Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Project

No, I couldn't just toss them all into a box.

Yes, I had to sort them by size and color.

And yes, I did think about counting all of them, but gave up that idea after the first box of 130+ bricks!

In an effort to lessen the amount of "stuff" we have, I've been clearing out a bit of Nathan's closet. Surprisingly, he agreed to get rid of all of his Little People (a lot) and all of his Duplo Legos (more than a lot). He even said it was okay to part with his Thomas the Tank Engine Lego sets, including Thomas, James, Percy, Toby and Harold. Oh my!

I think my little boy is growing up.

Of course, there was some negotiation involved. All of the above mentioned toys, along with many others, will be taken to a consignment sale. Nathan will get some of the money earned and has finagled the promise of new, big boy Legos to replace those he's sending to the sale. His teacher has recommended the smaller Legos to help improve his fine motor skills, which will help with his handwriting. So, there is a method to my madness. It's all in the name of growing up and child development.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Science Fair

Today is the Science Fair at Nathan's elementary school. And yes, even the Kindergartener's are expected/encouraged to participate.

Nathan and his science project - Will it dissolve?

The Kindergarteners won't be graded on their projects though. This year, they do it just for fun and to become familiar with the Scientific Method. Each Kindergartener who participated will receive a medal for their project. Nathan had a great time doing his experiment and helping with the display. (Really, just look at that cheesy grin!)

I'm very proud of Nathan and his project. Since hubby and I both have backgrounds in science, it's especially heartwarming to see his enthusiasm.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I made something!

Yes, I know it's a little lame to be so excited. But, hey, I made something!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hurry! There's still time....

Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is having the most incredible giveaway...

Yes, she is giving away a quilt! A gorgeous quilt made of fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope collection.

She's also giving away a couple of gift certificates for Old Red Barn Co., her natural body product company. I know from personal experience that her sugar scrubs and soaps are wonderful!

What are you waiting for? Get over there and leave a comment to enter!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Well, it's finally happened.

I'm getting spam comments on my blog.

So, in an attempt to stop those spammers, who obviously have nothing better to do, I'm enabling word verification and comment moderation.

To my friends and loyal readers, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

To the spammers, please just go away!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bunny Boy

Yesterday was Nathan's class Easter Party. There were eggs to dye and eggs to hunt. Lots and lots of eggs!

My Bunny Boy heading out to hunt for eggs.

I made some rather cute centerpieces for the tables, complete with handmade Chocolate Bunny Pops. Of course, they were attacked by a swarm of chocoholic Kindergarteners before I could take a photo.

I realized this morning that it's been over a month since I've posted about anything crafty. I do still sew. I do still craft. I just don't always remember to take photos! I am working on a quilt design to be completed in the next few weeks. Hopefully, you'll be seeing some crafty photos soon. :)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Home again

After a rough week and a lot of miles, I'm back home.

Thank you all for your comments. Your kind words and thoughtfulness are very much appreciated.

I'll be back to more regular posting soon.