Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Two Oldest #363

My two oldest boys relaxing.
They hate to have their picture taken.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dec 21/ #356 Teacher Gifts

We are making a craft for the teachers gifts.

Glue gun hard at work

And we have four easy wreaths.

Hope they like them.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ballet Recital

This is the first year for my
youngest daughter to take
ballet lessons and today
was her first recital

Here, all of the girls are warming up before the performance.

It was dark but she is the middle angel.

After the show, with the teacher.
They all did a great job.

Dec 20/ #355 Nativity Craft

This is my daughter doing her latest craft.

A Nativity Scene

Dec 19/ #354 Neon Holiday

Nothing says Christmas like a glittery reindeer
and a neon tree.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dec 18/#353 Popsicle Stick Snowflake

We made some snowflakes out of popsicle sticks today.
Here are two of them hanging in the trees for painting.

We hung one on the front door.
I think they turned out well considering
that we have never tried anything like this.

And a close up shot:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge -December 18, 2011

Time for this week's
Scavenger Hunt.

1. What is it?

It is a large paper snowflake.

It is hanging in my office.
Did you guess?

2. Children Sleeping


Child not sleeping but should be sleeping.

3. Joy

4. Window

My husband made this bulletin board
out of an old window.

5. Half

Apple juice. Half empty or half full?

More here:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Door Wreaths

Front door frame wreath

Back door bell wreath

The Christmas Pickle #350

"In Old World Germany, the last decoration
placed on the Christmas Tree was always a pickle...
carefully hidden deep among the branches. Legend
has it that whoever found it on Christmas morning was
blessed with a year of good fortune... and a special gift."
This pickle will be placed on our tree on
Christmas Eve ( if I remember )

Macaroni Wreath

Pasta on a paper plate = classic!

Printmaking #349

My eight year old learned about printmaking
this week. She made this reindeer for me.

Retro Santa #348

This 'Vintage Skiing Santa' has been

around for as long as I can remember.

He used to belong to my parents, but now,

he lives at my house.

December 13, 2011/ #347 Advent Candles

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge -December 11, 2011

There is certainly a Christmas theme
to this week's Scavenger Hunt.
Here we go:

1. Less is More

When it comes to Christmas decorating, sometimes
"less is more" like this one star ornament hanging
on the light fixture.

2. Holiday Lights

There are red holiday lights hanging
over our window. They are not
squiggles but I think it looks kind of cool
the way that the camera did that.

3. Ornaments

These ornaments were sitting right near
the camera, so they are the ones I chose to take
a picture of. I love the bright colours.

4. Cup of Cheer

Doesn't this look festive?

5. Nativity

After all, it's what the season is all about!

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Dec 10/ #345 Recital

At my daughter's piano recital, they got to play on
a beautiful Steinway Grand Piano.