Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fun at the lake with homemade sidewalk paint

Mix equal parts cornstarch and water.

Add food coloring

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My New Addiction


This is a cool website where you can bookmark or "pin" your favorite websites, blogs, and pictures.  You can organize them very easily and can access them from any computer or even your phone.  The cool part is you can find people with similar interests and browse their bookmarks so you can find new cool things on the internet.

If you are interested, comment with your e-mail address and I'll send you an invitation.  I have found tons of great ideas for teacher gifts and kid's art projects.  Also lots of cool decorating ideas and party ideas.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

End of School Party

Sara's class had it's end of school party yesterday and she had a lot of fun. Daddy, Sophie & I were all able to go. First they had ice cream sundaes. Her teacher asked me to bring bowls, so of course, I couldn't bring boring paper bowls. I called mom and asked if she would help me get cute plastic bowls and put the kids' names on them. She went and bought the bowls and painted the names for me (thanks mom!), they looked great.

Names on the front.

Polka dots on the back.

Lots of colors.

More colors

Mom, don't take so many pictures!

With Kynlei, enjoying their ice cream sundaes.

Sophie loves being part of the class.

After the sundaes were eaten and cleaned up, we all went to the gym so the kids could break open the pinatas they had made during the week. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Five years? Really?

Sara turned 5 yesterday and it's a little hard for me to believe.  I know people always tell you that time speeds up the older you get, but I guess I didn't believe anyone, lol.

Anyway, she had a great party Saturday and a fun celebration at school yesterday.  I don't have any of our studio pictures to share, we didn't order enough this year to get a disc of the pictures.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Another One?

So since the first hole didn't work out so well, they got to jackhammer a new hole right next to my bed now.  At least they found the leak this time.  It's nowhere near the two different places the leak detection people marked, so maybe they'll have to pay for some of the repairs.  The leak is actually right where I told them I thought it was in the first place.

Maybe the plumbers will be able to finish today, but it's not looking promising.  Thank goodness we both have parents who live in town that we can stay with if we need to. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

It's not even quite 8 am and I've already had a great Mother's Day.  Sara has been so sweet and telling me how much she loves me several times.  She made me a card a few days ago and had daddy hide it from me so she could save it for today.  Then she also made me a picture of a mommy butterfly this morning.  Pete worked from 8 or so last night until after 3, so he's sleeping in and the girls and I are having a nice, quiet morning.  Before Pete came to bed last night, he laid out my presents on the dining room table so I would see them when I got up today.

Here are the pictures of my great gifts and cards.

Waffle from my new waffle maker, scrambled eggs, and turkey bacon.  Nothing like breakfast for dinner :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Plumbing Woes

So this isn't really a remodel yet. We discovered a leak in the concrete slab two days ago. We called the leak detector people to come pinpoint the leak. The plumber then came and proceeded to dig about 4 1/2 feet down and 3 feet square only to find that the leak is not where they other guy thought it was. Now he's on his way back over here to dig a second giant hole and possibly remove our sink and cabinet to find the leak. It's going to cost a minimum of $1,500 for all of this. The plumber also said to expect our water bill to be really high since we think we've had the leak at least 3 weeks before figuring out what the problem was. As the plumber was digging and working, a man from the gas company came and said our gas bill has quadrupled (from the water heater running continuously) in the last month so that's going to be another $200-300.

Hopefully the plumber is going to find the leak relatively easily today, I really don't want this to end up costing any more. It looks like it's going to be a week or more before I have a bathroom with a shower again. Good thing both sets of our parents live in town so we can either stay with them or shower there if we need to.

X marks the spot, or so we thought.
 Some of the dirt they pulled out of the hole