Friday, September 28, 2007

What a mess!

A messy time was had by all! We had M's "friend" birthday party yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect and we got about 9 or 10 kids there. We first did our messy "stations," which were:

Painting the house with shaving cream and paint brushes
Cornstarch-water "goo" in pie tins
Pudding/chocolate syrup painting on parchment sheets
Water balloons
Speghetti fight (this was possibly the hit)

Then we ate a finger-food lunch, then we decorated cookies with gummy worms, sweettarts, m & m's, and sprinkles. This was instead of a cake.

After presents, M handed each child a candy necklace and they went home.

The cleanup wasn't that bad, I had the kids play a "game" of picking up the balloon pieces, and the rest was hosed off. (thanks mom!)

Thanks to everyone who participated, it was fun!

I can't post pictures now, it won't let me, but I'll try later.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What color Orange are you?

I don't know how accurate this is, but, honestly, I really have no idea who I am yet, so who knows?

You Are Pumpkin

Realistic and practical, you see the world for how it is.
You know what it takes to succeed in life...
And you're happy to help others reach their goals.

Thanks lucy van pelt!


Okay, I officially feel dumb for making so many blog posts in one night, but sometimes, as a mom, you only get so many blocks of time to devote to one thing. This may be my blog posts for the whole month for all I know. You do what you can.

Speaking of can, that's what I have been filling these days. That's right. With food. I didn't say it was a good story.

So far we've done: peach jam, pears, spegetti sauce, and peaches.

On the list to do: tomato juice, grape juice, and strawberry jam.

We're not ambitious like jason and chris or anything, but we try to do some to add to our case lot sale piles we have under our beds. ;)

Wanna buy a time share?

I don't. That's what we had to convince a salesman of for an hour while he tried to convince us otherwise. I think it was worth it though. A free night's stay and a dinner gift certificate. It was in Park City this past weekend. Running around, swimming, eating, (not much) sleeping, playing, and of course, shopping. Not a bad time. (although we decided that if we ever did it again, it would have to be w/out the kids, they are just crazy right now at these ages) A funny thing M said while there. (he went to a sitter during the presentation) "I went to a boy sitter, I'm not a baby anymore." Also, whoever invented playgounds in the middle of the outlet's parking lot is getting a kiss from me someday.

Our family room!

We are loving the new carpet and paint, it's like a new room! I just hung some pictures and things I made and it is starting to look "homey." The "office" part of the room (tiled area) still looks pretty cluttered, but trust me, it's like 1,000 times better than it was. There just isn't a place for everything to look good in a small house, so oh well. I like it and the boys certainly do too. I finally got to dig my sewing machine out of the pile in the garage to do my mending today. Yay!
(The living room looks great too, I just don't have any pics yet)

Kins the maker

Or so I'm called by a few people. Here are a few things I've made this summer. I will get pictures and post some more because this was fun.
Invite for the upcoming B-Day Party
Quilt I recently made for E
Upclose of cute cowboy flannel
Recieving blanket with a new stitch MIL taught me
An example of my scrapbook

Monday, September 10, 2007


So now that we have the carpet ripped out of our "family room" (aka master bedroom) we decided it was once a garage. Why? There are tire tracks on the floor, and also now that we look at it, it looks just like our garage. It's right behind the garage, so we think they just made it a room and then built a garage later in front of it. I think there must have been at least 5 additions onto our house. (which explains the roof!) But I'm glad, because if not, our house would be like 700 sq. ft. and really, that's just too small. Our house currently has NO carpet whatsoever, and is really echoey (not a word) when the kids play or stomp (their current favorite) The guy will be here in 20 minutes to put in new. Yay! We have had to put shoes on the boys 24-7 to keep them from stepping on the tack boards, although E has already gotten one stab. :(

The best part, bikes in the house!

family room

living room