Cute Farm Animals on a Stick

During her week at farm camp, M made a bunch of cute little farm animals. They were touted as bookmarks, but we agreed that we liked the idea of using them as puppets better. In case it’s not entirely obvious, they are: a rooster, a cow, a pig, a horse, a cat, a duck, and … [Read more…]

Leprechaun Trap

After rallying for the water park trip (I’ll link to the review when it’s ready), J wasn’t feeling great again. She stayed home yesterday, but this morning she said that she could handle school, and against my better judgement, I let her go because it was Leprechaun Trap Day (you know that I don’t love … [Read more…]

Sick Day for J

J crept into our room at 2 am complaining that her head hurt and she was coughing too much to sleep. Sure enough, she had a fever, and even after some Motrin she was shivering under her covers, so I spent much of the night in bed with her before stumbling back to my own … [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Craft

When we went shopping for Valentines this year, J got ambitious and asked to make little crafts for all the kids in her craft. Luckily, we timed our shopping trip perfectly for Thursday afternoon, so J had an activity all ready for her snow day. They turned out pretty adorable. Target was selling little kits … [Read more…]


Oh, we enjoyed yesterday. We’d spent most of the weekend half-asleep, it seemed, and by Monday and Tuesday we finally made some headway, getting the house organized and getting ready to jump back into the routine. The girls also had an excellent time enjoying their Christmas gifts. Here’s the scene I came across as they … [Read more…]


Cute W loves playing games (we’ve mentioned a few before), so we usually get a few at Christmas. One of this year’s favorites is Fluxx. In this card game each player is dealt three cards, and the first player follows the Basic Rules: pick up one card, then play one card from their hand. One … [Read more…]

Cute Craft to Measure that Snow

Look at this craft J brought home from her school party: It’s one of those paint stirrers that you can get for free at any home improvement store. Just paint it white and add a little felt or fabric hat, scarf, and nose. And measurements, of course. Speaking of scamming free craft materials out of … [Read more…]

Non-skid Slippers

In our house, it’s a tradition that Mrs. Claus sends a little gift. It’s typically what I’d consider a sensible “old lady” gift. So if the girls are low on socks or underwear or long underwear, that comes wrapped up with the other items on Christmas morning. This year the girls are fairly well-supplied, so … [Read more…]

Gift Ideas for Yourself. Or Me. Or Whatever.

Beyond trying to figure out gifts for the various children and other loved ones in my life, I’ve been coming up with gift ideas for myself lately, and I thought that I’d share some stuff on my wish list and/or things that you might ask for, if you’re looking for ideas. Here’s something new I … [Read more…]