September 06, 2008

Visitor Fun

We spent the last couple of days catching up and exploring new craftiness for my mom! She's been a seamstress since she was a girl, like myself, and had never made a yo-yo until Thursday. My mom found my yo-yo maker in my handy bin of sewing stuff and that sent her on a new journey. She's had multiple shoulder surgeries and no longer enjoys sewing garments or doing much at the machine, but loves hand work! We went to JoAnn's yesterday and purchased a yo-yo maker of her own and 20 fat-quarters to get her started with a lap quilt or pillow topper. We will just have to wait and see how far she gets :)

After eeking out nap time today, we went to the park with the kids - I love the park. It's free, it satisfies the need to get out of the house, and the kids always come home tired! Having an extra set of hands and eyes I took the camera and took tons of pictures. :) Hope you don't mind!
Ella's getting going . . .

Emmalie loves the tall twirly slide.

Sophia loves to swing and enjoyed having Grandma pushing just her today!

I always start Owen in the swing - but he gets bored fast. . .

Yelling after Ella.

"Mommy, can I get out!"

He really wants to dig in the dirt!

And taste it too!

Ella's a monkey!

Sophia doesn't want to even feel the dirt!

But she's all smiles for the camera!

Running - it's mayhem and they love it!

Cute pic with Grandma :)
Owen loves to forge his own trail.

Emmalie is my sweetheart.

Sophia was all tuckered out.

And Owen too! He was laying there crying and I took his picture. . . he was ready to go home.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend~


melissa s. said...

your kids are ADORABLE! and that last picture of owen laying down really sums up a full day at the park!

tipper said...

Such beautiful pictures of the kids!! So glad you're all enjoying your Mom's visit.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, these photos are wonderful!


No Crying Mama said...

great pic's! Owen is looking so big, even though I know he turned one not too long ago. I'm glad you and the kids are having fun with your mom.

Jaimie said...

You are amazing, Amy. I don't know how you do it with 4 kids!!! The pics are so cute. How great to have your mom there and get to quilt a little too (oh- and I totally thought you were talking about making a wooden Yo-Yo, but as I read I think you were talking about some kind of quilting yo-yo??) :) Sorry - I am not a quilter, so it's all new to me! :)

Amy said...

so cute :)

Artfulife said...

Your kids are too precious. I never got your email, so I am going to try and send you an email. Hope you are having a blast with your mom.

randi said...

Cute pics! Your day at the park looks like lots of fun!

Ang said...

Amy, your kiddos are so cute. I can't believe how much Ella has grown. It looks like they're doing great, and you, what a great quilter! I soooo want to learn to sew. You inspire me to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing your blogs. I really enjoy reading them.