Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
We got home and started fastening the boards together by rotating the corners to make a square box. Gene and I both think we probably could have done without the predrilling.
7 boxes down, 3 more to go! I'm going to get to go back to Home Depot. Yipee!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
My grandpa showed him how to shovel the manure from the bottom of the pile instead of from the top. He told him to keep everything at one end of the wheelbarrow. By the time Gene got there to help, Isaac was giving him pointers!
This little brother is learning how to work, just like his big brother.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I think it turned out so cute. It's my favorite color. I used Red Heart 0373 Petal Pink.
Leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered. I like to make things and I like to share things, so this giveaway is for anyone that reads this blog and wants to win the hat! So feel free to comment.
Oh yeah! Thanks to my lovely models for showing how the hat looks on different ages.
I'll close the the giveaway on Monday at 4:00pm MST and post the winner afterward.
**the giveaway is now closed***
Congratulations to the Calico Crew.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Painting with cotton swabs.
Supplies needed: cotton swabs, paint (we used tempera), and paper.
Girls. Or boys. Or both.
I adapted the recipe from one I found in The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions by John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I bought this book a week or so ago. I read it last summer, I think. When I read it, I could hardly wait until the next planting season.
And here we are. That time of year to start dreaming and planning the new garden.
Actually, I've been dreaming since we took down the last one... new seeds to plant, new vegetables to grow...
This year we're going to square foot garden.
I planted my first garden some years ago in our old house, with the help of my friend Anita. It didn't turn out exactly as I'd hoped. But it was a start.
My grandpa says it's time to get going on this year's garden. It's time to quit dreaming and planning. It's time to start working.
The prophet said to plant a garden, so that's what we'll do.
And if we plant the seeds just right, and tend them carefully,
Before we know good things will grow to feed our family.
--Children's Songbook, 237
Friday, February 13, 2009
Vanilla cupcakes. Vermilion flowers.
The books turned out cute. But, I am glad they are finished!
We had our Valentine party on Tuesday. Each girl made their own box for trading valentines. (Isn't that what you remember from your own school days?) Zoe is checking out her stash of treats. We covered the lid in super shiny tin foil.
Moms and girls and baby brothers.
Happy Valentine's Day!