Today is St. Patrick's Day. Leprechauns came to my house and messed up my room, left chocolate coins, took cushions off the couch, made my milk green, peed green in the toilets, made our puppy's water green and were naughty.
So, I have been sick all week and am just now able to face how far behind I am on EVERYTHING! Here's the last 2 days of week 8 and the next post will be week 9...
We are wrapping a present for my friend Miranda. It is her birthday. i buried myself in all of the tissue paper. I love tissue paper.
We went to Miranda's birthday party and I caught this adorable moment after she opened Sarah and Amy's present.
This is my new watch. I got it from McDonalds. It's a fun watch but it isn't set yet.
Sunday was grocery day...we went to the commissary and did a big grocery run. I haven't been in a while, but my current opinion is that the prices are lower than the regular store enough to make the trip down there worth it. I, of course, took my "green" grocery bags and coupon books...I saved over $20 in coupons this time, woo-hoo!!
My Daddy is very talented. He can do a handstand! I like my silly Daddy.
My Dad won't share cookies at all! He is so evil. My brother wanted one of his special cookies, and Dad didn't give him one. Finally we started a war and the kids won. It was me and my brother on one team and my Dad on the other team. And my Dad is saying, "Ha, Ha, Ha, I have the cookies!"
My brother got out some blocks/magnety things that we can build with. He said he wanted a rocket but I made a leaning tower of playgrounds with him and he helped too a little bit. They are so much fun to play with, I love them a lot. Our Nana gave them to us when she was here for Thanksgiving.
Zach had just had his chair licked by Rupert, which is unfortunately SOP at our house. I wish the camera could capture his tone because he said so cutely, "Uhh...Rupert just licked my whole chair!"
Zach got some stickers from his teacher in a thank you note and he immediately came home and made them a letter (sticker picture) and then put it in an envelope and then decorated the envelope with more stickers and finally two vanilla Tootsie Rolls taped to the envelope. It was so cute, he put a lot of care into this letter and Miss Lori and Miss Page really appreciated it I am sure, they are great!
We often give our "good" used toys to friends for their younger children to enjoy further. Zach has done this many times with old stuffed animals and baby learning toys. After cleaning his room, Zach came out and said he was done, when I went to check there were these two trucks in the hallway. I said he had done a great job, but that these two trucks left needed to be put back too. To which he replied, "I am saving those to sell to baby Nate." I guess he either thought I had sold all his things to my friends, or didn't know how to say he wanted to give them to Nate. I checked and double checked that's what he meant and we are in fact passing these along to Nate. Zach, I am proud of you, very generous!
So, the last two days, I posted Feb 16 and 17 but called them Feb 15 and 16...ughhhh!!! So, don't get confused when I post Feb 18th next, I didn't skip Feb 17, I just labeled it wrong. Ok--Here comes Feb 18-20...
I get money from my chore chart when I do chores. Today I already earned 65 cents. I love money. Mom will let me spend some on DS games and the rest we save for Disney World.
I re-did the kids' chore charts to incorporate earning money for each chore, AND losing money for bad behavior. This is Alex on her way to replenish the TP in the bathrooms with her tower of toilet paper.
This is my Dad's signature. My Dad thinks we're making fun of him by doing it in crayons. But we were trying to make him feel good. My Dad does not sign his name by putting crayons on a piece of paper. My Dad signs his letters in half printing/half cursive. I think it's a little funny to do it with crayons.
My Nana sent us Valentine box with four card games and lots of thingamajigs. (she doesn't want to list them all) We played all four games and one of them again that day. I had so much fun my head almost fell off.
I made my brothers' pumpkin jar into a lady with tons of hair covering up her eyes. So I needed to giver her a haircut. I cut every single piece of her hair off, now she's bald.
My Mom has something on her dining table that is a fake bowl with fake pears. Everytime I look at them, I think the bowl must feel funny.
This is my dog with his belly out. And I put my pinwheels in front of my dog. I made the pinwheels that are now on my Mom's desk for decoration.
I have 12 million valentines. I love them so much because everyone in my class wanted to give one to me.
My brother ate some chocolate coins. We're going to Disney World in June and we are saving for the trip with all our coins in a piggy bank. And my brother came up and gave us the wrappers and said "Disney Money!" And we all laughed.
Alex used her new cupcake kit to make these adorable treats for the Daisy Valentine party.
Nana sent a big Valentine box full of treats and surprises, Rupert decided he wanted a bite of a heart shaped Peep!
Today we started our new bookshelf for the family room...the kids "helped" measure.
Zachary wanted to sit up in the nook where the shelves are going, it looks so much bigger with him in there!
Zach enjoyed his Valentine party at school and the red frosting that happened to come on his cupcake.
Happy Valentine's Day! I got the kids each a mini-swirl lollipop among other assorted goodies. THen I let them eat them at 10 in the morning! How fun!
The completed new bookshelf for our built in TV nook in the family room. It was iffy at certain points of the project, but we are really happy with how it turned out in the end.
Alex and I started this blog to track our progress of Project 365. I am Jen, an avid digi-scrapper, woman of too many hobbies, wife to a loving Navy Doc and Mom to 2 children. Alexandria is 7 years old, in first grade and a very talented and imaginative crafter. Her little brother Zachary is 4 years old and joins in the crafting as well.