Monday, August 31, 2009

Cookie Dough Sculptures!

Today the children had some friends over and wanted to draw an activity from the Family Fun Jar :) They each got to pick one, and then they voted on their favorite. The winner was Pie Crust Sculptures, which was quickly changed to Cookie Dough Sculptures! Here are the artists hard at work...

Unfortunately, I can not take credit for dressing this one.... ;)

Here are the finished sculptures ready to go into the oven...starting from the top: 2 slugs; Fuzzy (the pet Caterpillar that passed away...the bucket home that the children created for him didn't prove too smart during the pouring rain); a square die; a snowman; a smiley face; a cloud; a small smiley face; a sideways happy face :)

I didn't get any pictures of the cookie creations after they came out of the oven, but pretty much any of them that were tall before they went into the oven were not, when they came out ;)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our New "Fuzzy" Friend

The children found a fuzzy Caterpillar today, and they have decided that "Fuzzy" is their pet. They have made a home for him in a bucket, and can't wait until it turns into a butterfly :) I think they will be disappointed when either 1) it dies because it doesn't have enough food, or 2) it actually continues it's life cycle and becomes a moth, not a butterfly! :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

NEW Hobby Blog!! :)

Okay, I've been wanting to start a new hobby blog for awhile that allows me to post some of my favorite recipes! I started it this week, and it's titled "scrumdiddlyumptious"!! My focus will be "Culinary creations which strive for the status of scrumdiddlyumptious!" I plan on posting often...daily if I can, and each day will be a different focus. I plan on posting a recipe, maybe a picture and the family critiques :) I would love to hear about your successes or failures with the recipes, and your opinions on the taste as well! Hope you enjoy! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Welcome to the World!

We have four new babies in our family this year! Mostly boys so far :)

My sister Cori had Quinten a couple months ago, my sister Honor just had baby Quinn a couple days ago, my sister-in-law Veronique is scheduled to have their baby this coming Monday, and we will find out if they are having a boy or a girl (it's still a surprise!), and my sister Siri is due in January with her 2nd boy! Such fun!

Here is a little tribute to our new additions:

It's the same old story
Yes it's nothing new,
Just a gift from heaven
Just a dream come true.
In a flash of glory,
In a ray of light,
Welcome to the world
That will hold you tight.

Welcome to the world,
That is shiny and new.
Welcome to a lifetime,
Of dreams come true.
Welcome to the joy,
Of living each day.
Love is all around you,
And here to stay.