Monday, December 11, 2017

Crafting Mondays..

This week, I laid out white gauze rounds, sticks, some stars, and some other odds and ends, with glue...

I was thinking snowmen, but I didn't say anything...

Tiny P jumped right into making snowmen.

Little M made a snowman family (with her own creative flair, of course.)

And baby J made a "snowball Christmas tree."

We have some interesting "snowman" art on our walls, ha!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...Family

Monday, December 4, 2017

Crafting Mondays...

Last Monday, I laid out all of this on the floor, so the kids could spread out, and get into it. Then I just watched to see what they would come up with...

They stuck with this project for almost two hours!

They took it so seriously,

And the mess was epic, haha.

They talked,

And stuffed,

And laughed,

And they have a whole pile of ornaments on our tree they are proud of!

Sunday, December 3, 2017


The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment. ~ Frederick Buechner

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday Phone Dump...

Poor buddy. Holidays are fun, but that aftermath...

Those little toes...

Painting pumpkin hands.

Being five is hard. Hearing that you can't run for two weeks after cath makes us grumpy.

Early morning blood work...

She is so precious...

The girls chose bacon, eggs, and biscuits for breakfast. Captain healthy chose an apple.

Little turkey...

Santa boy...

Hot cocoa.

Sometimes we have morning headaches.

She is SO happy about the Christmas decor at Target.

Thankful wreath.

Turkey crafting.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Crafting Monday...

Every Monday afternoon, the kids do a craft after school...sometimes it's a kit that they put together, or something I plan out, but their very favorite crafts are when I lay out "creating invitations."
I usually tell them to make something with a theme, and then I sit back and watch them. I observe what they come up with without any questions or "fixing" what they are doing.

They LOVE this, and I think we will make this a new weekly thing!

Last Monday, I told them to make something Thanksgiving themed...and I laid out all the parts for turkeys...

Baby J always panics a little, because he is worried about messing it up, or not doing it right, but once he relaxes, he always has fun.

Tiny P always jumps right in. Her self confidence is strong, and she sometimes follows little M's lead a bit, but she never copies her.

Little M always knows exactly what she wants to do...she has all of the self confidence, and she loves her some crafting.

I always love seeing what they come up with, and how they talk through it...

Thanksgiving turkeys!