Friday, February 19, 2010

A Girl and her Purse

Mackenize loves clothes and loves to put together her own outfits. This is one of those outfits complete with scarf and purse.

Curious as to what a 7 year old carries around in her purse. I had Mackenzie show me. There is a map that she got from a box of scrap paper in art class. It just happens to have Vancouver on one side(Go USA!) and the United States on the other. There is also a fortune that reads 'Go above and beyond your duty. You will benefit from it.' Also you can see there is some money and other various knick knacks including a marble with that looks like the earth.
These are truly essentials for a girl on the go!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's walk

On Valentine's day we took a romantic walk through the woods. Okay, with two kids and a dog involved it wasn't very romantic but it was fun. The girls and the dog enjoyed what was left of the snow and had even more fun once we reached the river which was almost entirely covered with ice. About a month ago we had a warm spell and a bit of rain that caused a lot of melting and ice jams in the river. These ice jams have since been covered with more snow and ice making some sections thick with layers of ice at least a foot deep in some spots.
Here is a picture of the girls sitting on one of those huge glaciers.
That is all ice beneath them.
Becca hanging onto part of an ice jam that had refroze into the snow.

Cool designs in the ice along the river's edge.

Kenzie sliding around on the ice.

Boomer grabbing an icy snack.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Love Bugs

I found this cute kit at Michaels's last week to make these cute little love bugs. You don't need a kit to make them though. All you need is some pon-poms, googlie eyes, craft foam and glue. You can print out a little saying to go with them too. Just by varying the colors and the craft foam you could make some up for any holiday!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Valentine's thoughts

I like to celebrate all the holidays. Maybe it's just an excuse to make crafts and bake yummy things, or maybe because I love theme related things or maybe just because it's just fun. I don't go crazy decorating for valentine's day just a scattering of a few things here and there.
There are some people I know who don't like to celebrate what they like to refer to as "Hallmark holidays." Those would be the holidays created by the card companies to sell more cards. Unfortunately for me, (or him depending on how you look at it), I married one of these people.
And it bothered me for awhile. I admit I used to dream about being romanced by the love of my life on Valentine's day. But alas, reality set in as I soon realized the love of my life despises anything to do with Valentine's day.
"Why do I need to set aside one day a year to show you I love you when I do all year long? It's all a scam to sell more cards and chocolate." he insists.
But it's still fun.
And in defense of my loving husband, he has given me gifts on Valentine's day, he would just prefer to ignore it all together. It took me awhile but now I'm okay with that. I realized it wasn't any fun for me to have to ask him or guilt him into getting me something. That's not what love is all about. And he does let me know he loves me in little ways all year round. I've found that getting a bunch of flowers on a random Tuesday in April was much more fun than getting flowers on Valentine's day when you would expect it.
So I enjoy crafting and baking with the kids to celebrate because it's fun for me and though he might not admit it, I don't think my husband minds that I include him in my celebrations with goodies and love notes.

And this picture has nothing to do with Valentine's day I just like to include pictures with my posts and this one is kinda funny. I think the expression on the cats face mirrors what my husband thinks about Valentine's day. Hee-Hee.