Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Great Family Shuffle

Last week was the much anticipated visit from my family. My dad and mom flew in last weekend and then on Tuesday Tony and my dad went on a successful turkey hunt in Iowa. My sister Paige flew in from Chicago on Thursday...it was the first time she has met Josh!

My kids LOVE my dad. He tickles them until they weep, and the still love him. This is a priceless moment I stumbled upon...my kids helping my dad do his daily crossword puzzle online.

When my sister Megan comes up from Lincoln, we cook. When mom comes, we create. These are some of the treasures from this weekend: I saw some of these birds covered in paper at a local scrapbook store and the lady was charging $7 for each. My mom and I happened upon the last package of the same chipboard birds at Michaels and made a set of 12 for less than $7. Nice.We were also on a cupcake kick...here are some baby girl gift tags using a Martha Stewart cupcake punch and a card that was inspired by this card by Kim Hughes.We also planted flowers, played outside, ate until we thought we would burst and harassed a poor IHOP server to the brink of insanity. What a wonderful week.

And now, they are beginning to scatter again. Dad left yesterday. Mom and Paige leave tomorrow and Megan heads back to Lincoln tonight. We so seldom get four of us ladies together that I had Tony snap some pictures. We are missing April.

Very much.

12 comments:

Jeni said...

What a fun week. I am so loving those birds...very very cute!!!

Our Complete Family said...

So glad you girls had such a good time together! What a perfect spring treat!
Love the goodies you crafted as well!
Hugs and lovin' to your crew, L

Liz said...

Looks like fun and madness all rolled into one busy week! Super cute creations, love the birds!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Looks like fun times! Hey, hop on over to my blog where I am doing a little Giveaway! Hope to see you there! Oh, and the drawing will be Monday, May 11 5 pm, so hurry!
:~D

April said...

That picture of you four made me cry! Love you guys!!!

Ruth Ann said...

I am soo in love with those cupcake tags! They are adorable! I have that same punch but never used it! I definitely need to give it a try now! Have a great week!
-Ruth Ann

just jamie said...

So craftiness runs in the family then?

My poor children...

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Sounds fun - I love the girls in my family so much we started a girls week last year. Girls come, bring their kids, and we sew, cook, watch each others kids, laugh. So fun!

Anonymous said...

How fun to spend time with your family! Sounds like you had a great time. I always love to see your creations, cute birds and cards.

Eloise said...

I loved seeing the pictures of your mom and sisters and reading about your visit with them. What a great week you had!

Shawna B. said...

Family, cooking, creating, crossword puzzles, more family ... sounds perfect! Glad you had such a fun time! The birds are charming, and cupcakes are one of the happiest sights around.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is who is keeping Josh's nose from dripping?

Love, grandpa