Archive for July, 2012
I sit here in disbelief that there are only 8 more days left to the summer of 2012. This has been the shortest summmer EVER. I am not sure if that literally is true but it sure seems like it. The kids just got out of school, now to return so fast . . . [...]
Kimberly was so excited for her date this year. I saw a paper in her room where she had listed things she may want to do on her date. It was very cute and made me wonder what she would want to do. She wanted to go to the mall. We had to find her [...]
The kids were anxious this year to find out whether or not we were going to do the “dates” we did last year. They fondly looked back over the time I spent individually with them. This made the decision simple, of course I was going to take them. Madeline went on the first date this [...]
Kimberly has always loved watching cooking and baking shows. She is very good with playdoh and interested in making sculptures. When I asked the kids which class they wanted to do at Joanns she didn’t hesitate to sign up for the fondant class. She had fun in the class learning how to use the fondant. [...]
This summer each of the Girls picked a class to sign up for at the local Joanns. Madeline picked the Pom Pom class. She had lots of fun learning how to make pom poms. When she came home she taught her sisters and brother how to make them and the living room had pom poms [...]
Back on 7-11 we stopped by our local 7 11 to get our free Slurpees. The kids love it.
Whenever I go on a trip with my Friends they always comment and chuckle over the fact that I am a light packer. They wonder how I fit everything I need in my little overnight bag. In fact last time I went on vacation with my friends the cab driver who took us to our [...]
Today Madeline had the opportunity to have a playdate with her friend Emma. This was no ordinary playdate this was a private playdate. See normally Emma and her little sister come to our house or Mimi and her siblings go over to Emma’s house. Either way you slice it it wouldn’t be classified as alone [...]
This summer Kimberly has been collecting bracelets. It all started with the red bracelet she got from school on the last day. It says readers are leaders and she then added the two bangle style bracelets from her personal collection. The green and faded bracelet is from our vacation to Greer the first week of [...]
For the past two weeks the kids have been going to vacation bible school. They have really enjoyed it. It has been amazing to see and hear them so excited to learn about Jesus and God’s love for them. They definitely have been spiritually awakened by this experience.
In June we went to Greer, Disneyland, and then spent just one week at home before we went to the mountains in Heber. It was a crazy whirlwind and when it was all over the kids were begging us to stay home and we are doing that all of July. It is amazing how fast [...]
I can distinctly remember Sunday nights as a child. Getting ready for the next week of school and then snuggling on the couch with my parents to watch my favorite tv show, The Muppet Show. They are warm and fond memories and one of the many reasons that the Muppets are dear to me. I [...]
For 4th of July I chalked the Girls and my hair. I used chalk pastels to do the chalking. I first wet the hair and then rubbed the chalk on it. I first did it up and down per some directions I found online but that made the hair extremely tangly! So I decided to [...]
For the fourth of July we went to 2 celebrations back to back. This year it was unseasonably cool which made sitting out at the park 2 nights in a row easy. We met up with some friends and had a great time each night with snacks and conversation.
Over the weekend we went to a birthday party at the ice skating rink. This was the kids first time on ice skates and they did very well. Kimberly cruising around on her own. Annie off and running. They had walkers that the kids would use. While each of them skated without one they also [...]
This month all of the snack bags and wraps are 30% off at A Stitch of Mine. Use coupon code BACK2SCHOOL at checkout to receive your discount. If you need some new snack bags for back to school this is the perfect time to stock up. While I offer other discounts throughout the year this [...]
Mommy: “Hey guys Dad and I wanted to let you know that we are going to be adopting…” Kimberly, Annie, Paul and Madeline (interrupted in unison): “Let’s get a baby brother.” Mommy: “No, if you would have let me finish, we are going to adopt a dog.” Kids: “ohhh” Mommy: “It is Larry’s dog. He [...]
While we were away on vacation a friend of ours invited us to join them on a tour of a Rita’s Custard and Ice store. It sounded like a lot of fun so we joined them. The owner gave us a tour and showed us how to make their new flavor, Sour Patch Kids Italian [...]