Monday, May 31, 2010

Lego's and lots and lots of laundry!

We're in the mist of organizing and tiling the boys room this weekend...I've also decided to have a yard sale this upcoming weekend, to clear out more clutter and to put some extra money towards new curtains, sheets and a rug in the boys room.
I'm also going to rearrange-Here's a "before" picture...(two twin beds, dresser, desk...)...can't wait till the reveal!
Hows your weekend going?

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Sweet Old Song...

I saw a blog where the woman had painted a line of this song, on the wall of her son's nursery.

Its an old song we used to sing and when I reread it -it lifted my spirit-or as a friend of mine would say "Fed my soul". I wanted to share it with you!

This is

"His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Verse 1:

Why should I feel discouraged,

Why should the shadows come,

Why should my heart be lonely

And long for Heav'n and home,

When Jesus is my portion?

My constant Friend is He:

His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.


I sing because I'm happy,

I sing because I'm free,

For His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.

Verse 2:

"Let not your heart be troubled,

"His tender word I hear,

And resting on His goodness,

I lose my doubts and fears;

Though by the path He leadeth

But one step I may see:

His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.

Verse 3:

Whenever I am tempted,

Whenever clouds arise,

When songs give place to sighing,

When hope within me dies,

I draw the closer to Him,

From care He sets me free:

His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He cares for me.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bittersweet Day

My little guy has graduated out of Preschool!
He is my one and only to have gone to preschool - due to a speech delay.
(This is a "don't take my picture going in by myself pose" last year)

I wasn't ready to drop him off on his 3rd birthday, or for him to be gone all the day, I was nervous how he'd fare and I missed him...However, he was fine! He had an excellent teacher (Miss Meg)...

...very patient teacher's aides (Aunty Edwina & Aunty Carmel),

... fun, sweet Head Start teachers (Aunty Laure and Aunty Mahi)

and wonderful speech Therapists ( Miss Barb and Miss Karla) the whole two years he was there! Plus summer school!

He went from saying nothing and pointing, to writing letters, his name and talking NON STOP!

There's still some sounds like "R's" and "L's" that need work, but he is definitely ready for Kindergarten.
It was a bittersweet day for me actually because I'll miss seeing them every week...

He is ready for summer!

Gifts for my MOPS Girls..

I have been the Coordinator for MOPS this year and wanted to make something for the ladies who had served on the Steering team with me. I needed 14 gifts and wanted it to be something I'd like to give, as well as get, myself... It seems like every meeting something someone said, would make me tear up and I decided to give each girl a pocket sized tissue holder, and some tissues, to remember me!

I saw these Country Living Napkins at K Mart, and decided to use them as the fabric for my project ($3.39 on sale for 2 napkins)

I cut the napkins into 6 1/2 " by 7" squares, and cut up some white fabric I had on hand, into same size squares, for the lining/backing.

Putting the right sides of the fabric together, I sewed the two pieces all around the edge -leaving a 1"opening so I could turn them inside out. (didnt take pic of that -oops!)

After I turned them inside out, I pressed them,

then took the outside two edges and brought them into the center, and sewed the ends closed.

I turned them again right side out, and pressed them.
I bought two packs of tissues that came 8 in a pack for only $1.89 at Safeway.

and placed one pack into each holder.

They still looked rather plain to me so I got out some felt leaves and flowers I had on hand from my Stampin' Up! stash,

and hand sewed the felt button shape and leaves on, as an embellishment to the front of the tissue holder.

It took a couple hours due to the hand sewing of the felt, but it only cost me around .55 a girl!

I love how they turned out, and how practical it is as well. Hope they did too.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Boys,beaches,& buckets

Its been so fun because my oldest son, his wife, and my grandson are here visiting!
I bought inexpensive buckets and shovels and we headed to the beach...

We took the little guy to the beach and he loved digging in the sand.

The sand was hot, so he ended up sitting on the beach blanket and digging in the sand near by.

Sawyer wearing his new Batman goggles from his big brother...

Making a sand castle...
Very fun HOT day.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Masculine Card

I hadn't posted a card in awhile! This is one is made from an old set called "Coast to Coast".
I was raised near the coast and I love this set.
I used a nautical stamp on the background blue card stock.

I stamped with StazOn and colored in the image with ink and my aqua painter.

I used chocolate ink to shade the edges. Lastly I added some brads, and used twine to tie the sentiment to the card. (" Your Special Day, Sending You Birthday Wishes")

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little Man is Five today!

When I found out at age 41 I was pregnant, I was very, very nervous!
Will I have the energy?, will he be healthy?, will I be able to handle it ?? (another c-section!?)
Well, he was ! Healthy!

And God has given me extra energy!

and yes, so far, God has helped me "handle it"...

He is a BIG blessing in our lives...

He's funny,
and charming,

and witty,
and all boy.

Tonight we're having a Batman Birthday Party. The cake is ready (thanks Safeway!)...
and the dining room is decorated in "Superhero form.."


And his big brother is here to help him celebrate! -One of my May birthday boys...

I thank God for you.