My dear blog, how I have neglected you. I have been busy and for some reason my blog was not a priority, what is wrong with me?? :) I've had blog block or something. So here I go, finally updated on our Easter break and hopefully will be back into the swing of things with my blog.
The Thursday before Easter, our party planner, known as Drew, planned a fun Easter party for his brothers and cousins. We ate lunch, did a craft, hit at a pinata....everyone got a swing, from youngest to oldest and Noah knocked it down.
All the kiddos.
My gorgeous "flowers" from Blake,Ty and Ellie. They were made with cutouts of their hands. Beth always has the cutest ideas. These are the best flowers ever and they will never die on me.....they have a special spot on my dining room table.
I even had time for a bit of craftiness. These were just a couple of the projects I tackled. Todd helped me with the lamp. Ours was brass and tarnished nastiness. After looking around, I realized not only are lamps expensive, but so are shades. So we spray painted it black, cleaned the shade, and I found a black and cream ribbon to tie around it and voila, new lamp. I love it.
I made this shirt for my niece Ellie for Easter. I found the idea here. It was so easy and I'm ready to make some more!! I was scared to try the stitching so I added the buttons instead for a little embellishment.
I wish I had some pictures from last night. The 5 of us were outside jumping rope!! We had a nice long one and took turns jumping. We even got Aiden jumping and he though he was so big. He was also an awesome rope twirler. I enjoyed flashing back to my childhood days jumping to all the silly rhymes but let me tell you......after about 45 seconds I thought I'd pass out. I'm seriously out of shape people. Drew and Noah recited some of the songs from when I was young and had some new ones of their own that were pretty funny. Aiden wanted to join in so when Noah and I started jumping together, he started singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". That cracked me up. What a great way to end the day. (followed by American Idol of course.....Allison and Adam ROCKED!!!)