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Friday, November 9, 2012

Our 2012 Holiday Card

Here is our 2012 Holiday Card! Isn't Peanut getting SO big!?!? ;o) Happy holidays everyone, we love you all!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dear Moms:

Have any of you ever felt inadequate?  Lately, I have.  I am certain that it is not one thing that is making me feel this way, but it is certainly many.  I think there are far too many things that I am doing and taking on that I am not feeling like a good Mom lately.  My patience level has plumeted, which it should be on the rise daily, as I take care of a toddler!  My little Peanut has also gone through many changes and is doing a far better job than I am.  Why are children so much better at things in which we are supposed to have more experience?  It's pretty amazing; she's pretty amazing!  Maybe it is a lesson I should learn from her...  We shall see.  But for now, I will try to find the most positive aspect in all situations and learn to listen better, as this is clearly what Peanut needs (as evidenced by the increase in crying/whining).

With more to come...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anna, The Cupcake Lover

So, my darling little girl just LOVES cupcakes.  For some of my fabulous friends, this is not to be confused with "cupcakes!"  A while ago, I bought Anna the book called, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy.  We like to try to do some sort of activity with some of the books she really shows interest in.  For this book, we made a cupcake out of cardboard and tissue paper.

Here's how you make the cupcake:

We read the book, of course, and then started the project.  This project did take a couple of days, as her attention was not very well focused on the cupcake holder.  First, I drew two cupcake holders on a piece of cardboard.  Anna decorated the cardboard cupcake holders until she was bored.  I did actually finish the cupcake holders.  Once that was finished, cut halfway up the bottom of one of the cupcake holders and cut halfway down on the other cupcake holder.  This will allow you to put them together.  Next, take some tissue paper and crumple it up in your hand to shape it how you like.  We (I used the glue gun, and Anna helped secure the tissue paper) used a hot glue gun to secure the tissue paper cupcake topper.  Next, we took a new color for the icing.  We did the same thing with the glue gun and secured a shape we liked.  Anna picked out silver and pink glitter glue for the sprinkles (she needed a little bit of help squeezing), and we shaped another piece of pink tissue paper (because we were out of red tissue paper) at the top for the cherry!  TA DA!  Enjoy!