Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pictures

These past 2 weeks I've tried really hard to be a "good mom" whenever the opportunity arrived and I've even got pictures to prove it. =)
While Cheeks did this:
The kids did this (as you can see by there faces, this is serious stuff):
And I did this:

Then, while Cheeks did this:

The kids did this:

And I did this with occasional help from the wet kids (Some people call it a kiddie pool, I like to call it an outdoor bathtub to be used when doing outdoor arts and crafts):

And, while Cheeks did a lot of this:
The kids made buko bucks selling this (and this one deserves its own post):
While Sweet Terror helped me paint this:
So that it could look like this:
The Darth Vader pinata is now stuffed and ready for Pablo's birthday party. Yes, I make custom pinatas, but I still can't manage to get the laundry done. Pinatas are just a lot more fun.

25 comments:

Sea Star said...

It sure looks like everyone is doing great! Who cares about the laundry.

I love that pinata. I wish I was that creative.

Amy Y said...

Ah, but laundry does not make for good memories like pinatas!
He sure is a cutie, by the way!

Amber M. said...

Darth Vader is brilliantly cool. And that baby! Too cute for words.

Becky said...

Oh my goodness. Thank you. My son wants a Star Wars party next week, and I'm totally going to copy you.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Hello? I need pinata instructions please! Before the 12th!

Cocoa said...

Pinatas are such a fun tradition! Darth Vader is looking very cool. And will be so fun to smash his face to smithereens.

elena jane said...

omg, he is adorable!! i want another one....
and your pinata is wonderful....who needs clean laundry, haha!! ;-)

Richelle said...

That is an awesome pinata! I love the look on cheeks face in the first picture. Too cute.

Lauren said...

Laundry can wait. It's the moments that matter more.

Michal said...

i was supposed to make a death star pinata for kimball's birthday party last march. alas, it fell by the wayside and i found myself at party city two hours before the party, relieved to find a darth vader pinata for under 20 bucks. yours is way cuter than that one!

CC said...

Dude. Cheeks looks a little stressed in that first picture!

Darth pinata rocks!

Sonja said...

I loved the pictures! I'm in awe of your multi tasking abilities! I know you were feeding, burping and changing the baby while supervising, mixing and making the ROCKIN" pinata!

That's not easy to do, and not everyone can do it (take moi, for example).

Cheeks! I want to kiss those cheeks so badly.
:)

Erika said...

I LOVE it!!!
So, Scotty turns 1 in September... We're going to be at my mom's the week before...
you make pinatas for hire? I'm thinking a football for my theme.

just jamie said...

Wow. You ARE a good mama. And yes, pinatas are way more fun than laundry. So is blogging.

Rachel said...

Looks like FUN!
No one is gonna remember the laundry - they're not gonna forget that pinata anytime soon!

Great job!

Misty said...

The pinata takes the prize. Wow.

Becoming Me said...

You took care of the important stuff first..awesome pix and memories

Laura said...

Maybe if laundry were more fun, then we'd all be doing it more. I was thinking you were already doing Pablo's Halloween costume... until you mentioned pinata. That would make for a great mask!

Packer Family said...

Wow Cheeks is cute! Laundry smoaundry!

Lisa said...

Way to go on the pinata.

And I, too, love the first picture of Cheeks!

Annie said...

Okay, Okay, Okay! I humbly remove my super-mom cape and hand it to you: A better, stronger, more super de-duper mom.

You AMAZE me :)

Tirzah said...

I should try to make pinatas instead of dishes! You should do a tutorial on them!!

Jeanette said...

My son saw the finished pinata. "It's dark thader! I want one Mommy!"
He also now wants to go out side and play in the pool which is good because when I asked if he wanted to do that a few minutes ago he said no. So thanks! :-)
Your baby is adorable! Laundry...yeah..I stopped doing that 13 months ago when my daughter was born. I keep telling my husband I'll start back up again one of these days...before the next one comes along hopefully. :-)
So I see you finished reading The Once and Future King. Did you like it? I almost bought it the other night but then remembered I am not supposed to be buying books until our AC and cars are fixed...

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Just look at Cheeks! What a cutie.

perilloparodies said...

it has een a week or so since i checked in... glad i did... you made me laugh, and i needed that. and GREAT JOB, MOM!!! that birthday party looked like lots of fun. will have to come back here to see your ideas when i have to do another cool party for one of mine... have a great day.