My kids


Evidence of a Great Weekend!

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 30 comments

I hope that you all had a great weekend, near or far! I have lots of pictures to prove my weekend was a blast!

Coldstone icecream cake–Owen eating it –

Outside on the new patio–

Owen eating the dirt–

From my little vegetable patch – I know most in the US are already eating from their gardens or getting really close! Here in the mountains if I plant too early the frost gets it – this is the usual weekend for the seeds to go in! They were planted today :)

Joe and I got to go out for dinner on Saturday — we had a great night on our own. And look what I found while browsing Barnes & Noble! Love all the eye candy in this book.

By birthday fabric! You guessed it :) I’m hoping to … Read More »


A Notion or Two – April

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, My kids. 19 comments

So I have this thing. I have to finish before I can move on to the next thing. Not usually a problem – but sometimes I really want to move on to the next thing and my OCD won’t let me!

Today I finished up my block for A Notion or Two, Russ sent out Amy Butler prints to make a quilt for his daughter. It took me a while to be inspired, but in the end I made a mini snowball block.

After finishing up I spent some time ironing and cutting up this –

It’s my month for SewConnected!! I’m excited to see what this becomes with everyone’s creativity. I’ll keep you updated :)

In “other” news – my boy got a haircut.

Isn’t he cute? Owen will be 2 in June. Back in January … Read More »


What I’ve Learned As a Soccer Mom . . . so far

Posted on April 15th, by Amy in My kids. 13 comments

In less than a month my oldest will be 9. Gabriella or Ella, as I mostly call her, is a very, very patient child. We’ve done a few ballet classes for her, and some gymnastics for Emmalie, but those are once a week commitments that hardly last an hour. You see, when Ella started Kindergarten, Sophia was brand new, and just when we were starting to see the light, Owen surprised us!

While I seem to get a lot done – I know my limits, and traipsing the family about with a newborn was beyond my limit. Fast forward to our current situation, Owen is almost 2, and Emmalie and Sophia are both pretty self-sufficient. And I have joined the ranks of “soccer moms” just this week! Good Lord – there’s a lot to … Read More »


Recent Happenings — Around the House

Posted on March 29th, by Amy in My kids. 7 comments

Owen, our big boy – he’s 21 months old (or young) and not talking too much. He has three big sisters and mama to grunt and point with! We all get him :) Recently when he was asking for a snack (with a grunt) I said “Say please mama” his response is “neeeee” – while making the CUTEST face:

Then there’s Miss Ella, getting really close to 9 and just 2 months of 3rd grade left! I don’t think I told you, but she’s had strep recently – oh joy!

It started Monday before her Disney program, she woke up with a horrible sore throat – and I knew it was strep (she had it twice last winter). She stayed home from school, and went to the doctor. We started the meds and she had to … Read More »


Disney Program – at last :)

Posted on March 25th, by Amy in My kids. 10 comments

I’ve been working behind the scenes here to figure out youtube and how to upload video from our slightly outdated video camera. Since I’ve been blogging I have become more and more techy – go figure!There’s 4 third grade classes, so the teacher’s were busy coordinating 80-90 students – they look like a lot more all together! Do you see Ella?

There she is!Here’s a video of her solo – we are so proud, she did such a great job!

There’s a collection on videos on our neglected family blog, if you would like to see more :)

I don’t have any decent pictures of the costumes the mom’s made – they all looked great though! Adult sweatshirts altered for elephants, monkeys, and birds – great simple costumes.

That’s it for the moment – I hope that you are well and … Read More »


Have you noticed?

Posted on March 24th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 11 comments

There’s a huge blog party going on! The ladies at 5 minutes for mom are hosting and over 700 bloggers are participating so far. There’s tons of giveaways and fun stuff going on. If you came from over there – Welcome!

A couple of my favorite posts about my kids are :MommyhoodIt Smells so Goooood in Here!One Day at a Time

When my lovely little people give me time to create I do my best to jam as much as possible in!

