Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Finished Pieces

So I finally finished my second snowman in the old shoe. I formed this guy out of foil then covered him in paper clay. It's hard to see his arms, but they are made from rusty wire. I think I like this guy better than the other one.

I finished this guy today as well. I've never made an owl before, but I think I love him! He's a little guy, but oh so cute! I already have another one started with a rounder body.

11 Months Holy Cow!

The months are just flying by! In a couple of days we will be 11 months old, and then 1 year! I've been starting the birthday party planning, making invitations and decorations. It's going to be a lot of fun.
We are learning all sorts of new things and we are getting into EVERYTHING! We crawl very fast and over anything in our way including our siblings.

I took a leap recently and joined the local YMCA. I weighed all of the angles. Would I actually get up a little earlier everyday and get the kids ready and drive to town? Does the child watch area's times work with our schedule? Are their workout classes I'll enjoy during those times? And then the realization that the babies will probably catch a cold here and there due to being around other kids. After thinking about it, I joined. It's nice to go in and leave the kids in the play room and have 90 minutes to workout not worrying about them. I went Mon - Thur last week. On Friday we all had colds. Really?? So we haven't been back this week yet. Maybe tomorrow, if we all sleep tonight...

Rylan is Mr. Speedy

Brileigh continues to ham it up.

Brett, showing mommy it's time to lower the mattress!

We do manage to play nice together once in a while. Our toys are getting a little stale, so it will be so nice to get some new birthday presents next month!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Early Halloween

So I'm not going to parade my children around on Halloween. I'm the kind of person who is going to wait until my kids are old enough to understand Halloween before we go trick or treating. It is hard however to pass on all of the costumes! It would be fun to dress them up!

I did get them some Halloween shirts for the upcoming holiday. I have a cute "Mommies Monsters" picture frame that I picked up at Kohls. So we got our Halloween "outfits" on for a picture to put in the frame. Getting everyone together and smiling or even looking at the camera is a battle, so we take what we can get these days!

Rylan is a camera ham. He gets excited and starts posing every time I get the camera out!

Brileigh is certainly Wickedly Cute in her spider shirt!

And Brett was more interested in goofing off during our photo shoot then anything else!

Hive Creative Challenge

I'm participating the the Hive's Fall Creative Challenge. Here is a picture of my entry!

I made the pumpkin out of paper clay. I used a styrofoam ball for the pumpkin and molded the stem from foil and wire. I mounted the pumpkin on a paper mache' box that I covered with fabric. I finished it off by adding the sweet annie around the base of the pumpkin.

I've had a lot of fun working with paperclay and can't wait to make more things!