Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sewing, sewing

I spent yesterday and today making this quilt top. Not bad for working without a pattern.

Tomorrow we're taking a trip to go pick up Camille from my mom's house. (We're actually going to split the difference and meet at the mall.) She had a fun time, but we're looking forward to having her home again. It's been a little too quiet without her! Hopefully we'll have time to run by my favorite fabric store to get some backing fabric for this quilt - and whatever other treasures I see!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A little bit of everyone

The cutest messy face on the block!

Chloe in an outfit I made for her this week.

I made the outfit Camille is wearing and Caleb's shorts too.

We enjoyed a fun visit with Grandma this week!

While she was here, she made me this dress. Camille told me I looked so pretty. Isn't she so sweet? (Ask her and she'll tell you!)

She's spending a few days this week at "Camp Nana" so it's going to be quiet at our house!

The Swinger

Camille has finally learned how to swing on her own! This is a big deal at our house, so we celebrated by taking a sequence of pictures to commemorate the occasion!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

All Dressed Up

Here are my three, all dressed up in their Easter clothes. These were taken after church, which gave Chloe enough time to pull out her bow and break Camille's, and Caleb enough time to break his tie. Despite that, they pulled off probably the best Easter pictures yet. We didn't even have to force them to pretend they like each other!

Happy Easter!

Easter Fun

This has been a fun week, gearing up for Easter.

One morning, the girls and I made these.

Camille and Chloe had a fun time gluing and sticking to make these little puppets. This is when I discovered Chloe has a favorite color. Every time I gave her a color choice, she would inevitably choose "purple, purple." (Camille's favorite, unsurprisingly, is pink.)

Camille was so proud of her creations.

I think Chloe is using hers to cover her eye to read an eye chart!

Another day, Camille and Chloe helped me make an Easter cake.

This little guy, Mr. Funny Bunny, was fun to make. The girls helped me mix the cake (we used a mix because it was faster and required fewer steps) and later that day Camille helped me make cream cheese frosting (from scratch since I only had two extra hands in the kitchen, not I didn't have any frosting in my house). Camille was so excited about our little creation. We filled up on the test cake (we baked two cakes - a very good idea since one of the cakes fell apart when we tried to get it out of the pan) so we gave Mr. Funny Bunny to our neighbors.

This morning the kids woke up to find the Easter Bunny had been to our house and had left baskets of goodies - books, flash cards, frisbees, bubbles, sunglasses, toothbrushes, notebooks, fruit snacks and granola bars. Everyone also got three Hershey's kisses - enough to satisfy their cravings for sweets until after church when they could go find the eggs the Easter Bunny left behind.

Here's Caleb, obviously loving his new Mad Libs book.

And Camille loved her Snow White sunglasses.

Chloe was so excited to find fruit snacks in her basket that it took her a while to notice she had anything else! When she did notice them, she was particularly enthralled with her "Dado" (Dora) sunglasses. (They are not pictured here because she had her eyes closed in every other picture I took of her this morning. Maybe she wasn't awake after all.)

After church today, we did get to do some Easter egg hunting. Camille was super excited about it this year.

Look at all the eggs she found!

Caleb had a blast too. Next year we're going to have to make it harder for him. He was way too quick.

This one was more than happy to go slowly, eating the candy out of each egg and dropping the empty plastic shell back on the ground! We had to intercede and insist that she stick the eggs in her basket before she eat the candy.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter Bunny Wish List

Can you guess what Caleb wants the Easter Bunny to bring him this year? Hopefully he won't have to wait long enough to ask Santa!