Better Homes and Gardens has a great article with lots of pictures and information on how to create this closet “office”. In their write up, it’s used for a crafting area, but this is a great idea to use for a homeschool area for families that do not have a spare room. View the full article.
A few days ago I posted a review for the Take Out, Time Out Mat from MyPreciousKid.com. Being the very generous company that they are, MyPreciousKid.com is giving away a Child Carseat Safety ID Card to 5 of my lucky readers!
The Child Carseat Safety ID Card allows you to place contact and emergency information in one place and attach to your child’s carseat or booster seat. The card contains areas to place a recent photo of your child as well as the child’s name height, weight, date of birth, emergency phone numbers and other contact information. It also has a place for your approval for medical personel to treat your child even if you are not there or unable to speak at the time.
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Contest Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Winner will be announced: Sunday, March 1, 2009
My friend Donna and I made this dress (modeled by my baby girl, Nevaeh) for the little girl upstairs. This was the first dress we’ve ever made and was the “tester” but it came out really well — I’m surprised! These are the so-called “pillowcase” dresses. We found four different, but really cute, fabrics that were in the scrap/clearance bin at out local Wal-mart. And they were a steal for only about $1 a piece for enough to make a dress & either hairbows or a bandanna-styled hair covering. So four dresses with matching hair pieces for $4 plus was a great deal. When the kids go to sleep tonight, I’ll be making the three dresses & the remaining hair pieces for Nevaeh.
We spent the day with a friend and her daughter at a local creek / park. We had a picnic lunch and then spent a few hours in the great weather and let the kids play in the water with thier new floaties (Elijah of course had ”Nemo” and Neveah has ”Strawberry Shortcake”). Here are pics of me with each of my babies since we had the opportunity to have someone else get a quick shot of us together.
We just got back from the Earth Day Festival. It was definitely fun. We went with a friend of mine & her daughter.
We all made necklaces out of circle pieces of trees that were saved from fallen trees from the ice storm here in Kentucky that we had back in January. And Elijah made these binoculars from recycled materials (toilet paper rolls, string, recycled painted papers).
I’ve always loved horses even though I’ve not had a chance to be around them except during petting zoos, little local carnivals or the Kentucky Horse Park. So I used Nevaeh as an excuse to ride one today. Of course, it was her first time on a horse but she did really well. She loved petting it’s hair during the ride. Elijah didn’t want to ride the horses. This was his second opportunity to ride one, but he’s scared to get on.
Elijah chose to ride in the stroller and Nevaeh walked almost all morning. It was really warm out and we all started to turn a little red and we didn’t bring along extra sunscreen, so we called it a day. We came home for lunch and now the kids have crashed, taking a nap — and now I’m going to join them!
We finally got some really great weather. We spent the last two days outside so I took the opportunity to get a few shots of the kids. Elijah is in a phase where he really dislikes the camera so it took a while just to get the couple of them that I did.
I was browsing a friend’s myspace photo album this morning and came across this picture of myself and Elijah that I hadn’t seen in forever. I’m not even sure that I have the original anywhere. Elijah was probably about 10 months old when this was taken (so approximately around August 2006).
Since Nevaeh was born on February 29th, a leap year, we celebrated her birthday on March 1st. Here’s a few of the photos from the day.
Above is the before & after photos of the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes that I made (and they are egg-free due to Elijah”s allergies). The set below are of her opening her gifts. She had fun, ate the wrapping paper and of course made a mess. Elijah did his share of helping her to open the gifts and playing with them after wards as well.
The kids and I were all taking a nap a few days ago. Elijah woke up before everyone else and was really quite. He eventually woke me up, telling me he had markers and that he was a “Jaguar”. Elijah had got into an art set that we had bought as a gift for his Aunt’s 6th birthday; we had to go out and pick up some new gifts to replace it. This was the outcome:
Photo taken February 17, 2009