Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Sometimes you have a rough night after a long week of wiping noses, holding, hugging, cuddling, and water pushing to help them all get through a tough illness. Sometimes your husband graciously lets you have first nap the next afternoon, and sometime, while you are napping, the house gets suspiciously quiet. Sometimes when you come […]

Loose meat sandwiches with pan fried potatoes

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When I was growing up my mother made a recipe similar to this that we called sloppy joes until my sister dated a guy named Joe who was decidedly not sloppy. After that we called them sloppy charlies. Years later, I got a bit tired of telling people what a sloppy charlie was and why […]

Another 1!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment

A certain baby boy turned 1 this past Christmas around here. We celebrated his big day a couple of weeks later with a small party of family, and we gave him some fun handmade gifts he’s really enjoyed. He also got his birthday crown and birthday shirt, but his mama didn’t get a decent picture […]


Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It finally snowed here. This winter, that’s a pretty darned BIG deal. The boys could not be stopped. Snow balls were thrown, first snowy steps were taken, and one oldest son of mine made his very first all by himself snowman! The baby and I were only able to stay out for a few minutes, […]

Holiday Handmades: Epiphany swords and Valentine shields

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I made the big boys swords from wool felt for epiphany this year. It follows that once one has a sword, he should probably get a shield as well. So, all three boys were subsequently made denim and wool felt trimmed shields for Valentine’s Day. It made perfect sense that the toddler should have a […]


Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We have had a strange and wonderful (mostly) sort of day around here. The biggest little boy woke in the middle of the night in a screaming panic and threw up; it wasn’t until he demanded to take a nap this afternoon that I knew he was actually truly sick. In my defense, he did […]

Holiday Handmades: Valentine Beanbag Toss

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I was determined this year that the valentine the biggest boy took to his classmates would be fun, gifty, inexpensive and NOT involve food, specifically candy. After much thought, we decided to great a beanbag toss game. It was actually rather simple; we designed a card, that with a few cuts and folds, becomes a […]

Holiday Handmades: Sock it to ya friends

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We are so very blessed that not everything handmade around here was made by hands that live here. Hubby’s youngest brother married an amazing woman who has made each of our boys a quilt, and this year at Christmas they each received a sock animal. These little guys are very loved around here. The oldest […]

Holiday Handmades: The Boat Bed

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The biggest brother has bunk beds in his room, and the middle brother was in need of a play table and a way to make his bed special. About a year and a half ago he moved out of the upstairs “nursery” and into his own ‘big boy” room downstairs. He chose an ocean/beach theme […]