Friday, December 31, 2010
purlbee.com (love their blog!), and it wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be. It's actually addictive -- I want to do more. I had picked up a bunch of different sized embroidery hoops at thrift stores over the past year -- it seems like all antique and thrift stores have these in excess!
I did most of the embroidery while playing "school" with the girls. They have been lining up the stuffed animals (and their mommy) on the couch and taking turns being the kindergarten teacher. We moved their easel from the basement to the living room and it has provided hours of fun for the "teachers" and their students!
I got the idea for these zippered bags from this Etsy shop. Lots of other bloggers have been making cute pennant quilts/bags, too -- I love this one here, too! I wanted to make one like this for our front door, but ran out of time this Christmas.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Last weekend we visited Grandma and Grandpa, to relax, have fun, and work on some Christmas preparations. My mom and I made chocolate covered peanut butter candy, and dark chocolate/white chocolate peppermint bark -- delicious! And the girls made gingerbread houses with kits that my mom had bought them. They had so much fun!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I guess it's pretty obvious who helped with the cookies this year! I was thinking that at age 5 the girls would be more directable -- I requested "lighter on the sprinkles!" multiple times before I gave up. Who doesn't love sprinkles?!
It has a thick oreo cookie crust, peppermint flavored cheesecake, and crushed candy canes pressed into the top. It's actually pretty easy to make, and the girls like to help me unwrap, eat, and crush the candy canes for the top. Fun!
Friday, December 10, 2010
|Note the pink & white striped cast!|
|Crying when she broke her leg|
Lexi has been drawing and coloring a lot lately -- there's not much else she can do in that HUGE cast!
Here are some family photos, both real and handmade:
|Holly's family photo, we're on a Hay Ride|
|Lexi's family photo (what do you think of Brian's space suit?!)|