Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poppy, Poopy, or Puppy Cakes....

Coming soon to an already overstuffed house in Ypsilanti...the darling doodle...Poppy. (her REAL name) Poopy (as the boys like to call her) and or Puppy Cakes which is what the girls and my husband are calling her.

I can't wait for my DH to take her to a job with him and then tell "the guys" that this is his dog "Puppy Cakes". Either way, I am paying for her, so her name is Poppy! :)

I'm picking her up next weekend. This is her out in the snow yesterday. Isn't she too cute??

I'll be glad to get back to work this week. The kids have been puking or pooping or both all week. This virus has taken a toll on us all. I got Brian Guitar Hero for the Wii to cheer him up. It's worked, but I still need to upload the pictures. I'll do that later!

God is good. All the time.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Look what Matthew Brought Home!....(And the motorcycle mamas)

Matthew brought home a 24 pack of playdough and accessories from school today. (Thank you Ms. Debra!!!) Good thing it was a 24 pack because the poor boy was mauled by not only the girls, but Ricky and Romeo as soon as they all realized what it was he had in that big bag! Here's a few pics of all the action! (Alas those poor playdough colors will never be the same....)

Clara was hard at work making a playdough sandwich....

Ruby was busy trying to figure out how to work all of the accessories....
And Ricky....well....Ricky found the brown playdough. Notice it is on his face. All you mothers of boys use your imagination and just guess what he may have been saying moments after I snapped this picture. If you have no boys in your family, or are not privy to elementary age school humor, I'll give you a hint.... it involves a bodily function.....

If you guessed that he said "Oh no...someone pooped on my head" you are correct! I don't know whether to congratulate or extend my condolences. Us boy moms gotta stick together. :)

I also must post my motorcycle mamas. I think Brian is going to have his work cut out for him keeping these two out of trouble...

God is good. All the time.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My 33rd Entry!!

I have become quite snobby in the fabric department now. I finally dared to cut into the "nice" fabric that I had been hoarding, and now I am totally spoiled. What an amazing difference!

Here is what I made tonight....

The picture isn't that great, but I used an adorable Michael Miller Dick and Jane game board fabric. It is so cute and springy! The other set is a lovely fabric as well, it reminds me of a spring day. I don't know what kind of fabric that is...blank textiles maybe? Needless to say, it is thick, and soft, and easy to work with. I think these sets turned out pretty well. I am finally beginning to get pretty good at elastic waist bands. Well, maybe pretty good is an exaggeration...they don't reduce me to tears anymore is more like it!

I also sewed up this set for Matthew...

Yup...Nascar. Nothin' screams one generation out of the trailer park like Nascar, but my boys seem to be obsessed with Nascar lately. (The little ones, not Noah) I made Matthew a Jeff Gordon flannel set, and he wears it to school at least twice a week, so when I saw this fabric at Walmart I picked it up so we could mix it up a bit. Now, I made this set out of love for my mistake was buying the fabric at Walmart. However, I've had a hard time finding Nascar fabric at the nice quilting shops that sell the "good" stuff. (Hmmmm...wonder why?????)

What a HUGE difference! I should have made a pillowcase and then stamped "made in China" on it instead of something I plan on passing off as clothes! I actually had picked up some Dora fabric there as well, but after I washed it you could see through it!!!! So I pitched it.
Matthew will be thrilled with the set, Walmart fabric and all. He isn't really very picky about his fabric. His aunt Mimi has just created a monster is all. :)

Still husbandless, and surviving. Going to church in the morning with the kids left here. Just Noah and the girls, I managed to get rid of Matthew and Ricky for the night. They like going to church with Leslie's family. They say it isn't boring like our church. I'll be praying on that....

God is good. All the time.