Monday, November 24, 2008

Little Girl Gift Idea

I really love all the little bows and frills of girls but since Asha will have no part in it, I have to get my girly creative fix with gifts. This one is for my youngest niece for Christmas, "shhh don't tell her"

I weaved ribbon onto an embroidery ring, which I had painted. Then made several hair bows etc.
The idea is the ring becomes a hanging organizer and generally pretty room accessory.


Introducing our new edition. He's a Goldendoodle. That's a hybrid breed, made to be smart and family friendly like a retriever and non shedding like a poodle, hence the mix. He's so cute and quite smart although I wasn't prepared for the sad bed times.

He was ALL Boyd's idea so he gets to do the nights and weekend work while I take the day shift. So far no accidents :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

When it's not your money!!

We gave the kids allowance and suggested they use it for a Halloween costume, since we weren't going to give them any more and it's amazing how resourceful they are when they realize we are not kidding and they've spent it all!
At school they are told to dress as a historic figure, classic story book character or modern day hero and since to my kids, this just didn't fit with there "real" costume, they had to come up with a second.

Asha is dressed as a vet, any excuse to cart a loud of soft toys to school and Ronan is Johnny Appleseed, mismatched clothes and a pouch of apple seeds (apple jollyranchers) to give out.

Then for the "real" costume.
Asha is of course a super hero (Iron Man)
and Ronan is a soccer zombie made by Boyd, who knew smiths bags and spray insulation could look so much like oozing guts. All this time we thought I was the creative one.
You can expect all Christmas cards to be made by Boyd this year:)

our alternate pumpkins

My Mum bought the kids these "Mr. Potato Head" pumpkin faces. They spent the whole week arranging and re arranging them until they finally got to stick them in the pumpkins! 30 seconds! No MESS! score. I feel a new tradition coming on :)