Thursday, February 14, 2013


I love holidays. I know that it is commercialized and a way for card companies to make money. But....I love a chance to make special days for my family.

I made pink waffles for breakfast. And got gifts for my babies. Unfortunately, steven's present won't be here today, but he said he doesn't mind. I got bigger presents than usual this year but you can't pass up great deals in amazon! And I used swagbucks rewards so I was pretty pleased with myself.

Patrick has been envious of Jude's bumblebee toy for a while and look what I got him!

Maggie got a tiny American girl doll named Elizabeth Cole. What a great name! I thought I had a picture, but I think it is on Maggie's phone.

Here is Maggie before she heads off to school. We have a special dinner for tonight and I get to help with Maggie's class party this afternoon.

Patrick and I ran to the grocery store and I told him to get out of the car. I called him "my chicken" which is a throwback to "boo boo chicken" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

He said, "I'm not your chicken. I'm your sweetheart."

I love special days like today.

Monday, February 11, 2013


On Saturday night, Maggie asked me to craft with her. She had already made stuffed felt animals for the twins. I had wrapped birthday presents in cute paper.

I felt pretty crafted out, but Maggie wanted to spend some time sewing with me. She decided to make a sign for Julie's new section in her room. She embroidered a sign. She even set up a needled and a piece of felt for Julie. Oh and she got us all matching pajamas to wear while we were sewing. That girl loves details.

I haven't sewn anything in a very long time, however, I was inspired by Maggie. She writes out the letters and sews them on felt. I could do that. This is what I created.

It matches the new bedspread I got recently. I decided to put it in an embroidery hoop and add some flowers. I see my mistakes but I went ahead and hung it up in my room. I can see a new addiction coming on.

Etsy & Donald's

I was telling Steven something about etsy, you know the website for crafty people?

Patrick heard us talking about it. He said,"I love that song." And then broke into "the Itsy Bitsy spider".


Tuesday morning, we took Katelyn and Maggie to school and we were headed back home. Patrick said,"you take me to Donald's for pancakes?".

How could I say no to that?

We ate at McDonald's at a different booth than Steven so we could watch the cars go by in the parking lot.