Sunday was a fabulous day for Daddy. It was his first Father’s Day with all four of his babies, so that was special for him. He woke up to pancakes and coffee, followed by a couple of games the girls and I put together for him.
If you are looking for a way to show your man how much you appreciate him and also maybe keep things a little exciting, here is a great way to do that without spending a ton of dough. This is a fun printable that can be used to show the daddy of your sweet babies how much he means to you on a regular basis–and he can share in the fun too!
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Fun fact: Did you know that next year marks the 100th anniversary for Mother’s Day? I don’t know where I read this, but it’s apparently true. This week we’ve all been sick with fevers and colds, which has kept us inside a bit. We’ve worked on gifts for the mothers in our family, which has sparked a question, “When’s Children’s Day?” ”Well, Chloe,” I answered. ”Every day is Children’s Day.” She thought that was a crazy concept. Then we told her what makes every day children’s day and why days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are so special. Continue reading »
This week, we’ve spent some time making gifts for my mother and for Scott’s. The girls helped me with cards and things. I spent some time with some canvas and paint, making a gift for Scott’s mama. Our mothers are so very special. They are both amazing grandmothers to our children and I’m so happy to have their influence in our children’s lives. The love that they share is unconditional and abundant. They make these kids feel so special each and every time they’re around them. Of course, the traditional spoiling does happen, but that’s what makes time with the grandmothers so unique. Continue reading »
Okay, you may have seen this one here and there. We’re trying to teach Chloe (our little jokester) about practical jokes–and the difference between hurtful and super funny. So we checked out some ideas on pinterest. Her favorite turned out to be brownies….mmm….brownies. She worked hard on them, my little worker bee. She got the paper, traced some Es, cut them out, and planned her attack. That’s my girl. Here’s her getting Nana, who was told that this was Chloe’s first time baking a batch of brownies all by herself and that she couldn’t wait for Nana to try them (Nana loves brownies). Continue reading »
Our normal group of girls was temporarily increased by two today. Of course we had to find something fun to do with 5 girls ages 6 and under. What better to do than dye Easter eggs. My three girls are usually very careful and meticulous when they are doing a project. They get in the zone and really get into it. It’s always fun to add new personalities to the mix and today that definitely happened (in a good way). There was extra mess and a little bit of sadness as some teeny tiny three year old fingers tossed eggs around and squished them up a little bit. But it was all fun. 36 eggs (minus about 9 or so (lost to tossing and squishing)) and only about 10 minutes later they had successfully colored Easter eggs and achieved a mess easily sprayed off with a hose. Continue reading »
In the last couple days my crafty side came peeking through. It’s been hiding for a couple months now. I blame the pregnancy because it’s really not like me to avoid my sewing machine or anything else creative. Especially my camera. But it happened. In that time I have organized the heck out of things though. Our garage is getting closer to being finished along with closets and cabinets. I am focused on projects right now. Like the big ones that involve Scott.
But like I said, I found a ray of craftiness shining through this week. Our Easter/spring decorations are lacking to say the least. I am very picky about the decor for this holiday because I want it to remain focused on Jesus and not that silly bunny and I’m working for next year that will take me a while to put together, but for now I have put together a couple of things I want to share with you. By the way, I do realize that it is right before Easter and I’m super last minute on this, but that’s okay, right? Continue reading »
I love making these little holidays special for the girls. This year, I found the cutest little mailboxes at Target, which are being sold as a Valentine item, but they could be for just about any time! They were just so adorable. First, Chloe bought one for Willow. She brought it home and decorated it for her for Valentine’s Day. But they were just so cute I had to go back and get one for each of the girls (and the coming boy) and decorate them as well. Continue reading »