Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
1. Find all the broken, random pieces of crayon you have all over your house. Find a willing child that will peel all the labels off and then chop them into hunks.
2. Fill a small cake pan full of a mix of crayons. If you really want to get creative (i.e. you don't have a two year old trying to help) do themed ones. Red and green mixes for Christmas or black and orange for Halloween. It's really fun! (I only had a Christmas tree pan so that is the only shape they get!)
3. Once they are all filled, place in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees. I think I cooked mine for about 20 minutes. You will be able to tell once they are all melted together. Let them cool for a few hours on the counter or if your have impatient kids, a few minutes in the freezer!
TA DA! Happy kids who want to color all day long! Enjoy!
Phoebe as Dorothy, Mama Puppy as Toto
and my mom as The Wicked Witch of the West!
Kimball really got into his part! He would quote lines from the move, sing songs and even fall like the scarecrow. He was eatin' it up! My mom scared the pants off some kids. It was riot to see how they would react. I think a few kids left think my mom really was green. Some kids made their time at church purposely trying to stay as far away from her as possible! Phoebe was feeling sorta sick and was very quite. She was happy with all the attention she got, but was the first one that wanted to go home. Warren really got in to the trunk or treating. As soon as he picked up that if you go up to all these weird looking people and hold out your pumpkin bucket they would give you candy, he took off running! He probably went around three times! He got twice as much candy as Phoebe and Kimball. We had to take him to the car screaming, "CANDY!" (Which I find totally weird because we don't eat candy that much in our house!) I am really glad we went.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The kids are developing my love for pumpkins! Everytime we go to the store they ask if we can buy some. I usually give in. We have painted and colored on some. They I found some darling Halloween stickers at Target and we covered pumpkins with stickers. They kids loved it. It was a great activity to do one even while Jake was in then Grand Canyon. It helped take there mind off how much they missed him.
My bestest friend on the whole planet introduced me to these little babies. They are cupcake pops. They are really cupcakes, but are small enought to fit on sucker sticks. The tourtorial to make them is HERE
They are delicouse and oh so fun to make. Here are some more photos of my creations!
Next, in my quest for the coolest family Halloween costumes I have finished my moms. She is the wicked witch of the West. Here it is!
I really thought that if I started working on all these costumes in August I would be done by know. I am half way done with mine, Glinda and havn't even started on Jakes, The Tin Man. With me being so sick I really don't know if I will get them done. I am okay with not having mine done. Honestly I don't like dressing up that much for Halloween. I would much rather stay at home and pass out the candy. I feel a little bad that I have not been able to finish Jakes. He loves this holiday and loves that I make family themed ones. I will see what I can do. But, no promises.
The last thing I am going to post for now is a birthday cake I got to make for a young women in our ward turning 16. She had a luau theme, so I made flip flops! I really like how they turned out. Also her present from me was a canvas with Tinkerbell. She loves Tinkerbell. I also made one for her sister (her birthday was the week before) It is Eyore.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I know that in my profile I talk about my addiction to crafts, yet I feel like I have not posted a lot about my crafting. I do craft. I craft a lot, just things have been nuts. I really am already looking forward to the New Year. To me some it seems like all my stress is going to end right after Christmas. Well, I mean in my perfect world in my head, all my stress will be gone in 2009. I know that things always change, but anyways. I have wanted to do some more decor in Phoebe's bedroom. She has told me that Dora is no longer cool and that Princesses are the best! I made some Princesses using the Cricut Expressions. I had to borrow it from a friend and I love it!! I want on so bad. I LOVE that I can do more with it. I am happy with my little bug and it will work for now, but I have my eyes set on a big bug! This is what spend the day doing. It took a while. Every piece had to be cut out and glued together. Then I chalked most all of them. The chalking really made them pop. My plan is to cut out a cute circle frame that goes with the Princesses Cartridges. I am going to hang them on her walls. I then am going to print a photo of Phoebe and and put her in one of circle frames. She is our princess. I am also going to cut out "Daughter of a King" and hang it on her wall. I think it will look great! So here they are!
Okay, so now that you are re-living your childhood, I want to know who is your favorite and least favorite of these characters. I will start. I love Belle. As any of my siblings and husband can attest to I am a little obsessed with Beauty and the Beast. I think it is a great story about loving everyone and how you should treat people. I really could give a whole talk on Belle and how we should be more like her, but that will have to be another day. I then would have to say that I like Tinkerbell the least. Now before you go and try to flog me for saying such a think, let me tell you why. I have had issues with her for a long time. Number one, she is not a princess! She is a temperamental little fairy. Next I don't like turn coats. She betrayed Peter! How dare she. Just because of Wendy. It really isn't someone I would like my daughter to be like. Okay, so now you have it. I want to hear.
I know Tink is a good person and did repent and help out, but still there is something about her...
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I everyone was all snugly on the couch. I like how I got to snuggle this......
I was sewing up a storm. I finished Warrens Halloween costume and started working on a new apron. I finished the apron a little later for I at least got it done for Enrichment class tonight. Here is what Warren completed costume looks like. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.Okay I have much more to blog about, but I have been on my feet for five hours teaching and helping with homemaking. So I am going to catch whatever shut eye I can get and then start again tomorrow!
What really sold me on Karl was how wonderful he was with my kids! He comes from a large family and is just so good with all ages. This is a picture of him helping my three kids with a Halloween craft. Phoebe is in love with him and the boys think he is right up there with Superman and Dad. He will get down and play with them and really give them attention. I like him!
Karl can play the piano and get along well with Jake and I and everyone. He taught Jake a few fun songs on the piano. He is a good teacher. So I guess overall I would have to say Cherise picked a good one. I like the guy and wouldn't mind him sticking around for a while, say eternity? No pressure Karl... just know we are supporting your two!