Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Photo Booth finds on the kids' Mac!

Imagine our surprise when we found these great vignettes on the kids' computer! This is apparently what they do downstairs when they're alone. We were wetting our pants. Hopefully it does the same for you.

Video 1, set to a remake of Dead or Alive's classic one hit wonder.

Make it go viral on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEHOGS4a4rU

And then there's this low budget remake of Michael Jackson's famous "Thriller"

Christmas Day 2009

We had an enjoyable Christmas. My parents drove up from Phoenix this year and my brother was visiting from South American.

The kids are always able to open their stocking first thing Christmas morning and they are able to see their gifts from Santa because he does not wrap them at our house. Keaton was the first one up at 5:00am!!! Yes, you read that right! We go to church Christmas morning, so we got ready for the 9:00am Mass. Once we got home we had our Christmas breakfast then sat down to open gifts.

It was a very light Christmas this year. The kids each got one gift from Santa, little ones got two. Their gift from Mom and Dad was our drive to Disneyland in November! They also had a gift from Papa and Nana (my parents), their Uncle Norm and Uncle Heath and Aunt Julie (my brothers). Papa John and Grandma Lori sent each of the kids a gift too. They had a few gift cards to spend from Great Grandma and a Great Aunt.

I forgot to charge the camera battery so all the pictures are courtesy of my Mom!

Gavin and his DS game from Papa John

Keaton and Ava, with her chair and wooden fruit from Santa

Ava feeding her baby breakfast before church

Keaton and Mommy. He bought this for me from his schools Santa's workshop!

Ava getting a new shirt from Nana and Papa

Ava and Uncle Norm and the Winnie the Pooh book he got her!

Soren and the "Monster Hunter" game Papa John and Grandma Lori got him

Gavin and Power Miner L*gos from Nana and Papa

Keaton and the Wii game he wanted so bad from Papa John and Grandma Lori

Preston and Keaton with a Wii game that Uncle Heath and Aunt Julie bought the whole family to share

**I will be having my first GIVEAWAY on the blog in a couple days!!! Please check back and one lucky comment/person will win. This will be your chance to leave a comment so I can meet all the people that read my blog. I cant wait to share this gift with you! I will give you a hint, I have a hidden talent/hobby that I have never talked about on this blog! :-)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Making Sugar Cookies!! YUM!!

Well I got brave this year and spent the afternoon making sugar cookies with the kids. We actually had a lot of fun, even though the entire upper floor of our home was covered with sprinkles!!

Ava was so cute, her job was to put sprinkles on every cookie after Mommy put the icing on. Every time she would say "sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle" as she sprinkled the cookies.

The boys got quite creative as usual.

Soren "Mr. Detail"

Keaton enjoying his finished product


Gavin enjoying the peppermint sprinkles!!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

What's a girl to do with so many "Hair Bows"??????


1. Any size canvas

2. Some fun funky fabric (to cover the canvas)

3. Some fun and funky ribbon

4. Scissors

5. Staple gun

6. Tape measure

7. Picture Hangers for the back on the canvas

8. A Hot Hubby (to be your tool man)

9. Cute little girl (to help measure)

10. Lots and Lots of Hair bows!!

Okay so after being a Mom to 4 boys, I really had no idea how many hair accessories I would start to collect?? I purchased some, received many as gifts and Ava does some modeling in return for FREE flower clips, headbands and hats.

For the last 15 months they have been collecting on my bathroom counter top and multiplying by the 10's!!

I finally decided to do a search on the internet to help me think of something that would organize all these bows and flowers. I came across the cutest idea ever!!

It took less than an hour to throw together and it is pretty inexpensive, especially if you hit the craft store on a 50% off everything sale like I did!! My canvas is about 22X28 inches. For the canvas, fabric and ribbon, it cost about $17!! I already had the picture hanger and other tools.

Since Ava is 2 1/2 and still gets into things, I knew I wanted to display her hair bows in my room/bathroom, plus that is usually where we do her hair every day. So I purchased fabrics and ribbons that would match my decor.

Enjoy the pictures of our step by step process!!!

My messy bathroom counter top! And this is not even all of them!!


Getting ready to start!!

"Hot Tool Man" Helper!!

Cutting off extra fabric before pulling taut to staple

That "Hot Tool Man" again, folding the fabric over to staple

Figuring out ribbon spacing

Ribbons spaced, stapled behind canvas and ready to attach hanger to the back

The "Hot Tool Man" and "Cute little girl" to help measure the hangers on the back

Hanger attached!!

Hung on the wall and ready for hair accessories

All done with room to spare!!!!

These would make great Birthday or Holiday gifts for the special little or big girl in your life.

**Next project- What to do with all those cute headbands???? You will love it, check back soon!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful Thursdays

Dont have a lot of time for a huge post. We are still working with paypal and should have some details tonight.

Im thankful that God has called us to adopt again and cant wait to meet our new daughter!!

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