Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 365

Cody partied a little too hard last night at a friend's sleepover.  He fell asleep twice today while trying to read, and was into bed and asleep before 8pm.  
Happy New Year! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Day 364

Mini Golf....
A bit of end of the year fun thanks to Virginia and Eli.  We took advantage of holiday hours and went for a round of mini golf. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day 363

These stupid little bands really feed crafty obsessions.  
Starburst made by hand, thanks to You Tube.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day 362

This is the tale of when Uncle Stu saved Cody's Christmas!  
Santa really messed up this year and didn't bring the motors he desperately wanted. 
A few days after, thanks to UPS being over loaded, his was a happy boy. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Day 361

Our tree just barely held on until Christmas, taking it down so soon as it felt like it may become a fire hazard.  It's trying to shrivel up, making it very hard to take off the ornaments and lights.  A good portion of it fell to the floor when it was on it's way out the door.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Day 360

Band Bracelets.....
The boys have caught the rubber band bracelet fever.  We don't have an actual loom, but thanks to Pinterest and You Tube we were able to figure out how to make them without.  The boys have been making simple designs using a fork, more designs to come!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Day 358

Another one in the books, happy all around!

Crafty Christmas 2013

This was the year of last minute projects, but they were all completed and sent off in time!  

Coaches, friends and family received therapy sacks this year.  
Very simple craft using a washcloth, sewn into a rectangle and filled with whole feeder corn.  You can heat them or freeze them depending on your needs.  
(Thanks to Teresa for the idea!)

Grandparent Memory Books
This year I did them in seasons instead of my the month and very simple designs.  

Photo Collages for family

T-Shirt quilt of Tyler

Fleece throw for Cody
 Braided edge instead of tying. 

My favorite is the wall hanging for a good friend.
Book themed blocks, books on a shelf.  
This block has a clear sleeve for a 3x5 picture.  

Not a ton, but they took a good amount of time!  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Day 357

Christmas Eve.....
A free day at the zoo, good for making the time go faster as we wait for Santa!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Day 356

 Making snickerdoodles for Santa

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Day 355

The presents are wrapped and under the tree, almost Christmas time!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 354

Christmas projects are finished, let the wrapping begin!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Day 353

The boarder is on, now to add the backing! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 352

Little trees.....
Christmas gathering with friends = good times for all!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 351

Team Party.....
Ty's gymnastics team had their Christmas party tonight, a lot of fun to get to meet some of the other parents, good food, and the boys had a gift exchange.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 350

We dropped Ty off at gym and headed to the craft store for a quick stop.  These two found the music sample machine and the dancing commenced. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Day 349

Work in progress......
The top of Ty's quilt is almost complete.  A quick lay out to measure for the border, hoping it will be finished in time! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Day 348

Sunday dinner this week including all the family as we celebrated Stu's birthday.  Keith had a buddy during the present opening.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Day 347

2 front teeth.....
We had a very busy day today with a Birthday party, Futsal game and Christmas party.  Between all that, Ty was bumped in the mouth and his very loose tooth fell out.  Jack-O-Lantern! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Day 346

Mr. A. has been really good about not touching the tree but loves to check out the ornaments and train. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 345

The house smelled wonderful after pulling out batches of poppy seed bread, a favorite of the season!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 344

Dovewood Ct........
We braved the cold to check out Dovewood Ct.  Still a favorite activity of the season!  There were subtle differences like every year and the houses looked great!

(Oh and thanks to Google picture enhancers, the pic may or may not be twinkling)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 343

Gym report....
Coach John wrote a report on the boys' first meet.  Awesome job!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 342

Working on Christmas.....
That is what one finished project looks like, but just a peak!  
Phew! Always good to cross something off the list.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Day 341

Santa Breakfast....
The one good thing about Ty's meeting session being at 5pm tonight was that we were able to go to the Orangevale Grange for their Santa Breakfast.  The food is always good and they had a great Santa without crazy lines.  Pancakes and Eggs (or french toast, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy) to fuel up for a busy day!