Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Week #3

Emma, Jakob, Justin, and Tyler Winter 08, getting back at me for the pictures.

I am sorry for another delay. The last couple weeks have been kind of crazy around here. 

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes for Tyler.I know they mean a lot to his family and friends. Unfortunately he did not make it. Tyler passed away on the 19th. You can read Tyler's obituary here. If you want to help the family with expenses you can do that here until November 5.

We had conferences last week which included early release for 3 of my 4 kids. They are all doing very well so I am please with that. Also, my Tyler finished up his football season. He did awesome with that. I am very proud of him, being able to keep up with all his school work and still be very active in sports.

My little nephew Milo had to spend a night at the children's hospital Sunday. He has had some breathing problems off and on and was wheezing badly. My sister took him to Urgent Care and they immediately took him by ambulance to the hospital. He is doing better now. He has inhalers and a nebulizer(sp)  for at home. 

Halloween was not very planned out here. Justin, my oldest, was Indian Jones with a skateboard. Tyler was Mr T. Emma, a high school graduate, not to be mistaken for one from High School Musical. Jakob was Darth Vader. Not very creative, but the kids were happy. 

Tyler needed a mask. I found my inspiration here. How cute is that?
I ended up using some of the knit fabric I bought for pajamas and I went to my fave store Joanns and bought some fur. I sewed on a mohawk and hot glued some facial hair. I don't think it turned out as well as this one, but considering it was spontaneous I am happy. 

Here is Tyler in all his glory.
Ok, maybe it is just scary. I did not get any pictures on Halloween cause I was in such a rush. This picture was taken this morning before he caught the bus and he was annoyed because his hair would be messed up.
I tried at least. Maybe next year I will do better. 

I bought a serger last week! I am super excited about it.

I have not tried it out yet. I am always nervous to use something new. It will be handy though.

I am still making up our menu every week. I am loving it because we are trying so many new things. I am making clam chowder this week with fresh clams. Yum. We are also having Pumpkin chicken chili that I found via Pinterest of course. Actually, all but one of my recipes are from Pinterest this week. If you are interested in seeing our menu just let me know and I will post it.

I am looking forward to sewing this week. I have lots of Christmas gifts to make. And my sister-in-law (Well, technically I don't have a ring so she is just kind of my sister-in-law:) just bought a new house and will be moving in this week. I am hoping to make here some things for her kitchen.

Have a great week!

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