Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jammie Pants

Dana at MADE is doing a whole month worth of boy posts!  Here is my take on her pant tutorial from Monday.  They were very simple to make. I forsee many more homemade pants coming our way.

 And they aren't just good for sleeping.
They're good for jumping.
Brotherly wrestling.
 Bench sharing.
 Cookie and milk dipping.
 And posing for the camera.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The teacher in me has been anxiously awaiting the day when Bug would begin reading, and last week that day hit!  Since about the time he was about 18 months old I began teaching him letters, then letter sounds, and then writing letters.  For the past few months I really felt like he was close and then something just clicked in his brain.  He can now read pretty much any three letter words I write for him.  It is really amazing watching him and although I don't feel like I can take the credit, it gives me that much more confidence that I can homeschool him and honestly, I don't want to miss being a part of it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart Day

The temperature was actually 40 today! So I took the boys for a walk around the lake.  
 There were guys icefishing. Hmmm not sure how safe that was.

 My favorite part of this picture is that the dough blends in with our counter.  Definitely our kitchen's best feature.

Happy Valentine's Day to all our loved ones!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Driving Us to Drink

 Yep, that is what this weather has been doing to us.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gotta Stay Busy to Stay Sane

More Forts....and irresistible feet.
Giant Cupcake Baking.

Mmmmmm, pudding oozing out.

Boats/racecars/bucking broncos, ie: laundry baskets.

More baking.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When a Blender Isn't Enough

When the person who helped you survive middle and high school gets married, a blender just doesn't seem like quite the right gift.  So we opted for a quilt instead. I pieced the top and my mom had it machine-quilted and then did the binding (a meticulous step which I hate, but that my mom has down to a science.)  The quilt pattern is from  the blog Oh Fransson.