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