Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sneak Peek

Want a sneak peek at Miles' Halloween costume?
We went to a little Halloween party put on by the Early Childhood PTA. They had some games, some food, decorating sugar cookies, a bounce house, and a bounce slide thing.
Needless to say, much fun was had, much energy expelled and everyone took home tired children. Miles seemed very tired. Did he nap today? Uhh, no. Not my child. I could have really used a nap. Jared has been gone since Wednesday morning, and I'm not sleeping well. Oh well.
Here is a bit of a better view of the hat. I hope to get some really good pics of him in the costume tomorrow. He'll be trick-or-treating with a sweet friend from across the alley, and maybe another friend too.

Happy Halloween everyone! I know I'll have a good one because Jared will be home tomorrow mid afternoon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rough Day

Sorry I lost my temper Miles, I love you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I found a cute Halloween craft here.

I changed it up a bit and we ended up with these
Here is how we did it...

I mixed a little water with white glue (just to dilute a little) and Miles painted it onto the milk jug with a foam brush.
We applied orange tissue paper. By the way, do you have any idea how hard it is to find orange tissue paper? After 4 stops I learned that Hobby Lobby has it.
Let that dry.
Smear glue all over the table while mom cuts out face shapes from construction paper.
Glue those on.
I do plan to cut the backs out and put in Christmas lights like they did, but I haven't made it up to the attic yet for them.

That's it, enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

How's the quilt coming?

I'm so glad you asked!
It's coming along pretty well.

Here is a photo taken on September 7. This was how I picked it up at that time.
Here is one letting you know what still needs to be done. Click on it if you want to read the text.
Now, here is where I am now....
Again with the labels.
I have a couple more hours before I'm ready to quilt the border, but I'm getting very close!
Currently I'm planning to do the border by machine, but I'm also going to go by the quilt shop where I had the class and talk to them first. This is about the last chance I'll have to work on it until after Christmas. I want to be sure to save time to work on gifts!