I'll leave you with a shot from the Nana Cam, taken 6/29/08.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am quite annoyed with Blogger at the moment. It keeps randomly rotating some of my pictures, and it seems to be happening a lot. Three times in this post alone. Grr.
Anyways. Here is a sideways (grr...) shot of finished Bear. I made him from the same yarn that I made M's jacket that he adores, and he picked out the ribbon, so I hope he'll like Bear...
And here is another rotated shot (grrrrr...) of the finished treasure map for both boys, though I know it's mainly for L at the moment.
See? Never Never Land, complete with Tink walking on the map.
And here's my latest creation. (Oh, how cool is that? I just realized you can see me and L upside down in the spoon!) I saw some of these bendy dolls online and just had to try it for myself. Isn't he rediculously cute?
L went nuts. He literally carried this little pirate around nearly every moment of the day (except for Captain's short stop at the manger).
And here you can sort of see the little angel I've been working on. I need the most practice with the hair, but now that she's dry and I can get a good look at her, I think I know what I need to do for the next one.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
You probably wonder why I post so many pics of me snuggling up with the boys. I can't help it. These are the moments I'm treasuring up in my heart. So I'm going to snuggle up now, with a cup of hot cocoa, and savor the moments!
Monday, December 15, 2008
And I see lots of myself in M, when he does this!
And some more sillyness...
And L's most recent display of creativity - he's been rearranging the stars on his walls and has discovered that he can use them to display some of the things he loves! I love it - Peter flying through the stars...!
And now for the secrets! Here's some of what I've been working on for the boys' Christmas gifts! We've gotten them a couple things and trying to emphasize giving a couple special gifts, rather than just a bunch of stuff. For L's 4th birthday he received a singing balloon and a firetruck. He was in raptures. I totally see why the Jewish people give one gift a day for Hanukkah. Somehow it's really hard to truly appreciate a big pile of gifts!
Anyways! Off my soap-box! Here are the secrets! I've been making a map of Never Never Land for them to share - super secret! I only work on it at night, when I'm fairly certain of not being walked in on. Tomorrow I'm going to stitch in some lining and attach a back, and then it will be done. There's also the growing bear for M!
Checking the cuddlyness...
Finished Bear! Going to get a cute ribbon to dress his neck for his big Christmas debut!
Can I just say how satisfying it is to have finished Bear? Even though his eyes are so funny?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
And here are the pretzel candies we made today!
Can't wait to try them! It was really easy - I put the Wilton's candies into a baggie, nuked it for 60 seconds, cut a corner off the bag, and then L squeezed the candy into the mold and put in the pretzel! Salty and sweet - perfect!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
And today's activity was making snowman ornaments with rolled felt. Here's M's snowman, complete with clips to hold it together until the glue has dried...
And these two are of L working on his snowman. He actually did quite a lot, even drew the face and buttons all by himself! Here he is putting on the clothespins to keep it together for the night... he's quite thrilled, can you tell?
Tomorrow we'll take the clips off and add the snowmen to our tree - I will try to get pics of them! And tonight I tried something new (since Daddy is helping with the Christmas play this week and wasn't here for dinner - I'd rather not make him the guinea pig on an all veggie type thing)! It was excellent - veggie fritters from my new cookbook. I'm still full!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
M was cracking me up the way he picked up the whole plate to eat his piece! What a silly goose!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Next we put the tissue pieces on the jar. I smeared Mod-Podge and held the jar while L did all the sticking on. He really got into it, and was really focused. I was thrilled that he didn't even mind getting glue on his hands - he just wiped it off and went on.
Here's our work drying (it really was convenient that M slept right through all this)!
And here's our finished jars, glowing away. L was pleased with our new jars, and I think they make dinner special.