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SWORDS...BOOK LABELS...and a RECIPE...

Random title I know :) But, I have not really been in the mood to blog lately...just been SO tired and busy trying to get my house unpacked and get everything ready before a certain someone arrives. That is IF she ever decides to come out! I am 37 1/2 weeks now which is considered full-term and dilated to a 5 and 95% thinned out! And let me tell you it is not fun to sit at home and dilate for weeks with these REALLY painful contractions. Ever since I got a TB shot to stop my labor a few weeks ago, I can't go into full-blown labor now. Don't get me wrong- I am SO GRATEFUL that she has been in here and didn't come early like my other kids, but it has just been a pretty difficult month and i'm in a lot of pain....so, I hope she decides to come out soon :) If any of you have labor inducing tricks...PLEASE SHARE! Except you Megan...hehe. I can't believe you went past your due date, I have a new found respect for you :)

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Ok- so on with my post...I have been trying to spend lots of time with my kids before Piper gets here, so we decided to make some She-Ra & He-Man swords yesterday because they LOVE that show...so did I when I was a kid. And yes- I know we are super ghetto and the swords look crazy funny. But, the kids LOVE them and it was something fun and different to do.
Funny lookin' swords:) But see how much they love them. Look at the big bruise on Mckay's forehead...he got it from in his own words, "running into the most beautiful girl in the world that I love". I think he has found his first crush in preschool :)

We will see how long they last with all the fighting that is going to be happening. They are only double layered cardboard, tin foil and shiny jewels :)
And of course we had to make them sword holders just like in the show so they can carry them around on their backs.
This is Kylin with her sword watching She-Ra...All day I have heard "I AM SHE-RA" and "I HAVE THE POWER!"

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Also- I thought I would share something made recently. We are big readers in this house...at least when we have time and we loan out a lot of our books to family & friends. So, I decided to make these labels to put on the insides of all our books so that they hopefully will get back to us after we loan them out.
There is a Microsoft word file you can DL, which you can just print out on labels (Avery 8163) that you can get from any store OR you can just DL the JPEG file and print them on normal paper, cut them out and glue or tape them on the inside of the book yourself. Maybe some of you are book loaners too and could use them :) Here are the download links:

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Lastly here is an AWESOME recipe from my mother in law that I LOVE and we had for breakfast!!! So, I am sharing I hope she doesn't care :)

10 comments :

Amy said...

I hope Piper comes soon! I know exactly how you feel...sitting around home for weeks, dilating, having super hard contractions...that's how life was with Susie in my belly. Those last couple of weeks I took Tylenol PM to help sleep (which is basically just benadryl and tylenol). It was the best thing I ever did. I still had to wake up to use the bathroom, but I was able to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. And, when I had to wake up, I was able to fall right back asleep. Those last weeks were painful, and it really made life bearable when I could actually sleep at night. Unpack your entire house and clean everything (especially any tile, linoleum, or wood floors--by hand). I think all the movement is bound to put you into real labor. Or, if you have access to a trampoline, that's what Michelle did to get her oldest baby out. haha Won't your doctor help nudge you into labor?? Good luck! I think about you all the time!

BTW--I love the swords. Kids don't care what toys look like. I've fashioned all sorts of ghetto toys, and they seem to be the favorites.

I love you!!!

Jenny said...

Cool swords and CUUUTE kids!! I hope Piper comes soon for you! Don't you wish babies understood when you say "uhhh okay, NOW you can come!"

Good luck- I keep thinking/hoping for you that when I see a new post it will be announcing the arrival of your baby girl!

Megan said...

That bread looks delish and the swords are cute. Plus, if the kids like them - that is all that matters, right?! Good luck getting Piper here. I won't send any vibes your way though ;) I can't wait to see pics of the little girl.

Erika said...

I seriously love all your great ideas. I have been wanting to label our books, so thanks for creating those great labels!

Heather K said...

How fun! The swords are awesome. What a fun mom you are. You're always doing such creative things to keep them entertained. :)
Hope Piper comes soon. I'm so sorry you've been in so much pain.

Natasha said...

I'm sorry you are in so much pain! I think I am having symphathy pain because I still vividly remember those pain and having them for as long as you have been, torture. I don't know how you do it. I love the swords, you seriously are the funnest mom I know. I am also going to use those labels..supper cute. I hope now that you are full term that your little girl decides its time to come. Good luck.

Heather said...

I am so happy Piper is here! What a pretty baby! :0) Good luck adjusting to 3 kids! I am sure you'll manage just fine, you are super mom!!

Landon and Brittney Wimmer said...

Kelley! You are freaking amazing! You're a super mom and it's my goal to be more like you. Seriously. Love the book labels. I printed some off and am excited to use them. Thank you for always sharing all your great ideas. Your kids are so lucky to have such a fun and creative mom. The bottom comment from Heather said Piper has arrived. If that's true, congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to see some pics!

Cher said...

These are such cute book labels! Thanks for sharing!

Bloxham family said...

The bread looks yummy!I am going to have to try it out. One thing I notice while coping the ingredients down though there was no poppy seed on the list with the rest of the ingredients, so how much do you use?