Saturday, February 6, 2016

Geronimo Stilton

 Last weekend we took the girls to the OCT performance of Geronimo Stilton.  It is hard to believe Heidi is big enough to be coming to these - we started going when Allison was the same age - and before I was even pregnant with Heidi!  They loved the show - Allison is definitely able to understand the whole story line better than Heidi, though :)
 Heidi loved the picture of the kitty - and kept showing us how the kitty was holding his finger when he was thinking.

 We tried to go to Petunia's for a treat - but they were closed for a private party.  Good thing there was a cupcake shop the next block up!  They were really, really yummy cupcakes.

Instagram Filters

I'm a little late to the game on using Instagram.  I didn't have any idea what I was missing with the filters.  Here are some of my favorites!
A work in progress.
 Go Beavs!
 Time for a haircut.
 She was in 'time-out.'  Probably explains why she needed one!
 Lunch on a non-school day.
A 'beach picnic.'  In February.  Brrrrr.....

Phone Photo Update

It was about time to upload the pictures from my camera. 
 This girl is growing up too fast.

 A trip to the library.  She has taken to pulling her hair rubber bands out and looking a little wild at the end of the day!

 Allison started playing basketball.  She's loving it!
 I ended up with a nasty cold over MLK jr weekend.  We stayed home instead of going to Bend like we had planned.  Which meant we were able to go to the Stanford game.  And it was so very good.  We're glad there was still something fun to do!

 My little helper - helping unload groceries.

 Her new Go Beavs! dress for her birthday.

 Eating the last of her birthday cake leftovers!
 Third birthday check-up!
 Coloring.  In her swimsuit!

 Little gym rat.  Watching her sister play ball on a Saturday morning.

 She is a snuggler - even in her sleep.
 We finally took a trip to a trampoline park!  With our friends Jonathon and Anna - who were moving to Alaska the very next day!

 Our Treager grill had an untimely death last week.  Mark had vegetables in a foil pan that caught fire - and caught the whole grill on fire.  We use this thing almost there is a fancy new one now living in the garage - that can even be controlled from a phone!?!?
Still playing with her new birthday presents.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Doesn't Everyone....

 ...clean the kitchen in her swimsuit on a Saturday morning?!?

Finished in 2016 No.3

 This has to be one of my all time favorite fabric collections - so I decided I needed to keep one of the quilts with it for myself.  I had this one pieced this fall and then it went to a quilters - I got it back just before Christmas.  I finally finished the binding this week.  This is the first time I've used a medium density quilt pattern (I usually use low density).  The 'Scottish Thistle' pattern matched the fabric so well - I love how it turned out.  This one is now living on my quilt rack!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Finished in 2016 No. 2 (& The Girls' Room)

 I finished Heidi's 'Bunny Quilt' just in time for her birthday.  I searched long and hard for a bunny pattern but never found one so I made this up myself.  I started with a small bunny size but then realized I would have to make 132 of them to make a twin size quilt - not something I was up for.  I did include the first two little bunnies I made at the bottom.  Heidi loves her quilt and the gigantic bunny she got for her birthday which now lives on her bed.

 Now the girls' room is fairly well finished....
 These drawings were made by our friend Johanna in Alaska - Brittney picked out the quotes.

 And the final finishing touches....