Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Boxes - R2Q2 & Paper Roses

We finished our Valentine boxes.  
I think they turned out
pretty -  darn - cute!
Maybe the cutest ones on the block,
if there was a contest or something. 

Here is Evan's R2Q2 (from Star Wars)
All things Star Wars for that boy.
It is not perfect nor "accurate".
We my husband bought the wrong kind of paint!
We made it from a plastic trash can.
The lid opening/rotating is just too much fun to drop
Valentines in! 

He is a keeper though!
We plan to use him next year.
Evan wants to add the legs for next year too!

Then we have a some roses.
Lydia and I spent all afternoon making these puppies.
They are time consuming,
but we were determined.

We glued them on her valentine mailbox.

Lydia is 5 1/2.
She did pretty well making these crepe paper streamer roses.
I origianlly saw them here - which I want to do for Lydia's room!
(I also made a tree form for Valentines day, to put on our mantel
but ran out of red crepe to finish it!!! ugh...)

Happy Valentines Day!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Picture Valentine Cards

In the past I have helped the kids
write their name and their friends name on the
teeny tiniest cards that you buy for the kids school exchanges.
(Could they make those cards any smaller?) 
Well, this year I decided to skip those
teeny tiny cards!
Tried my skills in Photoshop Elements.
I am not good.
In fact, I am down right pathetic.
I am just hoping none of the other childrens parents are
graphic designers...eek!

(We will glue a treat on it - if we don't eat them all)

Lydia's ~
It is hard to see without a border.
I would have put a border around it,
but I got tired of messing with it... 

2 down - 1 more to go (for the preschooler!)
We have got one valentine box finished.
Still need to make a R2Q2 Valentine box.

Little update:
Here is our Cy Guys!

Friday, February 3, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday

1) I am almost finished reading The Boy who met Jesus - Segatashya of Kibeho by Immaculee Ilibagiza.  Honestly there are some parts that scare me in the book when Jesus speaks of the end of days.  I know Segatashya's apparitions have not been "approved" by the church and even if they would be I know I am not "required" to believe, but I do believe this young man - too many circumstances for it to not be true, there is no way this boy could have made this stuff up, just no way. 

2) I finally am catching up with the rest of the techy world.  My husband bought me an iphone 4s - I have not tried Siri yet - I read a review that she thinks everything is related to restaurants - we will see.  Technology is not my strong suit.

3) My baby could probably win the naughtiest baby contest at church - It was down right embarrasing last Sunday - I cannot even describe it. 

4)  Speaking of naughty baby - she managed to do this!

Seriously this cantaloupe was on mock speed ripening steroids because it was not ripe when I bought it 2 days prior.  Seriously.  And I failed to snap a picture of unwrapped foil wrappers from her moving a chair to get to the chocolate on top of a hutch.  I was thankful she has learned to unwrap the foil.  But I am down right tired of her moving chairs!!  How am I supposed to hide all my chairs?!

5) Continuing with the baby theme.  This video cracks me up!  I know it is old news, but I just saw it on my new phone and all, and I have waisted much time watching it too many times!

6) We "had" to buy a new dryer this week as ours went out.  There are so many pretty washer and dryers on the market.  I almost wanted to buy for "looks" - you know the sleek and modern looking ones and not the one that was shoved over to the side of the show room floor that looked like it was made (style wise) 25 years ago.  Almost.  I did not.  And I could not be happier!!  I wanted to post a picture, but only our Speed Queen dryer came, we are still waiting on the washer.  Speed Queen.  Such a funny name.  Old School to the max.  But, these babies are American made and in just about every laudromat around.  Comes with a 3 year warranty.  Stainless steel inside.  No computer.  Washer uses lots of water.  Oh, I know that is so not enviromental of me, but I have kids.  They get dirty.  I need water to clean our clothes! (note- our water where we live is "free"! -it is well water but "free")

7) I am out of stuff...  Unless anyone reads this can tell me how to put the "safety" feature on my youtube app on my new iphone?  I do not see anywhere when I scroll down to the bottom to do that like there is on the full screen "computer" version.

More fun this week over at Betty Beguiles!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Someone's Story I Do Not Want To Forget

I was listening to Catholic radio - a rerun of Mother Angelica show.  Sometimes she is slow to listen to and I almost flipped the station, but I am glad I did not.  This is just a wee simple story, but powerful to me.

So Mother Angelica is telling us there was a man, who fell off a roof, on his head. The man was in the hospital hooked up to every machine you could think of. The doctors said the man is "gone", there is nothing that could ever be done to help him. (Basically Mother Angelica's point was that the doctors were ready to "pull the plug".)

Mother A asks if she can go in the man's room.  The doctors/nurses, say he is really "gone".  Mother asks again and the doctor said yes.  She went in the man's room.  She whispered prayers in his ear and said a prayer for the dying.  She continued to whisper in the man's ear telling him to tell Jesus he is sorry for all his sins of his whole life and to ask Jesus for mercy for all his sins.  The man opened one eye and had the biggest tear Mother A had ever seen roll down his cheek.  Then the man died - on his own - in God's timing - no plugs pulled. 

I don't want to forget that story - I did not tell it as well as Mother Angelica told it - but none the less it is told for me to remember...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink Ribbon - I will not cringe anymore everytime I see you!

So, happy to here from One Million Moms (love their work/mission) that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure is going to discontinue funding to Planned Parenthood. YAY!!!  Now I can freely buy the yogurt I like and the box of Hamburger Helper I feed my family and not feel guilty that my pennies are indirectly going to the biggest abortion provider in America. 

I am not sure what sparked the Susan G. Komen's change, maybe word was getting out and people were speaking up.  Whatever the case, it was a life changing decision - literally!

UPDATE - I should remove this post, as it is not true any more - their decision lasted for what a day?  The Komen foundation yanked their decision - they will indeed still give funds to Planned Parenthood - sad, sad, sad.