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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

Did the Leprechauns come to your house? They came to mine and the Boys were SO excited to see what they left. We got very lucky, and had nice Leprechauns, who did not wreak havoc on my home.  Only my camera, which faithfully TOOK pictures of our festivities, but would not stay alive long enough to upload them to the computer. Blah, the day was coming, but I didn't want it to be today!

Last night, Mr Cyn helped the boys decorate a cardboard box and made it a Leprechaun trap, which was filled with paper. I used my trusty Silhouette to cut some small vinyl foot prints and then it was BEDTIME!

When the boys woke up, they found little foot prints by each of their beds, on the doors, walls, and leading right into the trap! They opened the trap, but instead of finding a new little friend, they found all the Gold Nuggets he left behind when he magicked himself out of our trap.

(I am trying really hard to get my image of footprints to load up so I can share, but can't figure it out. If you  have any tips for me to try, leave me a comment!)

A few days ago I happened across Rainbow Waffles, I don't remember who pointed me towards them, but I knew they would be perfect for breakfast!
image source from Random Thoughts of a Super Mom. Please follow the Rainbow Waffles link

Don't they look amazing? I found these and lots of other ideas from Kelli at Random Thoughts of a SuperMom and loved it! They were easy, tasted great, and the boys LOVED them.

For lunch we are sprinkling Leprechaun dust (lime jello mix) on wet apples so we can watch the white powder turn green, and we will be making Kelli's Leprechaun Jello for dessert after our traditional Irish dinner, that is NOT corned beef and cabbage because...blech!

What are your plans today? I wish I had some more pictures for you!! Maybe I can convince Mr Cyn I need a new one...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So far with my Silhouette...

Despite having three sick little boys, and now one sick Momma, I have spent the week playing with my Silhouette. This may be the best gift Mr. Cyn has gotten me to date. (I am giving him the credit for this one, since his urging and pressuring led me to order it.) 

I vinyled my Mom's front door, we will be moving soon so I am waiting to do anything to my own space. I will have to redo Mom's door though, because it is in need of a paint job... 

Mr. Cyn will graduate in July with his Bachelor's. There is one professor who has really made an impact on Mr. Cyn and they have formed a friendship, recently this professor really came to bat for him to help rearrange some classes and get us graduated on time. 

Mr. Cyn wanted to give him a gift and really loves this quote. I used my Silhouette to make a stencil and we etched the quote in. I finished it off with a family picture.  I love the way this turned out and will definitely be doing more etching in my future. 
"Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning. ~Ecclesiasticus"

Hope you have a great weekend, I am off to take a nap and hopefully get myself and the kidlets better.