Friday, May 27, 2016

Mother's Day

I had to take off work yesterday to have a bump removed from my leg (nothing serious, more of an annoyance so I'm glad it's gone!)  and I thought I'd take advantage of doctor's orders to sit on the couch and elevate my leg to update the blog with a few posts!  We are in that crazy time of year where we have few days left and millions of things to's insane! But the end is in sight and now that it is finally warm, even hot some days, I finally feel like the end of the school year is here.

Mother's Day seems like so long ago...I'm trying to remember what we did!  We took it really easy and lazy that day and didn't even go to church.  We had had a few busy weekends in a row and had more busy weekends coming up so we decided to sleep in (as much as you can do with toddlers) and relax.  My parents came up in the afternoon to visit.  They brought lunch and then we got ice cream & sno-cones afterwards. 

Mommy & Noelle

They were fighting to sit in my lap and didn't want to share it. I'm also wearing one of my favorite Twin Mama shirts.  I thought it was appropriate for Mother's Day!

Ice Cream and Sno-Cones!

For Mother's Day I asked Ben for a Silhouette Cameo printer, which he got me, and it is so neat!  If you don't know what a Cameo is, basically it's a printer that can cut cardstock, vinyl, leather, fabrics, heat transfer vinyl, and so much more!  You use the software to create a design and then load your material and hit print!  I've made a few things and have a list a mile long in my head of more things I want to make!

This is the first thing I made.  My printer came with some vinyl to start and I had this glass dish from something, so this was what I made to try my printer out!  I now use it to hold my Cameo tools.

Personalized a sand bucket for a birthday present

I wanted to try the heat transfer vinyl so I made some shirts for the girls!

It will also cut out things, like these tags for my parent volunteer gifts.  It's a little hard to see but the border is Ric-rak style and the printer cut it out for me!

Also part of my parent volunteer gifts, I personalized some tumblers for my parents!

We celebrated Mother's Day with my mother-in-law the week after and combined it with a birthday celebration for my father-in-law.  We went out to a brunch buffet that was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They had these enormous raw oysters, which I loved and probably ate everyone's share.  Then we went back to their house for cupcakes and playtime with the girls.



Noelle & Aunt Chessie

The girls' newest thing is stairs...they LOVE to climb stairs!  They can go up no problem, we're working on how to go down the stairs now.

So a very laid back Mother's Day, which was perfect!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Mother's Day! That silhouette cutter has been on my wishlist now for a few years. I should invite myself over to play with yours. :)