Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Live! We Live!

OK, so here's the dealio.  For Christmas, we got "smart" phones.  As a result, almost all of our pictures have been taken by these phones- for 10 months!  I'm sorry for the serious lack of posts on here, but posting them to facebook has sure become easy!  Seriously, though, I haven't been able to figure out how to get those pics from my phone onto the computer, unless I email them, each individually, to myself.  So, if anyone has any ideas for a quick way to transfer those pictures over, I'm all ears.  We did finally get some amazing family pictures taken, by my awesome (and beautiful) sister, Marilla.  She did a wonderful job, and I am so excited with how they turned out!  Usually, I just have to overlook myself because everyone else looks so dang cute.  This time, however, I actually like the way I turned out, too!  So, here are just a few... (I know it's actually quite a few, but compared to the number that we have, it really is a small selection)  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Crazy Coooks

Yes, I threw an extra "o" in there because it's not cooks as in food, but cooks as in coo...
Aaaanyway, here is a little conversation I just had with Brady:
Me: I'll put Elmo's World on for you
Brady: No! Don't put it on yet, your chair is right in my way!
M: Well, I'll have to get up to put it on
B: You can't, because you're sewed to your chair!
M: I'm sewed to my chair?  How am I supposed to get off?
B: Maybe a horse can come and scrape you off.

A horse?  Is anyone else getting a mental picture here?  I am still chuckling.  I am LOVING this boy's imagination lately.  He is always turning something into an airplane or a train, or killing monsters, or something.  So fun.  Benson just goes right along with it, too.  What a trooper!

Also, I am aware that I am way, way, WAY behind in my blogging.  Just haven't really felt like it, to be honest.  But don't worry, I'm sure the inspiration will hit soon...I hope. :o)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet Adelaide

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 Clear back in April last year, I started this quilt for my brother's family for Christmas.  I found the tutorial here, and I think it is my most favorite quilt that I have made so far.  I didn't have to buy a single fabric for the top, so it was a fantastic way to use up scraps.  I cannot part with scraps if they have any potential at all...
 Although I LOVE the look of machine quilting, our bank account doesn't share the love, so I hand quilted it.  I actually really like the way it turned out!  So, Merry Christmas to Corey and Courtney!

Owls and Bubbles

 We were so grateful for Bryan and Morgan (and Grandma and Papa) the week of Thanksgiving.  So glad Bryan and Morgan were able to help the boys find some happiness.
Bubbles are the greatest, aren't they!  My boys think so...
 I asked Brady the other day if he was one of the cutest boys in the world.  He said, "No... Benson is!  I'm handsome!"

 I love this little fishy-face!


This pic is pretty random (obviously) but I've needed to post it for a while now.  Brady and Benson have some silly aunts and uncles...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Scraping Together a Snowman

The boys scraping together enough snow to make a snowman
 Benson was too busy to help very much...

 Finishing touches
 Finished product
 See a resemblance?  I certainly hope not... :o)
Brady wanted to make another one specifically to knock over, which he did.  Totally tackled that thing.
P.S.  This was in October.  We have a LOT more snow now, but it's all crunchy and frozen.

Heywood Halloween 2012

 This year, Brady wanted to be a superhero for Halloween.  When asked which superhero, he just said a "Blue Superhero."  So, this is what I came up with.  I made his cape and mask, and then we found blue clothes.  The hat I also made, but not for this.  He just decided to wear it all on his own.  Aren't we creative around here?  Benson was Batman, and I had to make his cape as well, as the one I made 2 years ago for Brady is mia.  Aren't they cute little guys?

Trick or Treat!