Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Few Christmas Pictures

We made almond joy balls the day before Christmas.  My grandma used to make them and they are oh so yummy!  Emma sat on the floor and worked on crushing the almonds.  She had a great time doing it.
Notice her hat and headband?  Yes, she has to have both of them on and wears them all day.

 Emma's favorite spot is right next to James when he is home.  If she isn't sitting with him in his chair she pulls him in her bedroom to play.

 People are worried that I have forgotten about Lily and Daisy.
Have no fear.
They are still here & they still get very, very spoiled.
They both loved dressing up as reindeer.  Well, Lily could have cared less but Daisy was a nervous wreck the whole time she had the costume on.



Emma's new little bike.  She loves the little basket in the back to put all her stuff in.  I'm thinking I'll need to make one for the front so she can haul more stuff around.

My mom made her these awesome gloves.  After she opened them, she wanted to open everything with them on.  It was a bit challenging for her.  :)

 My sweetie and I. 

A New Sewing Table

Jame's project for the last month has been building me a sewing table.
Guess this means I have to sew...ha!
  I posted lots of pictures so our families could check it out.
Eventually when I get a new sewing machine, he will put a lift in it.  
It also has a special spot for a serger.  
I'm excited to get it all set up so I can get going on projects.
He did a great job.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
James, Theresa & Emma

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Emma and the Chickens Next Door

 Emma and I walked up to the neighbor's house this morning to take care of their chickens.  It was her first time around them.  She was a little hesitant at first but then walked right in.  I think she is going to love helping me take care of them when they are gone.  Maybe someday we'll have to get Emma chickens to take care of but for now I think it's great we can help out next door.  :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Little Helper

 Emma is loving the new mop that James made her.
She doesn't know this...but she is being trained to help me clean.  :)
I'm going to have to crochet more mop tops for her because she sure is picking up a lot of dirt. What does that say about my cleaning?  
Good thing I've got her to help me now. :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Emma Luvs to Finger Paint

Emma loves playing with the finger paints I made her a few days ago.
It is fairly easy to clean up.  Since they are stored in the fridge, I do warm them up for about ten seconds so they aren't so cold for her.  

 I haven't given her any paper yet.  She loves to just play with it on the tray.   Each time I try to give her some different tools to play with.  She sure is happy to play with it.

Storage Space

Remember the hole in my wall?

It now looks like this.
Isn't it lovely?  I LOVE this time of year when James is home more often and he is around and can do little things for me like this.  :)  It makes my heart melt....awe!!!

He added some shelves in the back of the closet that is underneath.  I love more space for stuff.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Finger Paints

Finger Paints

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups cold water
food coloring
dishwashing liquid

Soak gelatin in 1/4 cup of warm water and put aside.  In medium saucepan combine cornstarch and sugar.  Gradually add water and cook slowly over low heat, stirring constantly until well blended.  Remove from heat and add gelatin.  Divide mixture into separate container for each color.  For each color first add a drop or two of detergent and then add the food coloring a drop at a time until you have the shade desired.  Refrigerate up to six weeks.

What We Have Been Up To....:)

I came up with a great idea for extra storage and James is making it happen.  
He is good like that.
Sometimes I come up with crazy ideas & he has to bring me back down to earth.
So.....here is the hole in my wall for extra storage that he has been working on.

Emma loves playing with corn syrup and food coloring.  Yes, it makes a little mess but it's pretty easy to clean up.  :)  

Emma loves being hung upside down.   We think her hair would make a good mop.  What do you think?  ha!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Simple Christmas Ideas

Here is the link to the lotion and body butter I make.
They would make great Christmas gifts to give to friends or take to a party for a "hostess" gift.
You'll find the links to everything you need under this post.  :)


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gotcha Day on Thanksgiving

It was two years ago today that our sweet Emma was put in our arms and became part of our family.  We waited and prayed a long time for her. It was the sweetest day of our lives.   What a wonderful day to celebrate & quite fitting that it falls on Thanksgiving this year. 

Here are some pictures of how much our sweet Emma has grown.