Thursday, April 23, 2009

Recycling is FUN!!!

We made crayons from crayons! I know, it doesn't sound very exciting, but it totally is.

First we dug through the crayon bucket and got out all the broken pieces.

Then we ripped on the paper off of them.

Then we sprayed muffin tins with Pam and put the pieces in like this

Then we cooked them in the oven at 300 degrees till they were all melty (about 15 minutes). Here's what it looks like midprocess.

Take them out of the oven and they are really cool looking, but they are not cool... I put mine in the freezer.

Wait till they're cool and solid and pop them out.

Then COLOR with your new CRAYONS!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April Flowers

One of this month's themes: Flowers.

These were in Scott's grandmother's garden (where we hunted for Easter eggs). I know it's not the best picture, but I had to crop a larger picture... actually, here is the larger picture; I think it's kinda cute:

Allyson couldn't stop running.

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Monday

Here's what I did today:

I was woken up at 4:30 by Allyson who had wet the bed. I got her out of her wet jammies and put her in my bed. By that time she had woken up Molly so I had to make a bottle and try to get her back to sleep. It worked so i got back into bed by 5:15 and woke up at 6:00 with Allyson and Molly. I barely spoke to Scott before he left for work. Not a good start to my day.
After breakfast, Allyson and i made Easter eggs out of construction paper (I know Easter is over but she doesn't). Then Janae called and we went over to her house. The girls decided to dress up in some of Nola's fairy dresses and litterally run around the house for about 10 minutes. We took them outside and they chased bubbles in their fairy dresses and it was really cute. That is untill Allyson decided she didn't want to be outside anymore and threw a horrible tantrum.
After calming down and eating lunch we left Janae's and came home. Allyson and Molly took short naps while I did nothing. It was a nice hour.
I started dinner around 3:30 (Baked chicken and stuffing and roasted broccoli). Scott gets off work around 2:45. He HAS to work out (at work) so he doesn't get home till 4:30 or 4:45. We ate dinner around 5:00 then Scott fell asleep on the recliner. At 5:45 he got ready for class and left at 6:00. I will be asleep when he gets home.
Since I started writing this I had to stop at least three times: One to calm down Molly because Allyson knocked her over. One to let Allyson play computer games. One to make a bottle and get Molly to sleep. It's taken me over an hour to write this and now that I'm looking at it I'm wondering why I'm writing it.
In general today wasn't too bad; it was actually pretty good. But I really hate that Scott spends no time at home on Mondays. At least I got to spend the first half of the day at Janae's house. The second half was full of me being tired and Allyson and Molly being needy. Oh well, that's life.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Eggs & Etsy

We dyed eggs the other day. Here are some pictures. Oh, and I put another item in my Etsy store. It's a slow go with that these days, but I'm going to try to put at least one thing up there a week. If nothing sells, then I get to keep it all or have free birthday and Christmas presents for Everyone!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Themes

I'm going to do like Janae did last month and give a few options for April themes. Since it is Spring and starting to be nicer and nicer outside I'm that's going to be general theme for my ...themes:
1. Flowers
2. Sunshine
3. Bunnies
4. Pink

these are pretty easy themes, so you should try to get creative with them.
(on a different note, Allyson has started using the word "bummer" and it's pretty funny)