Then he looks like this. He purses his lips and won't look at me, trying not to smile.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
For some reason, January usually brings a desire to purge and organize. We have definitely been doing that in the Dolberry household! I always feel like I am trying to get to a place where everything is in order, because I think things will run much smoother! I am not always good at putting organization into practice, but there are a few things that have made our lives easier and I thought I would share some of them.
One thing we have done is move the kids' chore/behavior charts to the laundry room. They used to be in their rooms. Now, they are more centrally located which makes it easier to check off their lists. The washer acts as a great place to keep our magnetized markers and are in perfect reach of the kids. (I'll be posting about our behavior rewards system soon.)
This window calendar has been a great help in keeping our week organized. It is an old window from my Mom's house. I cut the days of the week out in vinyl and I use a dry erase marker to write in our appointments and schedule for the week. This is great to keep up with practices and meetings. I have also found that having 2 kids in school and 1 in preschool that it was hard for me to remember which child had a party when and when what paper was due for which kid.
Another app that I love is Evernote.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I like snow, I really do, but now that this is the 4th time we have snow forecasted in the past month and a half, well, I must say that I'm not that excited.
Nevertheless, we will enjoy being at home together (assuming they will cancel in the morning) and pray all the siblings will get along.
Here are some pics from 2 snows ago.
I had seen a snowman kit right before Christmas and almost bought it. It was so cute with everything you need to accessorize your snowman. We just used what we had. Since it was the day of the SEC championship game, we put an Auburn toboggan on our snowman to show our team spirit. War Eagle!!
We had a great time sledding and it looks like we might be able to do it again tomorrow. One thing I haven't done in the three snows we have already had this winter, is make snow cream. I put a bowl out to catch some fresh snow tonight. Guess I'll be googling some recipes to make some for the kiddos tomorrow. Stay warm!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Well, the decorations are down and the house is pretty much back in order.
Here are some pics of our Christmas this year.
After our church Christmas eve service, we usually go to our friends' house to celebrate with friends. The kids have a birthday party for Jesus. When we get home, the kids exchange presents and open a new pair of pjs.
For Christmas presents this year, I made fabric coasters using this tutorial:
I also made these crayon folders using this tutorial.
I also made some felt flower pins.
Well, that about wraps up the Dolberry Christmas 2011. It was awesome! Now on to the organizing....
Monday, January 3, 2011
We have never made a gingerbread house before. With the pre-made house kits they have out now, we thought we would give it a try.