Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Georgia played Santa last week while we delivered homemade fudge to several of our neighbors. I had to share - it was too cute! Dontcha love our pink feather tree? We were only home for 2 weeks this month, so we didn't go all out and get our normal tree. Georgia had admired the pink feather trees at Michaels, so when they went on sale, we got one. I figure that I will just put it in Georgia's and Olivia's room next year!

Thankful Swap

I recently participated in a Thankful Swap over on Liz's blog and I got the most amazing package from Jamie!
Wowzers! Just let me share...

Preschool Class Christmas Gift

I wanted to share what I did for the kids in Georgia's preschool class for their Christmas party. I wanted to get a little something for each child from Georgia, but didn't want to (couldn't afford to!) spend a lot of money. So, I went to Michael's and bought a craft kit - said it made 36 snowmen crafts. It was on sale for about $5. Then I bought a couple of Martha Stewart's packing kits - also on sale for less than $5 each. So, I was able to put together these little craft kits for the 16 kids in Georgia's class for around $1 each! They turned out totally cute!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Catching Up...

I finally sat down to download pictures off of my camera today. Boy, am I really behind in blogging! I know this because I still have pictures on my camera from October!! Holy Cow! How did I lose the past two months?!
In any case, please forgive me for being tardy with the chronicle of the past couple of months.
Back in October, we went to Beaufort, and while there, Georgia had quite a full social calendar. She was able to visit with Aunt Kelly, Uncle Mike, Madelynne, Amelia, and Emma Kate. We stayed with Alison, Jeff, Avery, and Alex. Georgia and Avery had a really big time together! Georgia was able to visit her old school, spend the night with Abbie, go to a play of Junie B. Jones, and attend a fabulous princess birthday party for Emma Grace!

Georgia and Avery

Georgia and Abbie

Saying goodbye is always sad...

Emma Grace's Princess Tea Birthday Party

Going back a little bit farther... Olivia turned 2 on October 25th and we celebrated, Pooh style!

Going back even a little bit farther... one day I caught Sophia in the hall bathroom. She had discovered the spare roll of toilet paper and decided to see how it tasted. She had a good bit of the roll spread around her too!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

I realize that my daughter turned 5 on November 25th, but we are going to be holding her birthday party on January 12th. So, put on your thinking caps - all you uber-creative ladies, and help me put on the most amazing SOIREE (that is fancy for party) ever! Our theme is a Fancy Nancy Posh Pink party and we are inviting the kids in her class, including the boys - so I need activities, games, crafts, etc that will appeal to the dudes as well! I bought a great book at Micheals, so I think I have the food and drink covered, but would love your ideas on decorations, games, activities, crafts, and that sort of thing. We think we will rent the little community center in our neighborhood that has two sections - a kitchen/dining area where the main party will happen, and the garage/storage area and we are going to investigate renting a bouncy and having that in there for the kids to play and jump in - too cold to be outside in January!! So, pretend you are an outrageously expensive event planner, and give me those ideas!!!
For those of you who are not familiar with Fancy Nancy - check it out - it is stinkin' adorable! And there is a sequel - Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy. I understand, too, that there is another one being published in February, can't wait for it!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

More Christmas Fun...

I saw this today on one of my favorite blogs - all sorts. What a great activity for the kids to do! Decorate your own gingerbread house online - totally calorie free and no sticky fingerprints all over YOUR house!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some Christmas Spirit...

I saw this on Kristi's blog and just had to share it here. I absolutely love this! It makes you smile and feel like tapping your toes!

Monday, December 10, 2007

A visit to Santa!

We ventured over to the mall today and the girls visited Santa. As you can see, Olivia was less than thrilled with the experience! Oh well, maybe next year!