Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 is going to be the BEST YEAR EVER!

Happy New Year

I hope 2008 was your best year ever and I hope 2009 tops that

I will be back to post my goals for the upcoming year soon (as soon as I figure them out). I hope by putting it our there for everyone to see it will motivate me even more. I love having a goal list because it is so much fun to cross them off when you accomplish them. Happy Thoughts.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Matching Sweater Maddness

I confess, this year I bought my 6 and 8 year old matching sweaters. I have never done this before but I just couldn't resist when I found one of each of their sizes. I think children dressed up a like is adorable but my boys have never fallen into that category because they have very distinct different taste in clothes. In fact they both have had a strong opinion about what they want to wear since they were able to communicate. My youngest has always liked to dress like a skater or a grunge rocker. He does not own a sweater (until this Christmas). My oldest has a thing for collared shirts and he loves sweaters. He is very skinny and tall so he is always cold so the sweaters are just right. He always looks like he is ready to go get the family pictures done. He loved the new sweater I picked.
So when it came time to go visit the grandparnets I asked both boys to put on their sweaters. Mason didn't mind but when Cody had to put his on there was a bit of eye rolling and moaning going on. It was pretty funny. I made him a deal and said he only had to wear it long enough for me to take some pictures and then he could take it off. This picture is one of the cute ones I got. Cody asked his big brother to hop on for a piggy back ride. I think this will be the one and only set of pictures with matching sweaters but I LOVE IT. And.... Cody never did take his sweater off and wore it all day when we were visiting family untll bedtime. Perhaps there is a least one more matching sweater picture in my future

The Case of the Towering Hats

My son Cody was playing with my box of hats and decided to stack them. I was amazed at how high he got this tower of hats to go by himself. He just seemed to be adding more and more. This is the last shot before it tipped.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kids Christmas Creations Are Done

The boys finally got their Christmas presents made and they turned out wonderful.
First they picked out mugs for everyone and then they made "Special Hot Chocolate".
I created the labels on the computer with the names they created for them. Then we dipped coffee stir sticks in baking chocolate for stirring the drink. We packaged everything together and put them in small paper bags. Next the boys created reindeer labels with their thumbprints. They turned out too cute. Then we tied everything with a bow. They are so excited to give away their presents tomorrow and I think everyone will be super happy with them. We did these steps over the last two weeks because I only get about a 1/2 hour of focused work from each child. The great thing about the hot chocolate mix is that is also taste super good added to your coffee. Which is how my husband and I have been sampling it since it was created.
We hope everyone has a great holiday and a very Merry Christmas.


The snow has just kept coming. I believe we will all be celebrating Christmas at home because we cant get out of the driveway

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We all got a snow day today. Here is a shot of our craft cabin

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

My boys and I created this video using stop animation. It was our first attempt at it and we had a blast. Mason created the whole background and Cody (his little brother) did all the scenery. It was so hard not to change things around but I truly wanted it to be there own creations and they had so much fun. We spent a couple of hours creating it and only ended up with 30 seconds of video. They are already thinking of different things to do next.