Thursday, February 24, 2011

I have been away for a few days because I was hit with a mighty case of strep throat. My doctor said it was the worst case of strep he has ever seen. I wasn't sure what to think of that comment but in a way it was somewhat good to hear as a way to verify how truly terrible I was feeling! Thankfully, I am much better now and I was all set to post some pictures tonight but our home laptop is not working. I am posting now from Bob's work laptop that he brought home but am unable to load any pictures. I hope to be back soon!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sweet Baby Eve's First Valentine's Day

Homemade Valentines

Gracie girl had a Valentine's Day party at her preschool last Tuesday. Grace & Jack worked together to make these heart crayons for everyone at the preschool.

Grace & Jack first chose different colored crayons and soaked them in a bowl of hot water to loosen the wrappers.

Grace spent hours carefully taking the wrapper off of each crayon. After all of the wrappers were removed Grace broke the crayons into small pieces.

Jack & Grace then placed the crayon pieces into individual silicone hearts.

We baked the crayons in the oven on 270 degrees for about ten minutes. Once the crayons cooled Grace taped the crayons onto paper hearts that said, "You color my world!"

Grace worked so hard to make these Valentines for her new friends at school and I couldn't be more proud of her!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hand Delivering Special Valentines at Daddy's Work...

Every year we visit Daddy at his work place on Valentine's day to hand out our homemade Valentines to everyone there! This year Grace, Jack & Baby Eve gave everyone at Daddy's work strawberry tea bags with their special watercolor heart shaped tags (as seen in the previous post). It was such a joy for me to watch my three children bring smiles to so many people.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"I Love You" Heart Shaped Tea Bag Tags

Grace & Jack love drinking tea and I love making cups of tea with them ~ it is something that we have been enjoying together for the past year. I surprised Grace, Jack & Eve with special Valentine tea bags on Valentine's Day morning. To make these special tea bags I first chose a watercolor painting that Grace, Jack & Eve painted together for Valentine's Day. I cut out tiny heart shapes from their paintings and replaced the original tea bag tags with their own special watercolor hearts. I wrote "I love you" on each of their tags, put the special tea bags into mugs and had them placed on our kitchen window sill Valentine's Day morning to surprise them! Grace & Jack loved their Valentine's Day cups of strawberry lemon tea yesterday (made with lots & lots & lots of love) and Baby Eve enjoyed smelling and touching her special tea bag.

Baby Eve was with me in a Baby Bjorn on Valentine's Day morning while Grace & Jack were enjoying their tea so I did not get a picture of her experiencing her first tea bag. I will, however, be posting pictures of our sweet Eve on her very first Valentine's Day in an upcoming post! Also, stay tuned for more pictures of Grace, Jack & Eve at Daddy's work handing out these special Valentine tea bags to everyone there and a few more Valentine's Day pictures too.

Little Valentines

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I had such a lovely Valentine's Day with these three little ones that I love so very, very, very much! I'll be sure to share pictures of our special day together but until then I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day and a beautiful start to your week.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Delicious Maine Blueberries

The state of Maine is known for its delicious blueberries and our Jack-a-roo certainly agrees! Every Sunday morning Grace & Jack make pancakes. This morning we made a blueberry sauce using Maine blueberries to put on our pancakes and Jack enjoyed every bite!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Pictures From Our Week...

A week of getting ready for Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spray Painting Snow!

We have been very busy week working on several special Valentine projects (pictures to come). We took a break earlier this week to go outside to have some fun in the snow. Before going out, Grace & Jack each filled two spray bottles with water and food coloring. They had a great time spraying the snow with the colored water. Baby Eve enjoyed her time outside too. We spray painted her name in the snow!

Got Gracie, Jack & Eve?