Although it's been two months, I've gotta give props to our friends Jared and Jen. They came over on Halloween, brought crazy good chili, super scary treats and candy galore. The Jareds' had a great time terrorizing unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. Jen and I took the kids around the block. As you can see, she came dressed to impress. The kids loved her. It was so much fun. Thanks guys. Can't wait until next Halloween!!!!
Laney is 9 months old! In the last few months she has cut teeth, started crawling, standing up and even cruising around the furniture. I will miss her being so cute and little. I wish this stage lasted a little bit longer. Pretty soon she'll be saying "no" and pretending she doesn't hear me when I talk. Then, the tantrums, and the "I hate you mommy" or "you ruined my life". I can't wait for that. Why can't we just skip the 2's? That would be heaven.
I totally fell in love with these fabrics. So this is my finished, adult sized apron. The colors are so cute together. I love to express how I'm feeling through the crafts I do. My favorite colors brown, aqua, and green. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My first attempt at sewing a dress with pockets and a zipper, and it actually fit Megan and looked cute. I'm super excited that I finished something! Have you ever been in a sewing mood? Well, this is what that looks like.
Ok, so nobody laugh, but I taught myself how to make fondant. I really wanted to learn a new technique for frosting birthday cakes. This was my first attempt. Next time it will be prettier, but it tasted great!
On August 12th, Jared and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. It was low key. We just went out to dinner and enjoyed being alone together. (that doesn't happen often!!) I'm glad I found such a wonderful man to share my life with, and to be the father of my beautiful children. I'm blessed!
Gavin and his cousin Donny were outside today playing when suddenly they ran inside screaming. I thought someone had poked out their eye or something. They were elated to tell me that one of our baby hummingbirds hatched this morning. This is the coolest thing ever. I hope the other one hatches soon. Amazing!!
This is our mama hummingbird sitting on her nest. She is very attentive to her eggs. If we go out in the backyard, she will fly around her nest until we leave. It has been hard to keep the kids away from her. They are all so excited to see the new babies arrive.
Madison, Kenzie, Audrey, Christina, and Kirra danced to "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. It was a full-on rumble. It really brought back memories of watching MTV. I saw that video when I was 7 and I've been moonwalking ever since.
This piece was inspired by the song Land of Confusion by Phil Collins. Kenzie is second from the left. She danced her little heart out that night. I mean she left it all out on that dance floor. Way to go Kenzie!!!!
Gavin was chosen as Ranger of the Month at his school. His teacher, Mrs. Falkner, had some nice things to say about him. She said that he loves to use big words and always has interesting information to share. He helps the other children learn and sets a good example. He is interested in many subjects including numbers, animals, countries, patterns, and big words. What a funny kid. We are so proud of you Gavin.