I Sew wish it were still Spring Break!

I had droves of fun sewing over Spring Break. We made 3 oil cloth aprons, appliqued a shirt we bought from Target.. it was a bargain at $1.64, sewed ribbons on pillowcases to jazz them up a bit, made a few bibs for the little man, and a waste apron, though I have affectionately coined it as my homeschool holster.

My holster.
Pockets for everything...

Lou's shirt.

Libby is shy.

We also did a lot of cooking. One of the special cooking items of interest was the $400 batch of cookies. It started off like any other batch. The proverb, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it," is one that is constantly in action around here. We spend every day training and during one of our training excercises my Kitchenaid suffered a fatal error. The kind that is not repairable... thus the $400 batch of cookies because that's how much a new Kitchenaid costs. It was good training and the error won't be repeated I can guarantee! By the way, the cookies were delish.
Flashy red, because we need more spice around here.

The children also went to see a 3-D movie Saturday morning with their dad. A typical Saturday involves kids sleeping in while Jake and I read through a Psalm and pray together. Instead of the usual Jake woke them early at 9 (not too early..) and surprised them with a movie. Something about training dragons. They had a blast.
Cool Boys!

We also had a very special visitor. John, Jake's father, came out for a weekend visit. Samuel was a little concerned, but the rest of the crew was thrilled!
It's okay Sam the Man!


lifelove'n'wine said...

Sounds like the usual Reynold's fun at your house! I'm glad you are all doing well...and wow does Lou look like you!

Karen said...

What great treasures you created and all the help that you received. Love the crafts and I love the new red kitchen aid. How can I destroy mine so I can buy a pretty red one?

Karen said...

what did they see for a movie?

CLR said...

Mom, perhaps if you make 8 dozen cookies and then "forget" to lock the bowl into place... maybe then the bowl would jam against the flat beater shoving the whole mixing mechanism into the head of the machine and permanently jam the gears..

Nah, that would never work.

Claire Higgins said...

Fun crafts!

I still dream of the day I will have a KitchenAid. Until then, the hand mixer lives on! It's fine. I am the only one that likes sweets...Clint's not a fan. We'll see what Josie likes!

Gaines Family said...

How fun and what awesome treasures you made!
I too have the red mixer, it's so pretty : D

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

Thanks for the wonderful visit, Dad R