Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

This year we did it.  I always grumble about how much Valentine's cards cost for a kid to then bring them home, scatter them all over my floor and I throw them away for a week.  This year we made our own.  Leslie and I turned out the 100 + cards required for my elementary kids in about an hour.  We used the crazy non-descipt pinks and purples from my cardstock and had a fun time doing it.  I am not sure what the kids at school will think, but I'm not sure they will care.  Any way, saved some money, had some laughs.  Proof is in the pictures.

Other happenings from this weekend, Jacob built Rex a dog house.  We are glad to have it finished.  Rex likes it (phew) but so does someone else.

See the feet?  The really black ones?  Ethan took a nap with Rex in the doghouse yesterday.  Rex was in doggy heaven to have company at his new digs.  Mom was a bit disturbed, but boys will be boys. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Camille's Birthday

Yes, we are a bit behind, but that is standard and shouldn't worry anybody.  Camille turned 13 at the end of January!  She is very excited to be joining the ranks of the teenagers. 
 Opening presents, always a hit. The toddler phone on the table next to her is her gift from Seth. :)
Too bad the photo is dark.  This is what Camille asked for for her birthday.  The request went some thing like this:  "Mom, what I really want for my birthday is a yellow flouncy dress." And was delivered about 48 hours before the birthday.  Usually the timing isn't a problem, I shop the day before or the day of the children's birthdays quite often, but this request was different.  In January, the stores do not have yellow flouncy dresses.  They have black, dreary leftovers that weren't special enough to be sold at Christmas time.  So Leslie and I went to JoAnns and found this fun yellow with white daisies with blue centers fabric and the gorgeous trim.  And I was sewing like crazy right up until time to actually sit down to dinner and open presents. Ugh. But she likes it.  Mission accomplished. Phew.  Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!