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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Drake's Birthday Cake!

I forgot to post about Drake's birthday cake! My sister, Summer, designed and made it! It could be easily adapted to be horses, giraffes, elephants or any other animal that your child likes! Drake loved it! The green is piped on green stars and she warmed up some blue icing so that it pooled out like a little pond. The rocks are chocolate chips:) So Fun and pretty simple to put together:)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Make Your Own Christmas Tree!

I took 5 pieces of green construction paper and folded them in half length wise. I then cut the shape of the Christmas tree out, making sure the "branches" curve up ward. Glue them or use double sided tape then fan them out and tape the bottom of the tree to a piece of card board.
I used beads, bells, and pipe cleaners to make little ornaments. Drake is really enjoying it and I even like decorating it:)
cheap.easy.fun :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Art!

Our cork board is starting to look quite festive! We made some Snowmen using craft foam, buttons, felt and ribbons. Caden loved it but Drake had no interest so I made his:) I printed some Christmas trees and the boys used stickers to decorate them. This was not a crowd pleaser:( I'm going to look for some clearance Christmas stickers this year. The latest one is the green construction paper trees. The boys covered them in glue then sprinkled colored rice on the glue, then more glue, then glitter. They both liked this but Caden LOVED it!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Costco Rocks!!!!!

I love Costco and they had this shelf there for 47 dollars! I really wanted it but I decided to wait till we got in to the house but guess what?!?!?! I went to Costco today and they only had 2 left so the marked it down to 24.00$!!!!! How cool is that! Even on the Costco website it is 59.99!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Christmas Idea!


So I have this fun Christmas idea that I can't do this year so I thought I would share so that someone Else might do it!If you do it, tell so I can live vicariously through you:)


My idea is to have a present making and wrapping station! Next year I should have a real art area which I will transform in to "Present Central" for the month of December! I will prepare this year by saving left over wrapping paper and buy those little tiny gift bags when they go on sale for 90 percent off and maybe look for some Christmas craft things as well!


Here's how I would set it up! First there would lots of different craft things in fun holiday colors: pom poms, craft sticks, glitter glue, paint, jingle bells, pipe cleaners, little blocks, quick drying clay, and anything Else that I can think of!


The boys will decide who they want to make a gift for and then create a one of a kind;) gift for that person. There will be a drying rack to place the creations!


Once they are dry they will wrap them and we will work together to write the name of the person and deliver it to them!


I can totally see the boys giving gifts to each other all day long:)


I'll just day dream this year:)

Christmas!

I've been asked what I will be getting the boys for Christmas and the answer is... A house!!! the Bank accepted our offer that we have had on a short sale home for 4 months!!! Our closing Date is not set in stone yet but they are looking at Dec 31st! Since all of our money will be going to that we will be keeping it small this year!

The boy's are getting hand made blankets for Christmas and some stocking stuffers this year but if I were going to get them some new toys (they both just had their birthdays so we have gotten plenty of toys form family!) I would get these...



Easel on Costco.com it's a really fancy one but I would also love the one from Ikea!

Wooden Mellisa and Doug Clock Puzzle Caden has been very interested in the telling time:)

2 sets of these Wooden Letters by Melissa and Doug


Can you tell I love Costco and Melissa and Doug!! Cause I do!

also, someone commented about this cleaning set and it's on Costco.com and in the store as well:)

Talking Cleaning Set
One more thing, Drake's Grandma got him this magnetic boy that you can dress up and both boys are loving it. It's out on the table toy shelf and Drake gets it out at least 5 times a day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

And the Winner is....

BixiandGoxi said...

The "Red Flower" is so lovely, but I also love the Button necklaces (especially the Black one) - they are so unique!

BixiandGoxi will you please email your address and choice of necklace to packerfamily28@gmail.com.

If you didn't win make sure and check out the shop and pick out a pieces for that unique friend, sister, daughter or mother!


Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Last Chance!

I'm closing the giveaway tonight! Good Luck to everyone who entered!I'm closing it at midnight so you still have time to enter if you haven't:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's Out Wednesday!

Floor Toys
My little sister got this cleaning set for Drake's birthday. This type of toy could easily become one of those tings that get lost in the bottom of a toy box because a child will loose interest quickly if all they do is press the buttons. Instead I set it up with little clothes to iron and cut up pieces of felt to sweep up. I also gave plenty dramatic demonstrations! They have been loving it!
Science and Discovery Table
Magnetic Color Sorting Puzzle. I borrowed this from my sister Misty(the one doing the giveaway). Caden loves it and is very good at it which is surprising because it is a bit tricky even for me:) 3 or 4 of them will stick together so you have to try and get them alone. It's a great challenge for him.
Sensory Tub
colored rice with square nesting cups and little pots


Library
I've put out a few Christmas books but most of ours are in storage :( I'm going to have to get to the library soon.
Table Toys
pop together vehicles in a wooden SNOW basket, sorting tiny Christmas presents by color (dollar store), transferring holiday erasers with tongs from a basket to a cup, puzzles and connect four.

Giveaway!!!!!!!!

2 more days to enter the giveaway!!!! You could win anyone of these Beautiful necklaces! These would make perfect one of a kind Christmas gifts!