Sunday, January 11, 2015

Madelaine is 3!!!



Sweet little Maddie is three - time goes by so quickly now it seems.... She was very excited in the weeks leading up to her birthday, and she asked everyday, "Is today my birthday?"  

Monday, December 08, 2014

Our Gingerbread House Efforts, 2014

Jenny Lutes

Our gingerbread houses never end up looking like the example on the box - if they did that would be too boring. The fun part is trying to assemble the walls and roof without the whole structure caving in.

DIY Snow Globes - A Pinterest Fail or Totally Fabulous?

Jenny Lutes

The girls and I wanted to make snow globes because we love everything Christmas. We cleaned out jars for each of us to use (pasta sauce, peanut butter & salsa jars), and I set out the glitter, faux snow, styrofoam balls, glue, and glycerin.

First, I cut styrofoam balls in half and glued them to the lids. Then we each found items around the house to put into our snow globes. I chose some faux crystals in various shapes, Ava chose her Mukmuk figurine from the 2010 Olympics, and Maddie wanted to use her toy lion. I glued the figures to the styrofoam....

Jenny Lutes