Sunday, November 30, 2008

gobble, gobble

For Thanksgiving we went over to Grandma Meg's house. The cousins from Montana were there too so I thought I'd make a turkey pinata. I think that I had more fun making it then the kids did hitting it. I think it will be a Thanksgiving tradition for us from now on.  

being a boy

So last Sunday Joe went to pick up Travis from nursery to find him and the nursery worker standing outside the door waiting for Joe. I guess Travis had spent the last 10 minutes or so in time out for hitting, breaking things and being wild. I thought...what do you expect from a three year old Sloan boy? This has not been the first time that Travis has had trouble or i should say has been trouble in nursery. I felt bad for the nursery people so I made a dozen cinnamon rolls (the ones in the picture are ours), made Travis deliver them and say sorry to them. I hope that keeps them happy for a few weeks until he's in sunbeams. If not I'll be making them dinner next. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sewing city

My house is a mess, there's tons of laundry to do, my dishes have yet to do themselves and what do I do? Sew! That's what you're supposed to do instead of everything else that needs to get done. I've joined this $5 quilting club and I love it. You pay $5 at the beginning and as long as you show up every month with the finished block from the previous month you're good to go! If not you pay $5 again to get the next block. They go for a year and it just started when I got here so it was perfect. I like it because you get the stuff and then go home and do it. At the monthly meeting that just talk about new stuff. It's fun and it gets me a ticket to get out of the house childless once a month. Oh, sweet freedom!! On my side bar I have a slideshow and I'll post the new blocks as I finish them. I also did two other "projects" instead of cleaning. I went a sewing enrichment and we made lunch bags. I probably won't use mine for lunch but it turned out cute.

When I was sewing that at my friends house she had this bag hanger pin cushion thinger. I didn't think anything of it then when I sat down to sew it was cool to have it right there. So I checked it out and went home and made one. I think it's pretty handy!

So after finishing all the sewing projects I still have laundry to do, dishes to clean and screaming children. But I can say that I accomplished something that really wasn't on my list to do.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

some of this and that

Things have just been really busy lately, it's hard to find time to sit down and blog. Here are just a few pictures...
We heard of this place to get $1 pumpkins, any size. It was way cool! And durung summer they have a "u-pick" farm with almost anything you can think of. We will be back there next summer for sure! I put Ty down to ick his pumpkin out and he went from pumpkin to pumpkin trying to pick them up. It's funny because he grunts while he does it. 
Our little free loader Travis wanted to get in the wagon too. 
For Halloween we went to the ward trunk or treat. Travis was a "Kachow" (Lightening) pit crew guy and Tyler was a bee, thanks to a friend for lending us the costume!
Travis turned three on Monday and he thought he'd start it off by his first three minute "nose on the wall". We had moved to the nose because he liked to sit too much.
I don't know where my mind has gone too but it dawned on me at 3 in the afternoon that Travis needed a birthday cake. Luckily as long as you have a car Travis if fine with anything.

I didn't get any good pictures of him with his present. He got a pair of frog boots, which I have found out are a necessity here and then he got 7 Little Critter books.