Thursday, February 18, 2010

My life is the movie Toy Story!

Addison has learned to write her name. One Sunday during sacrament meeting she was practicing her A and I showed her the rest. Since then she has been writing it like crazy. The problem? She signs her name on EVERYTHING! Yesterday I found it written on her arm (crazy thing about was on her right arm and she is right handed!) This morning I found it on the computer screen! Yes the computer screen. She told me she was sorry and that she wrote it for me. I told her she was going to do a chore because she did something naughty. She asked if she had to clean a carpet square (that is what the boys have to do when they do something wrong. One area of carpet has to be cleaned!) As I started to type about her signing I found she has written her name on a check I got for my birthday. So now I live the movie Toy story...where the kid signs all his/her favorite things! Good thing she is so cute!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mom my tooth is loose!

Easton and Addison are always telling me they have a loose tooth. So one Sunday when Eastons friend had lost a tooth I wasn't surprised to hear that Easton's was loose too! Then the next day I came home to this...

One week later he had lost the other front tooth...I just need to get a picture of that! I guess I better listen when he tells me his tooth is loose!

Sitting around eating bon bons?

Nope. About a month ago I took almost everything out of the office/sewing room/ black hole! It took me almost 3 weeks to get everything back in the way I wanted it.

We had two base kitchen cabinets in the garage waiting to be used. I had Neil put them together and then we went to home depot and got the counter top. The drawer face came off of the one cabinet...but Neil just needs to put it back on....just didn't do it before I snapped a picture. I moved all my thread from different catch all locations and put it on the one rack that I got at Joann's. After I had it all organized by color I found that Addison had fun rearranging it all! What a big helper! In the front of the picture you can see my new cricut I got for Christmas!

Because the counter top is on top of kitchen cabinets the desk is a little high. I looked for chairs with backs and they were expensive. One day at Ace Hardware I was buying fabric...what a shock...and saw this chair for $20! It is very comfortable! Under the desk are some drawers to organize projects. Neil is going to drill a hole in the counter top for my sewing machine cord as soon as I decide where I want it. I want to sew a little more before I decide for sure!

Inside the closet I have organized like crazy. I went to the dollar store and got shoe boxes (great idea Val). This shelf has boxes of projects I need to finish. I decided not to buy another project until one of the boxes is empty. I have 9 boxes of I am trying to be better at finishing some!

At Walmart I got these drawers. I have one for each kid. Now when they bring home a school project I want to keep or if I have pictures I need to put in their scrapbook I put it right into their drawer!

Turn your head sideways to get the full effect. On the bottom right is my serger and other sewing machine. It needs to be serviced...then I can have both up and running and switch between two machines instead of switching thread! The shelf above that is sewing notions. I grouped everything into different boxes. Hair bow supplies, ric rac, stamps. The shelf above has sewing projects and more crafting supplies. The next shelf is more unfinished projects. And the top shelf is jewelry making supplies and batting! To the left of the shelves are the kids drawers. Under that are the four drawers full of fabric. Each drawer has a different type of fabric: cotton, minkie, flannel and interfacing/batting! The tall stack of drawers on the left hold all the other misc. supplies I have. Ribbon, glue, paint, scissors etc. I love that everything is labeled! The top shelf? Well just pretend it isn't there....I ran out of steam. I need to finish a few projects and most of that shelf will be empty! So there you have it...the beloved sewing room...which is no longer the black hole of the house!


For some reason Addison calls stamp "Stomp". She loves to stomp and one day looked like this.

She was persistant and covered all exposed areas...including the TOP and Bottom of her feet! And yes this is what her hair looks like before I do it for the day!

Camden plays basketball

Camden is playing basketball...with Easton (only I just noticed that the only picture of Easton is I need to take more pictures this week) Somehow Neil ended up as the coach...again! The boys on the team listen to him MOST of the time! Camden is having a great time and I love watching him improve.

Another installment!

It is time for another installment of "Where will Addison fall asleep" This time she has chosen.....

the back of the couch. Minutes after this she rolled off onto the couch...and bad mother that I am I giggled a little!

I also need to add that most of the time she does this at 2 in the afternoon....not at midnight cause I don't put her down. NO....she just needs a little cat nap!