Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Making the Holidays Sweeter

The girls were not really interested in helping me make the holiday candy. Which was fine with me since it ends up being more of a chore and a mess with all the extra little hands. However, Lola was intrigued when she heard the banging start and had to come investigate. Next thing I know I had a little girls VERY eager to help. She really enjoyed "crushing" the candy canes for mommy. I just hope she wasn't picturing Sophie while she was banging away.

Yes...that is a Mr. Hanky in the midst of the gingerbread men and bears.

These are the Christmas ornaments I made for everyone this year. They are old wooden spools that I painted then stamped names onto. Then they were strung with twine and I added some strips of material for decoration.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Great Present Race

I was in charge of Lola's Class Holiday Party. The game I decided to do was an unwrapping relay race. The kids were divided into teams and raced across the gym. They had to unwrap a present, pull out the beaded necklace that was inside and wear it, then throw away the paper and race back to their teammate and tag them.
They had a blast...unfortunately I didn't get very many good pics of the race due to the chaos. The rest of the pics are from the rest of the party, which also happened to be the girls last day at Durbin. Lola was very sad to leave her best friend Ellie.

Lola and her BFF Ellie

Ellie Lola and Avidon (he was in love with Lola)

Lola and Miss Pinkus

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa on the Square

I decided to take the girls to the square in downtown Noblesville to try and take a picture for a holiday card. When we parked we noticed a few people standing outside of the cottage. Guess who was inside....SANTA!!!! The girls were so excited. Sophie asked for the book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days" and Lola asked for a pink Nintendo DS.

You may be wondering why you never got a holiday card from us. No, you weren't left off of our list. I never got around to actually making the cards. I did get some wonderful pictures of the girls though.