Saturday, December 13, 2008


Christmas is coming! The preparations are starting already. I must say all is going very smoothly this year. Last night we did our annual Christmas crafts. I like to do a Christmas craft with the kids. This year we made the candy cane ornament that I made with Becca when she was five. Davey wasn't here then, so I thought he needed one with his picture in it. They came out so nice. Becca surprised me and made a beautiful wreath ornament, and put a picture of Davey and herself in it. And then she surprised me again, and made a beautiful stocking ornament. Davey traced his hand, and then we glittered it. He loved using the glitter......the cleanup was OK, and I didn't freak out! Here are some pictures of the kids making their crafts, and really having a great time!
We also did our annual Gingerbread house. This year it was kind of difficult since all Davey wanted to do was eat all the candy. Becca was a bit moody, and actually my hubby was being inpatient while helping the kids put the house together....its only normal...a day in the life of Liz. I never said I live or have the perfect life, but it's close to it :) I told the family this will be the last year making a gingerbread house if they continue acting the way they did! We'll see. But the house came out really nice, Becca decorated the front, and Davey decorated the back. I do think the kids really enjoyed making the house. And Davey really loved eating the candy.

Yeah, they act like they love each other in pictures!



I managed a "smile".....................

Becca decorated the front with Red, White and Blue....so pretty!

6 comments:

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comments.
It looks like you had a great time with the kids doing crafts. The ginger bread housed turned out soooo cute.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I don't see us getting ours done this year! Good thing we did the mini ones on Thanksgiving!

the voice of melody said...

The gingerbread house is so cute! I'll be attempting my first one in the next few days. It won't look at good as yours I know that much!

Blessings and Joy said...

We did the Costco gingerbread house the other day. Aiden wanted to eat all the candy too...isn't it sad when something fun turns into something not?

Liz said...

Yes, it sure is sad when some thing "fun" turns into a chore or regret! That's how it can be around here. Raising a 12 year old and a 4 year old can be so frustrating, because of the AGE difference....I'm just learning that now..... I will continue to do the fun stuff.....and if it turns out awful again, I'll just keep doing it! Again, I never said my life was perfect!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I thought you said you updated your blog?? I'll come back later and check again!