Thursday, July 28, 2011

On the sweetness of motherhood

Sometimes there are things mothers do to their children that the children really enjoy, although they pretend otherwise.

Kissing my boys may just be one of those things.  Why else would the boys agree to this, just to be able to play their Nintendo DS's for one three-hour car ride?

Andrew forgot to write that his contract lasts until his mission too, but I'm holding him to it.  :-D

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Me:  Emma, do you want to help me make the cookies?
Emma:  Mmmm... no.
Me:  You don't really like cooking, huh?
Emma: No, not really.  I hope when I'm married my husband does all the cooking, because I don't really like cooking.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Just moments ago...

SOPHIE:  Mom, does Henry have a brain yet?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Chicago, we will miss you!

Our family has lots of fun memories in Chicago.  The city is an easy three hour drive, and we visited it once or twice a year while we lived in Indiana.
Yesterday, we drove up to see Cirque Du Soleil's Ovo.  It was a great show, all the kids loved it, even Henry.

He was mesmerized, and clapped right along with the audience.  It was super cute, and he was a big hit with all the audience members sitting around us.
When the Chicago skyline came into view, Sophie said it looked just like "Yew Nork", and then she wondered, "How do you say hello in Chicago?"

I love these kids!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Chair: Finally Finished!

Well I definitely didn't stick to my plan of blogging after each of my upholstery classes.  What can I say, I'm a busy mom, and blogging is definitely not a priority.  In fact, for the past couple of weeks, there has been an intense new priority, but more on that later.
So, yes, I finally finished the chair I was re-upholstering! Here is what it looked like when I came to class Wednesday night:
 It still needed the cording on the bottom, the back, and the covering on the bottom.
Below you can see a cute little floral that will be found next time this chair is opened up.  This fabric was just the beginning layer that then had batting added to it, before the final layer of upholstery fabric was added.  I also stuck a little note in there with my name, my amazing teacher's name, and the date the year.  Just a fun little item to be found by the next re-upholsterer.
 Here is a close up of the front with the cording and band around the seat.  I really love this fabric!
 And finally, the chair, completed:
(click to enlarge)
I still haven't decided if this chair will go in the living room, or the guest bedroom.

Speaking of the living room and guest bedroom... I mentioned that there has been a new intense priority at our house...  we are moving!  
Maybe not news to most of you, as we have been thinking about this for about a year and a half now, but we put our house on the market at the beginning of March, and after several months, we had two offers at the same time!  What are the chances?!?  So a tiny bidding war ensued (although not much of one, since there are so many houses on the market here), and we picked a winner.  Then Elliott jetted off to Arizona to find a new house for us, which he successfully did, and we are spending all our time packing, and selling things on Craigslist.
Anyway, I don't think I'll be around much for the next few weeks, but really, that won't be anything new.  I hope you are having a great summer!