Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Our Valentine's Day themed sensory tub. The kids love to play with these and will spend a great deal of time mixing, sifting, pouring and creating. This one is white rice with red heart confetti, red porcupine balls, pink heart picks and their sticks, Valentine's erasers, wooden hearts, wooden bowl, wooden scoop, a red jewel and soap roses. Micah watched me make the majority of it and he kept peering into the tub and saying "Oooh! Pretty!" He is going to be thrilled when he gets to play with it tomorrow. Laural will love it too and the big fun will be keeping them from fighting over it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


We are in full Mario Madness here! We decided to go with a Super Mario Brothers theme for Micah's birthday party this year since he just adores watching daddy play it on the Wii or watching the Mario Brothers cartoons on netflix. I found a website with totally cute figures you can print out on your printer and then with some cutting and folding, end up with something like Mario here. Awesome. These will definitely be used for birthday decorations. There is also Luigi, Piranha Plant, Goomba, Toad, various blocks and other stuff too. Micah is going to flip for this one!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Laural had a sleep walking episode in the wee hours of the morning. She came in to my room, a bit confused and carrying a pair of Micah's pajamas. She looked like she was trying to straighten them so she could put them on. I asked if she was cold. No response. I told her she had Micah's jammies and she just stared at me. I asked her what she was doing. She mumbled something like "I just..." and trailed off. Then she sat down in her chair at the end of my bed. I couldn't see her at this point. I waited a minute before going around the bed to see this. She was fast asleep. I picked her up and took her out to get her back to bed. Too cute.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Micah, my cute little man, sitting like a big boy in church today. He sat and looked through each of the books in the pew - the Bible, Hymn Book and Chorus Book. He's growing up so fast!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Micah has been getting better and better at drawing. Today, he was saying, over and over, "two eyes, a nose and a mouth!" As he said each thing, he would draw what he said. It was so cute. He would draw a face, erase it and start again. I'm glad I had my camera handy to catch one of his many faces.

Friday, January 14, 2011


My sleeping beauty. Laural usually wakes up a few times a week and makes her way into my bed. Fast asleep and looking sweet and peaceful, I snapped her pic.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


While we were out, we stopped for gas and as Steve was out in the cold filling the tank, I noticed the lovely little snowflakes gathering on our windshield. I had left my camera at home so I tried to capture them using my cell phone camera. I wish I had brought my camera so I could have actually captured the detail of these little beauties. I suppose that this will have to do and I will have to remember to keep my camera on me everywhere I go.