Sunday, October 18, 2009

No risk of boredom here

This has been one of those super-busy, super-fun, super-hectic weeks. It's almost too much to share. But I'll try. :-)
My sister Julie's birthday was this week.
Happy Birthday again, Julie!!
Jules and Adam, out to breakfast, before the Razorback game they went to.

On her actual birthday, Amy and I went out with Jules to Kosmos and then to the Wine Cellar. I highly recommend both. I love real Greek gyros. Mmm.... It was a nice, casual little place. We were over-dressed in there.At the Wine Cellar we fit right in. Our "waiter" was obviously tipsy, but he was a nice enough guy and the atmosphere certainly made up for it. Wish we'd taken photos in there.

I've also been painting every night. The color is a bit off in some of the pictures. It's called Powder Blue 3, and reminds me of a calm sky over the sea.

You get the idea. I'll post a big full picture when my vacuum is out of the living room, and laundry is off the couch. ;-P
We've been doing "fun" stuff, too. Painting the house is only fun at first... hallway was great. Ceiling was fun. Living room wasn't bad, because I just watched movies while I painted. But the bathroom job started to wear me out. Luckily, I ran out of paint. Heh. Maybe I'll get more this week. Maybe not.
So, fun stuff...
drawing with fabric markers on the kids' socks.
Fun, artistic outlet.
(And I found out that my socks were "released" the same weekend as the movie.
Is that awesome or what?)

Little Lad did lots of block-building, shape-sorting on the gray and wet days.

The older kids and I were busy with projects, plans, and a paper for the Artist to finish up.
I worked for a bit on the Halloween Lapbook with Dash.
More pictures of the preschool Halloween one here.

Our Time lapbook
More pictures of this one here.
On Friday night we had Game Night at Amy's.
Fred was trying to pressure me to sing.
I didn't cave. Sorry, Babe, I'm a guitar gal.

Julie rocked on the drums, Vu mastered the guitar, and my honey can sing like nobody's business. Amy was chillin' after she rocked on vocals.
So much fun, as always!! Amy even treated us to my Mimi's enchilada recipe. It was sooo good. And guacamole, too. Mmmmm....

Next day. Saturday. I had my in-laws over all day (seven kids in the house- woot, woot, lots of energy.) At 4pm they took off and by 6pm I had ladies arriving for Firepit Night.
I. Can't. Believe. There. Are. NO. Pictures.
I was distracted by the table full of desserts. I think everyone brought either drinks or desserts!! YUM.

And then there's today. Worship, Julie's special time with The Artist Girl, and then our Family Firepit Night.
Does this Nature Man look like his Daddy or what?
(I think my boys all need haircuts. Or is the style long right now?)

Dash likes to cook his own marshmallows. More power to him.
They were...ummm...overcooked....
but apparently still very yummy!!
The Artist, so carefully, munching her smore, trying to guard against stickiness.

Even our big ladies got in on the feast.
Yes, we let them free-range every day. Watch where you step.

I don't know if I could take this many
parties, plans, projects, papers, people every week,
but it sure was a blast!!


Just what are those Woods up to? said...

I know, I had wanted to take so pics at Firepit night, but when I went to my car to get my camera, I realized I'd left it at home. Shoot! It was really fun, though.

Your living room looks great! I love it.

I had a wonderful birthday! I'm excited to wear my new apron and dress!

sara's art house said...

I love that color of that paint!