Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Winter Sun

photo by Zach


making puppets {blog sneak peek}

While we were snowed in we made finger puppets for the Big Hero 6 movie.
I’ll be sharing the how to on the blog tomorrow! The kids had so much fun!


See it tomorrow over on my craft blog.

Big Hero 6 Finger Puppets #BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias #kidcraft #ad

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

snow day….finally

Sunday night we got 5 inches of snow!!!! Yippee!!! :)
The kiddos also got out of school Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
We played, slept in, built snowmen, made donuts,
watched movies & shoveled lots & lots of snow!




Above ~ Cole’s Ziggle snowman
He ran up to the door & said he needed 2 buttons & a carrot! ha!

Below is Cara’s equally cute snowman in the backyard.



Let it snow!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

snow day tradition

We have snow day in the house….that means homemade donuts! :)


Monday, February 16, 2015

my sweetie ;)

Clay needed a new profile picture…so I took this one for him. :)

your are soooooooooooo hot

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chinese New Year Par-tay

We had a fun Chinese New Year party! We made lanterns,
gave red envelopes & chocolate candy & ate a yummy meal with chopsticks. :)

chines new year traditions

Chinese New Year partyChinese New Years Kid's CraftsChinese red envelope for New Yearseating with chopsticks

IMG_5246IMG_5247IMG_5249IMG_5250IMG_5251IMG_5252IMG_5253IMG_5254IMG_5255mini Chinese lanternsmini spring rolls