Monday, May 30, 2011

just those may days.

we had a beautiful Memorial day today.  it started out raining and thundering, and somehow the sun came out and gave us amazing picnic weather.

little man by sassyladybug
little man, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

this little guy got to try his hand at fishing with his pop.  he drank too many juice boxes and ate too many cheese curls.
watermelon head by sassyladybug
watermelon head, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

and this one ran around barefoot and shirtless most of the day.  he ate a ton of watermelon although his dad wouldn't let me rinse off the pieces he dropped on the ground to give back to him.  am i crazy?

i really do love this time of year with the kids.  dirty feet, sticky hands, playing in the yard until the sun goes down... both boys are finally playing nicely together (except for a few little bruises) and i can finally just enjoy them.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

hanging around.

earring holder by sassyladybug
earring holder, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

i saw this fun idea on i heart organizing awhile back and mentioned it to cheri that i would love to do it. one sheet of radiator cover can easily be split between two people, so it is the perfect project to make with someone else.

my supplies were:
empty frame
radiator cover
spray paint

i sprayed my $1 goodwill frame a pretty gray which actually looks a little blue, and i'm happy with that. i also sprayed the radiator cover a nice bright white. i actually primed it first, because i was concerned about the paint scratching off. either it worked or it isn't really a problem. cutting the radiator cover was fairly easy. because the holes were small in the cover we chose, the metal was thinner at those points and so i was able to cut right through with my regular scissors. i cut it to fit the frame exactly.

i popped it in the frame and now have a lovely spot to organize my earrings! i have lots more but unfortunately they are a mess in my jewelry box. no pictures of that to share. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

you got yourself into your own mess.

holding on by sassyladybug
holding on, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.
here it is, quarter to 1 - a.m. yes, in the middle of the night. i should be snuggled in my bed, but unfortunately i'm finishing a paper and working on my last part of a group project. all due tomorrow night. (wait, i guess that's today, seeing as its after midnight.)

i'm such a procrastinator. for some reason, i'm able to put things off and then i work like a fiend, quickly getting things done right at the last minute. does that say something about me? i almost believe that my work is better this way. my mind is less distracted by the urgency to get to completion.

i kind of feel like my little guy in that picture tonight. i'm heading to bed without finishing because i have the morning to continue my work. i'm holding on for just a bit longer, until tomorrow night when i can let go and slide.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


i have been a bad blogger. craft projects have gone undone for school projects, house projects and the like. and the house projects are not quite finished. in fact, the school projects won't be either, for another week.
birthday by sassyladybug
birthday, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.
i celebrated this little guy's 4th birthday. not so little anymore. it was absolute fun to watch how excited he was about his birthday. he knew what kind of party he was having, who was coming, and that he would get to blow out candles. in the middle of his party, he yelled out, "this is the best birthday ever!" it certainly made up for all those frustrated moments with him.

his turning 4 has seemed like a major turning point. chris and i often look to each other in amazement when we see that using reason actually works with him. he is responding so well to quiet looks and talks, reinforcements and rewards. i am so proud of the boy he is becoming. he still keeps me on my toes, but what would life be like without a little excitement?

he has learned to write a few letters, and will hold his pencil correctly most of the time. he still loves to read, and brings me books every day before nap time to cuddle up and read. yes, he still naps. that is heaven. i catch him reading to his brother, which is amazing and cute. he plays with his brother now, unlike before. we are noticing quite a bond forming between him and his brother.

batmobile by sassyladybug
batmobile, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.
It is unbelievably appropriate that i am taking a preschool and early elementary curriculum class right now. i have realized how remiss i have been in helping him learn about the world around us. we have been working on that a lot lately. it is amazing to see him learn, and amazing to actually be the one teaching him. i am so blessed to be his mama and to have spent the last 4 years at home with him.
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