Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Mema's Christmas Olympics

What a great party!!!! My mom throws a huge Christmas party every year, she's done everything from bringing in snow, rock walls, going to Amazing Jakes (never again), having a carnival and on and on. Well this year we had a Christmas olympics complete with an award ceremony and real metals. She planned so many events we didn't even get to them all. Everyones favorite was definitely the obstacle course. We had a kickball tournament, sack races, three-legged races, basketball tournament, obstacle course races (even the adults did it, it was hilarious), wheelbarrel races and cheerleading.

Sierra was a climbing pro and an excellent cheerleader. She and her cousin also won the three legge race. Go Girls!

Here's Max helping John play first base, he kept jumping on and off of the base, John would have to grab him before the player came. Max was in heaven b out there with the big boys. He followed John around all day. So Cute!

Izzy's favorite race was the sack race, she loves to bounce.

The boys really liked seeing how far they could jump in the obstacle course.

All in all it was a great day!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

'tis the Season

I love love love Christmas time!!!!!! I especially love decorating for the Hoidays! Every year I set up two Christmas trees, one in the living room that is all pretty in silver, gold & cream (matches my Grandmas furniture perfect) this tree the kids call mom's tree because I don't share, only I get to decorate this tree, lol. Then in the family room we put up the smaller older fake tree and the kids & I usually make new ornaments to decorate with, it's lots of fun. But this year I decided to do things different. Last year I saw a Christmas decorating show on HGTV (love decorating shows & HGTV) and this decorator took an artificial tree and turned it into a spiral topiary, and ever since I've been dying to try this year I did. I took the older small fake tree and bent and twisted the branches until I had a spiral topiary. It was really hard and my hands were killing me after the almost two hours it took to do it, but I think it was worth it, the kids think it is so cool. and since all you do is set a few ornaments on top of the spirals I had tons of ornaments left. So this year the family room gets the big tree and pretty sparklie ornaments. I did add some big red poinsettas for some color. I do feel bad that the kids and I didn't get our crafty time together, they did ask what we were making for it. But I honestly think the boys are relieved, Sierra is really the only one who enjoys it like me.
Well, I better get back to my Bazzill assignment and making the CD of party photos for my mom. Her big Christmas party was yesterday I'll have to tell you all about it next was awesome!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Me & my crazy LIFE

I can't believe Dec is half over already....yaaaaaaaaa help!!!!!! Between Christmas shopping, making gifts, working, teaching and kids I am feeling a little stretched, but in a good way, right? I am 90% done with shopping, only 10% done with gift making (and that doesn't include baked gifts, one of my favorite holiday traditions) but I am done with one of my class projects for Jan., so I thought I'd show a little peek. The class is Bookin' It Jan 2 @ 5-9pm. and i am so excited about it, because I really need what we are making........a planner!!!! It's a great book because it's practical, plus the colors are sooo fun, all my favorites: orange, turquise, brown, green and of course cream. It's a little more on the cute side than my usual stuff, but still me. It's stuffed full of everything we need - monthly calendars, to do lists, goal lists, notes, addresses, photo pages and even a few blank pages for sketching. I'll be taking down to Scrapbooks etc. tomorrow,so yyou can see it in person if you want.