Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Our backyard skating rink!

It started like this. 
Eventually. It was warm and windy that day and the kids were having so much fun playing in the billowing/blowing tarp/tent it was hard to quit that and get onto this:
 But we did get down to business. Eventually. 

And in perfect time for the cold snap. 
And after lots of cold fingers and frozen hoses, it ended like this:

 Turns out, even if you live on the prairies, your yard is probably not actually flat!
But even with one corner determined not to fill with water and freeze...
Your own backyard rink is an absolute blast!

Now get outta here you darn chinook... 
I am slightly obsessed with this project and want it to stick around a lot longer!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Prairie Sunsets!


 They are just so pretty!
(This picture was taken quite awhile ago but I thought I had better put up a couple of posts... since I had been posting more frequently this fall and then *BAM* no posts for over a month! Oops!)

This is what it looks like around here these days!
We were ready for it! 
Enjoyed our nice warm and long fall and now bring on winter and Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sewing projects!

Jax, Mya, Leah, Tori and Tristan 

... and their creations!
 The idea came from a small piece of material Tori had brought with her to our house that day. This sewing project started out with one child while everyone else was busy playing. It was peaceful and enjoyable even. 
Then slowly everyone else trickled up to the table to see what we were doing.
And of course immediately wanted to make a doll of their own.
Because who wouldn't?!
And then the whole project turned into a crazy, rushed, cotton batton covered, can you help me, no me, this isn't working, can I make a transformer with a gun and a helmet that talks and makes shooting noises kind of a project!
But we got them all made before nap time and even squeezed in a quick lunch... so it was a success.

But it did give me a taste of what life would be like with only one child.
And I could list a lot of very positive words here... but I better not.
I suppose it is safe to say that you would be able to actually 'enjoy' more moments.  And that part made me a little sad. But also more determined to try and 'enjoy' more moments with my four.
So here we go. Slowing down to enjoy more moments.
(So no more sewing dolls with more than one child at a time I guess! ;))