Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Busy Bee

So...they aren't done and it's not when I said I would post them...but again, I slack :)
I am REALLY trying to be frugal this Christmas so I thought I would try and make some gifts. My nephew is totally obsessed with the kids show Yo Gabba Gabba so I made him (am making him) a set of felt ornaments for all the characters. I still need to finish sewing them and stuff em, but that can't take too long, right?!? And my oldest son is in love with Thomas the train. I mean L-O-V-E kinda love. So I thought I'd make him one as his 'special' ornament for the year.

hope they love them :)

Once these are done, on to making the next items on my list. I am not super sewing savy, so it should be interesting! I'll be sure to share my successes and many more inevitable failures here too, as a diary of sorts.
Are you making any of your christmas gifts this year??

Thursday, November 4, 2010

To Do List...

I am trying to be super organized this holiday season and when I just wrote up my to do list, I about passed out!! So much to do, so little time!! After coming home from work all day and then once the boys are finally in bed, it's me time...And that time is mostly spent relaxing from to recover from it all. Now I have to figure out where to find the spare energy I am going to need every night to get this all done!!
Last night, I had some Mariah Carey Christmas music playing while I worked on my first craft of the Christmas season...some ornaments of my boys favorite tv characters. (I will post pics of them later today, if they come out ok...)
Somehow, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas always puts some pep in my step, a smile on my face and makes all my worries go away. (corny)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


i L-O-V-E Halloween. I am not sure what it is, but I love it and I always have. Now that I have the boys to share the experience with, it has made it so much more special, and exciting. There is a certain magic in the air and I think it all begins with Halloween, and now I'm already thinking about Christmas and when to put up the tree!!

This year was the first that we have taken Luke out to trick-or-treat. Obviously, he loved it!! He was so stinkin cute as Thomas the Train (duh!) and Mr. Ethan went as a bat (poor kid is doomed to get all the hand me downs...) We went with my sisters and nephew - THE cutest dragon you'll ever see!! Here are some of the photos we got of the action....

Can you tell we had a blast!?! :)

I made some decorations too...I love a festive home....

The Halloween Advent Calendar I made for the boys...

Our table top display...Even with the Cake Dome on our cats still managed to make a mess of all that spanish moss....oye!
I hope you all had as fabulous a Halloween as we did.
Now, onto Thanksgiving and Christmas. Do you feel like Thanksgiving tends to get lost in the mix?? I tend to jump right to Christmas (I'm planning on doing our tree on the 13th of Nov...cause I am nuts)
Do you have any special traditions for Thanksgiving or decorations you use? I was thinking of a thankful tree....but as of now, it's still a though....we'll see!


Ok, so I am going to give one more go at my blogging pastime....up until now, I have failed. Miserably. Please forgive me. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010



Lucas' first painting

Isn't it great?! I hope he can carry this with him forever...a love of being creative
and expressing himself. Now he keeps asking me to go painting in the grass with mommy
I love him!

Busy Bees...

Ethan at 5 months old with mommy

I really thought I would be better at keeping up with this blog :) In my defense, we had to move in about a weeks time (had to find a new place, pack and clean the old one and move into where we are a week....NUTS!!!) and it's summer so we have been spending any leisure time out on our new decky porchy thing with the boys. Life is good. In just a few short months the boys have changed so much!! Lucas is getting so much better with his speech and Ethan has started to develop a personality. He can sit up for a bit on his own, roll over and is eating solid foods. They love they have for each other already though is such an amazing thing. Ethan smiles whenever he sees Luke and Luke will lay down on his play mat with him and hang out or go over and kiss his feet. What an amazing feeling, melts my heart! Here's to hoping things will slow down a bit and I can keep up with this. :)

Lucas finger painting for the first time! I would love for him to be an artist some day I will have to post the final piece and where we hung it in our new place!!