We've been snowed in and stuck at home for the last 3 days, so I have lots of pictures to share from our Valentine's preparations and day.
Sophie made pet rocks for her friends.
Oliver got into making Valentine's too, and he went to town with markers and stickers.
For the hub's, I went the lazy route, since I found this super cute free print online, and thought it went perfectly well with a chocolate frog and some socks (I wrote: "Sorry, I couldn't find glass slippers in your size, but here are some socks"). I did sew a little heart on one of them, though. That has to count for something, right?
For these holidays, we wanted everyone in the house to celebrate, so we made a little Christmas Fairy Garden with some cotton we had picked at the farm as snow, and Sophie's gingerbread house as Fairy house. If you look carefully, you'll see the second picture has a different house; this is due to the fact that I smashed the first one when I was moving the container! Luckily, the kids went to a gingerbread house decorating party soon after that, and the house was quickly replaced.
And a little bit later, eaten.
A nice and simple way to count the days down to Christmas. The kids didn't even need gifts; pulling a number each day, and counting the days left until Christmas, was enough thrill for them. Love it.
I can't believe it's already been almost a month since these last pictures!
Best wishes to you and yours. May you have fun, love, health and happiness in these last days of the year and the New Year that's almost here.
Aaaanyhow, he heard that this gig pays well, and decided to give it a try (he certainly has the figure for it).
What do you think? Does "Doctoress Seussan" have what it takes to be a real star? If you want to see what the other poor little elves are doing, head over to Baby Rabies, where Jill is hosting the new Inappropriate Elf Contest!
Oh, yes, it's come and gone, right? This was a lazy Halloween, since there was too much going on, but it is still my favorite holiday, so we had to do something. Sophie looked very cute in her store-bought pirate costume. I was happy with our store-bought decorations.
And at the last minute, I decided to make a Bam Bam costume for Oliver (since I couldn't find the pirate onesie that I was looking for). It took less than five minutes, and no sewing, but he looked super cute (if I do say so myself).
All I did was cut some brown fleece, draw some triangles with a black Sharpie, and pin it with a huge safety pin that I found lying around (out of the baby's reach, of course).
The log was the body of a styrofoam model plane covered in brown paper and finished with sharpie details. A white onesie, a new stuffed dinosaur and an old pair of Sophie's boots finished the outfit.
He loved handing candies all night long, and the little while he went trick or treating, he tried to give the candy back to the people who gave it to him, ha! And now I better put away the Halloween decorations and start planning for Thanksgiving.
Yes, the Fairies have their garden, although they had to build it themselves, since Sophie and I kept making things for them, but never managed to put the Fairy Garden together (oh, the busy lives of almost four year olds and moms of two little kids). And lucky us, they built it just in time to enter the Magic Onion's Fairy Garden contest.
It was such a nice surprise.
We even found two little fairies sleeping under some leaves (and we discovered that they turn hard during the day, to be safe from peeping people or animals).