Well hello there! This is the place where I share my crafts, recipes, knitting and crochet projects, photos, and moments of family life in the Midwest.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Beginning of Spring Cleaning

So I know it's a bit late but I finally started my spring cleaning at the Dieter house. I was motivated by Max's upcoming birthday to start with his room. As you can see by the photo - he had a lot of toys. I threw away all of the broken toys/missing parts, and washed and donated the toys he out grew. The ones we kept are now organized and zip locked all the little pieces together. It's so nice to see his floor again, and he even has space in his room to fit any new toys and books. Awesome!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Morning

The Easter bunny stopped by our house this morning and hid eggs all over the house. Max was quite amazed by them and said "I can not believe it! Why he hide all the eggs?" He was even more amazed when he discovered that the eggs had candy inside. He also loved the peeps and chocolate bunny too. "Why a bunny have eggs?" I have no idea.....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Coloring eggs

Originally uploaded by shaunadieter
Max and I colored easter eggs for the first time today. He wanted to do all the eggs in the fridge but we only colored nine. And if you look close - yes those are Star Wars easter eggs. He was so cute it was hard posting only one photo - so check out my flickr by clicking on the picture and see the other ones I took!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Signs of Spring

seedlings This year I decided to start my seedlings at home instead of at my friend's house because I needed to learn how to do it. It actually isn't that hard to do. We bought the greenhouse style pods and a grow light. Max "helped" me fill the pods with dirt and plant the seeds. Mostly he got dirt everywhere...but it was great fun and the seeds sprouted anyway. Isn't nature grand? To anyone who cares (not Jered) we are growing three types of zinnias (pictured), basil, chives, morning glories, butterfly flower, Mexican sunflowers, nasturtiums (again), purple cornflower, hollyhocks, dill, and lavender. For bulbs we have hosta, lilies, and peonies. Now the weather just needs to warm up a bit and we can get these babies in the ground. I'm sure Max will want to help me.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Happy Spring Forward!

Today is the day we all moved our clocks ahead and lost an hour of sleep. For a mom of a almost three year old, this is a bad idea. Things have been off all day. Waking up, breakfast at 9 am, lunch late, napped too long, and I have no idea when we are going to bed. But I do know that a 5 am tomorrow I will be at work. At least there's coffee there.

Here is a cute picture of Max in a sweater his grandma Jo knitted for him. Thanks grandma!

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