Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown Craft

So I saw this countdown garland in the Plow and Hearth catalog and thought that I could make it and have it cost less than the one they were selling. I haven't totaled the numbers, but I think I came in under budget (just barely). Regardless of the numbers, I think ours is nicer plus we had a fun time putting it together. Now every day during December, Rose will get to pull something out of the stocking (tomorrow is a piece of candy and a good deed request). We'll see how it goes. I also have a book with daily activities we can use if we need an activity! By the way, when she is done with the stocking, it comes off, flips over and says Merry Christmas on the backside. Too cute right?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

We were visiting my sister-in-laws family for the holiday weekend and had a great time. We built a gingerbread house and the cousins had a blast together!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Ok, so I grabbed the camera before I lectured James (yes I know he is 1) about why he shouldn't be climbing on the table. Needless to say, when I am cooking the chairs now spend some time laying on their sides. I remember this phase with Rose; one day I found her sitting in her high chair, but I hadn't put her there. So I took her out and told her to do it again...she climbed up a chair, onto the table, and over the high chair tray into the seat. The high chair moved away from the table then! Hmm...now that I think about it there is a certain aunt out there who managed to get to the cookie jar on top of the fridge when she was this age. Is it genetic or just a stage?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trying to win an online giveaway...

I just entered to win a BABY VIDEO MONITOR from Summer Infant through a giveaway on I Can Teach My Child!--a website for parents of children ages birth through 5 years. You can enter too! Just go to http://www.icanteachmychild.com/

IF I DON'T win, it would be great to have a new one of these as mine keeps losing the charge.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Near and Far

(Ok, so this was back in October when we were still having 80 degree days!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fun at the park (Again)

We have been spending a lot of time at the parks in the afternoons, this was from a couple weeks ago (hence the halloween shirts) when it was a little warmer.

James can now climb up the equipment himself and go down the slide, too cute.