Friday, December 28, 2007

Nick the Angel

Okay, Nick is not exactly an "angel," but I thought if he were to dress up as an angel it would rub off or at least make him think like an angel....hint...hint! He put it on and then quickly took it off as it was a "girl's dress!" I do think he looks adorable...and that lovely face!

pa rum pum pum pum

The kids had a nice surprise present Christmas Eve at Grandpa and Grandma's.....Papa got the three eldest drums for Christmas! Real drums! The kids were pretty excited. We will begin drum lessons in a few weeks as a family and they are excited! Liam enjoys pa rumping on them also! I suspect we will be buying another for him soon!


Thursday, December 27, 2007

On the 12th day of Christmas....

We are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas currently! Unlike some popular consumer haven's would like us to believe with the "after Christmas sales" and the like......Christmastide should be celebrated until the Epiphany on January 6Th. Today, is the Feast day of St. John . We've been using this site for some fabulous ideas for Saint days and feast ideas. This site is also interesting regarding the 12 days of Christmas .

Alec needs glasses

I have suspected for awhile that Alec needs glasses. He has experienced some pretty subtle difficulties while doing school that peeked my attention. Some of the more prominent"attention-getters" were the "reading makes my brain hurt" comment and the headaches after reading. I just had a "feeling" that something was momma's know all about that...intuition! We had our eyes checked this afternoon and he does in fact need glasses. He did great and needs glasses for reading and is farsighted. He picked out some uber-trendy glasses with help from his ever stylin' hip momma! You'll have to wait for a pic as it will be a few weeks before they are in with the mad rush to get glasses at the end of the year! He is excited for them and I am hoping it will end the headaches while reading! Here is an interesting article regarding vision I thought some of you may be interested in . It is regarding vision sills and is pretty informative.

Liam likes chocolate!

We had made chocolate chip cookies and surprise surprise.Liam likes chocolate! He should probably not have chocolate, but it is a little difficult when the 3 yr old big brother gives it to him! The big brother finally does something he considers "nice" and well to take that away wouldn't be wise! So, here's our little cookie monster!

Elysa's doll

I made this doll for Elysa for Christmas. Her name is Isabel. Elysa named her with William's help! Her arms are curved so she can hug her new momma's neck! Elysa gave her a haircut with hair I left long enough for her to cut. Isabel is lying on a brand new made by momma quilt that was also a Christmas gift.
Merry Christmas Friends and Family!

Merry Christmas!

We hope all had a very Merry and Blessed Christmas this year! I have been very slack on updating posts this month with all of the gift-making and festivities of the Christmas season and will soon start posting more!

Monday, December 3, 2007


I've been blog-tagged! Thanks to Sally at

Here Ye! Here Ye! Here are the Ye-Shall-Not-Break-Me Rules:
*link to the person who tagged you*post the rules*name 8 things others don't know about you*link to 8 other blogga-mamas

1. I am a homeschool graduate and went on to college with ambitions to ironically become a teacher!

2. Chocolate chip cookies with semi or dark chocolate and cinnamon chips are one of my favourites!

3. I have a gift to "craft" anything and everything without a pattern! I can also cook anything without a recipe..not much, but it's my gift! ;0

4. I love to read!

5. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year! I like the bling and making things for other people.

6. I have a pug named Bruiser.

7. I like bling!

8. I hate housework!

tagged and and and and

i will finish tagging in a bit..

Advent begins

Yesterday, marked the official start of the Advent Season! We lit the first candle on our Advent Wreath and said the prayers and talked about the meaning of the candles. We used some ideas from this website for anyone interested We had our first Advent gift which was a quarter to represent the 25 days of Christmas. We also began our Jesse Tree for which we will decorate daily until Christmas by placing one ornament a day on to represent something meaningful. We also read the verses for the Jesse Tree and talked more about it. You may find ideas here to use