Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY: Green Vase

I'm linking up with Becky again this month for another fun craft!  This month, I chose to make a vase (or two) out of materials I already had.  Glass jars that would have ended up in the recycle bin, tissue paper, mod podge, and a paint brush. 

All you have to do is: collect the items above, rip up the tissue paper, mod podge a layer beneath and over the tissue paper on the jar, let it dry and it's done! Oh and insert flowers and water.

Overall, this craft is super easy and super cheap!

I LOVE the way they turned out and to be honest, they look better in person. We also need to imagine some pale pink tulips in them! There just wasn't time to run to the store today. Sorry.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Deanna's Playhouse Part 2

Go here for Part 1.

Riding bikes, motorcycles, and cars around the track.

Dress up and a theatre stage.

Music Room

Art Room with paper all over the walls.  Although fun, I'm not sure this was the best idea because I didn't want my kids to think it was okay at home. So far so good!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Deanna's Playhouse Part 1

A few weeks ago one of the playgroups that we hang with got together at this cool place called Deanna's Playhouse.  It has everything to keep your kids entertained for days and days.  We spent the afternoon there and the mommy's got Starbucks for the trip home - SCORE!

This is a covered stage area with a ramp.

Mini Meijer - Teague's checking out!

Itty Bitty Kiddy Slide

Hula Hoops

Part 2 tomorrow... 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Randoms!

I think I like this outfit.  I randomly put it together a few weeks ago.

This is the position I've been in lately, but I usually have a book in hand because I'm simultaneously reading four books. Not at the same time but I'll pick one up and read a chapter, pick up another book, get sucked in and read and read and read.  It's awesome! 

I love the scooners at Silver Beach Pizza and I love the pizza too! But I love that when they deliver the scooner - it's frozen with beer inside, then the ice starts to rise to the top.  And when I take a sip it's ice cold! YUM!

Teague is totally into potty training right now.  He pees on the potty.  He has big boy undies and he's says, "I man!" because he's not wearing diapers anymore.  We have an insert and we have a frog potty that sits on the floor.  Today was the first time in a year that he's pooped on the potty.  Last year he was pooping on the potty but ended up with an inguinal hernia and ever since has refused to go.  His reward is an organic sucker from Trader Joes.  Finn got one too (even though all she does is sit on the frog with her clothes on. Sometimes she likes to relocate the potty to the living room. I've tried to put her on right before bath time and sister just freaks!!!)

<em>Boys Paul Frank</em> Julius <em>Underwear</em> Knickers <em>Briefs</em>
I took Finn's pacifiers away.  We call them Zoogies, she calls them "googies".  Yesterday, her nap went so smoothly without them.  Bed time was a different story.  She went to bed okay, but keeping her asleep was a huge challenge.  It was frusterating to say the least, but we made it.
Tomorrow, I'm finally getting to my giveaway!  I made a new felt flower pin.  I think it looks so much better than the first one I did.  It's even a different color.  I can't wait to show you.  Make sure to come back tomorrow to enter!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A warm day in January

It was one of those super awesome days in January when it was about 60 degrees outside.  So we took the kids for a long walk and a stop at the park.  Then we headed home for some chili -YUM!  As much as I love winter, I can't wait until it gets a little warmer outside so my kiddos can go out and play on their swings and slide - comfortably! 

Happy Saturday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kalamazoo Air Zoo Phone Dump

A few weeks ago Teague, Finn and I visited my cousin and his family for the weekend.  They had the brilliant idea of going to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo for a few hours.  Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.  Teague had a blast riding on all of the rides and there was so much to see!  Thanks Katie and Dan for such an awesome time.

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