Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Backyard Fun

I have to show this off...I'm not the only creative one around here.

Jeff recently made a play structure in the back for the kids. We've been planning on doing it for only almost 4 years now. But, in less than a week, Jeff made it happen.

We opted to build it from scratch and not buy a kit because (1) it was cheaper and (2) the size we allotted for the play center when we landscaped wouldn't fit any of the pre-made kits we saw.

So, my amazing husband made up a plan, took stick lumber and hardware:

And turned it into this:

He did stain in all that red-woody color, and we're still waiting for the swings. But I can safely say the kids are loving it. Samuel has to go out EVERY day and Sarah insists she has to go across the monkey bars when her math is done (to stretch out). Eliza gets out every chance she gets too! David is (luckily) pretty content in the sandbox.

It's nice to have more entertainment in the backyard :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Shower Crafting

I went to a baby shower on Saturday morning. Friday night, I realized that I needed a gift. So, luckily I already had this nursing cover cut out. I whipped it up Friday evening and Saturday morning.

I also hurriedly made this little taggie. I love these taggies, so fun to make and it's a great "toy" for baby when they can't quite grasp toys yet.

The mom-to-be was super excited, which made me feel good :) So I guess it was OK that I was an hour late to her shower.