Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving thru Olivia's Eyes (and a cricut project)

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at Jeff's sister's house. Olivia took a turn with my camera and got some interesting (but good) photos!
We didn't make it anywhere else that afternoon, Daniel's fever went back up. Turns out he has an infection in one ear. We just rested around the house instead.

I got a new Cricut cartridge at Michael's sale Thursday night - while everyone else was resting. It is called "A Child's Year" and I can see lots of gift possibilities. Paige, here are some ideas - there is a design for just about anything you can think of. Let me know if you want some!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas. I'm trying to focus some attention on this important holiday before the BIG one hits.

A friend of mine gave me this canvas tree for Christmas last year. It is for our family tree, but I haven't found the time to fill out the leaves yet. So, one night the kids and I made thankful leaves and hung it in the kitchen. I remind them of the things we are thankful for by reading the leaves to them (or Olivia does).
Yesterday morning the kids looked so cute I had to take a picture!

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Bracelet Makeover

Mod Podge is a little addicting...

Last night I was making some clipboards for Christmas gifts. I thought about altering an old bangle bracelet. I dug through my old jewelry and found this faux gold bracelet.
I simply cut little scraps of toile scrapbook paper and layered them on the bracelet one at a time. The pieces were about a half inch wide by 1 1/2 inches long. I used a couple of coats of Mod Podge on the top.Then let it sit on a jar to dry.Now, it's ready to wear!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2008 vs Halloween 2009

There is no comparison with this year's Halloween and last year.

The kids were sick the entire month of October 2008! We didn't get to do any of the fun October activities. This picture was taken well into November so that I could remember how cute their costumes were, that they never got to Trick Or Treat in!

This year went so much better. We made both of their costumes and they looked so cute! Even though we've been a little sick, my little Jellyfish and little Lego Dude got to do all of the activities.

They loved every minute of it! Olivia cried herself to sleep last night. She wants to be a jellyfish again next year and is afraid she will forget!