Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Making A Gingerbread House--PICS ARE UP NOW :)

Today's activity was making a gingerbread house. Thankfully, I was able to find one of those Gingerbread House kits at Wal Mart and saved myself having to make it from scratch! LOL I've made it before, but didn't really want to have to do all that baking!
I was very suprised at how well Mikey participated with the decorating! He was concentrating on what he was doing and did a pretty good job! Lij of course did too! I'm sad that alot of my pics came out blurry...not sure why either because they looked clear when I was taking them. I wonder if it was the bad lighting in the kitchen?? Maybe if I print them out small, it won't look so bad.
Anyway, here are the pics for today and a few from the other activites. I think some of the other pics were from the day we made reindeer antlers and then when we watched The Polar Express in our PJs and the night we baked cookies..although Lij didn't participate in that one. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything else. Either's the pics :)

Okay, blogger seems to have it out for me! LOL I just uploaded some pics a bit ago and now it's not letting me :( I'll try again to post them tomorrow...night :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Xmas tree pics--PICS UPLOADED NOW :)

So, I TOTALLY have been slacking! I wanted to post the activities we had been doing for the 12 days of Xmas, but just uploaded the pics tonight and am just too lazy to load them all up....LOL We've done so many things already...put the ornaments on the tree, baked cookies, watched the Polar Express in our PJs, made reindeer antlers and today we took pics around the tree. Or I should say, "I" took pics of the kids around the tree. I got some pretty good shots. Here's just a few :)
Apparently, blogger hates me right now and isn't letting me upload my pics...guess it will have to wait until tomorrow :) Nighty night :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some Gifts.....

So, I'd been working on these felt trees that I saw on Gina's blog. I think she won them off of someone else's blog! Anyway, I just loved them and decided to try to make some as part of a gift for our neighbors. I like the way they turned out, but don't know if they are cute enough to give away. I mean, I like them, but not everyone likes homemade crafty things.

Also, here's the full view of the sneak peek. Since my sis already saw it because she just HAD to know what it was I made and who it was for! LOL We are both the same in that aspect...hate surprises and waiting. We almost always give each other our birthday or Xmas gifts as soon as we buy them! LOL Anyway, it is a framed LO for her and I'm so happy that she just loved it! :) I really love those black frames! They are 12x12 and I got them at Wal Mart for only $6.50. I think I will get a few more to frame some more of my favorite LOs and hang them up in my sb room and get some of that other stuff in there off the walls. Anway, that's all the posting for today...LOL Good night :)

12 Days of Christmas

So I'm doing this thing that I got inspired by Estee to do. It's a 12 Days of Christmas "thing"...LOL where I planned a family activity to do for each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day. Is that the way it goes, Estee? If not...Oh well! LOL I didn't know if I was supposed to start on December 1st or on December 13 which is today and exactly 12 days before Xmas. I liked that idea better, so I went with it :)

Anyway, today's activity was putting the ornaments on the tree, but we didn't do it today...we kind of cheated and did it last night since Miguel was home and he would be able to participate. He won't be able to take part in most of hoo :( Alot of the pics came out blurry because I was trying to figure out the best way to get the lights to show up which didn't work because I had to put it on night portrait mode which flashes THREE times and by that time, the kids had already moved!! I'll post the best of the bunch!! :)

Here's a little sneak peek of something I made for "someone" :)

And here's Mikey playing with his blocks at my table while I scrapped :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mikey

Today is Mikey's birthday!! I can't believe that he is already THREE years old! Gosh, how the times flies! I still remember like it was yesterday, the morning when we left to the hospital and then just a few short hours later, he was born!! My litttle Monkey :)

So we had a little "party" here at home for him this past Saturday. Nothing big, just had pizza and cake and only invited my mom and my sis and her kids. It was nice. Mikey had fun and we got him this cool guitar that he just LOVES! He loved to play with the Guitar Hero one and since that one is WAY more expensive, we thought we'd get him one of his own! I'll have to take some pics of him "playing" it. He looks so cute!!

I got this video clip of him singing while we were singing "Happy Birthday" to him. He kept singing right along with everyone and then didn't want to stop! LOL I'm not sure he quite grasped the concept of being sung to even though I know he knew the cake was for him!! LOL