Monday, November 28, 2011

Awesome Log Cabin.

This is a project that my friend Jen made for her daughter's school.
She turned a cardboard box into an amazing log cabin.
The paint job is fantastic and the house is finished with window treatments and Sinead's art work decorates the walls.
Now that's talent!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mr. Kurt Rocks.

We saw Mr. Kurt for the first time a few years ago as he was playing at the Tarrytown library and we already thought he was very good.
Over the years, the kids have gone to to see him play many times and when it comes to chidren entertainers, few have the patience that he has and last night at the New City library was no exception.
He always gets the kids involved in his concerts and John had a blast showing off his voice!

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Mr. Kurt treated the boys to an autograph session.



He even sang duet with Grace when everyone was gone, how awsome!!

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So don't forget to check out his website: http://www.kurtgallagher.com/ and take the kids to see him, he rocks!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tying the knot.

I have been wanting to experiment with decorative knots for quite a while but never got to it so as I had a few minutes to myself this afternoon, I dug into my craft box, came up with some nylon rope and started practicing.
Here is what I came up with.
My first lanyard:

A funky looking thing that I might use as a keychain. I made it to practice a monkey fist knot:

And a small lanyard bracelet that I thought Grace would want to wear but she didn't want anything to do with it because it didn't have Elmo on it!!

If you're ready to catch the bug, the internet is full of ressources. Have fun and be carefull it can be quite addictive.
Next stop Etsy!!


Friday, November 11, 2011

The scariest job.

No matter how dangerous your job is or how much of a thrill seeker you are; no task, no job, nothing is scarier than raising children. Before they even take their first breath we worry about our kids. A million things could go wrong during the pregnancy. The birth itself is a frightening ordeal. And from the moment we welcome our little cherubs to this crazy world we can't stop worrying. The first few weeks of a new born can be nerve wrecking, especially with the first one. We get home from the hospital with our tiny bundle of joy after getting a few minutes crash course on how to handle him. Quite frankly, a kid getting a hamster will get better instructions. Anyway that's it, you're home, clueless, tired and stressed out. He's crying! Why? Is he hungry? Wet? In pain? He's sleeping! Is breathing? Is he breathing too fast? Too quickly? How about SIDS?
And this is just the beginning people. Kids get ill, sick, they get hurt, there is trips to the ER, hospital stays. And these are just a few of what I would call "natural" dangers. Then we have to worry about peer pressure and bullying. And as they grow up they're involved in more activities and we have to worry about more peer pressure and we also have to think about child abuse, and risk of abduction...just read the headlines, there are a lot of sick people out there.
Wow! It's enough stress to make the most level headed parent become totally insane. One solution would be to get cloned and miniaturized so I could be with each one of our kids every second of the day (no, not to spy on them, the need to spy will come later) just to make sure that they're safe.
Until that happens, we stick to plan B.
We educate them as well as we can, we teach them how to be safe, we try to be good role models and most importantly we keep telling them that they can come to us for anything. And we can only hope that they will.
No, parenthood is definitely not for sissies!