Friday, March 30, 2012

I have to say it was a good day

Today was pretty darn good :)

I thought of a project at about 10PM last night and started it this morning. My kids love my cheap tablecloth design wall. They spend ages sticking fabric scraps to it when I sew.

For those who don't know, there is a new quilt shop here in Austin. It's called Remnants:fiber[culture] and it's lovely! Jessica, the owner, loves kids and it shows. She consistently welcomes kids with open arms and it's honestly a breath of fresh air for this mom of 4. Most quilt stores act either slightly wary of or begrudgingly accepting of young kiddos. Few make the littlest guests feel included and important. Jessica has been working hard to make a little play space in her shop so we decided to bring some toys and things by to include in that area.

I have three Ikea easels in my garage waiting to find new homes and I thought Jessica might like one. However, I don't let kids with chalk and crayons within range of my fabrics. So it needed to be a less messy activity to work in the shop. I decided to cover the chalkboard side of the easel with batting using a glue gun. I decked out the edges in ribbons, yo yos, and buttons. Then, I grabbed a bunch of fun shaped scraps to be used on it.

And, just for fun, Piece Out

Afterwards, we went to Wendy's where my kids discovered they like dipping fries into frosties. Lastly, Tyler enjoyed watching his big siblings chase bubbles around the yard from his Bumbo seat.

And now, Kevin is home, and the weekend begins!!!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Because the Damn Zombies Aren't Going to Kill Themselves.....

Today was a Target day.  Not shooting Target at first....retail Target.  Kevin went to the grocery store this weekend.  And, he went again yesterday.  You'd think we'd be good on everything grocery stores have to offer right???  Ummmm, no.  Not so much....  So today, I went to Target to get supplies for the many small people who dwell here.  Whenever we go to Target, I let the kids who are with me spend any spend money they have on toys or treats.  It keeps them well behaved till we get to the toy section and makes them get dressed and ready for the trip much faster.

Today, Camden bought a shotgun.  To say he was excited about his purchase would be a grievous understatement for sure.  He has been watching me slay zombies in Left 4 Dead 2 and monsters in Silent Hill Downpour a lot the past few weeks.  Xbox is a surprisingly easy to do activity with a baby in one's arms.  His favorite weapon is the shotgun and he was very happy to have his own.

So, when I got home, I taught him how to lock and load and sent him to shoot the front door for a while.  Suction darts stick very well there.  Then, while goofing off online, I found these:

Why yes, those are printable zombie targets, Hell yeah!  So I printed them up and Camden waited patiently while I ran them through our laminating machine so the darts would stick to them.

When they were finished being laminated, I hung them on the front door with tape.  

And Camden lined up his shot....

And, on his second shot.....

So, if I'm old and decrepit when the zombies come....I'm going to Cam's house so he can protect me ;)

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