Friday, March 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week was Kimball's teacher appreciation week at his school. After giving a lot of these people something every year for 4 different years, I am drawing up a blank!

Now don't get me wrong, I have a pinterest board dedicated to teacher appreciation ideas, but it just seems that when I get down to it, time and life make it difficult. So I came up with this...
I went to Home Depot and bought a small flower plant and terracotta planter, used some left over dowels from my curtain project, added a note and picture....and there you have it! I do apologize for the picture....I am lousy at taking pictures and even when I'm taking them I think they look good but when I get them on my computer....blah!
I got a total of 12 plants and planters. 11 went to teachers and staff and 1 was for me! At first I wasn't going to get one, but then thought...why not!

Then Kimball got out of school early today and so we had a play date with some boys in his class. I did have a cool picture of them walking hand in hand out of the school and in the van on the way to our house...but there was an accident and I deleted them. :(
We did play other things, but I couldn't resist taking one of them playing Trav's computer! We seem to turn everyone to computers! Maybe it's because Trav has a really nice computer? But we took turns playing computer - every 15 minutes we would switch....
We even got the ipad into the mix. The boys did have a great time today! Although I think Kimball didn't realize that having friends over was a little harder than he thought. I mean he had to share a lot more and take a LOT more turns! Oh well, we will definitely do this again in the near future!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Happy Happy

I'm so excited to show you my latest Moda Bake Shop quilt!
 Happy Happy Quilt! But the best part of this quilt is you can make it "H" stand for anything you want!!
 Originally I had created a "Happy Halloween" style and was going to use Halloween fabric, well that panned out....then I found this wonderful fabric from Pat Sloan, "Eat Your Fruits and Veggies".
I then had the idea to make it a "Happy Harvest" themed quilt with it being during the fall time and that's when your garden is ready. But things lead to this and that and we weren't able to have it posted in the Fall, so we changed it to the "Happy Happy" quilt! But see how you can change the "H" to stand for anything that starts with an "H"?
 I do have to admit that the "H" also stands for our last name, Hendrix.
This is a fun and simple quilt! It didn't take too long to put together and is a perfect size lap quilt!

It has already found a home with Brandon's previous Speech Teacher. She came to our home every week for a year to help Brandon. She was wonderful, sweet and kind! So I gave her this quilt at Christmas so that she could always remember us!

Check out the tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Almost there....

Well I am almost caught up with all of the different major and minor events that happened in 2012. It just took me two months! So here is some more mish-mash of pictures.....

 Back before school started we went to carnival put on my our bank. My sister in law, Melissa works for them and invited/reminded me of this event. Travis stayed home and me and the boys went. I am rather glad Trav stayed home (after we were there) due to the fact that it was so crowded! Trav doesn't do very well in crowds (boys too) and so I am glad he didn't go and add more stress to his life.
 There were a lot of different booths selling and educating from the local college. There was also a lot of bounce houses we played on (meaning the boys).
 We then got some free popcorn and cotton candy and rode a cute little indoor train. After about 2 hours we called it quits and went home.
Before leaving I made sure we got a picture with Aunt Melissa! She is so good to my boys and has the tons of patience with them! Giving them hugs and accepting any social interaction on their terms! It's nice to have supportive family members!

I love how inventive and "buildy" my boys are! Here we are at the doctors office and Brandon creates an  airplane! He is awesome at creating different lego projects!
 At the same doctors' office, Nathan is making a plastic canvas my little pony for Kimball. Nathan is my crafter! No glue gun, tape or paper is safe with him around! He is constantly creating! He wants to be an artist when he gets older.

Back during the summer when I took pictures, I thought of cool blog posts that I would create....well life happened and the blog posts didn't happen!  This is a rain day that we spent playing legos, running errand and eating out.
The boys were so cute walking into Wal-Mart together holding hands! They do truly love each other and are always helping each other out! Then we went to Artie Circle for lunch. They had a play area that the boys could stretch their legs out in.
Kimball was being a stinker, Nathan was happy and bubbly and of course found a baby right away to follow. Then Brandon was just happy to be out of the house and after checking out the "play area" chilled next to me.

Then finally I wanted to share pictures from election day. I volunteered at Kimball's school and then in the afternoon took Brandon with me to go vote. We are lucky and the area was just across the street from us. Since Brandon was being home schooled at the time, I thought it was a good way to show him our government in action. He wasn't that was boring!
Even though my President candidate didn't win, I will hope that the country will be lend with wisdom. Time will only tell.

Yeah now I am officially updated with everything in 2012....oh wait. I just remembered, Thanksgiving, Festival of Trees, and Christmas. Okay so not there yet but I'm almost there!