Thursday, July 30, 2009

A few things I worked on yesterday

Paul Thomas and I worked on A "LOT" of this ;) He's really getting the hang of it too....

He just doesn't know how to keep his stickers in a row yet and I don't care... but eventually when he fills up a row he'll earn a snack size bag of M&Ms. ;)

During nap times I worked a "little" in the sewing room taking these off of the design wall... I mailed the other half to crazy'boutquilts yesterday... and I did "a little" cuttin....

After I picked up Nora from Kidz Camp, we made a "little stop" for one of these...

You can't hear me... but in the photo I'm saying Mmmm! Mmmmm! It was Soooo Goood! Girl Scout Tagalong fans, you have to try this!!! ;)

and when I got home I found a "little" surprise in the mailbox! I was hoping for my next Quiltmaker Magazine (anxious for part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery that is included in their magazine) but this one Better Homes & Garden's American Patchwork and Quilting was in there instead! Which is just as cool. I love this magazine! ;) How is it that every cover photo is BEAUTIFUL???!! I want to make them all!

Oh and most of the day was spent doing A "LOT" of laundry, mostly of "little" clothes... and also in between laundry and potty training I squeezed in a "little" computer time, and a "little" stitching...

and Nora's last Wednesday of Kidz camp was today - and she worked on a "LOT" of stuff too. Look at all of the things she made and brought home. The big wire circle was made form a hangar to blow bug "BuVULLs Bigger than my head momma!"

and after supper while I cleaned up - we worked on a "LOT" of laughter! :) with Nora's new silly face glasses.

What a fun day!

Oh before I go - let me show you a "little" something... I love the magazine you saw above - I subscribed starting this year b/c I've been picking up several issues over the past few years and I am not dissatisfied at all... I really love each and every issue... but take a look at this.

Again, I just started my subscription in January.... so I knew right away it has not been a year... and already? I'm getting a renewal notice? with a 08/29/09 due date??? come on...

and look by the blue fingernail... EXP Feb 11. Wowzers they want their money a full 18 months in advance....? I don't think so people...

Am I the only one who has noticed this?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thanks SavedSinner!!

Many of you already know I like to quilt - and that I've been a part of an online quilters community since we moved to Texas in '05. They are a great group of friends! and I love that they are so generous and helpful and not just with quilting stuff either. Recently SavedSinner aksed me about some videos - if or not we had them or would be intreseted in them as her 7 year old grandaughter had outgrown them. Well look at what all showed up today!

Thanks so much Lindsey!!!! I will be mailing you a check to cover what you paid for shipping soon. :) I hope that your granddaughter can use it for something for her - since she was so generous in sharing these shows with my kids!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vacation Bible School

Today was the last day of Nora's Vacation Bible School week at our church and I am so thankful I ran back in to grab my camera. When I came back out lookie who was looking "Cute as a Bug" and also picking them up off of the garage floor.

yep, I remembered to wet her hair and give it some sorta style about 15 minutes before we left... I have a feeling it won't stay looking this good after a ride in the car seat.

and what about Paul Thomas... how was he dressed?? anything cute???

Well he sure thought he was CUTE!! ;) He la,la,loves his cape that Ms. Jill made and gave him for his birthday... and of course Nora's old boots he la,la,loves too! Thankfully before we got out of the van he had already dropped the cape outta sight behind his chair...and David was sneaky and make a shoe switch before going in to church. ;)

Today was the last day and as Nora has been telling us all week - the day of the "Big Concert" ;) where the kids sing the songs they learned and following a hot dog luncheon. Look at this cute cake that my friend Cathi made. Isn't she awesome!? She also made our "Twins Cake" for our baby shower - click here to look at that cake.

and here are few other photos I took today... Not many b/c I was busy visiting with firneds and just enjoying the day ;) We were happy that David could take a longer lunch break form work and join us today. Last year he missed the "concert" b/c of an emergency that came up at work.

The Mondaldo family sure do love our kids and we love them! ;)

Paul Thomas visits briefly with Father Tom... before he was down and running. ;)

Olivia got so excited when she saw "her NOR-IE" come walking in the door with her class... and I would have loved to had it all on video recorded... b/c after the song was over Olivia was the first person in the church hall to break the silence with her clapping and little sweet voice yelling as loud as she could with a great big "YEEEEEAAAA" ;) It turned a lot of heads for sure! ;)

then she got embarrassed ;)

Nora did EXCELLENT! She knew all of the words and hand movements to the songs... and I was so proud of her! I was told that all week she was the one who "sang the loudest" at every practice... but today she didn't... but that was ok. I could still hear her and I'm glad that she wasn't yelling like what I imagined all the teachers were hinting at from previously this week.

I really thought it was cute - and it even made me tear up a little - when she got so excited to spot us in the crowd while they were walking in and lining up and she got excited and spoke out a BIG - "Hi Mommy! Hi Olivia! Hi Paul Thomas! Hi Daddy!"

Not caring what others thought... or that everyone in the room could hear her... so sweet... and to think in a couple of years she will want to hide under the table than be seen in public with us. LOL So until then, I'm hanging onto these "I'm Mommy's Girl" days as tightly as I can.

Mmmm! Hot dogs with my friends! ;) and my Daddy too!

And here is Nora's newest best friend - Molly. Molly was her class' teacher's helper this week and she and Nora really hit it off. ;) When we were only 5 feet away form her "teacher" Ms. Lisa - I said to Nora, "Go over and thank your teacher and give her a hug" and Nora took off running and bypassed Lisa to find Molly. LOL Then she later found Ms. Lisa and hugged and thanked her too ;)

Below are two photos of Nora with one of her friends from school, Brady. He is a year younger than her and look how tall! The first = is the photo his mom took of the two of them together... ;)

and then here is the zombie pose Nora gave me when I took a photo just 1 minuite later. :P Too funny!

and of course after the stage was taken down all of the kids had fun running around... during cleanup time just before we left. You can see Olivia in the green... not sure where Paul Thomas was...? David is bent over listening to Isabella... I think she was asking him if she could hold one f the twins... and he told her "good luck trying to catch them" LOL

aaahhhh - great times!