Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Celebrating Easter

We had a lovely Easter.
It started on Good Friday with Mike having the day off.
We went over to a friend's house with lots of other friends
and let all of our kids (10 of them) color 6 dozen eggs.

After egg decorating,
we went to the Friday night Easter service at church.

Aren't they so cute with their bunny ears?

I love these "bird's nest" carrot cupcakes
with cream cheese frosting, coconut, and
Reese's peanut butter bit eggs.
They were the bomb

The centerpiece of blooming hyacinths.

We had 6 children 5 years old and under.
It was a little wild at times.
The egg hunting brought out the worst in every one.
Each one cried.
I think we'll try something different next year.
After the hunt we locked them outside,
above is a picture of them after 2 1/2 hours of playing outside.

All in all, a very sweet memorable day, spent with dear friends
eating delicious food, and celebrating the fact that
"He Lives!"

I hope you all had a lovely a day as we did.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I fell in love

with this teapot.

the Copco Cambridge Stainless-Steel Teakettle

It brings to mind thoughts of
Mary Poppins
shortbread cookies
aga stoves
in warm freshly scrubbed kitchens
hot water bottles
English nannies
rose covered cottages
tea and scones
blustery November days
most every book Rosamund Piltcher has ever written.

and words like
hot pasties
on holiday
pudding instead of dessert
boot instead of trunk
the telly
the loo.

You can find it here.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Middleton Place

Yesterday was a perfectly lovely spring day.
My friend, Rachael, invited us to join her and her two boys
on a trip to Middleton Place,
a former rice plantation in the Charleston area.
Here are a few pictures of the wonderful time that we had.


Lots of spring daffodils .

Olivia and Noah in one of the
gorgeous Live Oak trees


Magnolia tree blossom.

the mill house

the spring house
marvelous piece of engineering

more stairs :)

the pigs on the farm

Olivia was not afraid to milk the cow.
She grabbed on with both hands.

Noah on the other hand, was slightly apprehensive.
Two fingers and that's it. :)

This baby sheep was only 15 minutes old.
It was so amazingly sweet.

One last tree climb before we left.
Middleton Place

Thursday, March 06, 2008

March Month of Crafting week 1

Over on Domestic Bliss we are having a very crafty month since March is National Craft month. You can read about our challenge by going here. So I got the month off on a great start by whipping up my favorite craft of the moment, appliqué shirts! These two cute shirts (if I do say so myself) were made for a friend of Olivia's, for her 3rd birthday. The best thing about this craft is that it is so quick and simple. I bought the shirts at Target ( $5.99 ea.) and made the appliqués from scrapes. It only took me an hour and a half, start to finish, and they are customizable to any child. I'm now trying to decide if I should do some for another friend's birthday. Only catch is, the party's for a boy. And I don't know how he would feel about getting clothes for his birthday. Maybe I should just stick to Lego's. What do you think?

{Wanna go for a bike ride?}

{Spring is here!}

{Let's grow!}

the girls

For all of you who have asked for new pictures
of the girls (you know who you are lol)
here are a few recent ones.
I have more coming.

These are the Valentine's pictures.
Sadie~Rose did not want her sister to hold her.

The two below are from Child Dedication.
This 1st one is the only one we got with Olivia in it.
Thankfully the pros got one or two.
I'm waiting for them to come in the mail.

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