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Aubrey’s Special Day


Today was Aubrey's "Special Day" at school.  At her school they celebrate each child's birthday and the kids are supposed to decorate and bring a poster with fun facts about themselves and they can bring treats to share with the class.  They gave me the poster a few weeks ago and I had plans to decorate it with Aubrey last week thinking that her day was last week, but realized it wasn't until this week, the 19th.  For whatever crazy reason I got it in my head that the 19th was Friday, I was … [Continue reading...]

Christmas 2010


This year it was so much fun to see our kids excitement and pure joy during the Christmas season.  I am amazed at how even the little things were so meaningful and magical to the kids.  Some of my favorite Christmas highlights were:Putting out reindeer food on Christmas eve for Santa's reindeerLeaving cookies for Santa...Parker & Piper insisted that the cookies be put IN the fire place so Santa could get them as soon as he came down the chimney.The goodies Santa left for the kids.  The girls got … [Continue reading...]



It snowed here last week which is a big deal because we are in North Texas and don't see snow often.  The kids loved it and had so much fun playing in it.   The snow prompted us to make a fun snowman craft I had seen on The Crafty Crow.  While Aubrey was in school the twins glued the cotton balls to the soda bottle and then later that day Aubrey helped put the finishing touches on her.I finally finished a snowman craft I had intended to give to friends and family for Christmas.  December was a … [Continue reading...]

Merry Christmas 2010


Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  May you enjoy the magic of the season and the special memories and moments made with loved ones. … [Continue reading...]

Gingerbread House Party


Decorating Gingerbread Houses is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  My parents used to decorate the most elaborate houses and as a child it was always amazing to see the beautiful creations and all that candy! This year I wanted to share the joy and of course it is a great reason to have a party!  We invited some of our dear friends  & family and asked everyone to bring a bag of candy to share.  My wonderful architect made Graham Cracker houses for each kid (these are much easier to make … [Continue reading...]

Snowman Pancakes


Today was a rare Saturday where we didn't have to get up and rush off to do something so I thought we would have a lazy day in our pjs with a fun breakfast and a Christmas movie.I saw this idea to make and decorate snowman pancakes on MTM and knew the kids would love it.  I started with my super yummy vanilla pancake recipe and then made snowman shapes on the griddle.I filled a muffin tin with goodies for the kids to decorate their snowman.  Our muffin tin had red hots, marshmallows, gumdrops, … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday


All month the theme is Christmas at MTM so today we used our new muffin tins from the dollar spot at Target.We have been in serious party mode and this weekend we had a Christmas party, Baby Shower and North Pole Breakfast so we have lots of leftover "party" food.  I decided to use some of that up today and here is what we had in our tin:Crackers, Flower shaped salami & cheese, Christmas tortilla chips, guacamole, strawberry yogurt w/red sprinkles and "snowballs"The kids ate every last bite.  … [Continue reading...]

North Pole Breakfast


Today some special "elves" left us a surprise...a tasty North Pole Breakfast.The kids were so excited to wake up and find such a special treat waiting for them.  The original plan was to introduce our Elf on the Shelf, however there was a hold up at the North Pole and he didn't arrive on time so I had to improvise a little.  We read a note our Elf left us and told them he would be hanging around our house to keep an eye on them.He also told them that Santa hadn't received their Christmas wish … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Make Your Own Pizza


Today there was no theme over at MTM, so we decided to make our own pizzas.  I love doing this with the kids because they enjoy making their own creations, they tend to eat things they wouldn't normally eat and the clean up is easy!Here is what we had in our muffin tins:Pizza sauce, pineapple, Canadian bacon, turkey peperoni, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese and we used English muffins for the pizza The kids each got to create their own pizza and add their toppings.  Yummy and healthy too!  Don't … [Continue reading...]



We have so much to be thankful for and it was nice to be able to spend a long weekend with our families.  We had a rather quite Thanksgiving with just my parents since everyone else was scattered in different directions.I loved the super adorable Thanksgiving printables from Shindig Parties, we used to decorate.  The kids were so excited to have their very own table and thought that the pine cone turkey was the best.   I even used a few of the items on the adult table. I am so thankful for my … [Continue reading...]