Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday x 2!!!

we celebrated birthday's all week!!!!  reagan turned 6 on tuesday and we had cupcakes and let her open presents since we weren't having a party until saturday.



saturday was mason's 2nd birthday and the party.  we got a couple of inches of snow that morning so we weren't sure if we would be able to have the party (yes, here in the south 2 inches of snow could put us out of commission for a few days). 


 luckily, the sun came out just enough to melt it on the roads....on with the party!!

 

mason really got into opening presents this year....






reagan got an ipod...it amazes me that kids these days just seem to naturally know how to work these things...



the kids both had a great time at their party!
 (i was planning on adding more pics of family and cousins and such but blogger seems to have a mind of its own....grrrr.....) 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

two words for 2010
















...blessed and thankful...

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry christmas!!!







{thinking the candy cane would help...i thought wrong}


dad tickling me helped....





wishing you a very merry christmas!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

custom wrapping paper

i saw this roll of plain-o wrapping paper in the midst of all of the pretty paper at HL and i had a light bulb moment...




 why not let the kids create their own wrapping paper.  so that's what we did.  i spread the paper across the table and they (we) went to town drawing all things christmas....and i'm not sure what he was drawing but he was enjoying himself!




here are a couple of presents all wrapped up in our custom paper.



in a way, i hate to rip up all of those sweet little drawings....








Friday, December 17, 2010

all i want for christmas....

reagan lost both of her top front teeth within about a week of each other.  just in time for christmas..."all i want for christmas is my two front teeth."  i was trying to get a picture of her missing teeth the other night and she was giving me everything but....so here are the many poses of reagan....








after i asked her 100 times, "show me your teeth" this is what she does.  can you sense she's not very thrilled about her new look!



Saturday, November 20, 2010

turkeys and twine

i'm sure everyone has seen the mittens garland going around blogland....i love it but i'm not quite ready to decorate for christmas.  so, last week i thought why not turkey garland!  this little craft started out as a family affair but i quickly became the one to finish it {i don't recommend starting it before bed time} luckily it was a pretty quick and easy one.  i traced every ones hands a few times on different prints of scrapbook paper.


 i also made some pumpkins and pilgrim hats.  then, i modge podged them all to give them a little extra stiffness.  next, i took some felt and cut out feet, beaks, eyes and the gobbler thing {anyone know what that thing is called?}.  after all that was glued on and dried i took some twine and glued them all on the twine.  simple as that! 
























 you could also have everyone write what they are thankful for on their turkeys for a little extra fun.  hope everyone has a great thanksgiving week!




Friday, November 19, 2010

FREE STARBUCKS!!!!!

just in case you haven't heard.....starbucks is having buy one get one FREE now through 11/21 between 2-5!!  i personally don't care for coffee {at all}, but i do like their carmel apple cider and hot chocolate with a shot of vanilla {takes out the bitter taste}. now go enjoy a cup of joe....or cider :)