Wednesday, May 18, 2011

potty training

(I added this picture a couple weeks after the original post. I just wanted to document a picture of evie's new bed --since this is my journal. We have it on the ground for now and then will raise it up as she gets bigger. So far, she has slept pretty good in it, but still wakes up in the night. Hey, she did that in her crib, so now we can just lay by her instead of bringing her to our bed!) This cute little thing is getting potty trained this week! She has been doing so good! I am so proud of her! I know it will be different with each child, but I thought potty training was going to be more difficult! Finally, something I'm good at as a mom!! Here's the famous Princess Potty. It makes noises, but sometimes it makes noises on its own. Evie thinks that's kind of funny.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

a new back door!

We have really enjoyed our house, but one feature that has bothered us is that there is no back door. There is a front door and a side door, but nothing where we can privately go in and out. I think every home needs a back door. So, this weekend, Justin and his Dad put one in! He rented the saw to cut the brick from Home Depot and off he went. Justin did such an amazing job and he couldn't have done it without the amazing help from Don. Thank you so much Don for being willing to help! The door is in, I just haven't taken a picture of it, and so I will post that when I take a picture later.
Here's looking out from the new doorway:

Looking into the house:

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Spring/Summer wreath

I saw a darling post and remembered that I had a blank frame lying around. So, I decided to copy. It looks so cute on my front door. I added vinyl to mine (of course!).

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's day to a wonderful mother and Mother in law! We love you so much and appreciate the love and joy that you show to us! We hope you have a wonderful day!

My sister-in-law Brenda graduated from the UofU today! we had a little celebration for her and I made these letters for her to display. (you can't really tell, but the H is sparkly paper & the T is kind of bumpy paper -- so cute!) Go Utes! & way to go Brenda!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teacher appreciaton idea & other crafts

This teacher gift includes: Basket made out of a record (thus, the "Rocks" part), 2 pushpin sets, magnets, bulldog clips, chipboard alphabets, & chipboard tags (blank) . $15 for the set.

Who DOESN'T love to coutdown to their birthday?!?! I just love, love, love the colors on this countdown! $15

Teacher magnetic board (comes with magnet). $15

Successful wall hanging: $15

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Just a reminder on this beautiful, and gorgeous May morning...we woke up to {THIS!} on Saturday (just a few days ago!). Good weather comes and goes in a blink of an eye.
P.S. I really liked how the snow fell on the tulips. That was probably the ONLY think I liked about this snowstorm. (other than the fact that it may be the last one!)

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