Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa's Little Reindeer

Landon got to meet Santa.  He wasn't sure what to think.  He didn't shout, he didn't cry or pout.  He didn't really do much of anything except stare.

If L was able to talk, this is what my nine month old would have asked Santa for: 

  • Leaves
  • A Box
  • Cherrios
  • A Swing
  • Socks (not to wear, but to carry around in his mouth after he takes them off)
I think he's going to be more entertained by the wrapping paper, boxes, bows and string on Christmas morning than his actual presents.  Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Over the River and Through the Woods…

This week I have been counting down….not just til Christmas but til we pack up the presents, the Puppy, the baby and head on up to my parent’s house.  My hubby works weekends so we either visit during everyone else’s busy weekday or Landon and I brave a six hour round trip on our own.  But not this weekend!!!!  Ben actually has a holiday off and EVERYONE is going to be there AT THE SAME TIME.  Yippeeee!   Here is a peek at the trouble fun The Wombat has at his grandparent’s house:

He drives the lawn mower (love the look of concentration here)

Plays with Marie the dog

Faces off with Little Foot the cat

Jumps (well sits) in the leaves

Eats the leaves

And most of all rides Shilo, the kid friendly horse with his grandma.

This is sort of a tradition of my mom’s.  Here she is with me when I was a kiddo. 
Pretty sure my dad took most of these pictures unless that’s his leg.

Over the river and through the woods (literally) to Grandma and Grandpa’s house we go in four more days.  And counting!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recycled Christmas Decor

A few weeks ago at Pinterest craft night we made some snowflakes out of, you'll never guess: TOILET PAPER ROLLS!   You can see a full tutorial on how we created these at my friend/neighbor/softball teammate Melissa’s blog.  I’ve been racking my brain about where to hang these and I finally decided to tack them around my dining room mirror.  It seemed to be still lacking something so I cut out HO-HO-HO out of cardboard and wrapped it in red yarn.   Speaking from experience, wrap first THEN hot glue the pieces together to make a letter.   It'll save you quite the headache when you try and wrap those awkward angles.

Welcome to my wall of recycling:

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Linking to:

Link Party

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer {Cookies}

Wow, it has been a busy week attending THREE Christmas parties. 
I fell in love with these peanut butter reindeer cookies and set to work. 

I used Reese’s Pieces for the eyes and Peanut M&M’s for the noses.  These have to be pressed in IMMEDIANTLY once removed from the oven.  I was a little too ambitious with my first batch and tried to bake twelve, which was wayyyyy too many to decorate quickly.  Learn from my mistake and only bake about six at a time. They are almost too cute to eat.  Almost :)
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Pictures!!

I have been seeing so many pictures of babies and Christmas lights lately and really love the idea. This photo shoot with my Little Wombat was actually a little impromptu. I was visiting at my parent's house and my dad took some really great shots.  We kept adding little props that we found around the house.

Then I edited them on Picnik. I LOVE Picnik because it’s easy-peasy photo editing for someone like me who is too lazy doesn’t have the time to learn the ins and outs of Photoshop. I edited these pictures using the Cross Process Effect (I usually fade this about 20%). Then used the Focal Black and White Effect.

Of course, I couldn’t resist adding some Christmas text:

I've never had a cuter Christmas card photo, can't wait to mail them out this year!  Happy Holidays!

Linking to:

Sunday Snapshot

The Paper Mama