13 February 2008

Golda Meir Slideshow

Here is a link to Tyler's school. On the main page is a slideshow (it starts automatically). One of the pictures features Tyler! He tells me he is building sculptures out of packing peanuts! Our tax dollars at work!

07 February 2008

Counting our Blessings in Inches

I just saw a news story on CNN about a family whose home had been destroyed in Katrina in New Orleans. They moved to Tennessee and their new house was ruined by yesterday's tornadoes. That makes me feel so blessed to have to shovel 2 feet of snow yesterday. It was so high, that we were worried that Brian would be able to make it home in the Civic from work. We decided I would drive to the hospital in the Expedition and follow him home. When I tried to open the back door, I had to push several of inches of snow out of the way to do so! Those of you who have been here know that it is a tall step from the sidewalk into our back door! Then I had to shovel myself a path to get to the garage. The snow depth varied from my knees to my thighs! Once I got to the garage, I had to shovel out behind the garage to get the truck out. Then got stuck in the alley and a kind neighbor worked with me to get going again. I finally got out of the neighborhood and another car with two people was stuck in the median to turn into our neighborhood. I had brought along my shovel just in case Brian or I got stuck again on the way home. The guy and I dug them out and pushed them out. Once we got home, Brian and I took shifts on shoveling our sidewalks while the kids played.

All that exertion without food brought on a migraine headache for me. My sweet Brian walked up to the gas station to get me a highly caffeinated beverage to knock it out so I could be good company and function the rest of the evening!

Tyler was disappointed that school was back on this morning.

06 February 2008

A Little Cutting and Sewing

I've fallen back in love with my embroidery/sewing machine and have gone a little crazy! See the latest results! When my neice, Sydney was little and her daddy was/is in the Army, she said that she wanted to be an Army Girl when she grew up! I found this pink camouflage with the intention of making something for her. Well, I never got around to it and when I HAD to make something other day, I discovered this fabric. Click on the image to see that I also made matching bags with the girls' names on them! For the next two dresses, I took the girls to JoAnn's to pick out fabric for their own dresses. Rylie's dress is cuter than it looks here; she is standing funny or something. The last dress here was from a stash of fabric that Ann gave me years ago. I made this denim jumper and made a heart out of buttons. It turned out cute. This is actually Rylie's dress. The one I made for Claire is in the laundry. It has an embroidered heart made of flowers and leaves on the chest and two more on little patch pockets on the front. Rylie demanded NO pockets! It has been so much fun sewing for my girls!
You may have noticed that Rylie's hair is shorter...Claire gave her a trim on the bangs and on one side. My friend Sarah Lythgoe fixed it for us. We are looking forward to the bangs growing out.