Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Joy 18-25

So Christmas has come and gone and here I am ready to finally post a few more pics. Next year I will have to remember to charge the camera battery the day before Christmas, thus we don't have so many morning with Dad and Mom pics.

Caleb did so good at the Christmas program at Church Sunday. After turning into a goof ball during practice I was happy to see him go up and do it for real.
 Timmy Loves to sing but he gets pretty shy when he is up front
 Evangeline got to sing with the big girls this year. :(
 It was great to have Layla here this year for Christmas. Here she is giving sissy a ride. :)
 Haven and his new Buzz Lightyear!
 Evangeline trying out her Drawn 2 Life game
 The coffee my hubby made me Christmas morning. Yes I needed it. :)
 Merry Christmas Oso, one year that we have owned him now.
 My nephew and me!
 Caleb was attempting to attack Anna here I think
 Justin and the kids went Christmas Caroling with the Church

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Joy Day 7 - 17

Okay so I was on a good roll and then poof life got in the way. So much for my pic a day.

Here is a few pics from the last 10 days.
My Haven and I
A Playdough Christmas

 Ryan and Shae came for a too short visit. :)
 The kids put on a "play" in the loosest sense of the term. I am pretty sure it involved a baby Jesus.
 Grandma Sherry came to the build and grow clinic with us last Saturday
 Thank you Shae for the twirly ribbons and Evangelines pretty new hat. :)
 I sewed up a bunch of Java Jackets for my sister to give away to her coworkers and then a few for Christmas presents.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Joy - Day 6

I really need to put this ladder away but it makes such a nice dinosaur mountain.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Joy - Day 5

Okay okay so much for picture a day. Lets just call it "at least a picture a day" :)

Working back through the day I will start you off with the finished product. Our lovely Christmas tree. The very most beautifulest we have ever had according to Timmy. :)
A little help decorating from my girl
A little help putting on lights from my littlest boy
Timmy putting together the tree stand which he figured out all on his own. :)
At the tree farm where the gentleman used this awesome machine on our tree. (But he did not break it as Haven was a bit concerned he might)
A daddy can never have a big enough audience. Now if only he could get some help. hehehe
The first tree Caleb saw of course it is the one he wanted. So we took it home in picture form instead and he was happy with that.
Oh and the nice lady gave us candy, what could be better?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Joy - Picture 4

Choo Choo trains the kidlets built at the Lowes Build and Grow clinic today!

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Joy - Picture 3

Somehow my picture a day is always 2 pics. :) Weird huh!

Awesome boxed Christmas Sufjan cd set still in the plastic when I found it at Salvation Army today. yay

After a long long long day of grocery shopping my boys needed a Christmas Veggie Tale break.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Joy - Picture day 2

Concentrating on painting some secret presents. :)

Take a picture mommy. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Joy - picture a day

I want to post a pic a day through December as a way to share a bit of our holiday Joy and also as a way to look back and remember. :)

 I love how these 2 pictures capture how every time I walk past the kids nativity set I find it looking different. Makes me smile to over hear them acting out the story and having discussions about baby Jesus. (the top scene was very likely left by the little boys and the bottom scene by Timmy, Evangeline likes to leave everyone in matching rows. hehehe)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thankful Today

 For wonderful Great Grandmothers
 For Family
 For my Children
 For delicious Food and fun times making it with my kidlets
For our home that we are able to host gatherings in.

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and I look forward to sharing the Christmas season with all of you.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Weekly Wrap up 11

Started our week by Taking all 4 of the kids to Lowes build and grow clinic. The 2 littlest had so much fun. This was there first time there and wow they concentrated so hard on those hammers and nails.

Put together Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child with our small group. We will be sending them off this Sunday.

The kids did a lot of Mayflower/ Pilgrim study this week, we listened to a live interview from Plimoth on Scholastic and then they worked on some printable for a board we put together.

Here is the completed board they all love to go look at it and talk about it, although Caleb still insists he colored a Pirate ship. :)
 A little Thanksgiving banner Evangeline and I put together.

 I made some Turkey shirts for the kids this week. I got the idea and tutorial here

I did not have any interfacing so I just used a glue stick to hold the fabric down as I stitched it. :)
Here is one with the feathers and turkey sewn down. (These were the girl design and above is what the boys got)
Sorry my computer is being wacky again and won't let me flip this. :( But this is one of the completed Turkey's with handstitched feet and face. :)

I will get a pic of the kids in there shirts on Thanksgiving. :)

We have a super busy weekend ahead but that is for another blog post and then we head into Thanksgiving week. Hoping to get more sewing done next week and looking forward to the family meal on Thursday as well as beginning the plans for Christmas.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving week - The plan

So my sister has posted there plans for next week, I told her I would post mine as well so here they are. I wouldn't call mine so much a plan as a bunch of ideas we will pick and choose from as time allows. :)

We will be getting together with my sis and the kids one day to make popcorn strings for hanging outside for the animals.

We will be doing some lapbook/ copybook work, I have several options for this that I have downloaded from over the last year so we will pick and choose what works best for us. I have one folder for each child and whatever we complete will go in there so they can keep there book to look through and remember after Thanksgiving.

We also have been checking out the scholastic Thanksgiving section and will most likely continue that next week as well. We still need to explore the Mayflower after all. :)

Evangeline will practice her cursive by making name tags for everyone that will be here for Thanksgiving dinner. She loves helping make a holiday special with little homemade touches.
Here is what we are attempting if I can get the walnuts to crack cleanly.
We will have one sail and she will write the name on it.

We have a few books we will be reading and we will be doing some draw right now book 3.
Here is a sideways pic because my comp is being wacky. Also in the pic are the folders with some copywork and poems ready to go. They will use the little foamy kits we got from Grandma Ardel to decorate the front of the binders.

Other than that Thanksgiving evening we will give the kids there new Christmas movie like we usually do. This year it is the newest Veggie Tales Christmas.

We will not be doing school Black Friday! We spend a fun morning with Grandma Ardel people watching with a little but of shopping thrown in. :) Very likely this will end with a trip to a coffee shop to warm up and relax. Me personally I am hoping Legos are on a super sale. hehehe