Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another fun party at Linda's blog!

I have been working all year on a stitchery pattern found on Prarie Flower Farm blog and I have enjoyed it so much. Now it's time to put it all together and Linda out did her self in creating as well as sharing this project with so many! If you would like to check it out and download the patterns your self as well as join the party then feel free to head on over. http://prairieflowerfarm.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-thank-you-and-it-is-time-for-party.html

Saturday, November 13, 2010

An unplanned trip down south.

Yesterday we took a trip down to Madison that was unplanned. While Rodney was taking care of things, the kids and I headed down the the Ohio river to play at the park. The kids as you will see weren't too upset about missing school.
 Colby is so strong being the king of the mountain.
 My boys were "snipping" me. Ahhh, boys I tell ya!
 Madi of coarse won't let any one do anything with out her showing she can keep up.
 Autumn was busy running back and forth over the bridge until she almost fell.
 After park time we headed down to the river to throw rocks in which the girls told the boys they would beat them to the water. The boys however took a short cut in an attempt to beat the girls and......
 the victory dance for taking the short cut and beating the girls. Right in the middle of throwing rocks all of the sudden Madi starts bawling and yelling that she lost her bracelet in the river.
After getting her to explain the story to me, I look as hard as I can and sure enough about 12-15 feet out is Madi's blue beaded bracelet. As I claim to her that they are gone and we will have to find her a new bracelet Colby pleads with me to let him rescue the bracelet. I told him to find a long stick first which he couldn't and he continued to plead with me to just let him rescue it. I gave in, who am I to stop a boy from being a gentleman?! We hiked up his pant legs, took off his socks and shoes and off he went.

 He didn't realize you are supposed to hold onto your pant legs as well as push your sleeves up before putting your hand in the water. OOPS!
 What a hero! Madi was so excited and thankful and Colby, well he was now wet and cold. I took him up to the van and thankfully had packed jammies for everyone to change into if it was late. He got dry and warm. Chivalry isn't dead, at least in my boy it isn't!
 Oh yes, this is out of order but in between the park and the river rock excursion, we crossed the bridge and went to Kentucky to take a picture just because we could and to say we did. We had a fun day in the beautiful weather. After all this, it was lunch time and Rodney was done taking care of business so we walked down Main St. and went to have lunch at Hinkles......YUM!
They have the best mini burgers I've ever had! Oh, and no Rodney wasn't having all 6 of these him self, only half were his and half mine.


Halloween seems to always be loads of fun for the kids and I. We have maybe only bought 1 costume which was for Dakotah, ever! We pretty much make up our costumes based off what we have at home. I did however hit up the 75% off carts this year for a few things that can become new items to pull with other things to make up next years costumes.
 Colby opted to be a dragon by wearing his jammies. Good idea!
 Autumn pulled many pieces to make up her ballet outfit and she was so cute.
 My bumble bee beauties! Miss Madi always has to be like someone else in our family and she couldn't imitate mom's costume which is who she originally wanted to match so when Bre agreed to be a bee Madi was so excited cause we had a bee outfit for her as well. Theses bee outfits were given to me a long time ago so we've been saving them for someone to use for quite a while.
 Dakotah's goal is to dress up as every Star Wars character he can through out his whole life so this year it's the storm trooper. I found a Darth Vader one in the 75% off cart so once again he will have a costume bought for him and can continue with his goal.
 Now we come to mom/me. Every year I have no idea what I'll be and really only start thinking about it till the day of Halloween or trick or treating. Well this year I was thrown for a loop, no ideas except for a cheetah but I did that last year. All of the sudden 80's rocker came to mind and I remembered I had my wig from way back when I was like 13. Yep, I started going in a frenzy pulling things together and had a blast doing so.
 We went trick or treating with our friends which Winter dressed up with me however our husbands didn't and usually don't so they are dressed as what they said is "party poopers".
 Here is the crew minus Winter who is taking the picture. She was dressed 80's and looked awesome.
Nothing like candy that turns your tongue slim green.

A Quilt for my 10 year old

I love making quilts and mostly for my kids! I think by the time they are old enough to venture off on their own they will have a nice stock pile of quilts. They wont all be big, mostly lap quilts but if they have something cozy to cuddle up under when they are no longer in the comforts of their parents home, that will make my mommy heart more content. This quilt I've been working on for about a year and finished it literally the day of Colby's party. I unfortunately got pneumonia so it was a push to get it finished. I have since only managed to get one quilt made from start to finish. I just haven't had it in me. I will post pics of that one after Christmas since it's a gift for someone.
 This is the back of Colby's John Deere's.
This is the front. This is one of my favorite patterns to do! It is a quilt as you go and I love that part cause once your done, your done! I let Colby pick which direction he wanted his log cabins to flow since you can literally place these blocks in so many combinations to make up so many amazing and beautiful designs. He favored the diagonal look which turned out amazing. I wanted it a row longer, but being as this is a quilt I didn't buy any fabric for and used what was on hand, I wasn't about to go hunt down more fabric just to extend it. I'm sure there will be another quilt for him as he grows that I'll want to make.