Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I think that all of my cards have made it out so I can reveal it on the blog.Huge thanks to my friend Jen Kroll for her time and talent. The pictures are amazing!

This past weekend we were in Chicago to celebrate Christmas with my parents and Leah and her family. We stayed in a really cool hotel downtown, braved American Girl Doll, went to ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo and had a great time.For those wondering - no baby for Jason and Leah yet. She is taking her own sweet time!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Third Grade PowWow

The third grade put on a great presentation for the parents last week. Claire was part of the Chinook tribe and her Native American name was Fast Tree Frog. After a wonderful program full of poetry and song, we had a Native American feast. Each child was instructed to try something they had not eaten before. This would not be difficult. The menu consisted of:
Corn, pies, roasted pine nuts, venison, goose jerky, fry bread, fruit, berries, mashed potatoes, and squirrel. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, Claire ate some. The kids all learned a lot and had a ton of fun! Thanks so much Mrs. Pfruender and Mrs. DeHaan!

Advent Calendar

I know I said I'd share projects earlier so you could have time to complete them, but this one slipped my mind.
I created a magnetic advent calendar for this year. I purchased different size tins off of etsy and ebay and covered them with decorative paper and the number.
Each day there is a little surprise. Candy, coins, cards, pens, lip gloss, you name it. The girls are enjoying opening a new tin each day.
Sorry for the horrible pictures. I snapped them on the way out of the house this morning. Not great light! You get the idea.