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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still not Settled.

I want the house to look more like this:

But it looks like this.  My children will not let me get rid of the cardboard boxes!

And my 15 month old babe is finally getting teeth.  (The front 4 all at the same time!)  She thinks frozen blueberries make her mouth feel much, much better.

In order to make it feel a bit like home, I made homemade cinnamon rolls.  
I used Paula Deen's recipe and the dough is so nice and soft!!

 Happy Autumn, friends.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


If you have never heard of geocaching, it is kind of a treasure hunt that results in getting your little ones out for fresh air and lots of exercise!  
There are these little containers hidden all over the world (yes, the world!) by other geocachers.  You are given coordinates, map, and clues to find them, and when you do find them, you sign the log and sometimes leave behind a little trinket, taking one if there is one to take.  Other times,  you get additional coordinates that will lead you to another cache, that will result in a log/trinkets.  This is very exciting for a 6 year old little boy.
  We started doing this in England as a way to get out for Sunday walks in the beautiful countryside, and now we have started here as well.  There are so many nearby!!  When everyone needs to just get out, it is a great way to hang out as a family.
(A magnetic cache that was found on the underside of the trash can.)

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cool Ideas from Magazines

I love how they used the vertical space!

For a easy party in the fall...

Soleil would love to play with these!! Yarn+doll clothespin+paint+craftfoam (tail)=mermaid

An Appointment with Mom.  A daily ritual for afterschool....
(I tried it today with unsuccessful results.  
I am hoping it is due to the fact that Tate was exhausted after I picked him up!)

Monday, September 05, 2011

Random Creating

This is a Nancy Drew book that I saw at the book store. I am inspired to scrapbook like this in the future! I have always loved the style, but didn't know how to start. I may copy this exact layout just to give it a try.
I want this in my living room. Notice the little hammock in the bottom? Paul isn't going for it...
My new iPhone case that I made today. All I need to add is a little snap up on top. This would be a great project for a girl scout troop (since all the kids seem to have cell phones these days!), maybe as easy Christmas present for someone.

From Family Fun Magazine:
I want to make it, not for a pet, but for the kids. They used clear tops of disposable baking containers as sky lights, had windows cut out in the sides, and even a treat shoot on top, made from a cardboard tube. (I think Soleil would go for that if we put goldfish crackers down it!)

Tate's scrapbook page. I helped, but only a little.
And tomorrow, this guy starts school. In a new country. In a new school. Entirely in Spanish.

I am nervous and a little sad. I really miss being at our old school in Bath, UK, and the school run will be very different. (I miss my friends!) Also, after having him home from early June until now, I have gotten used to the routine of both kiddos. I am not ready to let that go.