Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 151

The prettiest plant we have in the garden right now is Tyler's cucumber plant.  It started to flower over a week ago and there are a couple of cucumbers starting to sprout, so cool. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 150

We finally put up the new bar today.  It has two sets of cups, so that you can taking it down and move it to another position.  Right now it's in the low spot, but will spend some time in the top spot as well. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 149

Summer art....
We kicked off the summer by painting some new money jars for the boys' rooms.  
They like to get their change out and count it, which makes a piggy bank a pain.  Only other problem being that I keep finding their money around because it doesn't have a proper home.  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 148

This was supposed to be a picture of our first trip of the summer season to the OV pool for open swim, but my camera was dead when we arrived. 
So instead, here's a picture of Ty and his buddy from down the street as they played this afternoon. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 147

Yard Sale....
Early morning and lot of lookers, but still made a good chunk of cash from the 2 day sale.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 146

Movie Party....
The boys were invited to a movie party today.  They had a full set up of theater goodies including a full size popcorn machine.  Once the sun went down, they set up on the lawn and watched a movie drive-in style, projected onto the side of the house.  Awesome!

Thanks to the Black family for a good time and photos.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 145

Last day of school....
We are all finished up with our required work for the year!  
We're now housing and 1st & 3rd grader.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 144

Go, Dog, Go!
Play number 2 of the week, this time at the Woodland Opera House.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 143

Hansel and Gretel 
We joined our homeschooling group for a trip to B Street theater.  The play was fun and the characters did a great job.  We'll have to go back again for another show.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 142

Still working on yard sale stuff, today's task was to drag out all the too small yard toys and get them washed up.  Tyler has been a great helper!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 141

Swimmer boy...
Tyler wearing his new super swimmer cap.  He wasn't liking all the water getting in his ears for backstroke, so we tried this and it's seamed to have helped.  He only stopped one time his first trip across the pool tonight while on his back.  Now if he'll just do this every time! 

Day 140

Getting ready to sell...
We're are having a yard sale this weekend, this week is full of pulling stuff out and ridding our house of clutter. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 139

Pow Wow Days Parade
We were up bright and early to walk with the swim team in the parade today. 
The boys had a lot of fun and saw quite a few of their friends. 

The carnival was next on our agenda for the day and into the night. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 138

Fixing the broken....

We've been trying to get things done around the house, tackling a few outdoor things.  Yesterday father-in-law fixed the leak in the bed sprinklers so that we can start figuring out a drip/sprinkler for the garden.  This meant digging up a bit of the yard by the front door.  We also had a big section of the yard by the sidewalk that never really took well. So we turned the soil, raked it up and put on some turf builder that is fertilizer and seed all in one.  Fingers crossed it grows! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cover for Nook

Yay, my Nook is no longer naked!  
I can now take it places protected and without feeling like it's going to get broken process.  

I ordered a PDF pattern from here.
This was a huge help in not having to figure out dimensions and design.  

Being fancy and all, a quilted look was in store.  So I dug through my fabric stash and found some that weren't going to be used and decided they were prefect and bright.  

Here is the cover all laid out.  
 Mini yo-yo button closure
 Inside, left side has pockets
 Nook Color resting in it's new case...
 All buttoned up
 The back...

A fun little Thursday project. 

Day 137

Go Tigersharks!
The boys and I are walking in the Pow Wow days parade on Saturday with the swim team, so we made some shirts so we can look the part.  

9am on Greenback between Main and Filbert in Orangevale. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 136

Cutting more fabric....
Wait a minute, we've been here before, I recognize that tree!

I'm working on a cover for my new nook.  I'm hoping the idea in my head works out well when it's all sewn together.  Luckily I found a great pattern to at least give me dimensions so at least that guess work is gone.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 135

Take me out to the ball game....
Today we went to a school day at Raley field to see the Rivercats play.  
We are not baseball people and as much as the boys have been wanting to go back, we lasted a whopping 2 innings.  
I think a good part of this had to do with the 1 hour assembly we had to sit through before the game where we couldn't really understand what the speaker was saying.

Hopefully we can knock this off the boys' to do list. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 134

Fluffy ones at that.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 133

On the lake....
The boys headed off to the lake with Uncle Stu, Aunt Virginia and Uncle Eli for most of the day.  This meant my house was very quiet and I was able to finish up a couple of projects and just sit.  
Happy Mother's Day!

Block of the Month Quilt

Last Christmas my Mother-in-Law, Judy, bought me the finishing kit and first month's block for a block of the month quilting "class."  Each month you are supposed to finish the block and then the following month you take in your  finished block to the store and they will give you a new one to work on.  Mine didn't go as planned as I let life get in the way.  It has now been pieced and is headed off to the long-arm quilter!  Hooray!
Here are all the blocks for the Rose Garden Quilt
January: Lilibet

February: Ballerina

March: Burbank

April: Celestial

May: Dainty Bess

June: Maiden's Blush

July: Radiance

August: Hermosa

September: September Morn

October: Eternal Youth

November: Ophelia

December: Belle Amour

24 Log Cabin Blocks:

Pieced together on the wall to look like this:

Sewn together with the boarders to look like this:
 The backing will be the dark green you see on the top.

 I'm so happy to have finished and am felling accomplished.    It photographs well because you can't see all the flaws.  It has some issues and would be laughed out of the quilt shows, but it's my first real pieced together quilt! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 132

My family was very good to me for my Birthday.  
Thank you all so much! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 131

Coming together....
I finished up the last of the log cabin filler blocks this afternoon and was able to put it together on the wall.  Now I need to take one of the monthly blocks apart to fix (I swear it looks like I was drunk when I put it together) and can start sewing the blocks together!  
Add some boarders, cut the backing and off to the long-arm quilter to be quilted.  

Day 130

Pretty flowers on our new table.  
Dinner out at Chicago Fire Pizza to top it all off. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 129

 Another beautiful afternoon at the park.

My phone decided to give me a watercolor effect on this picture. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 128

Quilting and Super Heros....
A few more blocks finished this afternoon and a few more to go, really working on getting this bad boy finished up this weekend!  A little X-Men made the time go by faster.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 127

So there's this consignment shop....
It had lots of cool furniture, most way too expensive and then we found this gem in the back corner.  It's a farm house style that I love and the price was right.  After a trip home to make sure that it would fit, we went back and picked it up.  Now comes the work of cleaning up the old table and the bench set with table to sell on Craigslist. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 126

The end of the weekend...
and this is all that's left! 
We had another fun and busy weekend with friends and family.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 125

Watching the start line of the Jr Rowing Championships from the bike trail.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 124

A successful chase...
After a busy day, the ice cream truck came by.  The boys rushed to their room, grabbed their cash and jumped on a bike and a scooter in hopes of catching the ice cream truck.  It was clear down the street before they caught up, but they happily came back with treats in hand. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 123

When we stopped for lunch today on our bike ride we were able to sit and watch some remote control boats.  The boys thought these were really cool.