Friday, November 21, 2008

Motherhood X

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

--Charles R. Swindoll

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Best Board Games for 2008

Trying to save a little money by staying home more often? Try a new game. Our family loves to play games together, and Matt and I love to play games at night after all the crazies are tucked in. The old standbys are great (UNO, Sorry, Monopoly if you must torture yourself), but try a new game. There are so many great new games out there.

Board Game Ratings just announced their Best board game awards for 2008. Check it out.

Wood stack art

Amazing, isn't it.

Via Studio G

Darling homemade play food

While searching out soft dolls, I found the most darling play food. You can have premade or pattern, felt, crochet or knit. Anyway you get it, it's darling.

Green Mountain

British cream tea


KTB designs

Cakes cakes cakes

And there's lots, lots more.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

MaLM - Projects to start (or work on)

Make a List Monday -- Projects to start or continue

1. Take a nursing course for CE
2. Make Christmas gift tags
3. Work on a Christmas card design
4. Start Scott's scrapbook (I promised)
5. Andrew's stocking
6. Purging my room, ahhhh.
7. Study and ponder the Book of Love

Share a project you are working on ----

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Potty training

It's that time, time for wet floors and poopy undies. Not a puppy, just a three-year-old cutie who refuses to poop in the potty.

Pee, going pretty well. Any ideas?

Beautiful glasses

I was looking at a cute blog (that I will be going back to again, I'm sure) and I found this great picture from Flickr of a Thanksgiving table setting. I love the glasses in the shot! I think I'd buy these if I knew where to get them (and they didn't cost a bajillion dollars:). What do you think? Do you ever use stemware?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Prettiness around the internet

These images make me want to collect silver. (via Lily G)

My entry could look like this (if the window were a mirror), I think it should. (Via The House that A-M Built)

Yep, I still like white sofas. (Via Oliveaux)

And colorful girls rooms.

Christmas music

Yes, it is time. You've heard it at stores, you've heard it on the radio. It's time to turn it on at home. Why not? For one month of the year we listen to more music about Jesus Christ, family time, giving and love than any other. Why not make it two months?

More music about light and love, less about immorality and vices. So turn that Christmas music up, and stop your complaining.

P.S. Elvis' Blue Christmas has just entered the building, Feliz Navidad here we come.
What little treasure are you waiting for?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jump rope rhymes

I didn't jump rope very often as a child. At school we went through a phase of Chinese jump rope though. But childhood teaches a person things that, used or not, are embedded in our subconscious.

This morning a jump rope rhyme came tumbling out of my mouth.

Down by the ocean, down by the sea,
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me.
I told Ma, Ma told Pa,
Johnny got a lickin' so ha ha ha.
How many lickin's did Johnny get?

Random. I did a quick search and found this website that had tons of childhood rhymes listed. What rhymes did you learn as a child?

Friday, November 7, 2008

A First Soft Doll

Neither of my first two girls loved baby dolls. I am prepared to change this with Charity and brainwash her early on. I'm searching for a darling little soft doll to give her for Christmas. Some of these from Etsy aren't really baby proof, but sure are cute. I figure I could choose an appropriate one and watch it for loosening parts. Do you have any great sources for soft baby dolls?

The Lucky Pebble

Trudette's shop

Green Mountain

Sew sunshine

Tiddlywinks shop

oompa toys

Bummer, I lost the link to this one.

the willow tree's shop Okay, it's not a baby doll, but cute anyway.

Which is your favorite?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Strange Post

Just for some strange laughs...

Via Making It Lovely

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Motherhood IX

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

--Kahil Gibran

They are God's.

Monday, November 3, 2008

MaLM - Fall checklist

1. Went to pumpkin patch

2. Watched some good football -- Go Cougs!

3. Carved the pumpkins

4. Followed the yellow brick road to loads and loads of candy

On to Thanksgiving.