Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lilli's New Nap Mat

Although I've had the materials to make Lilli's nap mat since September I just finished it up last week. Her current mother's day out program has nap mats available to use at school so she didn't really 'need' one. But of course out of being fair to both kiddos, and for germs sake I wanted to make sure she had one too. Here are pics of her new favorite place to snuggle up! When Josh picked her up from MDO yesterday her teacher told him that her nap mat is a "God send" because she actually slept an hour! Apparently she usually only sleeps a few minutes and then tries to convince her teachers to wake up the other kids.

Trying it out!

I used my simple sewing machine to "embroider" her name on it. I did the same thing for Roy's, Lilli's turned out a bit more straight, Roy's looks like a preschooler wrote his name in crayon, but it gets the point across.

Her cute little buttons and a close up of the owls... she's loved owls since she was a tiny baby. Every time she'd see an owl in a book she'd get super excited. Now she has an owl to sleep with, an owl purse, several owl books, some owl shirts and this cute little owl nap mat!

(If you'd like the pattern for this mat just let me know, I can e-mail it to you. I got it off of a blogger's free tutorial page. You won't save much money by making it your self but it's fun to be able to customize it.)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Roy on his Career

This morning while I was getting ready we were talking about why daddy didn't wear his Packer jersey to church. I simply explained that it's because daddy talks at church and there might be other people there who like the other team so he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Here's Roy's reply:

Roy: "I don't want to hurt people's feelings either. I want to be a passenger when I grow up just like daddy."

Me: "You mean a pastor?"

Roy: "Yeah, a pastor and then everyone can call me Mr. Roy. :o) That would be funny. And then I can be on stage. And I can sing."

Me: "Well daddy doesn't really sing."

Roy: "I can be in the David Crowder Band cause I'm a good singer."

Me: "You are a good singer."

Roy: "Yeah, and dancer too."

(Roy's response to me explaining that I was going to post this before I play play-dough with him... "I can't wait to hear it!")

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow Day!

Yesterday I was supposed to work but instead was able to stay home with our family due to a snow day!! We got about 2-3 inches of snow Thursday night. Now to my Wisconsin and Minnesota friends - I know this seems ridiculous but in a place where snow is rare they don't have equipment to clear roads for safe driving, so we stayed homebound like the rest of the town. It wasn't supposed to get above freezing all day so we planned on heading out to enjoy the snow after lunch. However, by the time we got out there is was nearly 40 degrees in our backyard so unfortunately some of the snow had already melted.

We had some unconventional snow clothes (we leave our snow gear in WI so we don't have to travel with it each year), and lasted only a few minutes but it was enough to create two masterpieces!

Snow Day 2011!

Lilli loved the snow, she just kept yelling "Snow! Snow!" and grinning from ear to ear

Roy and his snowdog named Toilet
(did you notice our new van in the background!)

Lilli and her snowman named Snowflake