Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is what my DH baked for me for Valentine's Day. He baked it with his own two hands, lol... And filled it with cream and strawberries! Isn't it just gorgeous? Loved it!
We went to a riding club with the kids and my cousin Carlos and all the family! We had a blast there!
Henry was thrilled with the horses, Celita was a bit afraid tough!
They organized it so funny! And the kids were so excited while the horses and the show was getting ready!
Fanta, coke, chips, ..... lots of fun!
Celia's chocolate face says about how they enjoy being there waiting for the horses to arrive, lol...
Look Elmita and Elma wearing the same blouse! Weren't them just gorgeous?
Aren't horses just pretty? I hope Henry would like to join the club!

Woww! And then, after all the excitement, is there anything better than a good ice cream at Giana's???
And then we got home and had a little bbq picnic!

Today I had a light cappuccino with panettone that I still had from Christmas to enjoy the cold afternoon!
Happy Valentine's!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Henry's bed

In my last post I talked about Henry's birthday gift; his bed! I wanted to show you some more pics of the bed. We're so happy with the results! We hacked the Ikea Kura bed just adding one more "mattress zone" and make it like a bunk bed, but it isn't as tall as regular bunk beds are, because we were afraid of the big beds!
We just painted all the wooden pieces of the bed with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's paints that has amazingly fresh colors to use for kids or modern homes. The color we used was "agua" (water). Then we asked our friend Javi from Looping if he could put some photos in the bed blue panels, and he did that fantastic job! And then it was just hard work from Henry trying to assemble all the pieces and cut the parts where the 2 beds had to join.

And this is the result!!!

For the large front I used one of Rina Kroes sets to make the panels called "Oh night divine!"

Oh, almost forgot that the steps were painted with a regular crafters paint in bright colors to add a bit of more color to the bed. Oh and also all the bed has a top coat of "outside" barnish just in case the kids go to the higher bed with shoes on or whatever... You know with kids the "just in case" is the most important part of the project! lol...

ANd now all the Pokemons are enjoying their life in a higher place, and had occupied the blanket Henry's Grandma made for his birthday! lol
And also Hulk, Iron Man, Lighting McQueen....

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Henry is 5!!!

This February 6th was Henry's birthday!
We asked him many times what gift he wanted and he only said he wanted his grandma to give him a new bed. So we went with him and Celita to Toys'r'us to see if he wanted also any toy... Of course, he did want some too!; lol... 
On Friday he went so excited to school because he knew he would have a party there. Here they are on the way...
I prepared some cookies and muffins for the kids.

And a juice of course and then put these all inside these kraft little bags so that each kid could have his own "meal"; lol...
They're 30!!!!! lol... Both bags were full!
But look how happy he was in his class blowing his candles! God, I am so grateful to his wonderful teachers. They made a great day for him and also allowed me to enjoy it taking these pictures!!!!! I am sooooo grateful!
Look Henry's gift! He just wanted for his birthday a bed where he could sleep in the upper side and his sister "downstairs" lol... And here it is!!!!! We bought the Ikea Kura bed and we painted it with some Agatha Ruiz de la Prada colors. Then we asked our friend Javi at Looping if he could transfer some photos to the panels that came with the bunk bed and look what a great work he did! We are still amazed how cute the bed looks like! Now we have to make some changes in the room but Henry is so happy with his new bed and Celita is too!

Tadaaaaaa!!! Rainbow cupcakes!
I made the party favros bags with plain kraft bags and just add some stickers to it with his nae and date. I think they looked cute!; lol...
This is the inside of the bag, isn't a cute pic? lol... coloring paper, crayons, and tons of sweets!
He was sooooooo happy with all his friends during all his birthday party!!!!!!! Here's blowing the candles of his chocolate Spiderman cake!
Look what I found at the magazine counter of the British market!!!! I love Jamie's food and now I have got addicted to his magazine! Lovely!
In my crafty side of life I am crocheting grannies for a blanket I'd love to make for our tv room. I have many already finished and now I just have t make around 20 more and start finishing it that's the part I really don't like about blocks!, lol...