Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday Boy!

I'm a little behind in my posts...Daylen turned 4 August 7! We were in Washington for Brad's 10 year high school reunion/Grandpa Gilbert's 92nd birthday party/helping my parents paint their house. It was a quick trip, but it's always fun to visit with family. We celebrated Daylen's and Kara's brithdays after a long day of painting by enjoying some Reeses Peanut Butter Pie and opening presents.

Dance Dance Revolution!

Daylen has been asking for a "Lady Bug Pillow Pet" ever since April when he saw a commercial on TV. Needless to say, he was pretty excited to finally get one for his birthday. Brad took a class at BYU on Scandinavian media and did you know that it is illegal to advertise during the day anything geared toward kids? I'm really wishing we had these kind of laws here in the States cause Daylen is very impressionable lately and anything he see it's, "mom can I get ______ for my birthday?"

He sleeps with it every night! It's a pillow and it's a pet!

Kara turned 17! I can't believe my little sister is 17!

Grandpa Gilbert is celebrating his 92nd birthday this month! Doesn't he look great! We had some yummy grub at Uncle Jim's house and enjoyed visiting with family.

Monday, August 2, 2010


My crafty sister-in-law, Mandy, taught me a super cute, easy way to decorate using fabric on walls. While visiting this last weekend, she helped me get started putting these cute flowers and hearts on Kate's bedroom wall. So much easier than paint! We made a pattern for the flowers and hearts and cut out the material. Then all you do is get the fabric wet and place it on the wall wherever you want it, and brush liquid starch over the fabric to make it stick. It's easy to put up, easy to take down when you want a change of scenery, and no big paint mess! Love it, thanks for your help, Mandy!!