Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Family Fun

I can't take credit for the idea, my great friend Megan got us a subscription to Family Fun magazine. It is a cool magazine full of ideas that are actually reasonable to do. The kids loved making these and they were super easy. All you need is a canning jar, masking tape and acrylic paint. Total cost because I bought smooth canning jars was $3. I had the ribbon laying around so I through it on. Just put masking tape on the jar in any shape to make eyes, nose and mouth. Let the kids go to town painting and then let it dry. We put tea lights in them and lit them last night. The kids love it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crafty Sarah

I really don't have enough to do in life, so I have decided to be crafty and do home improvements. :) Dear lord, I am crazy. I am actually loving doing this stuff and it kind of gives me a break from reality. So stay tuned, I have lots and lots of ideas. The pic here is my ugly laundry room. I have already taken down the boarder, but it is small and not enjoyable to spend the amount of time I am usually in there. :)

Also working on some fall crafts, some with the kids and some on my own. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun Fun Day at Tanners Orchard

We spent a great Saturday at Tanners Orchard! It was a bit cool, but that also meant there weren't a million people. The kids loved it! They enjoyed seeing the goats, playing on all the equipment, eating yummy cider donuts, playing in the pumpkins and much more. Clayton's favorite was the barrel ride, I think he would have done that all day. Maddie loved playing in the wooden trains.

We also got quite a bit done yesterday. I was able to finish the work on the holes left in the wall by the previous owners decorations in the kitchen. Then I painted it. I also got the first layer of the boarder down in the laundry room. It didn't come down as clean as I hoped, so more work to do. I am hoping for a great before and after to show you!

We finished off the night with a fun fire pit so it has already been a great weekend. We are headed today to Lincoln to have lunch with Justin's mom for her bday! Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

PS Did I mention how happy we are here! LOVE IT!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Whirl Wind Week & Weekend

Wow, it has been a hectic and fun week/weekend. The kids and I started off the week playing at the park with a neighbor. I flew out to Charlotte, NC for work on Tuesday and the kids got to spend a fun day at home with Justin. My parents came in on Wednesday night and stayed till yesterday. (Yes, best mimi & papa ever!) I flew back in Friday afternoon and then Justin picked me up and we drove to Chicago for one a wedding. We had so much fun as you can see below, Justin was in the wedding. Great couple, great food, great dancing oh and of course great drinks. :) Clayton & Maddie had a blast with Mimi and Papa. They went to the park, had picnics, got ice cream, Papa Murphys pizza, road bikes and much more. My mom and dad hadn't been gone for 2 minutes and Clayton was asking when we could go to their house. :) While I was gone, Clayton started pre-school. (tear) That will be another post. They are growing too fast!

We have a fun week this week too. Story time, Kate & Nora are coming and much more!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

10 Years Later

Wow, what a difference 10 years can make. We were excited back in August to get together with two of my great friends/roommates from college. Instead of going to Murphys and drinking Long Islands, we were all running around after the 5 kids we have between the 3 of us. We had so much fun in Lincoln seeing Marissa and Jeremy. (They just moved back from Germany!) The kids had a blast seeing the balloon glow. Just wish we could all be together more often!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daddy Fashion

Daddy is teaching Madeline all about fashion and updos while mommy is away for work. :)


We love these 2 so much!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fun at the Dairy Farm

The kids and I had a blast on Friday going with a local moms group to a dairy farm. They got to see and touch sheep, cows, chickens, a dog, kittens and got to see some beautiful horses. We are loving our new neighborhood and are so happy about the move.

We had a busy Saturday too. I drove to Bloomington to buy a vacuum, so glad that is over. :) Then we headed to see baby Nora for a bit and then to Nora Beeler's 1st Birthday party (confusing). The kids had so much fun playing outside and running around with the other kids. Of course the cake was great too!

To top it off it was a great day of football and Justin & Clayton are all ready for the Bears game tomorrow! We love the fall!