Monday, November 10, 2008

Tree sap and play time

I promise to get back to sharing some of our learning games and such soon (by next week). Time is a bit short right now so I will just share a few pictures I took the other day (before the temps dropped). We put on winter coats and gloves outside today. :(

Zee loves to touch everything. I love her chubby little fingers!

Pictures of Travis playing more football (doubt that surprises anyone).
I managed to get a picture of the ball in the air this time!

Girls playing house.
They got tons of visitors that day.

I want to move the play house to another part of our yard. I think you can tell that it is under a pine tree so they get lots of buggy visitors and they sometimes get into tree sap. My children love the tree, pine needles, pine cones, and buggy visitors so they don't want the house moved.

Demi saw one of her old cars in the garage and insisted that she isn't too big for it and said she would be happy to clean it up (it was VERY dirty) so she could ride it.

Here she is trying to get it to go. She is WAY to big for this little car!She had to stand up and walk it to move. LOL!

Here she is walking it again. She walked it all over the yard insisting she isn't too big for it. I am happy she doesn't want to grow up too fast.After giving up on driving the little car she decided to protect us from any evil lurking in the yard.

I doubt you can tell from this picture but she CAN NOT SEE in front of her!!! I don't know if she doesn't know how to wear the helmet or if she shuts her eyes when she has it on (she likes to walk around with her eyes shut) she wanders around bumping into things and falls down! here she is holding the sword out waving it from side to side to feel for anything in front of her.
This is the look on her face once he hit the old log in the yard. She really had no idea she was near the log.
Here is another story about this huge log laying near the playhouse. I noticed Travis was working at it but I didn't know what he was doing.

I saw him measure and hammering. I was thinking that hammering nails was a good activity (good for hand strength). I really thought he was just hammering nails into the log. He has been known to do stuff like that.
When he finished he asked me if he and Demi could eat outside at the new picnic table.

LOL! I felt bad that I wasn't able to see his hammering and realize he was building a table! It might be the smallest picnic table I have ever seen but that is also a very small house next to the table. OK, I can picture you all looking at Demi sitting at it and saying how can a mom not see that is a picnic table. Just scroll up again and look at Travis in the first 2 pictures and you will be able to see that until Demi sat down in front of it this looked NOTHING like a table! I think this was the third board he put on it so to me it looked like he was pounding nails into a log! I know now tat they have a picnic table they will NEVER let me move that playhouse! I think this is so CUTE!!! BUT I think I am now doomed to years of sap covered play clothes. The up side is I have a reason to keep sewing!

OH! I wanted to say thank you to everyone who left a comment or wrote me emails! I had no idea so many people looked at my blog! I was shocked to get so many emails. Once my hubby is back to work and I de-germ my house (wipe down everything he has touched or coughed on) I will take some time to post some of our newer inside learning games. I can only do this on sunny days because my camera is on it's last leg and will not take pictures in my house if I don't have enough natural light comming in the windows. I can't afford a new camera right now so I have to try to make the best of the one I have.

I got many emails asking about my sewing patterns and tutorials on my craft blog. I will get back to sharing some of my sewing patterns starting next week craft. By the end of next week I will have at least one pattern posted to share (I hope to have more than that up by then but even if life stays crazy I can get one up). I am working on finishing up a couple projects for friends with my small amount of free time I have this week (only have a couple hours of work left to do to finish). My hubby is home sick with a bad cold. This week having a sick hubby, 3 children, housework, homeschooling, and a couple old projects needing to be finished will take up most of my free time this week. Two people wrote asking about my old links and patterns on my my craft blog and I did get a free minute to look at my blog and I can see that many of my old patterns and pictures are no longer working. I just realized this is because I had some of them on yahoo pictures and I lost them when yahoo pictures shut down. I don't know if I still have all my old pictures and PDF pattern files BUT my youngest is still in diapers so I can redo most of that stuff it just might not be exactly the same because I don't ever do the same thing exactly the same twice. Zee could always use some new diapers and I am always looking for reasons to sew so this will be no problem to fix. I will get that fixed sometimes in the next two weeks.

I hope you all can read and understand what I am writing. It is late. I am tired. It has been a long day and I am worried if I wait until tomorrow to read this over I might forget to publish this (I forget to hit publish button a lot).


Kate in NJ said...

You Rock!!
Hope hubby feels better soon!!

Gottfredsen said...

You have been missed. I am glad to see that you are back. You have been so busy. It looks like you have been having so much fun. Can not wait to see more of what you have been doing.

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Love, the pictures. D in the armor was hilarious. The kids look like they all play together so nicely.