Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nothing like taking a year or so off from the blog....

I would like to say I have been so busy that I couldn't ted to my blog, but truth is, I just choose to do other things.  Instagram is so much easier than blogging.  So. if you Instagram. follow me at Georgineb1.

2014 was a blur.  Charley turned 4, B started 2nd grade at a new school and turned 8! and Charley started reading and writing.  I turned 43!  Where has time gone?  We also hit Disney in October for Halloween.  We did it a little differently and stayed at the Beach Club Villas, where we had a kitchen, so eating at Disney was way better for me than relying on their restaurants (giant turkey leg?).   Christmas was not the easiest for me.  It seems like so much work!  We toned it back a bit and told the girls they could only ask for a few things from Santa.  Otherwise, Charley would circle everything in the Target Catalog and say she wants it.   The year ended with both girls getting Chicken Pox! Yeah, really weird.  B has been vaccinated and actually got more spots than the unvaccinated Charley.  Truthfully, we tanked them up with Lysine and they got maybe 40 spots total between the two of them.

This past January, the little bit turned 5.  I couldn't believe she wanted a Frozen party, really an over played theme, but I made it work.  I cut at least 200 snowflakes to hang from the dining room ceiling, blew up (OK, Mike did it and used a pump) 50 balloons for the family room, and had a sugar Olaf made.  Anna and Elsa heard about the fabulous party and couldn't help but crash. There are a ton of photos - here are a few.  Robin also took a bunch so it was a well covered party, photographically.  

I spent a bit of time at Charley's school painting chairs with the kids for the school auction.

We went to see the baby goats at Rustic Road Farm (great place for local pork, chicken and eggs).

What else?  There has been plenty of art making, pretzel bun making, granola making, sewing.  We are spending a lot of time making a lot of our food.  I am tired of looking at the back of a package to see it has food coloring or preservatives or something our kids should not be eating (or us for that matter).  

B, 8, is into karate (currently a red belt).  Charley, 5 is into ballet and acting.  Both are makers and love Netflix.  They paint shirts,  make stop motion films, make dioramas, potion making and Perler beads.  Mike took them to the Daddy Daughter Dance.  I have been sewing Alabama Chanin Style and well as machine sewing and doing some painting, drawing and stamp making.  Bird/squirrel watching/feeding, crazy hair day, snow, days off school, hand making valentines, legos.  We are not busy, but we get stuff done.

 B painted the board she cracked at a martial arts demo.

I can't believe it is already late March.