Just a Typical Evening

Playing with her Sharky…DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0009 DSC_0010 DSC_0004 DSC_0005

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Ben’s school soccer program is only 6 weeks long, so I really wanted to find Ben a pair of slightly used cleats instead of paying full price at Target or Walmart. Finally, after checking three different thrift stores, I finally scored (get it?) – cleats for $2 instead of $10-$20. Ben already had socks and shin guards, so now he just wants Wednesday (first practice) to hurry up and get here.DSC_0001

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Party Time

I’m so glad we got to share in Jack’s party on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Jack! cousins tire swingNot so sure about this pinata activity… Amelia pinataCompletely sure… Ben pinata

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September Flea Market Finds

A friend and I went back to the once-a-month flea market in Portsmouth this Saturday. Here’s one of my finds, an $8 iron birdcage…DSC_0004I’d like to hang it on the fence, but I don’t have a hanger right now – Or maybe I’ll use it on the porch in fall. Either way, love it. DSC_0006Here is my other find – a wrought iron sconce with candle holders and mirror, also $8… DSC_0007 DSC_0008 DSC_0010I think it compliments our mermaid quite nicely…DSC_0011

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Keeping His Car Clean Too

After seeing the mini trash container I made for my car, Alek asked me to make him one for his car too. He had to wait a few weeks until I had time, but his request has now been fulfilled…DSC_0005 I don’t know if he’ll prefer hanging it from his glove compartment or by the stick shift, but either works. I hope it gets lots of use!DSC_0006 DSC_0009

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Guess whose Halloween costume/birthday outfit was way easier to make than expected…Picture1The top isn’t really done yet, but I improvised so Amelia could get the basic effect. ResultĀ  – she was thrilled. In the picture above, on the right, she’s showing me how mermaids swim. She also has no problem walking around in the skirt, but I may still lengthen the slit in back a bit. I’m also thinking we’ll go with some type of leotard for the top. Probably long sleeves, just in case the weather’s cool. I’ll have to see what I can come up with for that.Picture2For now, I have one happy Ariel in my house… DSC_0022

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First Day of 4-Year-Old Pre-K

Amelia doesn’t turn 4 until later this month, but she’s still in the 4-year-old pre-K class this year, and she’s more than happy to be joining our morning backpack brigade.Picture7 Picture8 Picture6 These two, my funny, rambunctious sweethearts…Picture5Oh, and yes, it was up to 90 degrees today, but she picked her own outfit, so I wasn’t going to argue with her.

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