November 30, 2010

What I've been up to...

Making Advent wreaths....

Don't mind the garbage!!
This is Emily's  wreath.

"Fixed" the hole in this ear warmer thingy...

Here's Emily and the infamous nose scrunch!

Here's Em's dresser...

I used everything I had on hand to decorate her tree

Vintage clip on earrings for the ornaments...

And for the garland I just used some punches and some scrap papers. For the topper I used some ribbon.

What have you been up to?

The other day (the 28th) was my daughters birthday....
She turned 3!!! THREE!! 
I cant believe how fast they are growing up!!

(this is not a rare sight! She does this often, we have learned to not fight it!)

Happy birthday Emily Danica.... I love you to the moon and back!

November 27, 2010

We decorated our house for Christmas!!!

Oh how I love this time of year!!
The lights, the music, the scents, the memories...

Here's my beautiful Nativity set... You cant tell from the picture but there is a garland & I added pine cones

Here are the kids stockings.... & a wreath I just finished making!
I used an extra stocking and cut it up to use the fabric to cover the top half and I had a bunch of little ornaments that I hot glued to the bottom. I used the bells from the stocking and glued those to some ribbon. The Merry Christmas sign was a $1 ornament from Walmart I picked up earlier.
I really LOVE the way it turned out!!And that is pretty much only cost me a $1.... seeing as I had most of the items on hand! Gotta love that!

And here are my kids.... aren't the adorable!!

November 23, 2010

On Sunday we had the kids 3rd & 4th birthday parties!
It was SO much fun!

I made the birthday banner, all the leaf decorations, as well as the cup cake toppers that topped the yellow, chocolate and carrot cup cakes I made! I forgot to get a picture of the favors, but I made recycled 
crayons, and gave noise makers and glow bracelets! They were given in a leaf stamped paper lunch bag tied off with twine and a tag that said "Thanks so much!"

Brownies I cut out into leaves with a cookie cutter!


Getting ready to sing Happy Birthday!

It may not look like it... but this was complete chaos!!!
I felt like I was being attacked by toys, gift wrap and children!!!

She was to shy to say thank you to everyone 

Jack said "Thank you everyone! I love you all!!" 
Such a ham!!

Here's the invite I used... of course it had the party details on it, but I don't want the world to know my phone number and where I live :p

It was a great day! 
It was also Rob's 31st birthday!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday babe!! I love you SO much! Thanks for everything!

November 20, 2010

I've been slackin' on the bloggin' sorry!
But I'm trying to put together my kids birthday party... mostly handmade!!!
I'm pretty excited!
I set up some of the decorations and it looks so cute!!! 
I will share pictures on Monday! 

November 11, 2010

(picture of Emily last Christmas)

"I am younger each year at the first snow. 
When I see it, suddenly, in the air, 
all little and white and moving;
 then I am in love again 
and very young 
and I believe everything."
-Anne Sexton

I read this in the latest issues of Real Simple and I completely agree with it... word for word!
I absolutely love winter time and everything that comes with!
The first snow has always been a very special time for me.
I always feel soooo happy to see it and know that soon it will cover the earth.
I am very excited for winter to come this year and to decorate our home with beautiful Christmas decorations. But first we need to get the kids birthday party over with and then Thanksgiving and then its no holds bar!!! :)

November 8, 2010

Today is my sons 4th birhday...
Happy Birthday Jack!!!

Im so proud to be his mommy!

I LOVE my little boy!!!!

November 5, 2010

So Ive been away for a bit... well not away, but more like absent.
I have still been creeping around the blog world just not really in the mood to share lately I guess...
but here's what our world has been looking like...

( I  took this pic on my cell phone... I love it!)

The kids and I went to Newport, RI to surprise my sister with a visit! 
It is a beautiful place but its off season so a lot is closed which makes it not so fun for the kiddos.

We went Trick or Treating...

Could you say no to these faces?! I think NOT!

We made a "Thankful for..." tree...

This was very entertaining for me and the kids..
 Jack is thankful for things like: his toys ( he listed each one!), sea creatures, and for his ABC's.
Emily is thankful for things like: butterflies, all her things, owls, and Target. 
Daddy would have been up there as much as I would have let them pick him... but I made them pick different things for each leaf. 
This was soo much fun and we will be doing this years to come!!

Well those are just a few things that have been going on around here... nothing spectacular. 
What have you been up to?

October 31, 2010

So, if you haven't checked out Danielle over at Positively Positive YOU NEED TO!!!
I love this girl!
And she is having a giveaway! 
So hurry up and enter to win because it ends TONIGHT!!!
But then again take your time... it might help my chances of winning : P

October 29, 2010

I'm pooped!
This week has been such a long one!!!
The kids and I drove to Rhode Island to surprise my sister with a visit.
She lives in Newport... which is beautiful!!
I wish I had gotten more pictures but it didn't work out. 
Oh well...
it was hard to leave my husband for that long.
I haven't been away from him in about 6 years! And the kids have never been away!
It was hard!

Speaking of my hubby, he's been working a horrible shift at work 7 pm-7 am!!!! 
I'm really sleepy... hopefully more coming soon!

October 23, 2010

Spent $3.50 at 5 Below and had soooooo much fun!!!

I might of had to bribe them with candy corn... but it was totally worth it!!! 

Last night we went to Boo at the Zoo! Every year since I can remember the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts an event for kids to come and enjoy the Halloween season and not be scared! And the adults love it too! Ive never liked Halloween time... I think its scary and I hate scary!!! But now that I'm a mom its fun... we get to dress up and do fun stuff like Boo at the Zoo! 

There are just a few pictures from last night!