Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Potato Head 2

After I had so much fun making one for Kady Bug, I had to make one for another little family member.

A pocket on the back for all the accessories.

A fun Mrs!

A fun Mr.!
and lots of extra parts!
I'm so lovin' these!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mommy's Little Chef

Alex was not happy that it was her turn to cook supper.

She changed her tune a few minutes into the job.

She made yummy spaghetti with garlic toast.
Mom, Mike and Bre loved it!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Melted Snowman

Every year (seven years running) I make an ornament with my kids!

Alex separated the different peppercorns.

Mike made the stick arms, Bre cut the fabric for the top, I poured the snow and made the noses. (and took all the pictures!)

Our finished project, a melted snowman.

My Kiddos!!

Thanks for doing this project with your Mom!
Love you Guys!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mommy's Beauty Queen

Do you love her hair she did it on her own??

On this night for our Advent Calendar project we decorated personal Christmas trees.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Potato Head

So I love making gifts, hopefully people receiving them like them as well.
So I wanted to make something for John's Kady.

How much fun is a Potato Head quiet book?

I hope she likes it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hope you all get to spend time with your families!

Monday, December 24, 2012


Knowing that this might be the last year Alex writes to Santa we made a big deal of it.
She wrote her letter and took it to the mall to mail it from Macy's.

Macy's has their Believe campaign again this year.  For every letter mailed from their special mailbox (in their store) they donate $1 to the Make a Wish.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Poor Baby

Seems like every year around this time, Alex gets sick.
It usually takes her out of the game for a week.

All she wants is her Mommy and Puppy.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Best Pals

Bre and Becky are the best of pals.
Even when new toys (laptop) are added to her life she doesn't forget about her bird.  Those two are always doing something.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh Alex

The Advent Calendar strikes again.  On this day we were to have a pj day, make popcorn, open and watch a new movie together.
Alex took this very seriously.  She made a recliner out of blankets, got out her neck rest, and enjoyed the movie with popcorn and drink close at hand.
It was nice having a full day of doing nothing but enjoying the company of my kids!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Traditions!!

This year I felt like we needed some new traditions.  I made an Advent Calendar that has us doing a family activity together every day. (This Mom LOVES it)
On this day it called for each kid to open a package, and play a game together.  They each got a mug and a fun add in for their hot coco. 

My beautiful daughter.

My handsome son, you would think he would know to smile for the camera by now.

Having some fun playing cards, and waiting for the water to boil.  (sadly my pictures are all dark, I need to be better about charging the batteries to my camera, oops.)

My kids enjoying their coco.
Mom loves you guys!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Band (Bre)

Two days later we attended Bres band concert.

What a look she has on her face.  (She never did see us in the audience)  Her band is a combination of 4 different bands that practice at two different schools. (they only had 3 practices with everyone in attendance)  Bre has to go to early morning band 3 days a week before school starts, because she doesn't have enough room in her schedule. (AVID- independent studies class that preps the kids for college, and advanced math)

Turns out we had a better view of the neighbor boy (in red tie) then we did Bre.  I need to trade pics with his mom, she got some good ones of Bre.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Band (Mike)

The first week in Dec. we attended Mikes band concert.

They played really well!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dressed to the Nines

Miss Bug in the Christmas dress my Mom got her.

Even Doober got in on some of the dress action.  Oh Doober, you're cute too.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Gum Party!

Our Advent Calendar told us to have a Gum Party!

We needed to celebrate Bre getting her braces off!

We also needed to see if she would remember how to blow a bubble! 
Each kids got a Christmas bag with 5 packs of gum!


Alex showing of her gum tongue.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Advent Calendar

I wanted to make the kids an Advent Calendar this ear.

A picture of my efforts.

Two thirds done, I just need one more frame to finish.

This night their was a note in the envelope telling the  kids to open the gift.

Since Bre got her braces off that day she got to open the gift.  Tune in tomorrow to find out what the gift was!