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Showing posts from April, 2017


If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I try and make my kids something handmade each and every birthday and Christmas. It's something I started back when there was only one of them and it was a whole lot easier. Not sure how much longer I can keep it going.

I almost forgot to make something for Sam's birthday this year. There was just so much going on- Easter, planning his birthday party, worries about moving, house showings. It just completely slipped my mind until three days to so until the big day. I almost immediately gave up. But, I figured three days was enough time to come up with something quick and easy. I pulled out my copy of "50 Yards of Fun" by Rebecca Danger. After much debate, I decided on the ninja.

Quick. Easy. Awesome. I think it's going to need some friends, though.

Yarn and needle details and such are all on Ravelry.

Birthday, Boise and Bikes, Oh My!

Last week was crazy busy. Crazy. Crazy busy. Seriously. First up was Sam's seventh birthday.

We were thinking back, and this is probably his first actual not just family members birthday party. Whoops.  He loved every second of it.

Instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, we played Feed the Sam with little printed pictures of all his favorite foods. 

Ponytail and plumber's crack. I'm saving this one for his high school yearbook.

The favorite gift might just have been a game and a set of play handcuffs from the girl he is currently planning on marrying. It was the one that just had to be opened and used immediately. He also got a lot of building toys like K'Nex, Lego and Magformers. He was very happy.

That was Wednesday. Thursday we found out an offer had been made on the house we've been renting and we had 30 days to move. Hello, panic.

Saturday we went on a trip to Boise with some friends. We made the 2 hour drive, ate lunch out at Olive Garden to make our kids ve…