Monday, December 29, 2008

Cookie Swap 2008 Pictures

Toys for Children's Hospital

This year we decided to use our $100 from Mom and Dad to buy toys to give to Children's. I let Gavin do most of the picking of the toys-we wanted him to select things he liked to hopefully understand the sacrifice a little more. Then we went over to the hospital as a family and delivered them. The kids had a good time and the Hospital of course was very thankful. They also had the coolest display of gingerbread houses-I didn't get pictures unfortunately, but Gavin loved them!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Sunday!

Lily didn't want anything to do with having her picture taken (per usual), but she has 5 Christmas dresses and I'm thinking she'll probably wear each one once, so I had to get some kind of picture with her in it! ;) Maybe next week she'll cooperate more. Gavin of course loved having his picture taken!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chocolate Box

I love SplitcoastStampers! I find so many great ideas over at that website. Here is yet another. I made my own design this time, but if you check out this post you will see instructions for tons of different sizes of these little chocolate boxes! (the chocolates are those Hershey's Nuggets)

Christmas Kisses Advent

Liz from one of my card groups gave me this idea and I think they turned out pretty cute!

Christmas Kisses:
Each evening when good nights are said,
have a kiss and hop into bed.
When all the kisses are gone away,
Christmas will come the very next day!

I wrapped up 24 kisses in green plastic wrap and tied red ribbon around each one. I attached a little tag with the poem, then we delivered them to our friends.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Crafts, crafts & more crafts....

Here's what I've been working on lately:
Gift Bag: Bag of Tags:

Gift Tag: Gift Tag:
Love Notes Box:

Christmas Treats:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

She's almost there! (Lily walking)

In the last few days, Lily has started walking! Very few steps at a time, and not very steady, but she is getting there! Janet took this video last week of her-she has since gotten pretty brave about walking by herself. She will stand up, take a few steps, then get so excited that she almost tries to run, and then falls and laughs! It's so cute to see this tiny 17 pound little girl walking around :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Caramel Apples!

For some reason this year we didn't get around to carving pumpkins-actually there is a reason, a good one really-the flu. Oh yeah, last week was fun. Anyway, so I didn't feel like a bad mom, we did caramel apples instead. I love these little caramel bits! They melted quick, went on the apples beautifully and tasted soo good!
Gavin's creation:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Picture Tag

My friend Tammy tagged me on her blog with the instructions to open my 3rd picture folder and post the 3rd picture in it. Well, here it is:

I believe this was the first time Lily had one of those biter bicuit things, which obviously she loved!

I now tag Jenn, Cate, Janet & Lisa.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


The day after her party, while Gavin was at school, Lily and I opened all her new toys! She had a ball playing with everything! I tried to get a picture of all of them for her scrapbook, but here are a few of my favorites of her in action!
Her blocks from Gavin:
One of her new Dollies from Daddy:

She cracks me up in this chair-yesterday she climbed up it onto the couch! Little monkey. Anyway, it plays music too and she loves to stand on it and dance!
Christiann had a great idea to put everything in a circle with her in the middle and let her go to town. She totally did! She moved from toy to toy. :)

I didn't get a good picture, but she plays with the little pink house & camper almost like she knows what she's doing even though she has no clue. She's also tried to climb into the baby stroller, and gives her babies big squeezes. She loves all her new toys and clothes-everything is perfect. It's so fun to watch her!

Color Challenge

It's time again for another one of Kristina's Color Challenges! When I saw these colors, for some reason I thought of a baby card.

Paper-SU! Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White, Ruby Red
Ink-SU! Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Versamark
Stamps-Nursery Necessities
Clear embossing powder
Ribbon-Certainly Celery, Hemp Twine

I used the Versamark to stamp the stars, then used clear embossing powder on them. I stamped the boat in different colors, then cut out the different pieces. I really like this card and might use it for card swap sometime.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lily's 1st Birthday!

Lily's birthday was so fun! She had a pink party-everything was pink and sweet!
Here's Lily making her grand entrance...she and her Dad were the last ones to arrive :) I'm sad I didn't take a better picture of her in that cute dress.

Look at this sweet girl Hazel (wearing her cute party hat)! :)

First, we had dinner-I made homemade mac & cheese for Lily and the kids, Shirley Temples, pink jell-o, chicken nuggets, sandwiches...all kinds of yummy stuff. Then we opened presents! Lily loved that! She did waay better than I thought she would. She is not a very patient little girl, but she sat right down and tore the paper off and had a great time!

Lily and her fans!

Anthony's mom made the cakes (yup cakes, not just cake)
This one was just for Lily-chocolate!

Aren't they cute? She made them to match the invitations I made for the party.

Here we go:

She loved it!

Oh, pretty dress! (actually, it all came out just fine in the wash)

We had a Pink Sweets table (thanks for the great idea Lori) and the kids got to fill up bags with whatever they wanted...

I also made these for them to take home-it's an ice cream cone dipped in white chocolate and filled with pink yummies.

One of the girls in my ward made these super cute blocks for a baby shower and didn't want them afterwards, so I changed the letters and colors to match her party! Thanks Ashley-everyone loved them!

We had such a good time! Thanks so much for coming everybody!!