Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Emmy's "Victorian Style" Necklace

check out this necklace i made for emmy. i think it turned out pretty good. i got the idea from another blog, but i didn't follow the directions. i just sorta made up my own. there is a clasp in the back, but i used elastic string, so emmy can pull it over her head if she wants.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stop Picking-On People

am i the only one who has never been a victim of internet bashing? i hear, or read, about other people who get comments on their blog or on facebook about what a terrible person they are, or how could they do such and such. even in the real world i've never been a target. at least, not that i know of. the only thing i can come up with is that people do this sort of thing out of jealousy, and since there's no reason for people to be jealous of me i've never been a target. i guess i'm glad that i haven't been.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


i found a really cool website today. toadilytoads.com. i'm not crazy about toads, but i really enjoyed learning about them. my sister recently caught a toad and was doing some research about it, which then made me want to research. now i want a vegetable garden with rock garden and water feature and some toad houses. oh, if i ever get a house with a yard...
i think what sold me on wanting toads was the idea of the toad houses. the ones that i saw were so cute! of course even a clay pot overturned would work. that's probably what i would have to do.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Andrew's Party

we had quite the turnout. many of andrew's cousins were able to come and a few kids from church came. they played games, opened presents, and had cake and ice cream. here are the presents that andrew got.
aunt heather showed up in time for cake and ice cream.
molly and annie came.

ivan, eleanor, and sydney were there. they are friends from church. somehow i forgot to get a picture of eleanor.

aunt michelle, hannah, and austin all came.

here's andrew with the lego cake

and blowing out the "5" candle.

emmy took a picture of me. i don't know why i'm so pink. must be the shirt.

here's a close up of the cake. i tried really hard and this is the best i could do. it's supposed to look like a giant lego.

it was fun, even with all the crying and fighting and temper tantrums.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Andrew Turned 5!

our little boy turned 5 today! we went to nana and grampa's house. they are derek's parents. my parents: gram and grandad, aunt heather and uncle dan, uncle ira and aunt emily, and uncle kurtis and his girlfriend: jenny also came. we ate ham and mashed potatoes. aunt emily made these dinosaurs for andrew. he was very excited.

the striped one is daddy and the plaid type one is andrew.

here's emmy with auntie heather. you might remember her from the interview in my last blog.

here's andrew and daddy. andrew is wearing the outfit that heather and dan gave him as a present.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Interview Time Again!

it's been about a year since i interviewed the kids last, so here goes!

what is your favorite color?
andrew: blue
emmy: pink

what is your favorite book?
andrew: thomas books
emmy: the monster one

what is your favorite movie?
andrew: thomas and his friends
emmy: thomasina (it's about a cat)

what is your favorite food?
andrew: broccoli
emmy: chicken

who is your best friend?
andrew: dougan
emmy: caelin

what song do you like the most?
andrew: thomas theme song
emmy: mamma mia

what do you like about daddy?
andrew: that i can sleep by him
emmy: his sister heather

what do you like about church?
andrew: we be quiet
emmy: toys

well, that's all i can think of for now. hope you enjoyed the interviews.