Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Splish Splash

Lucia and Avery had a great time helping one another bathe. They did a great job taking turns and there was lots of giggling. It was fun to watch.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Down at the Farm

A visit to the farm is always fun. Uncle Chip and Aunt Patti have peacocks and deer and horses.
All the children had lots of fun loving and feeding up.

Midnight Snack

Apparently the combination of peanut butter, seeds and nuts, and pine cones is too much for Elliott to resist. Sorry birds.

Midnight Snack

Monday, March 29, 2010

Art Time

When my sister and niece were here with us we did a couple of art projects. I saw a kit in a catalog for making hand pints on burlap. It was such a cute idea but a little pricey. So, I got the materials from a craft store and thought we'd try it for ourselves.
We cut burlap in pieces larger than the canvases and assigned each of the children a color and let them go at it one at a time. Once the paint was dry we used a staple gun to wrap the pieces around the canvases. Then on the back of each canvas we painted each child's name in their assigned paint color. We were happy with how they turned out.
My sister and I decided we'd give the gifts as Mother's Day presents.

One of Karen's friends writes one of my favorite blogs: Mother and Others. I got the idea for the Kool-Aid silks from Shalimar. Despite the chilly day, and the mamas making them do the dying outside, the children enjoyed the project.

I took the picture below to show how the silks suck the color out of the liquid. (Because I am a nerd, I thought this was interesting. The silks did not absorb all the vinegar and water, but did suck out the Kool-Aid color. How did they do that?)
When Jenny and her girls were here, we also made pine cone bird feeders.
Tia Karen brought fun stickers and papers and markers for us to play with.

Kylie's beautiful masterpiece. Isn't she talented?

Friday, March 26, 2010


How many two and a half years old can fit in a bath tub?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


While our visitors were here we went to visit with H's grandmother. Her yard is the prettiest I've ever seen. It is a lovely place for the children to play. They especially loved her Lady Bankshire roses that filled her trellis and with vines that hung down full of small yellow roses.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bon Fire

We also had a bonfire while the peoples were here. Over the past several months my sister and I discussed "burning." Something that confuses city folks. So, I saved burnable trash for a month and we had a lovely bonfire. Avery loved her s'more and spent about 20 minutes savoring it.

Sweet Kira with her sweet s'more.
Kylie says, "All gone, all good."

A country game: chasing the five gallon bucket.
Elliott trying to get the goods from Tia Karen.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

So Tired

Here is how Mazie took her nap one day. She slept like this for well over an hour. Needless to say, she was a bit cranky when she woke up.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Six Toddlers

So what does a house with six toddlers in it look like? A lovely mess, wonderful chaos.