Sunday, February 24, 2008


This is Natalie's new pet Sara. Oh, how that girl wants a dog! She gets it from her Dad. She was so sick last week she missed 4 days of school. I found this cute dog pattern on one of my fave blogs called Allsorts. She wanted to make it. (I ended up doing most of the stitching though while she slept) She has been sleeping with it most nights since then.

She is a happy girl now! She was so sick she hardly ate anything all week. She told me "Mom, if you want to loose weight all you have to do is get sick". Thankyou very much Natalie.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I have proof!

Many of you have heard my tales of all the mischief my two youngest boys get into and now I have pictures to prove it. Last Friday I was busy chopping 24 heads of lettuce for a church dinner when Jacob and Lucas came downstairs with ink all over the bottoms of their feet. They had gotten into my ink pads. I told them to go upstairs and wash their feet off in the bathtub, and I continued to chop lettuce. I could hear them upstairs playing in the tub and I figured they had decided to take a bath. I had lots of lettuce to chop so I just kept going. I assumed there was probably water all over the floor but I would just wipe it up when I was done. Well, I finished chopping lettuce and headed upstairs to survey the damage. There were little blue and purple footprints all up the stairs on the carpet but I was not worried since I had been needing to shampoo the carpet any way. I got to the top of the stairs where the footprints stopped and found a couple of ink pads lying on the floor. I thought, "well this isn't so bad." Then I went into my bathroom to find the boys up to their necks in BLUE water. They had 4 inkpads in the bathtub with them. It actually looked pretty cool, but they still got in trouble. Notice they are not smiling in the pictures. They did ask why I was taking pictures of them. So now you know how to make really cool blue bath water.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What's in a name?

Happy Valentines Day! I finally decided to start a blog. I wanted a place to share my crafty things with my friends and family.

The name "My Little Kumquat" came about several years ago on Valentines Day. My Hubby came home from work and told me about a radio contest to call in and guess the top 5 food names for your sweetheart. I rattled off the common ones like: Honey, Sugar, Pumpkin and such but couldn't guess the 5th one on the list (which was Sweet Pea by the way). After several clues and many guesses later I finally blurted out "Kumquat?" This sent him into a fit of laughter, which if you have ever seen my hubby laugh it is quite a site. It became one of our private jokes and he started calling me "My little kumquat". So it is very fitting that I have started my blog on Valentines Day.

See ya soon, or as my hubby always says, "I'm glad you got to see me!".