Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Aris

Happy birthday my little Air Bear. Your family loves you soooo much.

A Week in Photos

Aris' new toy from David & Roberta. She loves it.

Roberta & Aris

David, Aris, and Dean

Roberta, David, and Aris

After the girls party Sloan's Friend Katrina had her 7th birthday party. The theme was Webkinz and all the kids won Webkinz to take home. It was a very fun party. Sloan had a blast.

Roberta and I

Aris and her new tambourine. It can be one giant instrument or four little ones.

Sloan received very lovely gifts for her birthday. She was so excited because she was given three Webkins for gifts at the party, and her Pop Pop & Bumma sent her one. With the money she received for gifts from other grandmas & Grandpas and the three she won at Katrina's party she now has 11 Webkins. A whole Webkin family if you will. She is so thrilled.

The birthday cupcake!

The birthday girls. Aris is 1 and Sloan is 8.

The party bunch.

Carla's son Dylan took his power remote boat that he built from a kit out to the pond by their home. The kids had fun watching.

Tony, Sara, and Haylie

Zoe' "Fiffers" Jennifer and I

The birthday spread.

The end!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Computer Problems

Our computer crashed last night. My neighbors were kind enough to let me use their computer to write a quick post to let you know it will be a few days before I post again.

Friday, June 20, 2008


My Lil' brother Isaac was kind enough to send our family some lovely music equipment. A five string bass guitar, bass amp, acoustic guitar, music stand, and many other items to use with the guitars. Our house looks like some kind of hip musicians live here. Nope just us. The girls are having a blast, and Dean has played the bass every night. He plays the drums and has a full set out in our garage. He always wanted a bass but didn't feel it was a justified purchase. This was such a fun and wonder thing for my brother to send our way. They will be enjoyed for years to come. Thanks Iggie Bear.

Today was another water filled day. After our morning walk , all the girls and their kids from the walking group came over and we had a picnic lunch. Everyone brought their own sammies and I made up a big yummy salad for us girls. Each of the girls brought something for the picnic. I had such a fun time visiting and the kids had fun running and playing in the water on such a hot day. Plus it gave me an excuse to clean up all the girls outdoor play furniture and pull out the lovely picnic table set Auntie Carla gave us.

Clair came by the picnic also. I wanted to introduce you to little Asher. He is so cute. It is strange to hold a newborn. Aris is sooo small to me, until I hold this little guy. Clair is such a great mom, very laid back. I am lucky to have her as a friend. Penny and Sloan had so much fun playing together today that she ended up staying at our house all afternoon. It was great. They played animals and shark rescue. The cutest part was when they made up a song together. It actually sounded half way decent. Clair stayed with my girls while I went to a baby shower tonight, and also watched them while I ran to Target & the post office today. I told you she was an amazing friend.

So I decided that I needed to make something for the shower I was going to tonight. I bought a really cute pair of overalls for little Vincent, but I kind of feel like I should always make something for the little parties I go to now. I thought hey, I'll applique some cute little things to the front of some Onesies. I got all the designs cut out and ironed on and I was ready to sew around the edges. All this in less than three hours, feeling pretty good about myself (should have been a clue of things to come) and then the poo poo hit the fan. My machine wouldn't work fast enough and I only finished one. The thread kept breaking, and it was much harder to sew edges on such a small double sided item. The one I finished wasn't even my own idea (the others are). I have seen the Onsies with the fake tie on them and think its pretty cute. That was the one I finished. I was very sad. At the shower they loved it. It was one of the few gifts that actually earned a group "ohaoahhhhhhh", you know the sound I am talking about. That made up for the others not being finished yet.

Off to work on the last of the Onesies, the unfinished Quilt, and all the many ideas that are haunting me. Sleep well everyone and happy creating this weekend.

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On the package it looked like 10 eight year old kids could party down with room to spare in this pool. Never the less the girls had a blast. Oh yeah, isn't it great when you catch your kid being a bully on video. Poor Penny, she must have asked Sloan like 5 or 6 times to STOP squirting her. Sorry Penny.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Birthday fun

Dean bought Sloan a water slide and pool for her birthday. The picture on the package made it look as if 10 kids could party in the pool. Needless to say it was quite small. With that being said there were still many squeals and giggles in our yard this afternoon. Sloan also got a scooter. I didn't think we would get one until the fall. Dean is such a softie, he bought her one last night also. I was able to take Sloan to Justice tonight. In case you have never been there before it is an overpriced store for pre-teen girls. Filled with very overpriced clothes and lots of nick knacks. Sloan was dying to go so she could get a beanie baby malamute. She ended up buying a Webkinz. It is a penguin, and she named him Pistachio. (I helped with the name) She loves it and can't wait to play on the computer tomorrow. Thank you Grandma Swanson for the Webkinz. It was a hit!

Happy Birthday Sloan

Happy happy birthday Sloanie dear.

Happy days will come to you all year.

If I had one wish it would be,

A happy happy birthday too you from me!

This is a little birthday song I was taught years ago in primary. Yes my baby girl is turning 8 today. I can hardly believe it. She is such an inspiration too me, and I love her more than words could ever say. Happy birthday my darling Sloan!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Here is the first of the ladybugs. Just thought you might want to sneak a peak.

Soggy Zozzers

Sloan and Zoe were practicing ballet tonight. Zoe lost interest half way through due to the fact of having a bossy older sister. Zoe doesn't always want to follow sissy's directions. So Zoe went outside and played for quite a while. Dean came inside and said, "Zoe go tell mommy what you told me." Zoe walks up to me and says, "I'm diaper change mommy." You think? If you look hard enough in the picture you will notice two little bumps that are her bum, then the way so soggy diaper that makes her look like her body is sooper long. We all got a kick out of this one. It is definitely time to potty train.

Cleaning House

I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately. I just feel a little out of sorts with my new schedule. Sometimes it takes me a good week to get into the swing of things when we have big changes around here. To be honest I have been enjoying my early morning walks with the girls and long afternoon naps with the little ones. I think it is safe to say that Sloan has been enjoying the TV time when I nap with the girls. I have just been a little lazy for the past few days. It is much deserved. It has given me a chance to clean and organize our little home, spend special time with each of the girls and to work on some sewing. It has also given me a chance to dream and imagine. With that comes all these new inspirations and ideas. I will be over the next few weeks trying to clean up my blog. I just want it to look a little more polished. I will also be adding new links and hopefully revamping the way my art is shown at the bottom of my blog. Comments are much appreciated. Let me know what you think when I am done. Take care!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Aris really wants to feed herself. She still doesn't quite understand how this all works. But she's getting it.

Tonight in pictures

Popeye looking a little like a mad old man in this picture. She was angry because I wasn't getting her food fast enough.

the Ladybugs ended up being a great choice for Sloan's quilt. I wanted to make little birds and she wanted ladybugs. I didn't want to at first, but changed my mind when I saw how sad she was. Sloan was very excited when she saw the ladybugs. I am hoping to have it finished by her birthday party on the 28th.

Monday, June 16, 2008

First Sewing Lesson

Sloan informed me, "No more pictures mom."

Here it is, her first pocket. She did a great job.

Back to work on the quilt. Sloan doesn't want birds on her quilt, she wants ladybugs. So I am off to make ladybugs. Hope everyone had a happy weekend.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Dad and I. 1976

Dad and I. 1977

Eric Deans step dad.

Dean and his Dad David.

My sweetest sweetheart and best father to three little girls.

Happy Fathers Day! To all the wonderful Dad's in my life.