Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weeks in Review: March 14 - April 9:

It's been a while since my last "Week in Review" post but you probably have a good idea of what we have been up to...  On St. Patrick's Day we celebrated with green pancakes for breakfast.


I think Meredith was not as impressed as I was with the pancakes...

Let's just say she liked the chocolate chip pancakes we had for dinner the night before...ummm...I like pancakes...

James, Bella, and Meredith went on a father-daughter hike, while Cardi had a yard sale with some friends.  She made a whopping $5.50...


Meredith looks very excited!



Cardi turned 10!


We hosted a slumber party!

After drooling at a gorgeous white general store wall unit that cost $1500 at Pottery Barn, I decided to use one of the 72 inch white bookshelves I had purchased from Walmart for  a whopping $25 for the laundry room to get a similar look...which meant I needed to buy some cute picture frames (Yay!  For the Dollar Tree)! 

Which meant I REALLY needed a new desk/buffet table...which meant I got busy sanding and painting the one I already had...

Which didn't turn out too bad...

which then inspired me to repaint this diningroom chair...

which meant I also had to repaint this one....which led me to this...

which inspired me to finally getting around to doing our family chore chart...

which I love and finally finished yesterday.

which then reminded me that I wanted to have the "Love More" slogan above our door as a reminder to us to love each other more...I just remembered I forgot to take a picture of the finished board which has the clothes pins (which I also had to paint) on the ends as well.  Which reminds me after I painted the table, chairs, FHE board, and clothes pins...I painted the wall the board is on as well as painted over the red accents in the kitchen.



I got bangs...HATE them!

Discovered a new favorite breakfast...

Discovered Meredith had a new place she liked to hang out...

Oh, and stash things...It took me days to find John's missing shoe!

Bella got to have  a fun playdate!

We went to a REALLY cool park.  It was SO cool that it deserves a post of it's own!

Spring means birds singing,  mowing lawns ...and impromptu picnics even if it is just the kids and I having crackers and lemonade.


I can't get enough of those sweet faces...even the silly ones!

We listened to General Conference and had snacks...We started paying the kids  an allowance to do certain chores...which worked for a about a day...They were a little more motivated when I told them they would have to buy their own snacks...thus was born the Moberly Company Store...I made $4.75 in 20 minutes!  Boy, can those kids get busy when they have the right motivation! 

Jackson added an inch warm to his collection of bugs!
And then he added this guy...Love the feet in the background...

I have to say one of my favorite things over the last couple of weeks was just sitting in the back yard listening to the birds chirp and the kids playing.  Meredith fussed when Jackson first put her in the swing...

 Jackson wanted to twist the swing to see if she would like it.  It didn't look like it was going to work...But then,

Simply priceless...I have to say Jackson is a great big brother!  He is always thoughtful and let's John have the first turn whether they are swinging, eating a snack, or picking a movie...

And he always makes time for Meredith.

On Friday we had a birthday luncheon for some great ladies in our ward...too bad I was having SO much fun I forgot to take pictures until most people had left.  But these great ladies stayed and we had an opportunity to just hang out and talk...I hope we can do that more often.

Meredith did a great job entertaining the little guests.  This is our friend, Bianca's little boy, Jackson.  I think Meredith may be a little sweet on him...

And of course, if you haven't heard already, this was the highlight of the week at the Moberly household!  Yesterday, we attended the Oak Ridge Children's Museum Art Show where Bella's artwork was chosen to be on display.  There were SO many beautiful art works on display from the various schools in the community! There are A LOT of  talented kids around here but of course we think this little artist is the most  talented  (OK I know..We're biased)!  It's too bad I didn't think to charge the batteries in our camera!  But, just like that REALLY cool park that gets its own post so too does the Moberly household artist of the week...I just wish I could have taken more pictures!

4 comments:

  1. I love that quote on your cleaning board! I hope I remember to use that someday on mine. You have been like super lady lately!

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  2. That table is uber-nice; nice! Reading posts like this seem like some storybook family with super cute kids. Ain't it the truth!

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  3. Awesome job on the table!! I can't believe how big Meredith is, she is a cutie, of course, you guys have cute kids!!

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  4. Hey! Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments! That means someone actually reads this blog!

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