Monday, December 21, 2009

Gingerbread Boy, Angel and Heart

Kara and I made some fun gingerbread figures. Unfortunately I accidently left out the shortening but they still sorta worked!

Here are our creations...The Gingerbread Boy:
And the Gingerbread Angel:
And with the last few scraps...A Gingerbread Heart:
The figures were delicious even if they were a bit hard!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ringing the Bell

Today Kara and I rang the bell for the Salvation Army. I'm very sad that I didn't bring my camera but, to be honest, she wasn't as cute as last year:
Or the year before when she cried if someone didn't say "Merry Christmas" to her:
On the plus side, she did ring the bell so cutely that many people who looked as if they were going to go right out the door, came back and generously opened their wallets.

Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Starting Her Young

Kara wanted to help Daddy work in the garage (where he does his business LZ Engraving) and so he put her to work.

If you make it through this entire video, you are either family, or have been tricked into watching it, because it's pretty boring!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hula Hoop Girl

Kara's new favorite past time is doing her hula hoop. Or rather, showing people how well she can hula hoop.

See for yourself. (I didn't know I was in the frame FOLDING LAUNDRY...but oh well. Focus on the cute 4 year old doing her thing!)

Also, I want to send a shout out to 6 year old Tyler who taught her how!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WFMW-Kid's crafts

Here's are latest Christmas craft. I'm looking for some more ideas, so comment if you have any good preschool crafts.

We made this wreath by first cutting a hole in the middle of a paper plate (no picture, sorry)

Then we (as in I) cut green tissue paper (and some red) into squares.

We wrapped the paper around our fingers (or a pencil), dipped it in some glue and applied it to the paper plate wreath.

It was a fun project. Please share your Christmas crafts or links to good sites. Thanks.

For more ideas, go here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Operation Christmas Child Year 2

Kara and I had a great time last year packing our Operation Christmas Child shoebox, so I had high expectations for this year's experience.

Hmmm....I'd better watch those expectations. For some reason, (maybe it was because I forgot about it so we had to rush through it to get it in on time, or maybe she was having a bad hair day) Kara wasn't as into it.

She still did it, with sorta a smile.

And we sent it off and are praying for the recipient.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Shower Favors

First a caveat. My camera is mostly broken. So most pictures turn out like this:
Yep...that's me...just blurry!

But sometimes I can get a few decent ones like the day Kara and I recently made favors for my friends baby shower.They turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

This is her enjoying some of the chocolate as a reward for all her hard work!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our Thankful Tree (and teeth)

Kara and I made a Thankful Tree. I stole this idea from another blog (don't remember where...sorry!). The leaves are all the things that she is thankful for.

Here's when we started...

Notice the ONE missing tooth:

And today we finally finished it.

A closeup of some of the leaves (decorated with stickers and glitter, of course)
And here are TWO missing teeth.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cupcake Party

My local MOPS discussion group hosted a Cupcake decorating party.

Here's the process...

The final product...

The reward....YUM!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goliath and An Angel

Here are some pics of Luke as Goliath and Kara as an angel for our AWANA club's annual Trunk or Treat.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweetest Words to Hear

I love hearing this phrase and never tire of it:

"Mama, can I cuddle with you?"
The answer is always yes!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Kara and I doing one of our favorite activities: SHOPPING at The Mills. We don't do it often enough but we both love it!
(This is the smile you get from a 4 year old when you threaten her she won't get to ride on the "ice cream truck" if she doesn't take a picture with you!)
We counted the "smile."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet Laura

Laura is the name Kara gave to my in-law's new dog. She is an Australian Cattle dog or Blue Heeler.
Kara loves her a lot but won't get very close to her because she's scared that Laura will scratch her.