Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Emily turns 3!!

My baby turned 3 yesterday!!! I can’t believe how time is flying by. She had a wonderful day even though she woke up with a cold! IMG_0613 1 day old

IMG_0263 1st Birthday

IMG_3145 she had just turned 2 – I walked in and she was wearing Ellie’s goggles and giving her dolls a bath

DSC01438    Now she is 3!


My how she has grown!! We LOVE YOU so much Emily!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

And The Winner Is……


Teresa! Thanks for entering and I will get the CD to you ASAP! I hope you love it as much as we do.

I was going to take pictures of Ellie drawing the winner but my camera lens got busted yesterday….sniff…..sniff!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My First Giveaway


I have never had a giveaway on my blog and what better time to have one than Christmas! I recently ordered another Seeds Family Worship CD – Vol. 5 The Power of Encouragement and once again we LOVE it!!!  These CD’s are so good and  another great thing about them is they send you two…one for you and one to share and I want to share mine with one of you guys. If you haven’t heard of these CD’s you can read what I wrote about our first one here but basically it is scripture set to music. The music is so catchy and I love listening to music the whole family can enjoy! It is so cool to hear the girls singing scripture:) and truthfully it is a great way for me to memorize scripture too. 

How to enter:

1. Just leave a comment letting me know that you would like to win the CD

2. Give yourself another entry if you are a follower (leave a separate comment letting me know you are follower)

I will randomly draw a winner on Dec. 23rd. If you don’t win I still recommend you order your own copy. Can you tell I really love these CD’s :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I could not pass up surprising the girls with these cute snowmen for breakfast when I saw the idea here.

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I just stacked 3 mini powdered donuts, added pretzels for arms, icing for eyes and buttons and a candy corn for a nose. I made the top hats out of construction paper by following the directions on The Idea Room blog.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cranberry Thanksgiving

For some reason I can’t seem to post about the books we do in Five In A Row in a timely fashion! A few weeks ago we rowed Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin.5150V6PDZ4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ I LOVED this book and we had a lot of fun with it! Here is what we did:

One of the messages in the book was don’t judge a book by its cover. To really illustrate this to the girls I wrapped three boxes in pretty wrapping paper and inside I put a little note that said I LOVE YOU and for the fourth gift I wrapped up a piece of candy in waded up paper. Of course the pretty presents went first and Emily cried a little because she got stuck with the ugly one. Of course once she opened it the other girls really wished they had picked that one. I let them all have a piece of candy of course but I thought it was a good lesson!

We made the cranberry bread recipe from the book. The girls did a great job taking turns mixing all of the ingredients. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the finished product but we were too busy eating it:) We also made homemade butter, by shaking heavy cream for a long time,  to slather spread on the bread. The girls like shaking the cream but they didn’t want to do it long.

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Made turkey cookies

Talked about our favorite Thanksgiving food

Listened to We Gather Together on you tube many times

Did some experiments from here on cranberries:

  • touch them
  • smell them
  • see if they floated
  • see if they bounce
  • squish them
  • taste them (you can see how sour they were by Ellie’s expression)


We went to this website to see what a cranberry bog looks like and find out how and where cranberries are grown

Color by number turkey printout from 1+1+1=1


The last thing we did was a turkey craft from Michael’s but it was a little challenging so we let them glue it to construction paper instead.DSC01288 

That about wraps up Cranberry Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Tree

We read The Berenstain Bears Christmas Tree

614rFPIYczL__SS500_and then the girls made their own edible trees using sugar cones with green icing, sprinkles and candy.  Check out Emily’s tongue action.DSC01356 DSC01358 DSC01362

Saturday, December 4, 2010


For one of our advent activities this week we read The Biggest, Best Snowman. It is about a girl who is little and always told by her family she is too small to do anything. With the help of her forest friends she builds the biggest best snowman ever and her family realizes she can do things.

51A81ZGhPCL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_After the book the girls made a snowman picture. I drew a snowman on blue cardstock and they used a glue stick all over the snowman. They added buttons, eyes, carrot noses and then poured salt all over the snowman and shook off the excess. Then Ellie used a marker to draw arms and a hat. They turned out really cute! 

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