Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our weekend...

Our weekend started on Friday, like some, you relax and praise that it's Friday and the weekend is here. Well for the Waa's it was not this way this weekend.

Friday night started with putting in this new light starting at 8:30 pm. Our old, most likely 40 yrs old was wearing out and we had to keep hitting the end or turning on/off the switch to make it work. It was a bit annoying and it finally got the best of Jim. So our light is in but we still need to move it up a bit and get different bulbs. Fluorescents are a bit much.
I got to sew and sew some more. I finished this scarf that I made from 5 fat quarters. The material reminds me of Spring and Easter time, so it might have to come out later on.
I made this bib on a trail and error basis. I now know I need to have the front and back matching and i'd make the neck a bit different but i still like it and it will work for CMW. I'll be making more for gifts. It as snaps on the side so one can wash the bib flat.
And I couldn't resist making these simple cute patch-work bags.
I think they would look cute as mini easter baskets, potpourri holders or a little girls bag.
A clutch purse for a girlfriend. A simple 'night on the town' clutch.
It was so fun to make. :-)

Jim also has been working on the basement, removed the entire ceiling, these are the tiles that are left for removal, boy does the basement smell better with those gone. :-)

He also put in 6 new light (last weekend) in the 'Man Cave'... the room he's working on.

And he's building walls to insulate and sheet rock. We are working on finishing the basement... or at least this room. Then it will be warmer and nicer to be down and we'll feel like having people over for movies and gaming more often.

And better yet, he took care of CMW most of the day, washed and put away the dishes and stripped the bed and put new sheets on. Sweet, what a guy! I just loved my weekend, it was a great! SIL Julie came over with nephew J to visit, Sunday church had a great message & worship and in the evening SIL Julie and MIL Jane along with Jim, we all rearranged MIL Janes living/dining room. Oh, how it was great fun and productive too!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just a Note

Just a note to those who might feel they are not getting my blog posts.
I am not motivated to get posts up weekly, so I enjoy blogging for a few hours an evening or so and I label them by the date they are happening for future reference.
I hope you enjoy the new events of the Waa's.
(look beyond the first page, there are lots of news)

(one of my many small sunflowers, perfect for reminiscing about fall.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

A little more of CMW

CMw put this diaper on her bear all by herself.
Isn't she talented and she was so proud of this too.
She loves her daddy!
She's ready to go hiking!!
We were downstairs working on laundry and she found the back pack and got her baby in and got ready. Clipped the waste belt that's on the floor and got the straps on her shoulders and she was ready! Photo opp! :-)
And for our MOMS Club harvest party we dressed up as a ballerina. She was one last year too but this year it was more fun for mom. I made her tutu and we put the rest of the outfit together by her already owned items. Tights from ggg aunt Jeanie, shoes from maga Paula, let warmers from gg. g'ma Kay and the shirt a hand-me-down.
It's a pretty good costume, is it?
I'll try to get another picture closer to Halloween for the full effect. :-)
CMW was working on decorating a pumpkin with stickers and markers.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One more exciting day at the Waa's with ... Mascara

One more exciting day of the Waa's. CMW had my mascara which I didn't think she would get it open but that skill of turning caps works quite well these days and this is just one of the results.
She was at least accurate of where the stuff goes and she didn't smear it anywhere else, thanks goodness.

Look close and you'll see her new eye make-up and surprisingly, none was in her eyes, just on the outside. So, does this mean she'll be good at make-up some day? hmmm...
I hope she sees herself as so beautiful that she won't need that stuff! Just as my mom encourage me to see myself as beautiful and not needing all that 'face paint'.

P.S. I use to wear clear mascara, why? not sure, but now I graduated to wearing mascara for 'blue eyes' tinted blue. I started wearing mascara again just to have curled lashes and I always wanted to buy one of those eyelash curlers and it took me about 10 years to bring myself to get one.
Does this fancy mascara work?
I'm not sure but some days it makes me feel a bit more dressed up and fancy.
And there are those days that I just need it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our special guest

It this a great smile!

Just chillin'

Let me introduce Murdock! We have the privilege of 'dog sharing'. Yes, this is new to the Waa's household but it is great way to work Jim into one day getting our own. And the best is he is trained, he listens, and we give him back in a day or two. He belongs for the family of the Andersen's and they love that we take him but also give him back. :-) Thanks to all of them, I get a bit of pet therapy in every week and it's great! And CMW also really enjoys having a pup around too!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

We made delicious Choc Chip Cookies and we had a lot of fun.
CMW enjoyed dumping in ingredients, stirring, picking out the chips,
and photo opps.
We had a fun time and our cookies where yummy!
Sorry no pictures of our finished product
but it just reduces the urge to want to bake your own. ;-)