Friday, May 23, 2008
This is what I have been doing for the last three days. The shrine to University of Michigan - since I won't let Austin paint our bedroom maize and blue - we had to paint the boys. I am so sick of that yellow paint! I have made 4 trips to Lowes in the last 3 days. Three coats of yellow paint and white ceiling paint and blue "M" paint, we are done!! Almost. Now I just need to make the curtains and bedding and put up some blue shelves, but we are finally getting there. I'm really excited that their room is going to be decorated! And I have to mention that I am really excited about the M that I did. I created it myself using 8 1'2 x 11 sheets of paper and one of our thousands of UM shirts for reference. I even measured and used a level! So, that brings us to my new coolest level in the world. The best $14.97 I have ever spent!! It is laser and also has a thing that sticks it into the wall. It is seriously going to change my life - no more crooked and falling off shelves and frames! I love this tool, now I just need a nail gun and a miter saw!
Me - "Will please get dressed so that we can go."
Will, with a precious little smile and wink, "Not today sweetie pie."
Guess we're going naked to the gym.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I didn't think that I would be sad this day. I have been waiting forever for Will to be old enough to go to kindergarten, but today I actually felt pretty nostalgic about Will (and Cooper's) years at the old Pleasant Plains Baptist Church preschool. In the car coming home from the graduation I told the boys that I was so sad that they are getting big and growing up. Will said, "don't worry mom, I'm not going to grow up." He has been saying for several months now that he doesn't want to get older, doesn't want to be 5-years-old. I sometimes wish I could still be 4-years-old again. Mom made nice dinners, I didn't have to clean the house that much and just got to play outside all the time. Those were the days! I love you Will! Thanks for making me smile!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This is Will's "King Peter" outfit and pose.
Cooper is the greatest snickerdoodle baker I have ever seen! And, he doesn't stick to the 1 inch ball size. His balls of dough are more like an ice cream scoop size so they turn out huge and really good. Plus, he also follows the rule of thumb that there is no replacement for real butter in the recipe. Now if I can just get him to feel as passionate about cooking dinner and mopping the floor for me!
One of the things that I love about North Carolina is the long growing season. I have different things growing in my garden most all of the year. Right now it is strawberry season! The kids and I had a great time picking strawberries at the strawberry patch. All week we have enjoyed fresh strawberries on our cereal, strawberry shortcake and strawberries with whipped cream. Yum!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
"But Mommy, how will we know which Honda is ours without the scratches on the back?"
Let the mocking and scorning of my driving record and skills begin.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Paris' flower cakes - my first foray into fondant.
Paris with Austin but probably reaching for my mom, who she loves more than either of us.
Nonni, Emmy and Paris
We love having you in our family, Paris! We have big dreams for you to be a sweet girl who quietly folds her hands and colors in the corner for hours, a calming influence on your big brothers and someone who begs to be able to clean the bathroom for mom!