The kids love watching the nativity run in circles and seeing the patterns the blades make on the ceiling. We sang a few songs together and the kids sang a couple for us. I love family time during the holidays.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Lunch was always frozen corn and hot dogs, that was what we always requested. I am sure my mom loved the cookies party just as much as my siblings and I did because she got to stay home by herself.
Lois, a widow was always more of a grandma than a neighbor to our family. We were constantly at her house, getting her mail for a piece of candy, movie nights, craft projects and a lot of visits.
The cookie parties were legendary, we were there for hours, decorating the cookies and eating the decorations.
Last year Michele started a cookie party tradition for our family. We all brought two dozen cookies to trade and have judged and then we decorated sugar cookies. Jane and I had a great time.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
There are a plethora of recipes out there, but I used one from the Crunchy Betty blog. There is something ridiculously satisfying about making something yourself, no matter how inpractical. Essentially it's a simple process of measuring and then melting everything together, followed by filling up cute little containers.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Elliott and I spent the morning in the yard getting things cleaned up and moving thing back into place. Within minutes Elliott was helping me water the plants, himself and anything that looked remotely dry. He quickly moved on to the compost buckets and things just got messier from there. It was great, I love this yard!