Monday, May 31, 2010


May 2010 Photos

Here are some photos from May.  We were busy!  (Click on the slideshow to view it full screen, then click "Show Info" in the right hand corner to see the captions)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More flowers for Mother's Day

So, remember the felt flower from my last post (uh, a month ago, I think)?  Well, I actually USED it in another craft, once more inspired by none other than LollyChops!  She made her mom this killer wreath, and it inspired me to attempt to make one for MY mom for Mother's Day.  I did it!  (almost).  I didn't quite make enough flowers to cover the entire wreath, but I'm super happy with the result.  I crocheted the wreath cover (and that took more time than it probably should have because I'm quite good at crocheting flowers and round things, but when I start trying to do straight, row-type things, I mess up because I hate counting the stitches) and then I made some felt and fabric flowers (ala Lolly from Wallflowers Week) to glue to the wreath.  It's impossibly bright and very pretty in a girly-girly kind of way.  I love it!  AND, so does my mom!  :) 

For Mother's Day, we went to my grandma's house, which was soo wonderful.  I mean, how cool is it that my grandma is 94 (almost 95) and STILL living at her own house?!?  Plus, my own sweet mom came.  AND, there was Uncle Conrad, Uncle Dan and his girlfriend Mary Jo, my dad (of course), Aunt Merrie and her four kids plus Uncle Frank!  We all brought food and my grandma made strawberry shortcake (from scratch!!!)  It was a delicious buffet dinner, a beautiful day, and a memorable Mother's Day.  My boys got to play outside, walk down to the lake looking for frogs (too cold, brrr), play in the old horse meadow and generally have a blast outside almost all day.  Pics from the day: (And for some reason, no pics of any of the moms...hmmm, that's really odd...)  The girls are my cousins, Elaine and Emilie.  The guys are Brendan, Declan, Brian and my dad.

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