Monthly Archives: December 2009

Zoom zoom!


Luke is four and has finally expressed some interest in riding a bike. I don’t like to compare my children but, since Andrew began riding a bike with training wheels at age two and then aced riding without training wheels at age three, I was beginning to think that Luke might never want to learn to ride a bike.

It’s so much fun to watch Luke ride his neon yellow and blue bike! He smiles the entire time his legs are moving, enjoys riding down hills, and likes having control over the steering while sitting high. Our only struggle has been his lack of desire to wear his helmet! I think he especially likes riding side by side with his big brother and being able to look down upon Abigail as he rides past her….zoom zoom!


handmade ornament & gift


We often bring home to reuse those plastic cups given to kids with their kid’s meal at various restaurants, including the lids. Those lids have been sitting in one of the kitchen drawers for a long time just waiting to be tossed or used for something purposeful. Then, I saw this blog with pictures of Delaney’s creations and I just knew what I was going to do with those plastic round things….so I did!

I used gross-grain ribbon instead of yarn. The only other items I used were a hot glue gun, additional ribbon, and some tight wound twine for embellishment.

Also, since my oldest niece is going off to school in May and will have her first apartment to herself, I decided to make her a lap desk. It will come in handy when she wants to do homework, write letters, etc, in front of the TV or on her bed.

I used a thin piece of wood, sanded it down on one side, and then smeared Mod Podge in sections to adhere various pictures, letters, words, and phrases pertaining to my niece. She loved it!

Christmas in Dixie…just kiddin’


Abigail has enjoyed many moments sitting on her great-grandmother’s lap.

She grabbed her aunt’s glasses and decided to try them on her own eyes. She’s so smart and we know that all people that wear glasses are smart!

Luke asked for the game Hi Ho Cherrio for Christmas and he was delighted when he saw it underneath the torn wrapping paper.


Gami (AKA – grandmother) tells the children how gift distribution will work.

She fell asleep at the small table in the living area. That’s never happened before.

The grandchildren gather around MeMe and Pop.

Our family got bigger this past summer when my brother got married to my wonderful sister-in-law…this means that there is less sleeping space for us all at Mom’s house. The kids fit perfectly on the floor, warm, side by side.

She’s not into the princess thing nor has she seen the movie Peter Pan. I don’t know where her obsession with Tinkerbell came from but she’s in love with that cute little green pixie.

Again, Tinkerbell made an appearance (in the form of a puzzle).

It’s only a 2.5 hour drive to my mother’s house and the younger two children slept the entire drive. Andrew was the only kid awake to keep us company. He is always making conversation, believe me!

See, here’s the proof!