Saturday, March 23, 2013

Beat the Blues with Purple

A certain someone had a case of too much inside because of bad weather blues.  So I took out a book, a large piece of paper and a purple crayon...




Sorry for the cliffhanger, no picture of the final artwork...but he was happy for the afternoon!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Just Because...

Because it was going to snow Eric decided to work from home...
Because he was home he scheduled an appointment with a sub-pump company...
Because we had someone coming to work in the basement I went to the back corner (which I try to avoid at all costs) to move some things...
Because I was in the back corner early in the morning, the sunlight drew my attention to the water dripping...
Because I noticed the water dripping Eric looked in the hole...
Because Eric looked in the hole he saw the wet insulation, walls and supports...
Because he saw all the mess he turned off the water and called a plumber...
Because the plumber came he cut a hole in the wall behind the downstairs bathroom (which happens the be the kids playroom) and found a leaking pipe...
Because the hole was found while still leaking, the pipe didn't break and flood the first floor.

For once this winter, I am glad it snowed.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seusstastic Day!

As the kids are getting older it is fun to see their interests starting to develop and come out.  As parents, we try to foster those interests in healthy and supportive ways.  That is easy to do when your children love to read!  We celebrated Dr Seuss's birthday with 2 more of his books (believe it or not we did not have a copy of The Cat in the Hat!), 2 new soft friends and some "green eggs and ham" (idea from Pinterest of course).





Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pin me down!

I finally did it, I joined Pinterest.  I have been holding out because everyone talks about how it sucks you in and you spend so much time on it or in some cases, makes you feel bad about all the great ideas you never had.  It was partially because of the dining room re-do (which will get an updated post soon) and partially because I am trying to do more things myself since I am not teaching.  We are celebrating my SIL Karen's birthday this weekend and I said I would bring a dessert.  I started looking on Pinterest for some inspiration when low and behold I stumbled upon Karen's page.  Sure enough, she had a board for desserts so I thought I should make something from there since it is her party!  I went with the "brookies" and chocolate dipped peanut butter pretzels and both came out great.  The brookies were made even easier by the fact that Nestle now makes pre-made dough in mini cookie sizes that fit right into my mini-muffin pan.  





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