Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Up for Air

I’m up for air after swimming in Valentine and Fairy Crafting with my kids. I’ll probably dive right back in as soon as I’m done posting.

Every February we unplug from all Electronic forms of Entertainment. I consider blogging therapy and not Entertainment so that’s why you are blessed with me. Lucky you!

Anyway, we’ve been busy. I probably over-do it on classroom handouts. Okay, I know I over-do it. But it’s just so blasted fun to craft with the kids. This year we made clay heart necklaces for their girlfriends. You can see how we made them here.

Winter 490 I’m still racking my brain trying to come up with something Cool for the guys. Any suggestions?

I’ve also been mad at work crocheting little tiny fairy purses for an upcoming swap.

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It’s much cuter in person. The purse is latched with a flower button that you just can't see in the picture.

The girls begged me to teach them how to crochet. Princess had a hard time and might try again in a couple of years. Lea however, after a few ghastly rows, took to it like a fish to water.

Winter 495

I couldn’t get the girl to put the darn hook down. She ended up making an afghan for her doll. The other kids have been busy in their various interests. T-Rev is having a hard time being unplugged so he draws his favorite video game characters during his down time.

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Hummm, I think this is Castle Crashers on a Rock Band tour.

And Princess is entertaining us with her wildly imaginative fantasy stories. We have to give her a captive audience or she will follow us around until we sit and listen to and look at every page.

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Abner is back at work testing video games for money. Whew, no more lazy lay-about. So he has to be plugged in. Just not at home though.

And we finally have the results from Hope’s Sleep Study. Yes, mom wasn’t imagining her lack of breathing while sleeping. She does have sleep apnea. It’s borderline between Mild and Moderate. So now she’s off to visit with the nose and throat specialist (please don’t ask me what they’re called) for a possible tonsillectomy. More fun.

We also finally bid adieu to the old Portable Swimming Pool. After nearly 200,000 miles and maintenance costs up the ying-yang, we traded the old gas sucker in for a nice portable little sauna.

Winter 470

Somehow we couldn’t let go of owning another truck. Too many future scout and camping trips require that we keep one in the family. Prince Erik has already claimed the little truck as his commute transportation so yeah, I can drive his little car around instead of the other Gas-Guzzler Family Bus.

Okay, that’s enough of my yammering. I’m way behind on sleep. But before I head off to bed I thought I’d make my Bro. jealous, once again, because we happen to have the best view of sunsets around. Nothing hugely colorful this evening, but still Beautiful.

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Maybe if I can lure my family up to my neck of the woods with magical sunsets, I can convince them to move closer. Hey, it doesn’t hurt to dream.


Toni said...

You make me smile reading your posts. I am glad you sound happy. Keep up the "fairy" work, love it. And I love the valentine day crafts. I go over board too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Great necklaces for the girls-_I have NO boy ideas, we struggle with this holiday. It's kind of work for boys AND men, come to think of it!
Glad you're getting time to be creative.

laterg8r said...

love the unplugged idea and that your son is drawing his fave video game characters :D

beautiful sunset :D

Natalie said...

Love it all!

Faith said...

It all sounds so wonderful and magical! Glad to hear you sounding like your old self :)

Arrow said...

Yeah, rub it in with the sunset! Believe me, if we had the choice, we would move up to your neck of the woods in a heartbeat, but we have to go where the jobs are! The kids loved the Valentines--thanks!!

McBrides said...

I love to crochet! I saw your daughter working on her project during church a couple of weeks ago...made me smile! :)