Felt Food Swap, Again

The felt food swap is reviving! I talked Kate into hosting it this time because in the new neighborhood, my post office is really far away and annoying. So if you want to participate, get in touch with Kate through this form and she will add you to the group. 

Kate’s in charge of this one, but generally in a felt food swap, you sign up for one type of food and make X number of that set of food and mail it to Kate, where she will assemble them into sets and mail them back to you. That way you end up with a really nice variety of felt play food and yet only have to deal with one pattern and one set of materials. 

And look at the adorable food we made last time! 


Friday Night Leftovers- Small Talk Edition

•We went to the residents social at our country club tonight. Matt was at work so the kids and I went without him. I hate small talk. 

•I really hate small talk. I’m no good at it and it takes so much effort. 

•But I know I have to do it because if we are going to live here and I barely leave my house, I need to get to know people somehow. 

•Elizabeth skips right over small talk and goes right to “would you like to play mermaids fairies princesses?” She makes friends faster than I do. Maybe I should try that. 

Changing Table Reuse

When Elizabeth was small, she didn’t have her own room. Her crib and changing table were in our bedroom. We’ve moved twice since then, so all the rooms and furniture configurations are different now. We originally bought an “official” changing table because it was smaller than a dresser and we barely had room for it as it was. Now that all the kids have their own rooms, we don’t need the changing table because we’ve just put a changing pad on top of their dressers. 

So I moved the changing table into the playroom and we now use it as a toy shelf. It’s actually really great for the larger toys that don’t fit in my toy bins. 


It ended up being a really great way to reuse a piece of furniture that would have ended up being a single purpose otherwise. 

Saint Patrick’s Day

Here are some Saint Patrick’s Day pictures. Matt and I are both part Irish- I think around a quarter each. And it is our only overlapping heritage, so our kids are more Irish than anything else. This is trivia only, neither of us particularly identifies as Irish or really cares much about Saint Patrick’s Day other than a minor holiday. But you know, it’s fun. 

I did Elizabeth’s hair as a shamrock today. It was not quite as successful as her Valentine’s Day heart but good enough. It wasn’t quite balanced and her hair was just a teeny bit too short. But next year I will have it for sure. 

(If you want to replicate this, it’s just three of the heart braids aimed towards each other. Start with three pigtails and go from there.) 

After school, I took them to the country club near our house and they played in the arcade for a while. 

Then they made pretend Shepherd’s Pie out of candy in the kid’s club. (Not pictured.) (But mints that looked like peas and carrots, tootsie rolls for meat, and cotton candy on top for mashed potatoes. Actually pretty cute.) 

They were also handing out lots of cute accessories. Elizabeth got shamrock glasses and a necklace that she pretended was a bow and arrow. 

We ate dinner on the patio and the kids ran around outside while I ate corned beef and cabbage. I took their macaroni and cheese home for later. 

And they both fell asleep much more quickly than usual. Not a bad night at all.