Thursday, April 30, 2015

Secret Service Agent

The kids started a new theme for Wednesday night church nights - service and missions.  So this morning, William completed his first service opportunity.  He was so excited!! 

Little Busy Bee

They say each child is different and presents a whole new set of challenges and boy is that true!  Despite having been through this twice already, this third child is constantly finding new ways to get into mischief. 

She is a climber - she can climb onto the coffee table, the dining table, chairs, toy boxes, you name it.  The climbing up on tables is a completely new thing for me.  She also climbs under things - she will get herself stuck under tables, chairs, etc.   Again, this is a new thing. 

here she is wiggling herself unstuck from under the phone cabinet and chair

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Curly Girl

A friend of mine let me borrow her book Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey.  It's a hair care guide for people with curly hair.  The author explains how to properly wash, hydrate, dry, style and cut curly hair.  She explains what to do and what not to do to make your curls look great.  She also goes into and explains the different types of curls.  There are special sections for children, men and multi-cultural hair as well.  The book also explains what types of chemicals to avoid in hair care products and what types of additives to look for. 

I LOVED this book!  I so loved it that I went and purchased my own copy of it.  I have been following the guidelines on Bella's hair for about 3 weeks now and it's made a HUGE difference!  Her hair has never looked better!  I always used to call her my wild child because her hair just refused to be tamed and would be this crazy, frizzy halo.  Ten minutes after I combed it, it would look like she just crawled out of bed.  Now her curls are defined, tame and beautiful. 

I highly recommend this book for anyone with curly hair. 


So last week it was sunny and 70 and William actually got his first little bit of tan.  This morning, this is what I woke up to...

April 21st in northern Minnesota. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Egg Hunt

Cate participated in her very first egg hunt today.  It was a bit chilly, but the sun was out and she had a blast.  She caught the hang of it pretty quickly! 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just Because

Normally I pick out the cheapest generic dish soap available.  But sometimes a girl just has to treat herself to one that's pretty, has an uplifting smell, and looks good sitting out on the sink; even if it does cost twice as much. 

That's It???

So, I'm participating in a group garage sale in May. I've never done a garage sale before so I figured I'd better get started going through the house and gathering my sale items and pricing them.  So this afternoon I spent FIVE hours gathering, sorting, cleaning, pricing and packing items.  And this is what that looks like - not much, I know!!

I have 1 tote of kids clothing, 1 garbage bag of women's clothing, 3 plastic bags of shoes, a vaccum, some artwork, a large wall mirror, 1 box of books and 2 boxes of housewares.  And I haven't even touched the attic yet!