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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elizabeth's Bow Holder

My dear friend Allison is expecting a sweet little girl any day now. As soon as I found out she was having a girl I had my heart set on making a bow holder for her. I love little bows and every girl should have a pretty place to put them. Allison's little girls name is going to Elizabeth Rose Brendel, so I knew I wanted to either put her name or her initials. I asked Allison and she said her initials. The bedding is a caramel and cream color with birds, flowers and branches. Allison is incorporating dark brown and light yellow in with it.  I took these four colors and used them as my color pallet.
I began by painting a wooden piece of wood I got at Hobby Lobby. I then used Mod Podge to put the scrapbook paper on. No I did not paint those stripes they are paper.
I finally decided to do her initials in a cream color. However, once I Mod Podged them on, I wasn't completely in love with the look. So, I pulled out my craft supplies and rummaged through and I found the pearls that are on each letter. I think it added a classy look, much like my sweet friend Allison.
I love adding bible verses whenever I can. This one is one of my favorites for little girls, "The King is enthralled by your beauty, honor Him for He is your Lord," Psalm 45:11. I was able to incorporate just a touch of yellow by adding flowers. I layered all the flowers and put buttons in the middle of each cluster.
I added dark brown ribbon as the final touch. I was able to fly down for the shower and deliver this gift in person. Allison I hope that all of Elizabeth's bows fit perfectly and beautifully on this bow holder. Much like she will into your sweet family.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Marshmallow Ghost

Rylan has gotten to an age where he really enjoys doing craft projects. I love it because I get to go back to my teaching days, and try and find things that are fun for him (and somewhat educational if I can help it). This month he has done a lot of Halloween/Fall crafts. He has made leaves, candy corn, an apple, and our most recent project a ghost. I actually can take credit for this one, I didn't find it on Pintrest (but I bet it is on there somewhere). This project was easy. Materials; black paper, white crayon, marshmallows and glue. I drew the ghost and Rylan did the rest.
Rylan loved this project because he also got to snack while crafting.
I feel like it was fun but also good practice for his fine motor skills.
Once our ghost was done he was so cute. Rylan did a great job of staying on the lines I drew. Sadly though I left it on the table to dry while we went to gymnastics. When we got home our ghost was nothing but black paper scattered all over the dining room. Our sweet boys/dogs Duncan and Winston also enjoyed snacking.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

St. Bernards Farm

Our MOPS group had a playdate at St. Bernard's Farm this week, it was really a fabulously fun place for all three of us. I have been to a pumpkin patch every year since Rylan was born and this was my favorite by far. So much that I told Tyson we need to go back. These pictures will show just some of the fun we had.
There was this huge blow up bounce thing that every child there (even Momma's who were young at heart) loved. Rylan played with his friends Charlie and Stormie and had a blast. We started our visit on this bounce thing and ended our visit here also.
I was so excited to get a picture of my "Lil Pumpkin" in the pumpkins, but she wasn't all that cooperative. Our sweet thing is pulling up on everything and using them as a walker.  This day the pumpkins were her main assistant to her walking. So this is the best photo I got.
I just love this pictures. My babes aren't posing together but they are both very happy. This picture reminds me of Rylan's first pumpkin patch visit, and looking at him here I realize how big he really is.
This was our "Lil Pumpkin" three years ago. Now you too can see how big he has gotten.
They had a hay maze there that Rylan loved.
Here is the three of us posing together.
Here is Rylan comparing his height to the corn stalks there.
We got to take a hay ride in a trailer attached to a "Real tractor", as Rylan said. The tractor took us out into a pumpkin patch and we got to pick our own little pumpkins. These are the two that Rylan picked for him and his sister.
We also got to ride in a cow train. This was homemade and awesome. It was old barrels created to look like cows attached to a four-wheeler, that took us around the whole farm. Rylan (despite the excitement you see on his face) and Reesey loved it!