

 The kids and I decided to paint the front windows for FHE while randy was at school one night.
It was really difficult for me to let the kids just paint whatever they wanted to without any planning or theme, but they all seemed to have a great time. Even the kids next door joined in the fun.

I also got some new Halloween decorations that I was pretty excited about.

 Lily wanted to participate in the high school dance fundraiser. They taught her a dance and she was able to dance during the halftime show of the High school football game.

Here she is getting ready before the show. All the kids dressed up in Halloween costumes for the dance.

 The cute girl in the army outfit is in our ward. Lily wants to be a dancer just like her.

 Here she is dancing at her best!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tyler says....

Its been years since I've posted a "Tyler says..." but this made me laugh. 10 years old and still cracking me up!

Tyler:" isn't it weird how things can be gross but strangely addicting?!"
Me:"like smoking?"
Tyler:" like the school's sloppy Joes."

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Webelo awards

"We-Balow" get it? haha

Friday, September 26, 2014

Grapes from the garden.

 I love having so much produce growing in our yard. It makes fall much more work than it used to be, but it is so worth it. Grape juice anyone?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's Canning season again!

 I know it's not the "cool" thing to do, but there is nothing like the sense of accomplishment you feel after you are through canning food. It is cheap and the food will last you for years!
 I canned some peaches. I love my new canning hot pad! It has rubber grips on the sides and is shaped like a glass jar. It is perfect! I know, I'm geeking out about it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Princess Project

 Lily has this space on her wall that I've been wanting to decorate.
I already did a mirror flower on the other side of the room as a statement piece.
 I found these wooden frames on clearance for like $1.50! I spray painted them gold

Then  I cut out princess silhouettes of Lily's favorite characters. Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle and Aurora, 

 In the center I placed a castle and Tinker Bell.
 I think it turned out rather cute. I am hoping it lasts a little while and doesn't go out of style until the girls are ready to redo the room when they are a little bit older.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First day of school part 2

Our ward has a tradition of doing snow cones for the primary age kids after school on the first day. Because I am the primary president, I was in charge of getting it done. We had the kona Ice truck come and each child got a snow cone. Unfortunately, it started raining, but nobody seemed to mind. Everyone was too excited to talk about their first day, their new teachers, and who was in their new classes.  We had about 75 kids from our primary show up, so I considered it a success! I'm not sure how much I like being in charge of these kinds of things, but I am sure thankful for the people who help me get it done!
some kids waiting to be served.

 Lily with her yummy snow cone
Tyler and Jacob waiting in line for their flavoring

It was fun. The kids sure enjoy having something to look forward to after the first day of school has ended.