I was asked to create the boy version of a quilt in my etsy shop recently -I had two hours this afternoon :) After running Emmalie to the DR office for immunizations (we are getting ready for Kindergarten reg. next week), and stopping at the grocery store for the weeks dinners – I was in need of … Read More »


Mommyhood

Posted on March 5th, by Amy in My kids. 28 comments

I thought I would share a few reason why I love being a mom :)

~ Spontaneous hugs, the kind that knock you over.~ Slimy kisses from my boy.

~ Watching my determined Ella shovel the sidewalk, so that they all can ride bikes/scooters.~ Seeing pride on their faces with each new accomplishment.

~ The precious moments when they get along, and I am assured that they do love each other.

~ Snuggling with a book with them for the 5th time in a row.

~ The fast pace that they keep, after winding down I fall into bed asleep. (as long as I’m not tortured with creative ideas!)

Of course there are many more reasons, and a few deterrents for those of you yet to be moms, but we are looking at the positive :) Do you love being a mom?

Blessings to you … Read More »


Baby Doll Quilts

Posted on January 19th, by Amy in Etsy, finished quilt, My kids. 18 comments

After seeing my pictures from Christmas, a friend on Facebook asked for a doll quilt for her little girl. At first I thought about doing 1 or 2, but I seem to work in threes when it comes to doll quilts! I couldn’t weed out my fabric selections – so three it is :) I love this combo and so another kitty cat quilt. Emmalie wanted to keep it – of course!

Sock Monkeys for dolly’s. I put a blue chambray on the back, and I love how the little faces are framed out. cute!

I think this little one may be able to be labeled improvised. The quilt I had made from these fabrics previously were fat quarters, and the remaining bits were strips, cut to the same width. Some I … Read More »


Sledding Fun

Posted on December 27th, by Amy in My kids. 8 comments

I have to say upfront – I don’t have any pictures. . . I know not good blogging etiquette! Getting all 6 of us out the door in snow gear is all I’m going to say :) That and our camera is big (dslr) and could easily be hurt – which would not be good. A pocket camera is wanted for these occasions, but a luxury for us at the moment . . .

We had a blast! The snow is waist deep for Joe and I, with each step you sink to the knee – especially challenging for the little ones, but worth it! A 50′ hill with little bumps built in for excitement! The girls have all been sledding before and got right to it once the path was forged. … Read More »


A Little Artist

Posted on December 16th, by Amy in My kids. 4 comments

While I was busy at the table this morning Sophia was happily drawing. She had pulled nearly every sheet of paper out of a pad she found on the shelf. Little monsters and letters. Emmalie and I agreed that the one on the right is a jellyfish, and on the left she wrote “LOL” at the top :) Too cute! I spent and hour shoveling the driveway, it’s been snowing all day. I like shoveling actually, our driveway isn’t big enough to warrant a blower, and the workout is satisfying. I need to run- I must get those Christmas cards all ready for the mail :) Hope you are well – Amy


Mountain Snow

Posted on December 13th, by Amy in My kids. 14 comments

It feels like winter is finally here – to stay too! I have a fresh homemade cappuccino here with me, and my Grandma’s Leaf Rolls are baking – filling the house with cinnamon-sugar aromas. My girls are watching Christmas movies after having tuckered out playing in the snow. It’s a great day!

Joe went out with the kids, while I was prepping my bread, after I finished up, I grabbed my coat, hat and camera. I just had a few moments to take pictures between fixing a glove or replacing a hat. Then Owen’s little fingers were cold and we were done!Sophia
Owen

Ella in the neighbors yard . . .

Joe throwing a snowball at his brother

See Zach there in the background?Emmalie and Owen too.

Joe laughing when he hit Zach!

Cold fingers – brrrr!

I hope that you are having a … Read More »


Nativity

Posted on December 8th, by Amy in finished project, My kids. 12 comments

I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was busy as usual, and good family time too.

We set up our tree during the week, my skirt looks just right under it! Yes, we have a fake tree. . . while living in Southern California, we were in campus housing (Joe was working on his MA), and for insurance purposes no real trees were allowed – so we went to the local walmart/kmart (I don’t remember which) and got a little tree, for our little apartment, and still use it every year! I’ve been batting the kids away from the tree since Wednesday – Owen just had to press his luck, and see if he would get into trouble for touching. It’s made for a little extra activity on my part, just keeping track of … Read More »





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