Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Santa Clause is coming to town

Santa came to the Eldorado Library. Lots of fun and all (or most) of our friends were there. Blaise even got to take some pictures (seen above)

My sweet little girl.

Fam Photo!

Blaise is all about Santa now.

Ruby and Micah with Santa.

Happy Nathan--as always.

B-man being silly and posing for the camera.

He was so excited to see Santa. Violet was scared of him and said she wanted to sit on my lap not Santa's.

Ruby Says, "Merry Christmas!"

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Talkin to Santa..

We went to the Eldorado Library for a pancake breakfast and to visit with Santa. I captured some good moments on film and wanted to share them!

Blaise telling him he wants a marshmallow shooter and clone helmet.

Ruby telling him she wants, two candies.

Nathan telling me how Santa arrived. (on the fire truck and the firemen helped him)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa's Little Helpers

Mall Fun

Here we are at the mall...riding the horses. We also got to see Santa.

Silly Kids

Blaise looking cool..

Violet being crazy...

Skip visiting...

FREEstyle Winter Performance

These are the only two pictures I got from our little performance--I was busy conducting the show and couldn't get more. The little girls were snowflakes and the older kids did a water dance (very creative on their part). The performance went well and we had a lot of interest for classes next semester.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend!

It was quite an eventful weekend with lots of pictures. I know they are a bit out of order but you will get the idea:
First we have the wishbone--it was amazing--split right down the middle. This really made it easy for the sibling rivalry thing!

They were so cute about it and I am glad it worked out so perfectly.

We went bowling and I had to take a picture of the final score. I will not tell you who is who in order to protect some of the players' prides:)

Violet slept through the first half and then took over Blaise's turn (he hit the arcade!) She was great and quite spirited--where could she get that from?!

Blaise is a natural too, I think he gets if from Uncle Bean and maybe not Bops.

Violet was napping and I had to take photos because she never sleeps in my arms.

I truly don't believe there is anything better than a sleeping child in my arms. I love it! Precious and Priceless...I hope it wasn't the last time my babies do that!

Gotta love this photo. He was so good we could hardly even get a shot of him whizzing by. Love you dad-but stick with pool.

Super Nani!!!

She is really sleeping...Aren't I just the luckiest mom on the planet!?

This was the thanksgiving dessert. Violet's favorite part was the whipped cream and helping with the dishes. She half bathed in the sink "helping" for 30 minutes while we hand washed the good dishes.

I am ever thankful for my kids, my family, friends, good food and the wonderful life I get the pleasure to live every day.

Nikki was even able to make it...too bad it was only for 24 hours. She is always great to have around, too bad it is not more often and longer.

Pretty Violet with a messy face and snow in the background.

Alex the super masher extraordinaire-he can also carve a mean turkey. A man of many talents. This was the first full thanksgiving meal I have done. It all came off pretty well. Here is what I learned though #1 Turkey bags are good #2 Low-Fat mashed potatoes are not

Prepping the meal after a fun day of soccer in the rain followed by hot tottys!

I love this one!

Blowing up the air mattresses. We had a full house and by the way I do not like sleeping on an air mattress when it deflates and Violet tries to kick me out!

It was a great weekend and so fun to have the boys here and be active and eat tons!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Head board Project

I made and installed a new headboard for myself and I thought I would show you how I did it and how it turned out. First I cut a piece of particle board to size (60x32). I used some 1x1 to frame out the entire back...this gave it a more substantial look. Then I pre-drilled some holes for the tufting later. I used spray adhesive to attach some high density foam to the entire front. I then covered that with a egg carton type foam pad and wrapped it around and stapled it to the back. Then some quilting batting covered that and finally the fabric was wrapped around. I used a silk so I had to be pretty careful not to get a run in the fabric.
Then came the tufting--I threaded the needle all the way through, attached the decorative button and threaded the needle back through. I pulled it tight and used a large button to secure it in place.
I attached some legs to the bottom and drilled the legs into the studs in the wall of my room.

This is how it turned out. I love it--especially because it is pink silk with rhinestone buttons. So girly and luxurious. Pretty easy and the whole thing cost under $100 dollars. I could have done it much cheaper with cheaper fabric and omitting the high density foam step.
Now I am working on getting some new bedding to make the whole transformation complete. Trading your heart out.