Monday, December 8, 2014

Applesauce Day 2014

Our annual applesauce day came and went over a month ago and I'm just now getting to photos.  Oops! 

The kids that were little and had to be walked through each step aren't little anymore. Now they're walking the next group of little kids through each step.

It's all part of my master plan.  Once they know how to do it without supervision, then I no longer have to do it.  Don't get me wrong, I love this day, but I enjoy taking photos more than I enjoy bagging applesauce.

Ok. I'll remain silent for most of this post. I'll just chime in if there's something interesting to say.  Enjoy!

Leia has a special place every kid's heart. Leia can do what no one else can do and every kids wants to play with Leia.  Hannah is no exception.  She loves this ninja.

Leia took Hannah out to the garage to gather apples.  Hannah's outfit was so spectacular that I had to follow along.

This day is not Charlie's favorite day.  She loves all the visitors, but by the time we get home, this dog is pooped and can't even keep her eyes open.  She's in her window seat within minutes of getting home and she doesn't move for hours.

Because we're still immature - we took a picture of the apple that looked like a butt.

See that face? That's Tommy's excited face.  The first bit of applesauce was almost ready!

He was pretty excited.

Hannah's not much into saying "cheese" for photos.

It takes a skilled Ninja to open a door and hold a 2 year old at the same time.  In case you are wondering about the costume, we had applesauce day the day after Halloween.

Why I thought we could take a normal photo I'll never know.  I should have known better.

Every bag is labeled and numbered.  This is a favorite activity for the kids.  It also makes every bag of applesauce fun - you never know what your bag is going to say when you pull it out of the freezer.

Notes that appear over and over "____ is awesome" or "____ is not cool".  Fill in the blank with any person's name. It just depends on who is writing the notes.

Hannah wanted a turn to fill the bags.  She's so proper.  Pinky out!

And of course she needed a turn to write.

Applesauce Day is tiring for everyone.

I'm already excited for next year!

Want to travel through time? Applesauce Day 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - part 1, 2013 - part 2

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Be Merry!

Hi there!  I haven't shared any projects in a long time, so I thought I'd show you something I've been working on.

I've been making handmade banners for my Etsy shop.  It's the perfect project to do while I catch up on my favorite TV shows.  Speaking of tv - have you seen the Blacklist lately? Oh. My. Goodness. And Grimm? It's so good this season!

Anyway...  You can check out this Be Merry banner here.

Each flag has a hand stitched letter that I have so much fun creating.  But I think my favorite part is packaging and shipping the banners.  I love wrapping it all up and sending it out to someone that will enjoy it.

I'm also selling this Be Merry banner in navy blue and teal.   Christmas is just around the corner and it's almost time to start lugging all the decorations up from the basement.

This year is going to be a little different for me.  Normally I'm all about an untraditional color palette.  Like last year's hot pink & kraft paper and neon 2 years ago.  Not to mention that my tree is white and not green.  But this year, I'm going as traditional as possible for me - red.  Red everything.  I'm very excited.  Hurray for Christmas!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hannah's Second Birthday

This post is coming a little late (like a month late), but I'm over it.

We celebrated Hannah's second birthday last month.  This little lady is not so little anymore.  She's growing up by the second and she is such a big talker.

Nose kisses with her mommy.

Sorry, Hannah.  This is not the most flattering photo of you, but I love it anyway.

Birthdays are great excuses to go through Target and buy every single piece of cute clothes and accessories.  This headband was the cutest thing.  It looked even better on her.

Her big present from Grandma and Grandpa was a big doll house.  She loved it.

And so did her big brother.

Cam and Hannah put all the candles on the cake.  They used every candle in the box.  It was a little hard for Hannah to wait to get to her cake.  I love this photo of Char intercepting a little hand heading for the cake.

This video is just too cute!  I love Hannah's face when we sing and I LOVE hearing Cam say "Hannah, make a wish."  Such a fun little party.