Friday, March 27, 2009

Me Do.....!

It turned back to winter here and our time has been mostly spent indoors again. The big girls have been playing War (the card game) so Ben wanted in on some gaming too.

Fist we played Candy Land. He liked it. Then we played the "Things in my House" game. He seemed to really catch on then. We were given the game by Nana (David's mom) when Abigail was a toddler. I have played it with all the children so far and was amazed I hadn't tried it with Ben yet. He seems to be just the right age.

What amazed me the most is that when someone picked a card that belonged in his house and they would say "Who has the......?" Ben would answer, "Me Do!!!" Just like all the other girls did before him at his age. I know it's probably developmental but it is so dang cute!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I finally fully understand all the sayings about the months of spring: March DOES come in like a lion (0 degrees and heavy snow) and out like a lamb (low 50's and light showers)! Don't get me wrong - I know it can still snow here in Minnesota... it did last year.

Early spring here is still very brown. From the leftover leaves and the dead grass to the piles of dirty snow on the side of the road (ewww....) there isn't much new life yet. We are still waiting for the buds to even form let alone bloom. But the change is VERY welcome, welcome indeed!

Now I'm waiting for the April showers to bring May flowers!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Charming Handbag

I made this purse from the book Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. I actually looks pretty similar to her example copy in the book. It is very small but its good because it keeps the unnecessary things out of it. I'm on a purse kick. I'm going to make this one next. This time it will be for spring... just waiting for the right fabric. I love that there are so many free tutorials!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Crinkleroot is Here!

Crinkleroot graced our door on Thursday. He is very cute and very well made.

He is made from this shop: Mama Kopp Shop

Also, here is the wonderful book.

I cant wait to make the birdhouses. I really hope the squirrels wont destroy them!

We used the Jan edition of the Book of Days to inspire us to watch the birds. We went to a local nature center and got to see some new ones like the redpoll. It was so hard to get any pictures with 7 kids milling about. (We went with the Smerillos)

Here are the pictures of their drawings: