Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eggs-cellent Time!

Easter has begun!  We do not focus on the Easter Bunny, in fact, the kids are the first to tell people that he is not real.  We talk all about the real reason for Easter and celebrate it by doing lots of fun projects.  Most people associate the Easter Bunny with Easter Eggs...c'mon...really...have you ever seen a rabbit lay eggs?  Just Checking! 

We celebrate Jesus and the life we have through him.  I love decorating eggs and never really knew the meaning behind why people do it. I like to teach the kids lessons while we do projects so that it becomes a meaningful learning experience.  I got the book The Legend of the Easter Egg and it is great for kids. 

Not only do we have a fun time dyeing eggs, fingers, table, and anything else that the dye comes in contact with but we can tie this project in with the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

We dropped the dye tablets into the vinegar and watched them bubble as they dissolved.  Our 20 month old was the most fascinated by this!  She wanted to look in every cup until the bubbles were gone!  We dyed eggs and blew on them until they were dry (that was our 20 month olds job!).
We then decorated them and made them sparkle, used stickers, and put lots of love into these eggs and only lost a few in the process! 

Project 52 - 1 - Olive Garden and Shopping

My wonderful hubby surprised me with a much needed night out.  Since I haven't been out of the house over the past several months, excepts for doctors appointments and for the hospital, I was excited to go out.  Not knowing how much walking I could do we decided to spend our evening, with only baby in tow, returning items, dinner, and walking through Target. I spent the returns part of the evening sitting in the car while I watched my hubby run in and out of a few stores in the torrential down pour.  

We then went to Olive Garden ~ a place that has a quieter atmosphere and never disappoints.  

The salad and bread sticks were a wonderful start to dinner.  We both ordered off of the new menu and loved every bite. Who knew Fonduta could be so good!  We sat and talked while the baby slept in his car seat. The waiter apologized that it took 24 minutes for our dinner to come out.  Believe me, we did not realize it took that long because we were without kids! There were no spills to clean up, mouths to wipe, kids to remind to be quieter, etc.  It was wonderful!  

After we were done we went to Target and enjoyed looking around while we picked up a few needed items. It was nice to get out of the house and spend time with my husband.  I had him all to myself. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Holidays - What are they really about?

I am a die hard fanatic of tradition.  Holidays make me shiver I get so excited about them.  What could be more fun than a celebration?  If there isn't a Holiday approaching why not make one up just so you can party!  Streamers.  Yes, it is it's own sentence because they are so fun you do not need anything else to bring a smile to your face! Easter is quickly approaching, Christmas's come and go faster than ever, Valentine's Day is already past this year, and the rest of the other Holidays...well let's just say that they also run the same course. We are also crafting something up to celebrate so as you follow this blog you will see all the condusion this place has to offer.  If the project doesn't involve glitter, glue, paint, and lots of clean-up it must not have happened at this house!  May every holiday bring joy to your heart, love in your eyes, and a great fondness for all things family! 

He is Here!

Three little beauties is more than we could ever ask for.  So full of life.  So full of love.  Compassion, grace, beauty, joy, giggles, and an ability to soak up any and everything they can get there hands and eyes on amazes me everyday. Dress up, fingerprint, play dough, cooking, art projects, glitter, sparkles, and hair bows ~  Let's just say that Daddy is out numbered!  July 2009 we found out we were expecting another one.  And a few weeks ago our Little Guy arrived! I knew that if I had a little boy I wanted to splurge on a little Kola hat that I had seen on ETSY.  Yes, I am a big fan of ETSY!  I ordered it and a few weeks later we received a package from Australia. I had the girls guess what could be in it...for it did come from the land of kangaroo's!  It was worth the splurge for the excitement of the package and the whole learning experience from it! He is here, in his cute little hat and he completes our family.  Our family of 6.  Daddy and our little guy with 4 girls in the middle! 

Project 52 ~ And so it begins!

Is life too crazy to take on another challenge?  Do you ever feel like if you add one more thing to your plate you will be pushed over the edge?  Just breathe....We have taken our own oath the slow down.  To create family once again.  Up until a few months ago we constantly ran and ran.  We couldn't say no to people and we drove ourselves crazy because of it.  We were tired, our kids were tired and our house was a mess because all we would do is load up, unload, reload and it was a constant cycle.   We love our family and want to create wonderful memories.  And so it began.  Yes, I do have to admit that doctors orders of very strict restrictions before our baby was born showed us what life could be like if we could just make things and keep things simple.  So on to our challenge.  Now that we have vowed to not take anything new into our lives a new project/challenge entered our lives.  Project 52.  I ordinarily would not suggest 52 things to my husband but this is different.  We spend our days loving God and our children with all we are, working, and going to church.  Something is missing.  Yes it is the husband/wife part.  I told my husband about Project 52 nd we decided to jump on the bandwagon and commit.  Yes, I did say COMMIT.  We have signed on.  We are going to do this...and love every minute of it.   We just have to get used to this blogging thing! 10 years ago we made another commitment and this will be an extension of it. I love my husband and he loves me and so it begins...

 This is how it works:     
Project 52: Date Nights with us! Whether you are in a relationship, engaged or married, I want you to commit to having weekly date nights with your special someone. I want the both of you to take this pledge. Read it, fill it out, sign it and post it somewhere you can see frequently. A little hesitant? Don’t worry, you can join Project 52: Date Nights any time.

Take the Project 52: Date Nights Pledge
Then check in with us every Tuesday for ideas, comments, feedbacks from our Project 52: Date Nights and yours. We want to hear from you and what creative ideas you came up with for date nights. Make comments and report how your date nights went each week. By the way, this is a family friendly site. So all dates and ideas will be appropriate for all ages. And please keep your comments family friendly too.
The pledge. Here is the Project 52: Date Nights pledge in PDF form for you to print out. Print one out for yourself. And maybe a few extras for your friends or family members to get them in on the fun. Discuss the project with your special someone. Talk about what is feasible for the two of you. Set a date and time to help you pencil that date in your calendars. Come up with a few criteria of your own. If you don’t want to do in house date nights, then plan going out date nights. The two important points here are be creative and keep it simple.
So… are you in or not? Make sure to involve your friends and families. Get them to take the pledge with their special someone. The more couples we get to do this, the more ideas and motivations we get to support each other in Project 52: Date Nights. While doing Project 52: Date Nights with us, if you come up with great ideas let me know so I can feature you on SMM! Come on! It’s only once a week. Only 52 dates to last you the whole year. Let’s do this!
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