Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Field Trip

Today we went to the Museum of Life & Science with some friends and had a wonderful time. Here is Madison standing infront of the bear exhibit. This poor bear just kept walking around this little circle.
Madi, Sydi and their friend Laci.

This was one of Madison's favorite things at the museum. It was part of the Wind & Water exhibit. They were all able to said their own little sail boats. It reminded me of the Stuart Little Movie.

Sydney and her buddy Eli. They have been friends since we moved down here to NC. Eli is 2 days older than Syd. Notice Eli's missing front teeth. Sydney's are soon to be out too.
The fossil hunt was also a HUGE hit with everyone! They fond many different kinds of Shark Teeth.
This was so cool. To the left side of Madison is a Tobacco Hornworm. They have a camera in there so you can view him BIG time. A microphone is in there too and you can hear him eat the leaf. How cool is that!?!?!?
Sydney always talks about wanting to touch the clouds. Guess what.....!!!????? Her wish came true. Look at that face.
Madison and I had some fun with Origami. Prince Charming didn't appear when we kissed these frogs.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Treasure Island

Madison's finished pirate map.
Sydney's Pirate map.

We've been reading 'Treasure Island' and decided to make treasure maps. Sydney is staining the paper with a tea bag to give it an old look.

They also had to scrunch it up into a ball afew time to give it some more age.

1. Draw your map.
2. Scrunch map up into a ball a few times.
3. Stain with tea bags.
4. Put map in oven @ 325 for 5 min. or until map is dry.
5. Mom takes fire and burns the edges of the map.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It's another nice day down here in NC. The girls and I had our lunch out in the driveway on a blanket. The grass was too wet (rained Sunday). Then I went inside and they stayed out to read. I looked out the window and saw this. I had to grab a pic. They don't even know I took it. I snapped it right thru the glass of the window.
Don't you just love the tank top sundresses? We went to the store earlier and there are people in winter coats. They thought the people in winter coats looked dumb (dumb is what they said). It is 65 here.......I think they are crazy and so are the winter jacket people.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Carolina Blue

Look at that beautiful Carolina Blue Sky!!!! Did you notice those little buds on the tree? YES!!!! Spring is on it's way. I know we still have some cold days ahead....ugh. It's days like today that make us thankful we live in NC. It will be 60 today and we are beyond excited!!!! We are going to meet Tom for lunch at a park and walk the trail. Thank you Lord for this little glimmer of Spring in January.

Friday, January 08, 2010


Because we got these.......

We didn't get this.
I'm okay with it but the girls are sad.

Friday, January 01, 2010

The After

Mom this last picture is for you. This little orange dish has been in my Mom's house as long as I can remember. Now it is in my house. One big difference is she kept it in her Dining Room and now it's in my Master Bathroom.

I got the idea for this project from . Her blog is great. This was our first project and it was a lot of work. We almost took everything down because we didn't think it looked right. In the end we fell in love and may become molding junkies.

Happy New Year!!!!

How did we ring in the New Year you ask?

I'll try to get finished pics up in the next day or two. We still have some painting to finish tomorrow. I'm beyond excited!!!! We are trying something(technique) out in this room that I've wanted to do for a little over a year. I had dreams of doing this in our old house. Now I get to do in my sweet little house.
Happy New Year !!!