Thursday, October 21, 2010

They Are Growing So Fast . . .

We have had two babies born in our family this year, a boy Keenan and Zooey.  We live 423 miles away so it is so hard to not see them as often as I would like.  Last weekend we all went to the pumpkin patch via the Fillmore Train, and as I held Zooey she started to cry and I was like oh she is crying I have not been here for that . . . . so I let her cry just a tad so I could make the memory.  But really the reason for this post is I continued to read the Martha Stewart archives after the last post and she had an idea for creating this art piece using your babies hand.  So when they and new you trace around their little hand with a sharp colored pencil. Then every couple of weeks you trace around it again using an other color or what colors are in their room.  This is done right over the top of the first tracing and continued for the first year . . . or however. But then put this in a frame.  The article suggests using a nice watercolor paper. I think you could even photo this and print it out on card stock and make little First Year Birthday invites using this clever piece of art. Enjoy the idea. I give Martha the credit. Here is a picture taken from her site.
  

Making Memories . . .





I was perusing Martha Stewart's Web Site and she suggested adding acid free paper in packing these mementos. 
She called her's a time capsule, made in an archival box lined with acid-free paper, can hold your baby's most precious items, from the first pair of baby shoes to disposal diapers. Include important memories too -- photos, videos, and a laminated front page of a local newspaper. I am not sure you have to laminate the front page, I saved the paper for my children and they are almost 30 now it is fine!  But I will say they loved having the things I have collected and the newspaper was discussed at length one evening.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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With Halloween coming up here is a great tip for making a Pumpkin cake.  Remember the pyrex miixing bowls??

They all nest together and came in all sizes.  They are perfect for pouring your favorite cake batter into and baking 

a cake! Any size . .  So take some butter or margarine grease the bowl before pouring in your favorite batter. After

you take it out of the oven, and let it cool - loosen the cake a round the sides and place a plate on top of the bowl

and flip, there you have a perfect rounded cake! Mix up your favorite shade of orange frosting, swirling it on you

can roll out the fruit roll-up cut out a jack-o-lantern face and attach it too the frosting. the stem and leaves may be 

made out of this too.  Having my birthday on Halloween believe me my mom was the Queen of making these 

cakes.  I got one every year! One of my best memories ever.  No bakery- No huge cost - And best of all your children will love helping you make it.  So here is to a great Halloween! aj 

Birthday Celebrations . . .

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This is where we can share how we "Celebrate", those memories of all we hold dear!  When you think about it, it is the lasting memory of how you felt on that special birthday or how you made someone else feel.


So Today's topic is Birthday's . . . and the many different ways we Celebrate them with those closest to us!

Blog October 6th 2010
Birthday Ideas
Let me start off by saying my children  are now grown and in a few weeks we will have a grand total of 10 grandchildren! Wow that seems like a lot but the fact is we are so blessed to have them, all of course adorable! Five girls and five boys! = FUN!

Their mothers are huge birthday celebrators and letting your child pick the theme is key, involving them in the excitement of their day makes memories that will be apart of them as they raise their families.

My youngest daughter Amanda was eight when
 “Where’s Waldo ???” was popular. At the time I thought a scavenger hunt activity would be great.  So I happened to be at our local store and there were: Where’s Waldo stickers . . . so I grabbed them and some small index cards.  I put a sticker per card and hid the cards on our Circle taping them in a variety of places. The girls could be out running around our safe Circle looking for Where’s Waldo? and the one who finds the most wins!  Perfect! 

This was the best idea, the girls had a great time and I can see this being used today with a host of other characters . . . . Dora the Explorer,  Where’s iCarly?,  Army men, Power Rangers, Sponge Bob etc.  If your child is younger just hide them in your backyard.

Now I do recall I put one of the cards on a parked car and then the car drove away! So that was a bad idea . . . So anchoring them to non moving objects would be wise!
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