Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lots to share! =)

So. . .first of all. . .I am still alive. =) Second. If you are still reading my blog, thank you for being so patient and loyal. Heheh. Third - this will be a heavy photo post so I can show you what I have been up to over the last month! I thought that might make up a little for my lack of weekly updates.
So to recap, last time I updated - we were all getting over H1N1. It lasted for about 2 - 2 1/2 weeks in our home. We planned to do a "Halloween do over" mostly so I could take pics of the kids in their costumes, and life has been SO busy that we haven't had the chance. Poor kiddos.

Anyhow, jump to the following week in November and my sweet Zoe broke her arm when she was accidentally pushed off of the big stage at our church. Would you believe that when we were at the Ortho dr, she asked what they were going to do to her arm and in a moment of feeling ornery, I told her they would probably just saw it off (Bad mommy. . .I know!). I quickly told her I was just kidding and gave her a squeeze when I saw her expression change. Imagine my surprise when we went into the "cast" room and they actually have saws that they use to take casts off. They were in fact using one on a little boy her age while we were waiting to have hers put on. Poor Zoe had a look of horror on her face. I had to think quick to calm her down. After bribing her with promises of a Starbucks hot chocolate on the way home, she was all better and has a hot pink cast to show for it. =)

She can still twirl too, which thankfully the broken arm did not hinder in the least. See my little dancing Superman wearing only his diaper too? I believe they were dancing to Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas".

I finally got around to making a cookie sheet advent calendar! I have always wanted to do this since they became popular, but just never took the time. Well I whipped it up in two nights and I am very happy with it. I love lots of color, so I went with bright fun patterns for this.

My fave magnet is this snowglobe one. It is the quickutz snowglobe die and I picked it up at a garage sale. Isn't it cute? I love snowglobes and I love miniatures, so I love this. I added some irredescent glitter to it to make it look snowy.

I kind of wanted it distressed so I sanded some of the paint off in areas and I still have to add the wire hanger and a few more embellies. The kids love it though and that is what I was going for. =)

I've also been painting and just doing art period. Do you ever have these creative storms brewing in your head that just won't shut up until you sit down and play? I have little stickies all over my desktop that are lists of projects I want to fulfill. Never enough time. Sigh.

For some reason these are showing up less vivid and colorful than they are. Anyways, it is supposed to be my kiddos but as my dh points out. Little dude looks like a girl. I think it's the eyelashes. Oh well. I still love it. ;-P

This one is just a way to use up some scraps (mostly from Kenner Road) and I wanted lots of color for a corner by my fireplace.

We've got mostly all of our Christmas items out now. I've finally realized that I don't have to put everything that I have or that people have given us out. Only what I love, and that's what I did this year. It makes me so happy to walk around the rooms and see these things. Wish I could keep them out longer!

vintage ornaments from a garage sale and the glass vase is from a garage sale too.

paper mache snowman I made last year. Glass dome from Hobby Lobby.

Silver tree from Target, vintage angels are from a Jenni Bowlin kit from 2 years ago there are pics of my mom, mother in law, and Great grandma (in law) from when they were young. I love them! Two art birds are from an antique mall I found yesterday. I mentioned I love color!

Don't judge okay? Heheh! ;-) I'm terrible at this, but I find it so relaxing and I get inspired by all of you amazing and talented ladies out there. I found a pillow at Target with something like this and thought it would make a lovely holiday wall hanging.

While I was taking pics, little dude came up to me and said, "What doing mama?" I told him I was taking pictures and he asked, "Take pitcher of Xanner (Xander)". So I leave you with this. . .

and yes. He wears the Santa hat every day and the superman pj's every night. Loves 'em. =)
Happy creating! I've got to go. . .I have LOTS of pics to edit and proof and 4 more photo sessions this weekend. It's supposed to get in the 30's and snow! Agh! Can't believe it's this time of year already!


deana said...

Poor Zoe... & I'm so glad they didn't have to saw her arm off. :-)

I ♥ your advent calendar & that snowglobe rocks!

Glad to hear the H1N1 is now in the past!


Elaine said...

LOVING that painting of your kids in bed! omg SO freaking cute! I can't wait to get an apartment so I can slather it with canvases all over. :)

Also--good to know you got that dome at Hobby Lobby because I've been wanting one of those to put a TEENY tiny xmas tree in!

Sara said...

I have to say, that was so much fun! I waited till the kids were out of the bath and dressed and settled before I checked out your post, I love EVERYTHING! Your style is great! That advent calendar is a really cool idea, I love how it uses magnets. You are so creative! Those paintings are adorable!