Wednesday, February 22, 2012

what is this white stuff?

To say that our "winter" here in the North Carolina has been mild would be a gross understatement!   We have not even seen one flake so far and it is almost March!

This week we at least had enough to cover the ground.  The boys were so excited to go to bed with it snowing.  Then somewhat disappointed to see what little actually stuck in the morning.

But, they made the most of it!

And, for the record, our Cavachon does not like the snow!

Oh, and did I mention that our weather forecast tomorrow is a high of 73 degrees???!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

love day 2012

A quick re-cap of the Valentine's treats at our house this year....

Our valentine's card.   From a great card company I used for the first time this year, called Mink Cards.  If you use them, be sure to upgrade to their "luxe bamboo" paper.  It is velvety thick and rich!

Noah's preschool valentine.  Turned out so cute!  Again, used a company I had never used on Etsy, Redletterdesigns.  Loved the card design!  Bought a choco covered "Peep" and tied it up in a cello bag.  Voila!  Instant cuteness for preschoolers!

I fell in love with Bryson's valentine as soon as I spotted it on Etsy!  Super cute! The card says "Top Secret" and instructs the child to use the attached magnifying glass to read the clues at the bottom to figure out who the Valentine is from!   I purchased them assembled, which was a nice time saver!!!

And teacher's gifts.  We love our teachers too!  Cupcakes with melted candy cane heart shaped toppers!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

winter vacation

Last weekend we headed north for a little winter "mini" vacation and took the boys skiing.  Let's just say the weather was a little less than ideal.  We arrived Friday.  It rained... all day.... Saturday.  Sunday was a little better, at least not raining, but VERY misty and foggy.

We didn't get to ski Saturday, so we improvised, and had a family bowling tournament!

We put the older two in Ski School Sunday.  Actually, snowboarding!  They loved it!  Great skiwee program there.  Just like when Bryson was three and skied for the first time, he picked up snowboarding instantly... and loved it!

Now, Noah was on skis for the second time.  The first time did not go so well.  This time... well, it was a bit better!

He may have been the best skier on the slopes... but look at that face!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

another love day idea

Love day will be here next week!  Are you ready???

Here's another cute little idea for school age kids!

instructions found here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

love day..... 14 days and counting...

Yes, there are just 14 days until Valentine's Day!  Here's one of fourteen daily Valentine's ideas.  If you need a classroom idea.....

So cute!  A glow stick with a little heart shaped note attached!

Idea found on