The time has come to cull my wardrobe. In an effort to re-think and re-use, this sweater went from mousy on me to mod on Esther.
I cut off the sleeves and sewed up the sides of the sweater body so that it became narrow enough for Esther to wear it as a sweater dress. I made the discarded sleeves into leg warmers by sewing them into narrower tubes.
The kids and I spent last weekend in Canton with mom and dad. Thank you for helping me out while Rob was out of town!! Now that I have 3 kids (why didn't I get this before?), I am learning the fine art of PLANNING. Saturday was jam packed with activities for Robert and Esther. First, a kids' workshop at Home Depot where they made Valentine trinket boxes.
Home Depot hosts kids workshops which are FREE every month. Check the schedule here:
We then headed to ye olde crafte shop, Joann Etc. in Alpharetta for a craft demo. The kids each made a photo frame and butterfly with foamies. Also, FREE. (After all the moolah that mom spends at that store, I would hope so!!)
At Joann, a man was sharpening scissors in the store for the day. We had a great time seeing how he sharpened things with his diamond dust wheel. Wish I had brought the kitchen knives. . . and taken a picture.
Granny and kid legs back at their house.
Special props to my dad: he cuddled with a feverish CC all weekend. She has a sinus infection. Thanks mom and dad for a memory-filled weekend!!
On Sunday I took some special time out to spend with my faithful and neglected 2001 Toyota Sienna. I restored her dignity by vacuuming and cleaning her. Love you old girl.
Glo and Scott came by in the afternoon- good to see you guys! And then Rob came home. Ahh.
Here is a picture of Esther from last week. We were outside on the hammock. Personality.
At bedtime tonight, "Mom, put some music on, from your voice."-Esther
Today at the barber shop a bald man was teasing Robert while Robert was getting his hair cut. The man said, "If you keep coming here you'll end up with a haircut like mine."(meaning his baldness) Without missing a beat Robert replied, "My dad has one like that."
Rob took Esther on a date to the Atlanta Girls School Homecoming dance on Saturday. She looks sad because we all had a very emotional (ly trying) evening. She had a great time later with dad and the girls. :) I stayed home with Robert and CC. Check out Robert's whistlin' hole. His hair has gotten so long that I had to come it over after bathtime. Pretty dapper I think.
We colored cut-out dragons last week for Chinese New Year. I found the printables to color on http://www.freekidscrafts.com/ . We later printed football coloring pages for the superbowl from the same site. Like to color? check it out!