Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keepsake Ornament

Handprint ornaments make the best keepsakes. Pulling the decorations out year after year and seeing just how tiny my kids hands were way back when makes me smile. These ornaments are super easy and work well with hands or feet.

You will need:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ribbon
1. Put the salt and flour into a mixing bowl and add water.

2. Mix the ingredients well. The dough should be firm.

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth. Pull a piece off and roll it into a ball.
4. With a rolling pin roll the dough into a circle about a 1/2 inch thick.

5. Press your child's hand into the dough.

6. Poke 2 holes in the top of the ornament.

7. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Add a ribbon to hang it and you have the perfect keepsake ornament.

6 Months

She's growing so fast! Yesterday I weighed her and she is now 15 lbs. Which means she has doubled her birth weight! Still the happiest baby around, especially when she's eating. Yeah, she's an Adams' alright! Her newest accomplishment...scooting around the room on her back. She has a nice bald spot on the back of her head to prove it! I just can't wait to see what's next and I am very excited about her first Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry SITSmas

Getting 6 kids together and cooperative for a Christmas picture is nearly impossible! So, instead, I "Elfed" the kids!

Here are the girls!

And of course, we couldn't forget the boys!

Merry SITSmas to all!

Headed on over to SITS to link up your holiday greeting!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kidmade Advent Wreath-An Oldie but Goodie

 What better way to start off the season of Advent then with this kid made Advent Wreath. This is the wreath we made last year. To learn how to make this super easy wreath go here!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today, We are Thankful.

For the first snow of the season.
Nana and Stella (seeing snow for the first time)

Happy Thanksgiving! Many blessings to you all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leaf Turkey

Last night a very blustery storm blew through our area taking most of our remaining leaves from the trees. This morning, we gathered said leaves and created some pretty cute looking turkeys!
  1. Glue the leaves to a piece of construction paper.
  2. It should resemble the tail feather of a turkey.
  3. Add a body cut from another piece of construction paper.
  4. Add a beak, feet, and some eyes(I ran out of wiggly eyes so I used paper).
And here is our finished turkey!

14 Years Old-It Just Does Not Seem Possible!

Today Aaron is celebrating his 14th birthday! I seems like just yesterday that he was a baby! I say it every birthday, I wish time would just slow down!

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Monday, November 15, 2010

No, I Did Not Follow The Rules-Muffin Tin Monday

We had a super busy morning today.  But, I still wanted to throw together a muffin tin meal for Madelyn because she loves her Muffin Tin meals and we did not have one last week (although I did not follow the theme for the day). So, here is what she ate for lunch today. The chocolate covered pretzels were a special treat for being so patient while we were running errands. She was especially happy about that! Happy MTM!
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Today's theme is Eating Healthy/The Food Pyramid. Hey, I was not that far off. Except maybe the chocolate covered pretzels.  :0)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baby Leg Warmers Tutorial

Stella modeling her new leg warmers

Let me start off by mentioning, that I am in no way a seamstress or anywhere even near that. I took a sewing class in 9th grade and haven't touched a sewing machine since. But, I had heard that you can make baby leg warmers using knee socks, so I thought I would give it a try. 

To get started you will need a pair of knee socks.

Cut the foot part off the socks. I actually saved the foot and now I have some cute ankle socks. The big girls each claimed a pair.

Turn them inside out and fold the cut edge over.

Now, you can either hand sew (which I did with the first pair I made) or machine sew the folded edge down.

After they are turned right side out, they are ready to wear!
I made two pair today and I think they turned out great. They were so easy and took only a few minutes. The first pair I hand sewed so it took a bit longer. But the second, I had my Mom do on her sewing machine and they were done in a snap!

Here is the finished product on Stella! Aren't they cute?! The best part, the socks were only $1.00 a pair! I now have 2 pair of leg warmers and 2 pair of ankle socks for only $2.00!

I Made Some Super Cute Leg Warmers

coming later!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Indian Corn Craft

Paint and bubble wrap are two of Madelyn's favorite things. So this craft was extra fun for her, except that I had to constantly remind her that she couldn't pop all the bubble wrap or it would not work!

To make this craft you will need:

To get started,



Now just,

I hope you have as much fun making this craft as we did!
I've linked this post up here:

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Today I Found

A puddle under my refrigerator.

A puddle under my dishwasher.

and a puddle under my washing machine.

On a positive note....my floors are now clean.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Halloween Festivities of 2010

Today is the third and final day of the SITS Halloween celebration for a chance to win a Canon Rebel T2i. The theme for today is Halloween Parade. It's our chance to share how we celebrated Halloween, what costumes we wore or dressed our kids in.
We had a very busy Halloween weekend full of fun, family, and way too much candy! Our trick or treat night was actually on Thursday. It was just the three girls this year, because the boys are just way too cool to go out begging for candy. Although, they didn't have a problem begging their sisters for some when they got home! Felicia was a cowgirl, with pink accessories of course! Madelyn was a fairy, also pink. And for Stella's first Halloween, she wore her pumpkin shirt and candy corn hair bow. Saturday night was our town's annual Halloween parade. More candy! We had a nice little get together with family and had a blast with the kids at the parade. I didn't dress up this year, but when I saw how cute my oldest son Michael and his girlfriend looked as Pebbles and Bam-Bam, I decided that next year Mike and I are definitely dressing up. Of course I haven't told him yet!

Did you dress up this year? How about the kids, what did they wear?

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