Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flower Curtain Valance

I made this adorable flower valance for Maddie's room. The total cost including the curtain rod was under $30!

For this you need a double curtain rod (I got this at Walmart for $10)

A glue gun, scissors, a ton of flowers (which are on sale right now at Joann's at half price!) , and a 2 inch wide ribbon.

Start by installing the curtain rod and then tape off exactly where it goes so that the rod doesn't slip. Once you have the ribbon attached there's no going back!

Cover the whole rod with ribbon, remember to leave the holes for hanging the rod clear! (I used hot glue to attach it)

Remove the flowers and cut off the stems, remove the backing.
Place a bead of glue between each layer of the flowers so they don't fall apart.
Then start to glue each flower along the curtain rod.
Keep going till it's all done!
Hang it back up and you have this beautiful window valance that any little girl would die for!

Now, we're just waiting to get the Tulle for the curtains. We're going to put it how the white ones are. I need 100 yards so we've got to get that online!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Picnic Lunch and A Rain Storm!

Today we took the kids to the park for a picnic lunch. We had sandwiches, potato salad, fruits and juices (which is still stained on the kids faces)

Mmmmm, good lunch.
There were a lot of ducks around, even this punker style duck! (he was a little camera shy, he flat out refused to look at the camera!)

We went walking down the trail. About a mile down I saw this clearing and kind of liked it so I decided to get some pics of the boys.

I love this one!

Maddie even got some good walking practice!
Here she comes! She's doing pretty good on her feet!
The wind was a little too strong for her liking.
Then totally out of nowhere a storm came in! It started raining like crazy so we had to hurry back under the bridge that we had just passed.

We waited.....
And waited....
Look how hard it rained!
Even this little guy was trying to wait out the storm!

Then about as quickly as the storm came in, it left. We were able to walk the rest of the way back to the car before the rain got its second wind.

We finished the day off with a trip to The Home Depot to get the parts for the swamp cooler (that I swear we have to replace every year) and I got my much coveted tomato plants as well! I think next year I will make an actual garden somewhere in my yard.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Playing around

Here's a fun clip of Isaiah playing with his sister at the play ground the other day.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Keiran's Birthday

Yesterday my baby boy turned 4 years old. Here's a small clip from his party. He chose the cake and gummy bears to go on top. Notice the bear in the middle kind of pushed in the whipped cream? That's the bear that Keiran "killed". "It got frozen in the cake". Silly boy.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Dancin' 'Round

Notice the little dance moves at the end!
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I am impaired!

Bobby pin impaired that is! I know, I know, this blog is supposed to be for things that I "love" and I certainly do not love the fact that when it comes to using bobby pins I just can't do it! I can do so many fancy things in hair as long as they do not require the use of a bobby pin! I can do any kind of braid or french braid, I can do all kinds of buns and messy buns but I can not for the life of me fasten a bobby pin in my hair! So I guess I'm going to be up late at night till I can figure it out!

Tuesdays Child


Maddie at 3 days



I just read an interesting article in the news. They say that more babies are born on a Tuesday than on any other day of the week! I find it interesting because all 4 of my kids were born on a Tuesday! No kidding! Anthony was born on his due date, Isaiah was the day before, Keiran a week before, and Maddie 1 1/2 weeks late (yeah, she just had to break the pattern, though I'm glad she did not come too early) all 4 of them though on a Tuesday morning!

Anyway, you can read the whole news article here.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Birthday Fun









I can not believe that my oldest is 7 already! For his birthday we made him an ice cream cake.

I baked the cake in a cookie sheet so it would be thin. It took about 10 minutes total to bake!

Next I filled a brownie sized pan with ice cream then stuck it back into the freezer.

We cut the cake to the size of the brownie pan then froze the cake. This is actually 2 layers with a piece of plastic in between.

Once everything was good and frozen it was time to assemble. A layer of cake, the ice cream, then another layer of cake.
We topped it with whipped cream (not the best idea because as you can see it just ran all over) and threw mini and regular M&M's all over the top!
He thought these candles were the coolest!
And with all 7 candles on top he was ready to make his wish!
Over all he had a great birthday! For dinner we made burgers and chips with soda. They thought it was just the coolest to be able eat outside on the trampoline. Everyone enjoyed all my work to make this cool cake except the birthday boy himself who just does not like to eat cake! Maybe next year we'll just put frosting on his plate! That's the only part he'll touch!