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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Advent Calendar

My eye caught some fun Advent Calendars last year and I've been itching all year to do this.  I was happy with the way it turned out. I am alwasy looking for teaching ideas with my kids and this was wonderful way to create great family time and add some of the true Christmas spirit into the season.

I cut the bag out in SCAL.  Here's the link to the file. The nice thing about this bag is that there is no glue involved.  When the Christmas season is over, I can just unfold the bags and they will store flat! With as much work as I put into them, this was a big plus for me.

All the numbers come from the Celebrations cart. I actually Mod Podged each one to sturdy them a bit and give them a nice finish. The paper is from a holiday paper pack from Hobby Lobby.

In each bag is a little red piece of paper.   Every other day, there is also a little green piece of paper.  The red papers tells the activity for the day. The green ones tell which part of the Christmas story we will learn about that day.  Some of the green papers coincide with the red ones.  I was particular about which activities landed on certain days since I don't always have a hubby in the evenings.  A lot of the activities we do when my oldest boy gets home from school. 

I swipped some of my ideas from other websites online.  Then others came from our own family traditions, or things I have been wanting to do. 

The kids have loved doing this advent calendar!  Even my husband gets excited about what each activity is going to be.  I am so glad I made it!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Carlie's Birthday Card from Me

Well, since I gave my first card I made for Carlie's birthday to Jeffery, I needed to come up with one from me. Still has the bling. She is so royal, this card is fitting for her.

Gobble Gobble

It is Lauren's birthday the Monday before Thanksgiving. I wanted to make her a card and this one came to mind. It was pretty sick humor, the poor turkey, but Lauren and her husband, Eric got a good laugh.

Carlie's Birthday Card

Well, my little princes, Carlie had a birthday in November too. I began to make her a "Princess" card and saw this cute frog. Once I added it I then realized I couldn't give her this card as it was perfect for Jeffery to give to her. I called him up and told him I had a card for him he could give to Carlie for her birthday. He was thrilled! Jeffery is not one for shopping! For Carlie it is all about bling. She was not disapointed.

Emily's Birthday Card

The funny story about this card is that for once I made and mailed Emily her birthday card so she actually recieved it BEFORE her birthday. She called with excitement and much anticipation only for me to tell her she couldn't open it until her birthday. Carefully she placed it in a safe place. When it came to open the card was gone and worse, no where to be found. She went thought the trash and cleaned the house, no card. Just the other day nearly a month after her birthday she called me with jubilation the card was found... up in the top of a closet with the wooden puzzles! What do they say... good things happen to those who wait!