Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Tent

One of Hannah's favorite things to do is build a tent. This was a new way to build a tent. It usually starts out with her taking all of our couch pillows and placing them in a huge pile on the stairs. Then getting the king-sized sheet out and trying use the huge clips (look on the top of the tent) to attach the sheet somewhere. By the way, the clips were one of the best yard sale purchases. $2 for a 4 pack!! They are huge and can clip onto almost anything!

Can you find Hannah?

Friday, February 17, 2012

A New Coffee Maker

My husband is one of the best deal finders...ever! He pretty much got this Cuisinart Single Cup Brewing System for free. When you spend a certain amount on your credit card (Which we pay off every month), you get money back every year. Well, we spent enough for the year to buy this from Costco!! Woo hoo..go honey!! It's my birthday! It's my birthday! Yes, he "bought" me this for my birthday!

Peeling and Peeling and Peeling and....

Hannah has been enjoying peeling potatoes and apples with a peeler. One night I planned on making a meal with diced up sweet potatoes and she eagerly wanted to help. Well, I am not a big planner when it comes to making dinner. (I have tried planning out my meals. When I do it works out smoothly. But I don't do it and we are obviously not starving. :-)) So, Hannah enjoyed helping me unfortunately it took 3 times longer than it would have if I had done it, which meant dinner was late. Fortunately my husband is not a demanding husband and doesn't demand to eat as soon as he got home.

Sometimes I feel that my daughter has ADHD but seeing her peel potatoes for 45 minutes assures me she is a perfectly normal almost 6 year old.

** She recently was peeling an apple with the peeler and sliced her thumb knuckle. I feel I may have lost my potato peeler for a while.

**Reminder for parents...make sure they peel away from not toward!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Votive Candle Holders!

What do you think?

Hannah and I made these Valentine's Day Votive Holders,which came out pretty cute! I found the idea at Homemade Serenity.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snow Flakes

Fold a coffee filter in half

The fold that in half.

Then fold that in half.

Fold it in half one more time. Cut it up with different shapes. You can actually search for a template to get some ideas. Once you start cutting and opening the filter up you can see how you need to cut the filter. Have fun!!

We then laminated about 20 big and small snowflakes to put on our front glass door.

Doing the Happy-Snowflake-Dance!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

5 Months Today

Gianna is 5 months old today! Here she is enjoying her most favorite toy, the exersaucer! When she is on the floor she doesn't last too long before getting irritated that she is on her belly or back. The little girl wants to be upright! So, the exersaucer gives me a little back break (from holding her) and I can get some things done around the house while she is perfectly content. This also is a great place to put her during dinner time. The swing is not where she wants to be at all or for longer than 5 minutes.

Her favorites things are when daddy and Hannah sing to her. She loves to be held and "chase" Hannah around the house while I am holding her. She loves when we dance with her. She also loves me.. The only other person that can hold her for longer than a couple of minutes is Jonathan. But that is ok. I love the little girl!

Here we are after giving her a bath. It's one of Hannah's favorite things to do with/for her. Gianna loves it too...although her expression is not giving it away that she loves it.

People usually say Gianna is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (What does that mean anyway?).


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