Friday, June 25, 2010

New Friends

The past few weeks we've seen some new friends in our neighborhood. They are pretty cute. I know it's kind of mean, but people tell us we shouldn't go outside and play with this new family that's been living down the street. I finally was able to get a couple great pictures of our new friends. See for yourself. You probably wouldn't want to run outside and have your kids play with this family either.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Camp Out

Last Friday night Sydney went on her first overnight camp out with another father and daughter friend. To say she was excited would be an understatement. She loved packing her backpack and watching us pack the car with camping essentials. I stayed home with Jordyn and Levi. Jeff told me that throughout the whole night Sydney's enthusiasm stayed intact as she watched Jeff pitch the tent. She was also elated to sit in the back of the truck to get firewood, roast marshmallows, hike by the river, read a book in the tent and sleep in it, and hike again Saturday morning.

Later that Saturday Sydney and Jordyn attended a Daddy/Daughter Princess Ball. All got dressed in their best attire and went to the royal family's house where girls and their dads danced the night away and snacked on some food. It was such a fun weekend for Sydney and Jeff.

All the other princesses.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pig Tails

Why are pig tails the cutest thing on little girls? I love pig tails and I LOVE them on Jordyn too. It's cute too that her hair has natural curl to it. What looks like I spent time curling her hair didn't take me any time at all--that's my kind of hairstyle. This girl makes me want to smooch her all the time and squeeze those cute cheeks.

But then there are times when she IS crazy and she makes ME crazy. Here is one of those times. As you can see she pulled the stuffing out of that couch pillow behind her while I was feeding Levi. I knew something was wrong when it was so quiet. And look that expression: "yeah mom I did it. whatcha gonna do about it." She is also guilty of painting our blue van with brown paint she found in our garage.....NICE!!!! Then there is always that fun time when she called me upstairs to wipe her dirty bottom only to find that she was at the bottom of the stairs and had scooted herself down each step leaving a brown trail of skids on each step.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

she's krafty

Whenever I do anything crafty, I think of the Beastie Boys song, "She's Krafty." I'm sure they intended it to mean something else besides a mom of young kids doing crafts, but I rarely pay attention to lyrics I just like to dance to the beat of music. Back to the point of this post....I've been tapping into my creative side. I bought mod podge and had some fun. I turned some ordinary shoes into a hipper look and turned a boring stool into a hip and colorful stool. See pictures below. Sydney helped me create the funky stool picking out the color of paper and sayings and stuff. It was a fun project to do with her. I've also started to teach myself to crochet. I made a headband for Sydney and want to learn how to crochet a fun little flower to put on the headband. I like to crochet. I like to make a project and see results immediately. Yes, I wouldn't call myself a patient person so I tend to do projects that I can do in a small amount of time.