Today Lee's mom visited. It was a nice day and my mom cooked an awesome lunch :-) I didn't take any pictures though and frankly I don't have enough free brain space to compose a decent blog post right now, because all of my brain space is taken up with thoughts of our new house (can I get a yippee?! :-) ....so here are some random "pins" from Pinterest that I thought I'd share. If you want to check them out in more detail then be sure to check me out on Pinterest yourself....a link to my boards is on the right hand side of my blog.
First, I'm going to try a recipe for homemade icecream with Raya....5 minutes in a ziploc bag with minimal supplies--right up my alley :-)
I think on a Monday when I'm watching Sawyer and Harper we will go on a "hike" at our new house and collect things to make fall wreaths like this:
I saw this handprint art and thought it'd be cool to somehow get handprints/ trace hands of all the people who come to our house regularly (family, friends, daycare kids, etc.) and make some sort of handprint art using everyone's handprints in the playroom. A collage or something...
I think I might make Raya a doorway puppet curtain like this for Xmas
I don't wear much jewlery, but I love this idea of painting cutlery trays and hanging them up to use as storage
Brielle's 1 year pictures will be in January, in the winter obviously. I"m toying with the idea of trying outdoor winter photos....if we have enough snow to be pretty. I want the photographer to come out to our new house and do them there...inside the house and out. I've been looking for ideas of winter photos and think something like this would be adorable
And I'm currently kidding myself into thinking that for Brielle's 1 year photos we can attempt a sister picture and have better luck than we did the last time we tried (Brielle's 3 month)....Yeah, what am I thinking? haha. Any chance my two will cooperate and do a picture like this one? :-P
It's a ways off yet (no I'm not pregnant) but I'm considering doing maternity photos next time. My next pregancy will be my last and I've never done professional maternity pictures before. If I'm being honest maternity photos kinda weird me out. I guess I don't picture myself hanging pictures of my belly all around the house to display, and I find the naked belly or half naked husband hugging and kissing a naked belly etc. a little creepy LOL. No offense if you like those :-P BUT, the thought of my last pregnancy makes me a little sad/sentimental and I think maybe it'd be a fun way to remember/enjoy my last time being pregnant. I think doing maternity photos (fully clothed...no naked bellies) would be a neat thing to do just once....I'd like them to be like family photos where I just happen to be pregnant....so not just pictures of me :-) Anyways, I think a photo like this is very sweet and right up my alley for what I'm thinking--when the time comes
What else? Oh, Brielle's birthday party? Here's a little taste of what I have planned ;-)
Wanna laugh at me? Yeah, I've already tossed a few ideas around for Raya's 3rd birthday too haha. I'm thinking something along these lines---a little cowgirl party anyone? :-)
Let's end with some fun holiday "pins"....feeling Halloweeny yet? I told Lee he's going to drill me some pumpkins this year :-P
Speaking of Halloween, I had planned to make the girls' costumes. I was going to have Raya be Winnie the Pooh and Brielle be Piglet.....but those require me to make a lot of stuff and I"m just not sure I"ll have time! My backup plan is to buy store bought costumes, and if I end up doing that I think I might have Raya be Baby Bop and Brielle be Barney. Raya is soooooo obsessed with Baby Bop.
How about Thanksgiving? I found some pumpkin pie playdough to try making :-)
And what about Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year? I lovin' the idea of a clothespin wreath to hold christmas cards
And I want to start the Elf on the Shelf tradition with Raya this year too :-)
Oh, and one last picture....do these twin girls not have the CUTEST little hair cuts?! I wish I was brave enough to do something like that for Raya haha...I wonder how much those cuts have to be styled, b/c those girls look sassy cool! :-)