Snippets

-I'm really horrible at thinking of crafts to do with Wyatt.  I really don't have an excuse since there is always Pinterest, but I guess my talent is just not kid's crafts.  All I can ever think of is coloring, and Wyatt can only take so much of that!  Anyway, last week at MOPS we had a "pick two" meeting, where you could pick two speakers to listen to for a half hour each.  One of the ones I chose was "Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids".  Afterward I was so inspired I went out and bought a bunch of craft supplies!  They had so many fun ideas that I think Wyatt would really like to do!  Plus, let's face it, my house needed some more craft supplies.  I'm hoping to get to work on one of the crafts with Wyatt this week - I'm thinking if we do it right we could even use the finished product as part of Gwen's birthday decorations!  I'm excited.

-Speaking of birthday decorations, I also picked up supplies to make Gwen's party invitations.  I'm not sure why I do that to myself.  It would be so much easier to just buy invitations.  But I like being able to personalize them and make them match my theme.

-While I was at it I finally bought stuff for our gender reveal party invites and I mailed those out this week!  I can't believe it's only a month (actually less than a month) until we find out the gender!  Usually my doctor's office makes us wait a ridiculously long time to find out, but I talked my doctor into letting me come in a couple weeks early!

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-I'm in such a crafty mood lately.  I think it's because I've spent so much of my spare time on the computer lately that my mind is screaming for a break.  I have this really fun sign-making idea.  I won't say too much because if it turns out well I'll post about it later.  I'm just waiting on my dad to cut up some of his spare wood for me and I'm going to get started!

-My nesting urge is in full swing this week (I think it might also have to do with the fact that we have so many parties coming up).  The goal this week is to completely de-clutter and organize, work on setting up Wyatt's room, and deep-clean the bathrooms if I have time. Oh, and repaint a wall  That might be a little ambitious, but whatever doesn't get done this week gets moved to the weekend, so the more I can finish the better.

-Last weekend I got together with some friends and we did one of those wine-and-painting classes!  Obviously no wine for me (I don't drink alcohol anyway), but I really enjoyed it!   They had snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for free, and all our paint supplies were ready to go.   It's been a long time since I painted anything, and it was kind of scary getting back into it.  But once I figured out what I wanted to do, it was really fun, and not as intimidating as I thought!  Makes me want to break out my paints at home sometime.  I thought it was also cool that no one at our table actually followed what we were supposed to be painting with the instructor - we all improvised.  The instructors came around and told us that they decided they thought all of us must be going to art school on the side.  Anyway, here are our paintings!

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(Please excuse the excessive watermarking.)

And here's a closer picture of mine.  I really like the way it turned out!  The painting we were supposed to be doing was really heavy and dark, and it just wasn't my style.  I just knew I couldn't do it the way it was, or I wouldn't want to hang it in my house.  This one is so light and airy and me.  I'll actually hang it somewhere.

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-On Sunday Wyatt woke up, climbed into bed with us, and started talking about "Christmas snow" and "pretty lights".  It baffled me, because we hadn't even been talking about that to him yet this year!  Maybe he had a Christmas dream?  So we decided to head off to the Christmas store to buy some ornaments! Wyatt picked out a tractor ornament, and we got a new family ornament and one for Gwen's first Christmas.  It was a really fun trip!  He doesn't look too excited here, but he loved looking at all the Christmas things.  A couple days later he climbed into bed with me again and said he wanted to "Go see Christmas!"  We settled for Christmas movie instead.

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Just some snippets of life this week.
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Mrs. Pedersen said...

I love painting parties. Always fun! And your's turned out lovely. :)

Melanie said...

Wow you can really paint well..love how it turned out! Cant wait to hear more about your upcoming parties!!

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