Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Since her birthday landed on a Sunday, we divided the celebration in half . We went swimming on Saturday and took her to the dollar store to get her 5 things + birthday balloon (our birthday tradition), and had some Pizza that night. Church was cancelled on Sunday due to snow, so we ended up having lots of fun playing in it, followed by her favorite dinner - Chicken Penne Pesto, and cake. It was a fabulous birthday weekend.
Coming down our home-made sled run. More pictures to come!
Happy Birthday Arya!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Luke's family has a Christmas Pajamas tradition. From the year I was engaged to Luke I received Christmas jammies from his parents. Can you imagine making 20+ jammies every year?! Three years ago Mom decided that those who are married needed to take care of their own Christmas jammies - smart lady. :o)
For Christmas 2011 the theme was Reindeer. Can I just say that I'm uber proud of myself? The pants are made out of fleece, and I will never go back to flannel. LOVE fleece! The shirts I did a combination of things: the Reindeer face was made out of felt; the names were done with fabric paint and the freezer paper stencil method. Method can be found at: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/. I was cursing myself while cutting these tiny curly letters out with an exacto knife, but they turned out SO WELL! We had Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and Rudolph - and no, I'm not planning on having enough kids to have the other 4 reindeer.
Arya really liked the bracelet from Ama. :)
Santa knew that Michael really likes Gerber's Graduate Puffs. This kid downed a whole container within 4 hours of receiving it.
And look what Santa brought me!!! I saw these on Black Friday and LOVED them. However, Shopko only had 1 box left at the store (Dishes for only 4 ppl) and they were all sold out online. I then told myself that I didn't need them even though many of our inexpensive dinnerware are chipped and on their way out. I must've been a good girl this year! :o) These are OVEN SAFE!!!!!!! Merry Christmas to me!