Friday, December 6, 2013


Micah turned 11 this week!  At his request I made egg casserole for breakfast and then he opened most of his presents by the Christmas tree.

Grammy and I went in together to get Micah this just released Lego set, which was delivered mid day by our friendly UPS man :)

We rounded out the day with friend chicken and Oreo ice cream pie (yum!)

Happy Birthday, Micah!

When I woke up the other morning, surprisingly Tommy was still sitting on the shelf!  But when I came home from dropping Addie off at preschool this is how I found him, silly elf!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

new purse

Tommy decided to do something productive last night instead of getting into mischief.  He's helping me finish up a stack of aprons - this one is itty bitty toddler sized, as in it fits Emmy who is 16 months. Super cute!

Here is the new purse I made last week.  I drew my own pattern, but it was inspired by this, this (from this book) and this (phoebe bag) and for the most part I followed the instructions for the phoebe bag when making it.
I did not take pictures of the inside, but it has 3 large pockets on each side.
Here is the back.  I love, love, love this fabric line.  I am pretty sure I will be buying more of it :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

great wolf lodge

Before Thanksgiving we met up with the kid's cousins (and aunt and uncle) at the Great Wolf Lodge for a few days of water slide fun :)
Everyone had a great time.  The big kids went down the Tornado something like 36 times!
There was much debate over weather it was more fun in the dark (at night) or when you could see where you were going.  I think it was a 50/50 split, but between you and me, it was MUCH more exciting in the dark :)

It wouldn't be vacation (for me) if I didn't get a little sewing in... yes, I brought my sewing machine and this new stack of fat quarters.  I started a new purse for myself, sewing and watching HGTV while Emmaline napped.  I finished up the purse the other night.  I'll post picture of it soon!

Adelaide got hurt while we were at GWL (don't worry, nothing major) and they gave her this stuffed wolf at the first aid station.  Her brother bought her the tiny hedge hog in the gift shop and she's been sleeping with them both every night since we got home. 

Here's the motley crew all together just before we left to come home.
Can't wait til next time :)

*I had this post all written yesterday, but somehow forgot to post it!  Anyway- this is where we found Tommy yesterday morning- scaling the advent calendar!

Monday, December 2, 2013

tommy's been framed and more wreath making

Looks like Tommy's been framed... but between me and you, I think he's guilty!

I did another wreath making event with my church before thanksgiving.  We had 18 ladies come out and made a total of 19 wreaths.  Everyone had a great time and they all made beautiful wreaths!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

christmas tree time!

We went to Home Depot yesterday to get our Christmas tree.

I was having a hard time getting everyone to participate in this photo op... That's Micah hiding behind the tree and Addie is pretending like she's not a part of our family at all! 
Right after I took this picture, Max ripped the butt of his shorts open (from hem to waist!) on a nail while climbing down from the fence he was on!  Luckily it wasn't too cold outside so he tied his jacket around his waist to cover the unfortunate mishap! lol.

We were actually able to get the tree up and decorated before dinner.  It is a bit top heavy on the ornaments due to one very curious toddler who can't seem to keep her hand to herself.  We will see how well those ornaments that are in her reach fair over the next few weeks!

The kids found Tommy joy riding in Addie's shopping cart this morning.  I wonder what kind of trouble he will get into tonight!?

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