Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Oh.... and we also decorated for Christmas this weekend! I love how cozy the house looks now!
What did you do this weekend?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well, at least I have another opportunity to put my yummy new cleaning product to use!
p.s. In case that wasn't enough of a problem already.... I forgot that I had unhooked the drain from the laundry to try the snake down the laundry drain, and so I put the first load of towels in the wash and went upstairs to clean that bathroom, and came downstairs to water. Everywhere. The bathroom, laundry area, our bedroom, entryway, Everywhere.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
We have had a little snow here, and if you notice my widget on the side of my blog you will see you only have 40 days left to prepare. Yikes.
I would love to decorate, but we are planning to feed some international students for Thanksgiving, and I don't want them to think it is normal to have a Christmas tree up while you are eating Thanksgiving turkey, (even though it is normal at our house.) I wonder what they will think about Cherry Pecan Stuffing, Apple Rum cranberries, or roasted root vegetables. I guess we probably don't have a "normal" Thanksgiving either. So maybe I should go dig out those decorations.......
(And please humor me in my music selection. I LOVE Handel's Messiah and I admit (rather sheepishly) that as it plays I conduct an imaginary orchestra. I found tonight it is very hard to type and conduct, so it took me alot of time to type this post one-handed :) )
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Last week we toured the Yinghuaa Academy and watched a sample lesson. It was amazing, the teachers all speak native Mandarin, and they DO NOT EVER speak English to the children, until about the 3rd grade. How does that work? I don't know. But I do know that after one hour of class Aidan told us some words he learned and what they meant in English, and I also saw that all 20 kids who were there for the sample class sat perfectly still, eyes glued on the teacher taking in everything she was saying. Their little brains have amazing capacity!
We also have some friends who go there, and they absolutely love it. I was comforted by the fact the class sizes are small and the whole environment, while stimulating and exciting, was not huge and overwhelming like some of the public schools I have toured in the area.
Sooo.... we will see. Acceptance to the school is purely based on a lottery system, and that won't happen until January. We have lots of praying to do!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I guess maybe my day wasn't so bad.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
We have lip blam! Very similar to Burt's Bee's, I might add. Mmmm! I love it! I hope some other people will too, because I made almost 30 pots of it. Guess what all of you are getting for Christmas this year.
I also found the time to finish this lap quilt while I caught up on Boston Legal via ABC.com. Whatever else you may think about that show, I laugh out loud every time I watch it. Especially at 12:00 am while I am finishing up projects in my sewing room.
AND - if you are in need of some fall warmth in your living or dining room, you can pick up one of these fabric banners at my Etsy shop.
We were all laying low this weekend as we were a little under the weather, but looking back, I guess I managed to get alot done. I hope you all had a great weekend too.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Isn't it just the cutest? I love it and it looked perfect in my living room, (that seems to be headed in a more folksy direction every day.) Aidan also loved it and has claimed it as his own. He figures all furniture from Carla's shop must be his, I guess.
As we were rearranging things and making room for our new treasure, Aidan informed me that since he is only one boy who doesn't have a "brudder" yet, he would like to give his other little chair and stool to his friend Izzy's little brother Ephram. (sorry, hope you could follow that!)
Addendum: My sweet little kind boy just put a bug down my shirt. I guess boys will be boys regardless how sweet they seem.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
During our neighborhood trek we stopped at a friend's party and the kids had fun hitting the pinata. And after the festivities were over we all headed back to our house for some yummy snacks and hot apple cider. What a perfect way to end the night!