We are God’s workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for
us to do.
Ephesians 2:10
Ideas for stay at home moms, teachers and anyone who loves to play with children

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gingerbread man

OK this was my first experience with making gingerbread men or ginger snips in general. it didn't go so well lol. she did excellent helping mix pour and even roll out the dough. how ever when it came to cutting it out. she did the cookie cutters great and then I tried to move them to the pan then turned to a ginger bread blobs. lol I ended up cooking them most of the way in a big giant cookie and then cutting them out and finishing the cooking process. lol it worked. I have talked to several people and I have learned cut them out on parchment so all I have to do is move the parchment to the pan and not the dough. I love how we can learn from every experience and we can grown. I can see how moms of older kids seem to have it all together cause they have done it over and over again and learn something new each time. I think that is so important for all moms to understand and know. No one is perfect but we can all grow and learn.

Coffee filter snowflakes

SO this is a classic winter activity that I can remember doing as a kid. It is so simple you just take a round coffee filter and fold it in half then in half again and again. then you cut the sides not going all the way through the filter. when you open it looks like a snowflake. We made several and up them up on the siding glass door. She was not very enthusiastic at first then when she opened it and it looked like a snowflake she was so excited and couldn't wait to do more. I think this may be a new tradition.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pin cushions

I don't know about you but every time I sew I am always hunting the pin cushion. I gets moved or hinds under the material. Well I got tired of it the other night when I was sewing and made this. I am not sure what I should call it or if it has been done before, but I was quit proud. I made a pin cushion that has ribbon attached to it and it can tie around sewing machine. it doesn't move and is really handy. Thought I would share.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowman pancakes

I love making special things for H. this morning she requested snowman pancakes. I thought I would share what we made. just made 3 small circles in the pan one on top of the other. then after cooking added M&M's so simple but so special for her this morning. I just love the little things.

Northpole breakfast from UP

Up (our Elf) made H a surprise breakfast special from the North pole. She had chocolate, powder sugar donuts decorated like a snowman with black gel icing and part a sour worm for the nose. She also had a note from Up saying that she had a special message from Santa. IF you have not see this site check it out it is awesome messages you customize from Santa. Here http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/home

Elf on the Shelf

We had an arrival from Santa in the mail about a week ago. He was sent to watch over H and report to Santa about her behavior. It is awesome!!!!! She is so good and her room is staying so clean. He hides in different places everyday after reporting to Santa that night. The package came in the mail in Santa wrapping paper with a note from Santa.