Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sweet Little Heartwarmer


I finished Eva's heartwarmer shortly after Easter, but haven't had a chance to take a picture yet!  So, on a lovely sunny afternoon, I gussied her up, did her hair, and took some pictures of her playing amongst the dandelions in our front yard.







My little ham!

It was a nice easy knit that looks so cute on her.  It is perfect for spring too (autumn and winter too!) as she can always take it off when it gets too warm.  It was fun to make, especially since it didn't take a lot of concentration.  It was perfect to work on while the kids read to me.

And it looks so cute on her!

Ok, I think it is time I made something for someone else, lol.

Linking up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams and Ginny at Small Things.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Pinewood Derby 2016

 Wow!  What a week!  I am actually totally being bad and we are not doing school today.  We have had such an action packed couple weeks (and the next weeks are going to be insane too), that I figured we deserved a day to just relax and play.


Last night we had our annual Pinewood Derby race.  We combined our son's Cub Scout troop with our daughter's Frontier Girl group and had one massive party.  It was a blast!

I forgot to take pictures of the kids with their cars last night, but here they are now, with their prizes:


Theo had a car made by his dad, but he painted himself.  He won the Fastest Sibling Race.


Sofia made an adorable penguin, because that is her rank in Frontier Girls!  She won Safest Driver (you know what that means... we had to help push it to the finish line a few times).


Ben made an awesome Agent P!  He also won a Safest Driver Award.  I wonder if I can save money on their insurance when they turn 16?


Lucy redeemed us all!  She got First Place out of the Frontier Girls with her dolphin blue car (yup!  her rank!)


And Liam (who did not want his picture taken) made a really cool car to look like the Boy Scout Sash and with the badges of rank on it.  He called it "The Road to Eagle."





We have a cool new system where the kids get to push a button and then like at the races there is a tower (which I of course forgot to get a picture of) that has red, yellow, and green lights, some racing noises and then the cars take off!


Some people loved the food.


And some people just wanted to go home and go to bed.
 
We are so lucky to have such a great pack of families.  I felt honored to be the Tiger Den leader this year.  I can't even being to express what fun and wonderful things scouting has brought to our family.



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Eva's Shrug


I have knit this shrug before and I don't know what happened, but it ended up a little tight.  Oh well, she can wear it for this spring and hopefully this summer!  It is a fast and easy knit that always ends up looking so cute.  I got a little carried away taking pictures of our little princess, but here are only a few.





She seems to like the shrug.  She things it makes her look totally cool.