Friday, December 31, 2010

snow much fun


snow family

here's the daddy complete with a carolina hat and the mommy with her apron and headband.
a little snowman enjoying the teeter totter.
two more snow children ~ one on the glider and one heading down the slide.
a close up of the sliding snowgirl... with a camo hat and pink scarf.

Monday, December 20, 2010


created by jenn for me. unexpected, very appreciated. opened at the end of a very hard mommy day.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

little man's birthday

we did something different this year... we usually limit the number of children to five and have small birthday parties. after talking with little man about some different ideas, we decided that this might be a good year for a larger party. instead of children bringing gifts for little man, he asked that the children bring an unwrapped gift that we could give away to a needy child for christmas. we are thankful for that unselfish (most of the time) heart. below are some of the children holding the gifts that they brought. 

we also had mad science come in for a special presentation! the children had a blast ~ literally!

john david made for a great assistant... ummm, didn't realize my light fixture was prominent in the picture.
(i cropped out the cobweb)  the birthday boy also enjoyed helping out with the experiments.

making goo!

the race car cake that little man requested.
in case you were wondering, yes, he did open gifts from family members! a backyard soccer goal, some legos, a construction crane, some bendaroo animals made by cousins, and eight dollars for eight years. his biggest gift (from mommy and daddy) was a new bike.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

the children's tree

last saturday the children and i (john david was in richmond testing ~ more on that later) pulled out the trees. little man was a huge help going down the stairs. we started with re-stringing some burned-out strands on the children's tree and then put on the colorful chain we made several years ago.

i am happy to say that our angel decorations have improved drastically ~ amazing the difference several years makes with art projects! the stained glass look of the nativity and angels just melts my heart. i love old churches with stained glass windows. m1's simple nativity with popsicle sticks, foam shapes and a tissue paper baby jesus is sweet!
the following picture was taken by m1...

the final product.
two more trees to go... although i might decide that ONE more is enough!