Saturday, December 10, 2011

Magic Christmas Donuts

Hi There Blog Land,

Yes I know it has been a very looooong time since I posted anything. But a certain 18 month old and not to mention being outnumbered 3 to 1 has left me feeling too tired to keep up with it all. So while I've missed blogging I've had to pick and chose my battles where to focus my energy.

We have an Elf on the Shelf.... This wasn't planned but several days ago my First Grader worriedly asked "Why don't we have an Elf on the Shelf?" And began citing his classmates by name who all had an Elf at their house.

I had enjoyed seeing other folk's creativity and normally would love to do this but it wasn't something I wanted to invest my time, energy, expenses into. However Santa sent one wrapped in a beautiful gold box with a bow and left him at our door with a note explaining the weather had been bad at the North Pole and our Elf who is New in Training got lost!

The kids are loving our Elf they named Alex and I must admit he is getting us in the Christmas spirit.

Last night Alex left us Magic Donut Christmas seeds. They only work at Christmas time. You have to leave them out before bedtime and sing Christmas carols loud. And if you have enough Christmas spirit they will grow into a big donut! We made sure to sing several songs and sure enough it worked!

Alex moved to a higher spot during the night to keep an eye on the kids in the morning. He's a little skiddish around the baby so he likes to stay up high.

Speaking of the baby she enjoyed some bites of donut for the first time. Thankfully she sampled a few nibbles and moved on to yogurt!

The Master was not feeling so swell, he has a cold. Therefore no entusiasm but he did want 2 donuts which are both still mostly untouched.

Stuntwoman was thrilled with the sugar rush and had frosting off 2 donuts, thankyouverymuch!!!

Thanks Alex for the yummy breakfast. We sure enjoy having you here for the holidays!

(Turns out I remember why keeping up with blogging has been so sparse. The baby has tried to tear the office apart 3 times. Since this is not a kid friendly space we try to discourage little people from being here. I think it took me three times longer to get this done! Whew, off to go have a donut!!! Thanks for visiting.)

Friday, March 25, 2011

She keeps me hopping!

Hi Mom! I'm cute right, do not notice the mess I'm making.....

So I had a spare moment I thought to visit other lovely blogging gals and peek into happenings in their corner of the world. But little Miss has other ideas. Like attack the bookshelf. And three times I pulled her away and like a wind up doll she crawled right back over and got into the jewel cases. Daddy would be very upset if he knew. Little Miss is thinking "But it's a jewel case, right?"

Off to crawl away with her catch. Notice the drool on her chin and red knees from crawling all over this house. Not to mention that cheeky little grin!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break

Wow, has it ever been a blogging drought. I miss posting regularly but my babies keep me hopping. I just had to post this lovely family photo we just had taken while we were visiting with family in Nashville over Spring Break. Hope all you lovelies had a wonderful Spring Break too!
(and yes, those bags under my eyes are because my youngest still likes to wake up waaaay too much every night.... insert loud sigh and yawn here!)

Monday, January 24, 2011


Can anyone tell me how to center a header????

I've been trying to figure it out and am either too tired or keep getting interrupted by a kid!!!! My brain hurts and feels too full... raising hand - may I be excused please?

Valentine Art

I have selfish motives to fire up my dusty keyboard today. A really talented blogger, Jessica at Craftily Ever After is offering this wonderful Valentine art. Go here to find out more. I really love that she has generously shared her time and talents. To me that is the Body of Christ. Thanks Jessica!
She has some other art from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We gave the Thanksgiving Burlap in frames to the kids teachers after I printed them up with a matte finish at Costco. I included a note to the teachers we were Thankful for them. It was easy inexpensive and speaks my love language of giving generously (but was practical for my busy schedule and helped me be mindful of budget).
I wish I knew how to design subway art like her. I have some fun ideas swimming in my head. One in particular from a sign that caught my eye over the summer at vacation bible school for the kids. She has an etsy shop and does custom orders, someday I'll have to get in touch with her and see about my idea. Who knows maybe she'll share it with the blogging community?
Do check out all her fabulous tutorials and the rosette balls she made to accompany her Valentine Art!