Friday, December 30, 2011
We did some printmaking today. I taped a piece of bubblewrap to the table for each girl and had them paint on it. When it was covered, we put a piece of paper over it and rubbed it to make a print. I didn't get many pictures because I didn't notice my camera was on video when we started.
Bee also printed on her belly!
"So pretty, Momma!"
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Daddy and I didn't really get JR anything for Christmas. We figure, he's a baby, he doesn't care. However, my mom and I have been thinking he'd like a Jumparoo, and I also think he'd like an activity gym~you know, the kind that is suspended above the baby as he's laying on the ground. However, both those items are very expensive. The kids and I went to Once Upon a Child today and I found a playskool toy that is similar to an activity gym for $8.00! I also found a Jumparoo for $25. Jerry is in heaven. FINALLY! Toys just for him!
Christmas Day we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and presents with them and Daddy's sister's family. Bee got a huge stuffed Brobee (from You Gabba Gabba, her fav show), and I think that present has been the biggest hit of Christmas. Yesterday after her nap she played "naptime" with Brobee for a really long time. She's put him to bed in the hallway and tuck him in with all her blankies. Too cute.
The pictures above and below the girls are singing "Happy Birthday" to the baby Jesus from Grandma's nativity scene. After presents we sang to baby Jesus and had some birthday cake for him.
|Of course, Brobee had to sit by Bee to eat cake!|
|Momma and Daddy are official NFL owners. Certificate of Packer's stock ownership.|
|Jerry tried out Grandma's entertainer too. I think he likes it.|
The video is dark, but it was late so there ya go. It's still cute, if you can see it.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Jerry's looks empty, but he has four jars of PEAS in there! Woo Hoo, moving on from green beans!
Both girls love nail polishes. Gracie got a princesses package of nail polishes, and Bee got Hello Kitty.
They each got toothpaste and a toothbrush.
Santa also brought two larger gifts for each girl. They got some magnetic paperdolls by Melissa & Doug, a light up base Incredible Hulk, and a table easel. Gracie got an easel at a garage sale over the summer and Bee always wants to use it too. Now they both have one!
Opening her easel.
Watching the girls open their stuff.
Gracie made Momma a candle at school. She was very excited to give it to me and asked me to take a picture of her with it.
One of the paperdolls sets had color-your-own dresses.
|Bee playing with her new easel. It's been in use pretty much since then!|
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We started with a little pre-dinner show while waiting for my brother's family to arrive.
After dinner we had a concert.
And then a photo shoot (I didn't take pics when trying to get all the kids, I figured 3 cameras was enough. I'll be sure to add some to the blog when I get them emailed to me).
Jerry liked his sleigh.
At least until Gracie joined him. . .
Daddy and Gracie have been searching for a Red Hulk action figure since early last summer. He got one for her on eBay, and she was very excited~for a minute.
The other big gift Gracie has been begging for since the summer is a set of seven Disney Princess 12" dolls. I told her that was too big a gift for just any day, it would have to be Christmas or her birthday. We got it for her and Bee to share, and as they ripped it open together her eyes lit up and she exclaimed, "It's what I've always wanted!"
Checking out her princesses. I think she was actually speechless for a second.
However, Bee may have liked them even more!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Our tree has transformed a bit since the last post. The idea of having a tree they can touch in their room and one they can't in the living room didn't work. They play with both of them. Luckily, I anticipated that and didn't put any breakable ornaments on it.
The angel making turned into playing with pipecleaners. Gracie asked me to make some hearts for her, and we ended up making them into a chain, which she asked to put on the Christmas tree.
They also colored some baby cradle ornaments that we got at Jo-Ann's.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
We put our big Christmas tree last night! First the girls made a couple more ornaments. They painted some puzzle pieces that I hot glued together to look like snowflakes.
After washing up, the girls used markers to color a wooden baby cradle ornament that we got at Jo-Ann's when we bought the tree.
Gracie's snowflake dried enough to add glitter glue, but Bee's was still too wet. We'll finish those tonight.
Putting the decorations on the tree!
Our completed tree!