Thursday, December 30, 2010

Make up

I will post some Christmas photo's soon after I do some editing. For now here is a few pictures of the girls getting ready before my sis Beth's wedding. I had hoped to take more pictures that day but with the kids and I all in the wedding the camera sat in it's bag most the day.

The night before sleeping with curlers

Even Little Miss got to wear some eye shadow and lip gloss

The Brides Turn

Monday, December 27, 2010

give back by recycling...

Before you recycle your Christmas cards please consider sending them to this address

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
877-977-SJRC (7572)

They except all Holiday cards and are in need of thank you cards and birthday cards. They take old cards use the front and make new cards from them. They then sell the cards at the on line store.
Tips from the site.

Card Donating Tips:

  • All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used.

  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.)
  • We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.

  • 5" x 7" size or smaller is preferred.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Letters to santa

The kids are getting old enough to write their own letters to Santa and young enough to still believe!

Little Miss's list this year
Polly pockets
Food Barbie
Max and Ruby Movies
A big box of crayons

Little Mister's List
Lego Batman Sets
a nutcracker
Iron man toys

So we took our letters and headed to the mall. First stop a promised snack at the pretzel shop.

Then to Macy's where for every letter that is mailed to Santa from there they will give a dollar to the make a wish foundation. Don't forget to address it and put a stamp on it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Calling all superheroes

This year Little Mister had a superhero party. We sent out Batman invites calling all super heroes to join us at the bat cave. ( I got the bats at JoAnna's Fabrics after Halloween for very inexpensive!)
We found a cool Batman happy birthday banner to hang up...
The kids got to color in some supper Hero books I found at the dollar store.
We made the cup cakes and found the SuperHero rings at a cake Decorating store.

Each child got to make a mask
Little Mister even had Bear get dressed up for the party.
The kids got to make and name there own Superhero out of foam pieces. We used crepe paper for the capes.

Dolly even put her Halloween costume on to join in the fun.
We used cards he had already received and I made up some batman and super man symbols for the mantel. We also placed all his little action figures up there as well.

Last but not least they all got to take home a super cape of there own.
I wish I had more pictures of the day as most kids all came dressed up as there favorite super hero. The big hit of the party was the mister freeze dance.
It was a SUPER fun day and I still can't believe my little boy is six already.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day Three of vacation

A trip to Multnomha falls and Ikea. It was raining but we still had so much fun. We hiked up to the bridge and had fun collecting leaves for Little Mister's school homework.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


We have been doing our advent activities however with Christmas so busy this year I have not had tons of time for the pictures. So here is a quick review of what we have done so far not in any order.
1. paint wooden ornament for a friend
2. decorate Happy Birthday Jesus poster
3. make gingerbread gift tags
4. Thank you note to God for all he has done this year
5. read how the Grinch stole Christmas
6. Watch how the Grinch stole Christmas
7. Dance to Christmas music
8. make foam Christmas magnets
9. Nativity scene stickers
10. Make and draw a picture for a friend
11. bake cookies a game together
13. make snowman ornament
14. wrap presents
15 go shopping to buy daddy and the grandparents gifts
16. write a letter to Santa and mail it- I will do a post on this soon

So far lots of fun and I have already started making plans for next year I hope to write out my own daily reading from the bible combining lots of different books we have found but none that really fit what we are looking for. Well time to finish some baking....
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day 2 of vacation

making sand castles on the beach but it was so cold we only stayed outside for about 30min.

After lunch at Mo's we headed to over to Depoe Bay where the kids got to watch taffy be made

look in the whale museum

win a treasure at the museum

and Colin and dad climbed 110 steps to the top of the light house.

After a long day we headed home to continue our vacation around the Portland area.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

October family vacation

flashback to october... Here is some pictures from the first day of our vacation to the beach. Seeing them makes me wish we could go again soon!