16 February 2009

our valentine's weekend...

we had a great valentine's week/weekend...i made this little felt heart clip for Renée last weekend and she LOVED it! she wore it to school everyday!! she also says that since her school is named Sacred Heart and her uniform has smocked red hearts on it that she can wear it any day...even if it's not valentine's. i guess she's right... Friday night i set out some valentine's craft stuff for them...it was a HIT! i knew that Renée would be very excited, but so was Elijah!! the glitter glue was their favorite! they were at it for almost 2 hours! i may have to make that a Saturday morning tradition since they now wake up EARLY!!! having Renée in a school that starts at 8am everyday has ruined these two late sleepers! no more 10 or 11 sleep in days...unless it's Sunday morning when i need them to get up early! luckily, hazel still sleeps in! well, she's actually still sleeping around the clock, but i have high hopes! at least if these two had something fun to occupy them then maybe i wouldn't have to get up at 7:30 to entertain! above is Renée's creation. Elijah was VERY proud of his! i LOVE their artwork! Renée has been drawing the cutest little people...most wear rainbow dresses, but the one above has a heart dress that is the sticker...I'm hoping she has more creative talent than me! i often have to use restraint and let her do her thing. sometimes it's really hard--like when she wants to color in the R's and e's in her name. sometimes it becomes unreadable, but she's just creating i guess!? we also had some ♥ shapped muffins on their new red glitter ♥ shaped plates for breakfast. and hazel enjoyed some official tummy time...after naps we went to "Family Gras" in Metairie. I got to see Sara Bareilles again! We were in the middle of the crowd. if we hadn't had the stroller we could have maneuvered our way closer, but it was still great! I LOVE her...and apparently so do my kids!
Renée thought it was really cool to see her singing in "real life" and Elijah had fun dancing with orum and singing! he's singing "many the miles" below. he's been picking up on lots of songs lately...including reginia spector's "on the radio" which is hilarious to see/hear! we intended to stay for a parade, but it started pouring...so it was PF Chang's and home!

Renee has declared that it is now her favorite place to eat. And Elijah ate all the tofu...we still can't figure that one out, but he LOVES it! orum even took the night off from studying! he helped with bedtime and watched grey's anatomy with me.
later i heard someone say, "here hold my hand." and this is what i saw...hazel holding the paper hand that Renée colored and cut out...hazel is so willing to "go with the flow..." which is a plus for all of us!and now a few of hazel in her cute pink outfit...I'm acrually branching out with her! Renée was in a dress everyday of her life until she was about 7 months old and it was snowing and i was forced to put the child in pants! Renée still prefers a dress and refuses to shop for a pair of jeans! she will wear pants now...but often needs convincing if the top is not a dress! i guess we'll see if baby wardrobes are the issue.
Renée LOVES her baby sister...and the baby pink bow! although the hair that used to hold it in has fallen out...so it doesn't stay too well.
we wanted to make these for her pre-k class, but we didn't have enough boxes. instead renee made her own card from a kit. there were some really cute ones, but for some reason i didn't take any pictures of them! we made these valentine treats for their friends at church...they were really easy and really cute! inside were red felt fortune cookies with kisses inside!
and our weekend wouldn't be complete without a little one acting as if it were completely normal to be naked and playing! maybe his clothes were hindering his creativity?

6 comments:

Cheri said...

LOVE the naked bum ending. Boys sure are a trip, aren't they? And Hazel is gorgeous! Those eyes... stunning!

Kimberly said...

The best part is that he's wearing shoes while naked. Ha!

Jaime said...

I really like how you used the ribbon in those fortune cookies. Excellent idea! I have a pretty giveaway on my blog.

Coila said...

I like your hair cut! I love reading about your family. :)

Gerald said...
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Gerald said...

Isn't posting pictures of naked bum in young children against the law?