Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
On Christmas Eve we heard the Fire Truck Sirens and looked out the front porch to see a neighbour's truck in flames. The flames were so high the coating melted off the power cables above and they had to shut off her power. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Our stellar fire crews had the flames douced in a short while and left an icy skating rink in the road. This was rather exciting to watch and gave Kieth and I a break from our Christmas wrapping.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The trees look etherial all covered in frost with the moon peeking out from behind.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I feel like it needs a sentiment or greeting and may add one after, but I love the fact that I actually created this in about 5 minutes!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
So here is my interpretation of this sketch which can be found here.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
It only took a couple of weeks, but I finally finished and mailed this card to my Aunt and Uncle who sent the most adorable outfit for Isa.
I used double sided adhesive to create the glitter border around the Thank you cardstock tag, and white glue to create the glitter dots on the flowers. The stamp is by Close To My Heart, and the border punch is by Martha Stewart.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We had great plans of taking many walks and getting loads of exercise while she was here, but the weather was not cooperating. We had a few days of sunshine but mostly slushy wet weather. This meant spending more time in the craft room sewing Halloween costumes and creating decorations for the house, including a black feather wreath for over the fireplace.
The 10 days went too quick and before I knew it we were saying goodbye at the airport and now count the days till Mom and Dad come visit in December. Here are a few Halloween picks:
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Although this was supposed to be a no presents party, each of the girls insisted on getting her a little something. They sat on the floor and played spin the horn to see who's present she would open first. She was ecstatic to receive a grey Webkins kitty to replace the one she lost on top of the school. She also received a lovely bracelet and necklace set in her favorite color - purple!, and an adorable tin full of special goodies and trinkets.
These girls are so goofy! I couldn't get a group shot with all of them smiling, as they were determined to wear their party hats on their faces. They look like a group of Dodo birds.
Each of the girls had a different bead kit from which they created necklaces or whatever else they could come up with. It was fun to see thier individual creativity as no one copied the pattern that was included in each kit.
With more stickers and embellishments than any girl could want, they had a blast decorating and personalizing the mini albums Felicity and I made for them. I took pictures throughout the party and printed up pictures on my little printer for them so they would have photos for their albums. Some of the girls used the albums for a diary, using stickers to put the name of a cute boy they like on the page. Lots of giggling and whispering at the kitchen table.
After the parents collected these party goers, Isabelle passed out for a much needed afternoon nap, and I sat back to survey the damage. Cake crumbs everywhere, and packaging and paper all over the kitchen table. But over all there was little cleanup, and most important, the afternoon had been a success!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
As Autumn here in the north is such a short season it would be a crime not to enjoy the bug free and splendid moderate temperatures this season has to offer. It is in fact my favorite season! This is the season of Turkey and Cranberry sauce, Ghosts and individually wrapped chocolates, Golden leaves, and crisp frosty mornings.
The kids and I spend many of these beautiful fall afternoons hiking through various trails surrounding our town. The dogs especially look forward to these walks as it means off leash as there are rarely anyone else to encounter on our trails. This little lake is one of my favorite this time of year as the trail is easy enough for the kids to walk and long enough for me and my dogs.
Tristan picked these flowers for the photo and waved them around in front of Isabelle. She found this rather hilarious and giggled each time he moved them. I couldn't resist filming this, but forgot that I had the camera in portrait position so unfortunately it ended up sideways and I have no idea how to flip it.