Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa Lives in a Cave

A conversation with Pony in the car on the way home from Toddler Time today:

Pony: *singing a Christmas song*
Pony: Santa's in a cage.
Me: Santa's in a cage? Why is he in a cage?
Pony: NO! in a cave!
Me: Oh, a cave.
Pony: I'm gonna sing a song so it can float to Santa in his cave so he can wakeup and then it's Christmas time and then he'll bring me presents! *sings Christmas song again and then some more rambling about Santa in his cave*

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mama's Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
6. What is your favorite holiday food?
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
9. Favorite holiday song?
10. Favorite holiday pastime?

1. Books, maybe a cute necklace, bike helmet that fits better than the one I currently have, a bed, a laptop, and a bookshelf.
2. A quilt from my Mom
3. Dresses for the girls, waldorf dolls, jewelry
4. Roller skates
5. A play/makeup vanity, games, cupcake maker, slippers
6. Favorite foods: pumpkin pie and stuffing
7. I'd like to make some twirly skirts for the girls and camera lens bags for my brother.
8. A Christmas Story
9. Favorite holiday CD: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's Once Upon a Christmas
10. Playing board games with the family

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tale of a Walk in the Woods and Lost Bubbles

On our walk we stomped through leaves

Collected leaves

Watched the water flow under the bridge

Threw leaves into the water

And if you look closely, you can see a bottle of bubbles being tossed over as well. (it's a little white and pink smudge falling from Pony's hand) She held those bubbles for the entire walk until she started collecting leaves. The bubbles ended up in the bottom of the basket covered by leaves. Just as she threw the last of the leaves over she yelled "My bubbles!"

Watching the bubbles float away

We continued on with our walk even though she was a bit bummed at losing the bubbles.

We looked for animals living in trees

And then Pony yelled out "My bubbles!" This time in a happier tone. We looked and sure enough the bubbles were floating by us. We had expected them to be long gone by now. But here they were. I ran ahead to try and get in front of the bubbles and find a place that I might be able to reach them.

Standing on a log in the water holding a large branch waiting to snag the bubbles

Success! I was able to snatch them with the branch and guide the bubbles my direction and rescue them from the water.

Some bubbles were blown in triumph and jubilation and then we continued on with our walk and exploration of the woods.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cute Dress Pattern Giveaway at Grosgrain

There is a great giveaway at Grosgrain for a set of girls dress patterns. I've been interested in making the girls some super cute and easy dresses.

and one more:

This one is for a gift certificate to Aunty Ollie clothing store.