Friday, February 12, 2010

Birthdays + Snowy Days

She. is. in. love.
She has played with it every single day this week.
I think it's safe to say that it was a hit!

Her official birthday celebration isn't until next week, but we did go out for breakfast on her birthday. (Thanks to Denny's & their freeeee Grand Slams!!) She definitely enjoyed her birthday & milked it for all its worth. She loved hearing from Nana & Papi, Tia & a few others who called to wish her a happy birthday. In fact, she enjoyed the attention so much that she kept asking us to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. Other things she said a lot were, "Can I have _____ 'cause it's my birthday?" or "I can have/do _______ 'cause I'm the Birthday Girl" or (to Grant) "You can't have/do __________ 'cause you're not the Birthday Girl". ;-) She was rather disappointed to wake up the next morning to find out it was no longer her birthday.

In other news, we've been having a lot of this around here lately. It finally feels like Winter around here. My philosophy has always been that if it's going to be cold & dreary for months on end, then let it snow! Otherwise, give me sunshine & warm days. This is by far the most snow we've had all season, so we've been enjoying it.

We made snow ice cream for the first time ever. (I found the recipe here.) was so good that we even made it two days in a row!

I've been extra busy this week working on some projects (I'll show you in a minute what they were), so I didn't get to go out with the kids to play in the snow, but Jeff took them sledding. Some friends of ours have a huge hill, so they had a lot of fun on it. Well...Ryleigh & Jeff did, anyway. Grant was on the sled all ready for his first ride down the hill when a big gust of wind blew snow in his face & terrified him so bad that he refused go. Anyhow... I got such a kick out of seeing them bundled up so much that they could hardly move. Anytime Grant fell down, he could not get back up by himself because of how bulky he was! ;-)

Our Golden Doodles are getting so cute! Jeff took a bunch of pictures of them this week so that we can start advertising them.

And, finally, the projects that have had me busy for most of the week. I love giving hand-made gifts, so when I found out about a baby shower for one of the ladies in our church, I had a blast trying to decide what I was going to make for her. I finally finished it all today & took pictures of the loot. Two burp cloths, a package of "Teething Bonbons," three flower hair clips, one bow, two itty bitty bows, & two crocheted beanies later, I was ready to head out the door to the baby shower. I was sooooo glad that she loved it all!

That's not all I've done this week, though, but in my opinion it was the best part! I'm working on Valentine's right now, but I'll hopefully get to post pictures before we give them all away.


Kara Plank said...

oh my word! I love Ryleigh's outfit & your projects & I want to try the snow cream!!!! Great post!

Lori said...

I love all the baby things you made, you are so very talented!

Andrea said...

They look so cute all bundled up!!
Love they goodies for the new mom too! Now it's my turn to ask 'where and how' about the beanies! :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

At one point we had three dollhouses - one huge nice one, one fancy talking one, and that one, which was given to us as a handmedown and is totally old and ratty and broken. Guess which one my girls play with the most??