Monday, February 27, 2012
Posted by Laura at 12:46 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Abigail and Esther each received a skein of yarn and a crochet hook for Christmas. Since Peter arrived shortly thereafter I haven't had a chance to sit down and show them much more than how to do a chain stitch. They love to try to make things up on their own though, and this morning Abigail made two flowers! I do believe that she is more creative than I am. I'm pretty sure I can't make up a flower on my own. The one on the left in the picture below is quite original...I'm not sure what kind of stitches those are. :) She was very excited. I imagine we'll have many flowers to hang around the house and give away within a week or two!
Posted by Laura at 12:37 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012
Our internet has been out for about a week and I have (obviously!) not been blogging. I don't have the time for a substantial post right now, but I do have several posts planned in my head. Hopefully they will make it onto the blog soon! Here are some pictures for now.
Posted by Laura at 4:57 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Our biggest boy turned 8 this weekend! When I was little I remember my parents talking about how fast time passes. I always thought that was strange because it seemed to pass slowly to me. I figured it was just something that "old" people said. Now that I'm an old person, I wholeheartedly agree that time just flies by! It's hard to believe that we have an 8 year-old!
Posted by Laura at 4:27 PM
Friday, February 10, 2012
My friend, Emily, recently sent me a link to a blog post that has several good tips for around the house. I was short on time, so I quickly glanced at the page and then bookmarked it thinking that I would probably use some of the ideas at some point in the future.
Fast forward a few days, and the girls show me a big, ugly scratch on the hardwood floors in our house, which we are renting. They were pushing Joseph around in a wooden basket, didn't realize the damage that they were doing, and were quite upset about it. I went to Walmart and paid $5 for one of those pens that is supposed to cover up scratches on wood. I used it on one little section of the floor, but the lightest pen left a rather dark line and we weren't thrilled with the results. Fast forward a few more days, and I click on the link to the blog post again to check out all of the great ideas.
Come to find out, one of the tips was rubbing a walnut on wood scratches to make them less noticeable. It sounds pretty unbelievable and I was skeptical, but I'm here to tell you that it works!! See the picture of the ugly scratch up there? Here is a picture of the same section of the floor after I rubbed a walnut on it. We couldn't believe it!
My girls are at this moment ecstatically rubbing walnuts on every little scratch that they can find. :) It appears that we won't be losing our security deposit over that little bit of damage anymore! Now if I could only fix the children's cracked bathroom sink with a walnut...
Posted by Laura at 2:17 PM
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I've been wanting to overhaul the blog for a little while now. I figured there's no better time than the present...new home, new year, new baby, new blog layout! I still have some work to do on it. The sidebars need some repair and updating, but that will have to wait for another day. Right now I have children to bathe, dinner to serve, laundry to fold, and a baby to feed!
Posted by Laura at 5:05 PM
Monday, February 06, 2012
Peter turned one month last Thursday! I took him to the doctor on Friday, and he is up to 9lb 15oz. Yay for Mama milk!! I think that he is probably our "easiest" baby so far. He is very laid back and is happy most of the time. He was trying to smile at me yesterday, but I didn't have the camera handy to catch it. I'm sure I'll have plenty of other opportunities!
Posted by Laura at 5:37 PM
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Posted by Laura at 6:45 AM