Thursday, January 30, 2014

We've been busy

We're a bit thrilled here to have some fresh snow.

It actually rained all last night and I was very worried that it would freeze over night and then snow today thus resulting in hidden ice, but thankfully it stayed warm (warm being subjective) and so we safely got Daddy to work and Drama Queen to school.
The snowflakes are fluffy and clumping together as they fall making big soft flakes of snow.  It's lovely and exciting.  We were very ready for some more snow.

This week our house finally got clean again some more!  My best friend from Junior High/High school came up for the baptism of a nephew this past week.  On Monday night I went to a gorgeous baby shower for her thrown by her sister and sister-in-law, both who live up here with their families.  It was the best baby shower I have ever been to.  Old friends, delicious food, NO GAMES, quilt tying.  Totally worth driving out to even with a number of u-turns because I am not familiar with the city they live in....which might as well be way out in the desert! Oh Eagle Mountain, please put in more street lights!

The next day she came over to visit and so our kids could get a chance to play together.  Hence why my house got clean.  Cleanest it has been since Christmas Eve!
  Her kids are great.  We had a grand time having them over.  Mischief would like them to move up here.  She has declared the boy to be handsome. Their kids are all darling but the youngest is just a little doll.  Too bad they live in California!

Yesterday we had a mellow Mr. Man's day off.  Just stayed home and played video games actually.  We did do dishes and I made lunch and dinner, then when the kids were in bed I mopped the kitchen and my bathroom got cleaned for the first time this year.  My main goal this year is to be a better housekeeper.  I'm really not good at it.  A self cleaning house would be fantastic.  Okay not really because I do actually enjoy the cleaning to some degree once I convince myself to do it.  It's satisfying somehow.  

Mischief has started asking how to spell words and it is showing us that she really does know many of her letters.  If she does not remember what a letter looks like she'll run to our Alphabet chart and sing her ABCs until she gets to the right letter.  We pick up her kindergarten registration packet next week.  AHHH!  We also re-enroll for our Target health insurance next month and after we get our new cards I'll take her in for her kindergarten physical, and to get a few more immunizations.  Not sure which she has had and hasn't had.  Sunshine actually doesn't have most of hers.  I'm still on the fence regarding vaccines.  I support some(like polio, measles, etc) but not all(like chicken pox...yes I understand some children have died from chicken pox, but I don't think it needs a vaccine...we don't get flu shots either.)

Sunshine is doing great with potty training!  Sometimes she does not want to sit on the potty, but more often than not stays dry until she does get to the potty.  She's even worn panties on outings a few times with no accidents.  She has also immersed herself in the terrible part of being 2.  And has also stopped sleeping through the night, we've gone back to everyone's door closed at night because it's the only way I get sleep and I am horribly cranky when I am tired, so her having to cry a bit is actually better than me getting up when she does wake up.  Or so we've discovered over the last two weeks.  

This week I made muffins(gluten-free) for Mischief and everyone to munch on, and I made cheddar drop biscuits (gluteny) which were yummy.  I spent last weekend sewing, made a shirt, shorts, pinny dress, and bloomers for Mischief and Sunshine....since they have the same measurements they can share.  It's great!

And now the blog is all caught up.  Sorry for neglecting you blog, I tend to just post everything on facebook because I can actually see that other people are looking/reading.  :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Three little birds on a string

Have you seen Elena Shumilova's flickr page?  If you haven't then go check it out:

The woman is amazing with a camera and natural light and has great editing skills.  I am super impressed.  I for sure need Light Room or Photoshop for my birthday.

Of course her page inspired me to want to take more pictures...and then I'm just frustrated now with the lack of clarity in my pictures due to shooting in JPEG.  Hence why I need a real editing program so I can shoot in RAW.  
But Mischief happily cooperated for a quick photo shoot before breakfast. Going for a rustic home-y feel.

Here is where the post title comes from.  There were birds on the power lines and she began making up a cute little song about three birds on a string, refering to those.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Make-it Monday

My cold leaves me with no desire for better pictures. Sorry.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

10 inches

Drama Queen is delighted.  Mommy is working on adjusting.  Going to have to sort her clothes again as her lovely long hair doesn't distract from how worn many of her outfits are.....need to go fabric stopping I guess...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


We had a quiet normal night last night for New Years Eve.  Everyone went to bed at their usual times.  There were not games, no fanfare, no music, no snacks.  I was really rather disappointed, but no one else in our house seemed to care that it was supposed to be a fun exciting night.  Most exciting thing of the night was Drama Queen pulled another tooth out.  Three holes now!

Happy New Year!  It's 2014!  I did not sit down and write any resolutions this year, but I did make some in my head, which I have already successfully started on (and I have the headache to prove it, but I will survive and be all the better for it).

So here are pictures of our beautiful girls.  It will be fun to see how they grow and change this year.  In fact, Drama Queen will be changing her hair this weekend. She decided she wants it cut short.  I may actually have to learn to use the round brush....