Monday, April 14, 2008

All in a Weekend

Well, that went fast!! I guess the notion is true - time flies when you're having fun! This weekend was jam packed with good weather, good food and good company! So here's a re-cap! On Friday I was able to go and pick up my treasures at the local "paint your own ceramics" shop in town! Earlier last week my mom and I went for a few visits to this little store and painted a few keep-sakes for the girls and for Jim's up-coming birthday! Seeing as how this is quite the tiny town we live in, we were not too sure how long it would be before we could pick our treasures up due to the fact that there needs to be a full kiln; however, we were pleasantly surprised to hear our stuff was ready on Friday!! These are the plates that I made for both girls...

And this is the cup the girls "made" for Daddy's birthday!!
We plastered K's hands on the sides of the mug and A's foot print right in the middle! He was pleasantly surprised Saturday morning when we gave it to him!! And I was glad to see how well all the pieces turned out:)

So, Saturday day was filled with enjoying the weather and getting ready for Jim's birthday dinner! Thanks to Mr. Sun we were able to enjoy a lovely BBQ of short ribs (something Jim has developed a love for thanks to our visit with the Neufelds!) and thanks to Betty Crocker, we were able to enjoy a modified version of Bonnie Butter Cake. Jim likes cake, but he loves cupcakes, so... voila!Yummy treats for my hubby! It was an enjoyable day and I feel blessed to be able to celebrate with him another year of life, another year together!

While I was busy getting dinner ready and others were busy barbecuing and visiting, my lovely daughter was busy teaching her company how to have "so much fun!" I couldn't bring myself to stop her once she started making this mess, she was in her glory! And when the time came for me to clean it up (she was distracted by a new movie courtesy of Gram), once she remembered what she had been up to, she walked into the kitchen and said "Hey...where's my mess?" Oh it sounded so cute! And made the mess all the more worth it! In other news, Avery is now four months old and I will never blog about her sleeping habits again!! Right after I posted about her sleeping through the night, all patterns ceased! We are back to learning how she works, but she continues to be a joy in our lives! Here she is with her two comforts...'Gram' and her thumb!Here she is holding her bottle (albeit, for only a second), my what a big girl!And here she is in her excersaucer...something she's still trying to figure out, but enjoying the new position - upright, rather than reclined or laying down!

So...suffice it to say, we had a great weekend! We love having company and would love it if you wanted to come for a visit! But as for right now...we're beat! And I'm off to join the rest of my house-hold.....

8 comments:

rachel said...

what a cute mess karys and taeya made! made me laugh :) love the ceramics that you did too! they look great!

Lisa said...

Welcome to the world of many babies. Aja was an amazing sleeper until 4 months as well and it took a looooong time to get her back on track. Good luck! Happy birthday Jim!

Anonymous said...

the art you made looks wonderful~
great ideas!!It sure is busy having company come but so worth the time you get to spend visiting together.Tell Jim we say "Happy Belated Birthday"!!!!
Angela

kelly said...

i love the pictures of the girls and the mess :)
We had an AWESOME weekend - thanks again!
ps. are they actually sleeping in that last picture? Jim looks like he is, but not Karys...

Barley Girl said...

vey cute , and I love that mess!! I am sure your mom loved it too!!
Yummy short ribs... mmmmmm.. gooood....

Ej said...

My second doesn't sleep any more either! Kind of frustrating and very tiring! Hope it get better for you soon.

Niki said...

Love the cool plates. The kids made Andy a mug for Valentines Day and I'm hoping that I'll get one for Mother's Day or my birthday! Very fun!

Great pics of the mess! That would have been a blast! My parents let my kids do the same with those packing foam peanuts (snow!) and they had a blast!

Love the last pic of your hubby cuddling up with Karys! How cute!

Anonymous said...

Avery is getting so BIG!!!! Time sure flies! I love reading your blog. Very talented lady you are! I admire your ability to let your princess make such a mess. Very cute! We miss you all! Happy belated birthday Jim!
love Julie