Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Oh my god, does anyone else have a child that wants to eat butter??? Every meal he tries to find something to put butter on. I guess it is kind of my fault, when he has toast in the morning I want him to spread his own butter. For Christmas, he got a child's butter knife. I've been really into letting him do things himself, I went to IKEA and bought all sorts of fun gadgets. Here he is spreading butter on individual pieces of green beans. Chris thinks this acceptable because he IS eating the green bean too.
Last thought when I'me looking at this picture is when is this kid gonna get out of his high chair??? He LOVES his high chair and has no desire to sit at the table with us. Oh well, if he's 13 and still wants to sit in his high chair than we've got a problem! (;

Getting it together

Alright, I've been wanting a craft area for Cameron's art supplies so for Christmas I asked for a bookshelf for them. Welllllll, instead of just craft supplies it's become an area of Cam's craft/montessori items (at least some of them are). I put out stencils, sorting, color matching, jingle bell pouring, crayons, paper, colored pencils, knobbed cylinders, transferring poms, snips. It was hard to controll myself; I wanted to put so much more out there. I think that I will switch items out every month so he has new things on the shelf. This wasn't exactly what I wanted to do with the shelf but I think he'll use it more this way. HMMM, maybe I'll have to get another one just for craft items. (Chris will love that; I already put this one in the dining room :))

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's almost Christmas??!!??

What! I just can't believe it! It's almost Christmas! I still feel like I have so much to do but I really don't need to get it done by Christmas. We've been busy makin' crafts and doing projects. And basketball games, school, volleyball games and just fun Christmas stuff. I haven't had to time to post much so hopefully soon I can get caught up!

We went to the Milwaukee Zoo Lunch with Santa on Sunday. It was soooo cold but we made it to the Peck Center and had a blast! (Even the big kids did but Anthony won't admit it(:) The kids got to go up and sing and Cam loved it!!

Cam even took a run to Santa. This was a surprise because at the mall Cameron wanted NOTHING to do with Santa but he liked him here.
I love this picture of the kids! Well I gotta get back to more sewing (I'm trying to make Bella, my niece and Mallory, my cousin a tutu for Christmas). I don't think we'll ever get the kids all looking at the same time.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas ornaments

For preschool we give the kids a present each year. It isn't anything fancy or expensive but its just a little something to tell them that we are thinking about them. This year we made them ornaments with their picture in them. Here's my sample of Cameron in Disney World (of course). We took pictures of the kids during work time. They turned out adorable.

We are also giving the kids "Magic Reindeer Food". I can't wait to do this with Cameron on Christmas Eve. I think he'll get a kick out of it. I'm hoping we will be able to put up our tree tonight. I just want to get the lights on and then over the next couple of days be able to put up the ornaments. It's so hard to get everyone in one place EVER so hopefully at some point everyone will be able to put some ornaments up together.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Grandma Irene's birthday

We had Grandma Irene over for her birthday on Friday! Cameron and I made her a birthday cake (it's suppose to be a lion even though the kids thought it was Sponge Bob! }: Grandma and Cameron had a great time together! They played while I made dinner and who knows what Chris was doing!

We sang happy birthday to her and Cameron helped her blow out her candles.

Cameron really liked the cake! Can you tell??