Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2 Holidays & Spring Break

I'm always thinking of Mary Flair projects and slowly one by one we (Andy) make them happen. My newest project is to take out the old scary propane heater and vent and replace the empty hole with a bulletin board for photos and notes...way more practical than a heater. Ha! And of course such a bulletin board needs a Mary Flair garland!

This little guy is hilarious. Every since the hot water heater flood he is a bit obsessed with hot water heaters....drawing books of hot water heaters for his preschool teacher...talking about how our basement flood was like when God flooded the world...right. He says, "There was water everywhere and toys floated dried up and then rainbows everywhere like God's promise...boom rainbows, rainbows, rainbows! And when it was all over we needed a new hot water heater".

I like the Brody version.

Love me some holiday jams. And Dr. Pepper. Always Dr. Pepper.

My St. Patty's Day crew. We had corn beef and cabbage for dinner and tried some Irish step dancing afterwards. We were pretty good.
We love the neighborhood Easter egg hunt every year. This year Brody decided to dress up as the Easter Bunny...totally fitting. And he was the only one not freezing his booty off.

My vanity is always a cluttered, happy place. Journals, coffee cups, lots of kid made jewelry...a beautiful mess.

Did I tell you guys we got a community garden plot?! It's as big as our living room! I'm a wee bit overwhelmed by that thought, but crazy excited for a summer of garden adventures!

Our spring break camping trip was canceled due to weather concerns. So we just chilled most of spring break. Which was a refreshing change from the daily grind.

It snowed the first day of spring break. Brody still had school and Andy already took the day off for our camping trip. We ended up dropping Brody off at school and heading to Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. We were kinda out of our groove but enjoyed hot drinks and looking at books. I could spend hours and hours just walking around any book store.

Abby was begging for a sewing project, so ventured to the basement to go fabric "shopping" and made some hair scrunchies.

She just wanted to keep making them and making them and making them.

5 peeps up in Mary Flair gets a little cozy. We modified the original twin bed last year so that the couch could pull out into a full bed. That is where Andy & I sleep. Then Abby & Brody sleep on a twin blow up mattress where the table comes out. And AJ, wanting his own space away from his brother & sister, prefers to sleep on the floor in the isle. Which he doesn't mind, but it leaves zero room for walking space and causes problems. We had to figure something out. So after a bit of research we decided MF needed a bunk bed!

The bunk can be pushed in during travel and used as a shelf like the pic below or pulled out to become a twin bed at night! Perfect! We just need to paint it.

A massive spring blizzard means I get to wear my polka dot yellow rain boots!

We had a movies & pj day over spring break and dyed Easter eggs one day.

I found this pic of me for the kids of Easter when I was about 2.

These two got themselves ready to play in the snow. Abby didn't notice she put on Andy's snow pants and Brody's coat is upside down...

Brody Bear is my snuggler...always ready to cuddle up with his mama.

Can I just say that I am sooooo ready for consistent warm weather and being outside...
I day dream and pin a thousand pins to my summer board every day till I feel like I'm going explode from being inside. I want flip flops and strawberry wine and days in the backyard.
I resisted MJ for a long time till this last release. In my longing for summer the strawberries & gingham got to me & I just couldn't resist any longer!