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A Bouquet of Cosmos

Miss M loves to be a part of everything family. She is always talking about how special our anniversary is because if R & I had never married, we wouldn’t have her. I’m glad she loves being here and belonging to our eternal family.

For our twelfth wedding anniversary, Miss M wanted to make me a bouquet.

I gave her a few pointers about creating bouquets, a vase, and a pair of scissors — and let her loose in my garden! As much as I would have liked to stay and help her, I walked away and let her have her creative independence.

And this is what she presented to me:

I might be biased, but I think she has a creative talent!

Last Day of Kindergarten

Today was Miss M’s last day of Kindergarten. She was pretty upset because she wants to continue kindergarten forever. She adores her teacher, Mrs. L.

To thank Mrs. L, we made this can:

It says: Thank “Whoo” for teaching me all the things I “can” do!

And she wrote her own special message:

Mrs. L, I love kindergarten. I will miss it. I will say hello every morning. I will really really miss you. I’m ready for first grade. I’m a big girl now. Woo hoo!

“Hugs” and “Kisses”

Love, M

The can is filled with Hershey’s Kisses and Hugs.


This week, we were able to have Miss M’s “most favorite and best friend in the whole wide world” (Miss A) over for a play date. I love watching these two girls together. While I was preparing to mop the kitchen floor, they decided they wanted to work on projects. As I was pulling out the broom, they were pulling out project supplies. When I turned around, they were setting up their project station right in the middle of the kitchen floor.

“We need a really, really large area that has a hard floor so we can do all our projects, mom. My table isn’t big enough and my carpet is too soft.”

I guess that calls for a change of plans on my part.

Halfway through, we had to scoot everything off to the side so we could make pancakes for lunch. As soon as lunch was finished, they went right back to work.

I have never seen so many craft projects going on at once.

Besides school, a break for lunch, a walk, and dinner — Miss M spent the entire day crafting. I think she totaled 7+ hours of crafts.

I love how these girls enjoy each others’ company. They never want the play date to end. Next week, Miss A is spending the day again and we have lots of things in store. I think more projects might be in the works after feeding horses, making pancakes, and planting a pot of flowers.

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Julie’s Baby Shower

Here are some highlights of my sis-in-laws baby shower. I’m sure she will blog the full details so I will leave that to her.

What’s a baby shower without a collection of sweets? (We also followed up the luncheon with cheesecake and triple berry sauce. Mmmmm.)

These are the projects I made for baby Brooklyn’s room.

We hung some of the clothes Gramma Patty gave her. Some.

Some more clothes. Oh so cute!

And the Guest of honor, Julie & Brooklyn!

My sister J, made this oh-so-adorable quilt for Brooklyn.

Miss M took her job as the door greeter very seriously.

Grampa took his job of holding sleepy Little D seriously enough that he too, fell asleep.

Clean-up time. Miss M loves this vacuum.

Miss M packaged some of the decorations for “Joolei” to keep for Brooklyn’s scrapbook.

And a very big thanks to my sister A and my mom for making this shower a success!

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This is a continuation of my little project. My sister and I got together to make these adorable invitations.

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A Little Project

This is a little project I have been working on. There will be more pictures of the full event to come (since it hasn’t happened yet.) I’m pretty excited about it and I can hardly wait until Saturday but you can ensure I will be back to share some pictures then!