Sunday, January 11, 2015

I still make things...

Piper is styling a new scarf I knit. All other outfit choices...well, let's just say I had nothing to do with those.

Monday, December 22, 2014

some time to breathe...

Oh my goodness, was this month more than I expected!  So many parties and events, even though I tried to downsize.  We are in a good place now, though.  Work is done for me until Jan. 5, so is school for Cadence.  Matt finished his master's program.  The last party was attended on Saturday night.  

It feels really good.  We are staying home this year during the whole break, mainly because Matt has to work for some of it.  We are hosting guests, but it's really good for us this year to not be rushing to pack and drive.  Especially because Piper has a UTI (that involved visiting the Urgent Care at Wal-mart yesterday afternoon) and Cadence has a runny nose.

In the middle of all our events last week, we found some time to play in the yard Friday afternoon.  Cadence and Piper built a birdhouse.

Clearly, we dressed ourselves for this occasion. That's a pink polka dot and brown jacket, a black headband, a red and green cherry dress, green pants, and pink plaid shoes.  I feel like Piper is going to be a fashion risk-taker.  

No word yet on whether the birds have moved in.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year

We love decorating day!  We put all our Christmas decor up last Sunday.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

first day

It's been quite a few months since I last documented our "first day", but I like how it captures the everyday bits of life.  Here's our November 1st, in the parts where I took a picture (everything else was mostly laundry).

most of this salad was from Cadence's school garden!

Matt is building a motorcycle seat!
Our Pumpkin cat is missing. We're praying for his safe return,

{this moment}

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Halloween and All Saints Day 2014

We jammed a bunch of Halloween activities into a couple days this year.  First, on Wednesday, we finally carved pumpkins.  We used the pumpkins we inadvertantly grew in July.  One had a hole in the bottom, but that was fine, since we used a drill to do our jack-o-lantern designs this year anyway.

I had to do some sewing on Wednesday night to prepare Cadie's Tinkerbell costume (the dress was done for the birthday party back in August, but we needed a little cape like the jacket Tink wears in The Secret of the Wings).  I also had to sew her Deborah costume for All Saints Day at school, which they celebrated Friday.

sewing for Deborah
Trick-or-treating was Thursday night.  All the little campus kids get together and go to faculty homes and dorms.  If you ask them, the best part is riding on the big kid school buses to get everywhere.  Here's some of the crew waiting to head out.

that building with the columns in the background?  my library

one of friends' families was two penguins and Antarctica!

I made that Belle dress too!  Our buddy E borrowed it!

The girls were happy with their costumes.  Cadence knew for months that she would be Tinkerbell, but Piper kept changing her mind before settling on a "puma cat."  She learned about pumas on Go, Diego, Go! and has been telling people facts about them.  

Finally, here's Cadence in her Deborah costume, ready to go to school on Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween...

From Tinkerbell and a "puma cat"!
(We actually did our trick-or-treating yesterday.  More pics to come tomorrow.)