{Would the grandparents of my children kindly skip this post}

Monday, December 15, 2008

or just act really surprised when we come over next...


We had our homeschool friends over this morning and if the noise level was any indication of success, I would say we had a great day. My friend, the Other Mommy, wondered aloud if our kids were being deprived of other kids to play with by homeschooling because THEY WERE SO EXCITED and did I mention Loud?!!! But we know they are just deprived enough to be healthy, and it just makes days like today all the more special.

On todays agenda were two gifts for the grandparents. First a Christmas Card Wreath-18 mini clothespins glued onto a large 14" embroidery hoop about an inch and a half apart.




And right before lunch, which made this job a little bit tougher, we decorated these GingerBread Families with this icing by staying in the lines.








Thanks to Lisa for her inspiration for the cookies! She has tons of edible ideas and takes the best photos to make them look even more yummy!

9 Creative People Had This To Say:

care said...

LOVE your new family picture! You all look so great! The kids are getting SO BIG! Looking forward to seeing you soon! We head out the day after tomorrow for NJ!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Adorable!

The Graves' House said...

love the idea for the card wreath. i will have to do this with my kindergarten class next year. looks like you guys had lots of fun!
~nicole

Carey said...

I love the card wreath. What a great idea...something I need and could actually make myself.

Thanks for the idea!

Angie said...

The kids are adorable and it looks like they had a great time! Love the card wreath project and the decorated cookies! The shutters hanging above my sofa were bought at a yard sale for $1 each. Yes! $1!!! I have 2 more in my attic until I figure out what to do with them. I suggest going to yard sales or looking in the paper to see if anyone has some they are trying to sell. You'll eventually get lucky and find some!

Susanne said...

How cool are these two ideas! I wonder if those cookies and icing are available in my area of Canada. Both of these would be great for my dayhome!

The Berry's Patch said...

What a cute idea for a grandparent gift. I need one of those. :-)

Rob S said...
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christygirl said...

Your wreath turned out so cute with the ribbon! I'm going to try painting mine gold since I bought a tiny thing of gold paint for another project and how many excuses do you get to paint something metallic gold? Thanks for having us...it was FUN!
(sorry, first I commented as Rob, oops!)