Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Presidents' Day - a little late

Happy Presidents' Day from two crazy love birds who named their adorable children after some pretty sweet Presidents.

Here are some insider secrets about our three dignitaries.
We often speak in code and will refer to them as 40, 16 and 25.  We will also say famous qoutes by the Presidents.  When Reagan is pleading her case for something, we might say, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall!" -40th
"Four score and seven years ago..."-16th
"Our differences are policies, our agreements principles." -25th
"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit." -40th
"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander."-16th
"War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed."-25th

We also have given them Jennifer Lopez hiphop nicknames ie, JLo. RayLo, LeeLo, McLo, TeeLo, CeeLo, and DeeLo.

Ironically the presidents' our kids are named after, all celebrate their birthdays' within a 14 day time period.  

I decorated for Presidents' Day.
(Of course I did)

Their Auntie Beth sent them Presidents cookies, so much fun finding their namesake.

The kids had a spontaneous Presidents' Day sale outside their rooms. So cute!!

Unfortunately after Tim & Reagan arrived back home from their amazing Daddy/daughter trip to DC, Tim got sick. He tested positive for Influenza A & the 2009 H1N1 strand of flu.  So we are going to do a do-over Presidents' Day full of fun, after Lincoln's 8th birthday. (Can't believe our baby boy is 8!!!!???!!!)

Stay tuned for a DC post and Lincoln's birthday post.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Presidents' Day diy shirts

started with 3 pictures I found online.  Then in Adobe photoshop I turned them black & white, got rid of the background and then used some tools so the dark spots were solid black.  Then I added all the photos to one image, this created the image below.

Then I used freezer paper and cut out a piece a little smaller than 8.5 x 11 and a piece of card stock.  I used blue painters tape to attach the freezer paper to the card stock and then printed my picture.

Next step: see below image. I used an x-acto knife and my cutting mat.

Next step: I had another picture I printed out and used it as my reference.

Next step: I used white fabric paint and painted a few coats.  Making sure they were thoroughly dry between coats.

Last step: carefully pulled off the freezer paper and threw it away.  Looks pretty awesome doesn't it?!

Lincoln's shirt.

Almost done with McKinley's but it has snowed between 8-12 inches and we have been having FUN!!!