Sunday, November 30, 2008

Project 365: Day 335 - November 30

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Project 365: Day 334 - November 29

We watched Lost in Space tonight...The Battle of the Robots. The good robot won no thanks to Dr. Smith!!

So Many Choices

Today we went to Burkholder's Fabrics! What a selection! It was so overwhelming that we all ended up looking at fat quarters. Even that was too much!

Morgan's independent study this spring semester is on quilt making so Mom wanted to take her up there to pick out fabrics for her quilt. She picked some cute fat quarters for one pattern, and then picked some nice Amish solids in black and varied greens for another quilt.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Project 365: Day 333 - November 28

We were up and out early today - all kids got to be in the Thanksgiving parade in town - Morgan's band played Frosty the Snowman throughout the event, and the other three got to be the banner holders! Everyone had a great time. It was really weird for David and me to be watching the parade and have no kids to keep up with - really weird. We almost had to borrow the cute little boy who was standing next to us!

I had to take this picture of Santa since none of the kids got to see him!

After the parade and a quick trip to the vet (where we determined that Charley would have to join us on our road trip) we headed to Pennsylvania! He traveled well, thank goodness!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Project 365: Day 332 - November 27

We spent Thanksgiving in town with David's parents and his aunt and uncle, and her parents. Here's Uncle Bill now!

After a scrumptious meal we went outside for some fresh air and exercise! There was football, catch, and just swinging on the porch swing! Bill and Carolyn are wonderful about having things for the kids to do.

The only casualty of the day was K's skirt which ended up absorbing most of the sticky sweet potato juice!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Project 365: Day 331 - November 26

What's the day before Thanksgiving without puppies or a last minute trip to Target?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Project 365: Day 330 - November 25

Today was VIP Day at the elementary school. Grandmama and Granddaddy came first to Katherine's class, where they were treated to poems, recorder songs, and real schoolwork!

Then they headed to Will's class. On the way they probably saw his pictures and paragraphs about his VIPs. His are the typed ones - there was no way that I was going to make it through getting him to write all that by himself and still be decent to be around!

I'm not really sure what happened in the classroom, except for the making of a cranberry & marshmallow apple turkey that is supposed to end up as a decoration on the Thanksgiving table.

Caroline was a VIP today too, but got booted. Better for her since she got to help in the library at the book fair! Morgan was also a VIP, but there are no pictures of her!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Project 365: Day 329 - November 24

The green book has always been a favorite for bedtime stories. It has all the old stories from our early years, including Little Black Sambo which was one of my favorites.

For the last 15 plus years we've been reading out of this book to someone or more than one someone.

Now, even the boy doesn't need help reading from this book. He still gets it, but likes to read to himself while waiting patiently for us to join him!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Project 365: Day 328 - November 23

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Project 365: Day 327 - November 22

We had a busy day today. First we had to get everyone up and out very early. We actually left a sick dad in bed, but the rest of us got moving! The two bigger girls went to the Red Cross for an all-day babysitting class.

Will, Katherine and I dropped them off and had lots of time to spare before the Jefferson Thanksgiving Parade on the Downtown Mall. We found the topmost parking space in the whole parking garage! And then we had fun looking down!

We wandered and watched the vendors as they set up their booths. Somehow we found ourselves at the ice park watching the big guys play ice hockey. Will loved it, I loved the warmth, and Katherine wanted to leave!

Just before the start of the parade we found lots of our friends from church and we settled in for the parade. But first a picture was required.

Then we hit Chaps for hot chocolate because it was colder than it would have been had I stayed in bed!

Here we are waiting and watching.

Then the parade came and took a detour so we had to get up from our comfy, cozy spot and travel a bit to see the speakers and listen to their speeches.

After the parade we gathered a few Christmas presents, ate lunch at my all-time favorite cheese steak sub place, and took in the rest of the mall.

I'm not really sure what we did for the next 3 hours but we filled them and then picked up our new card carrying babysitters!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Project 365: Day 326 - November 21

Today Katherine decorated Will as Count Olaf.

He had the unibrow, the pointy beard, and the eye tattoo. Looks pretty creepy don't you think!?!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Project 365: Day 325 - November 20

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Project 365: Day 324 - November 19

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Project 365: Day 323 - November 18

Will spent a recent afternoon making door knockers. I'm not sure why. We have a working doorbell and a working knocker. Now we have three!

Morgan came away from the athletic banquet this evening with a varsity letter and pin, and awards for academic achievement and for having the most spirit.

As if that wasn't enough to make her head go big and knees buckle, her daddy decided that his life was not going to be complete if she didn't have the cutest green cell phone around!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Project 365: Day 322 - November 17

We heart Flat Stanley.

Tonight Will and I took turns reading the pages in this favorite book. I can hardly wait until he hits 2nd grade and each kid in the class (hopefully!) will make his own Flat Stanley to send around the country.

We still have Morgan's Stanley from way back when! It took a trip out to Utah with Grandma and had a real adventure! Someday soon maybe I'll dig that out and post about those adventures. Grandma and Stanley had a great time traveling the wild west!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Project 365: Day 321 - November 16

Today Caroline celebrated her 13th birthday with friends. It's one thing to turn 13 and celebrate with family, and entirely another to celebrate properly!

So, in order to celebrate properly, Caroline and more than several of her friends met a the ice park and skated the afternoon away.

Afterwards they filled their bellies with pizza!

Friends & fun, and full bellies. What more can you ask for?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Project 365: Day 320 - November 15

As we left the craft fair this afternoon we caught this double rainbow! It made all that crowd-repelling rain worthwhile!


This girl really, really wants to get her ears pierced. She's been talking about it since she was eight. Today she came so close.

Maybe tomorrow, or the next day.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Project 365: Day 319 - November 14

Great fun! Great food! Great friends!
Only minor injuries ... and little hands in the chocolate tart!
Looking forward to next year - BYOS!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Project 365: Day 318 - November 13

This little piggie went to school and ended up in the trash can! Poor little porky!

Morgan emptied her pockets of gum trash on her way out of the elementary school and then remembered halfway to her school that her little piggie had also been in that same pocket! "You have to get him!" she told me. I wasn't so sure about that. I had so many things to do today and going back to school was not one of them!

But she was right, I had to! His field trip lasted about 3 hours before I could get back to the elementary school to go through the trash to rescue him! Truth was, he and the gum trash were the only trash in the can! Thank goodness!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Project 365: Day 317 - November 12

This here is one huge reason that I can't get to the computer...if it's not email, it's facebook, and if not that, then it's that dreaded homework!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Project 365: Day 316 - November 11

Quiltmaking Still

The baby will soon turn a year old! The girls would love to have this quilt finished for him in time for his birthday, but I'm having my doubts. Today they sandwiched the layers, and began to stitch in the ditch.

They decided to machine quilt vertically, horizontally, and diagonally both ways! I think it'll be a another few weeks before they get to the point of sewing on the binding and tag.