Friday, November 19, 2010

A few crafts from the past week....

In trying to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive, I've been doing a lot of thanksgiving-y crafts with the boys and a few myself:

Gobble Gobble! Just some 2x4s. The turkey didnt stand out as much as I would have liked, should have used a darker brown--I'll probably fix it for next year.

Meet Henry. We couldnt have ANOTHER Tom Turkey around here, so we decided that Henry was the perfect name. Or "Hey-reeee" as Briggy calls him! Just made of a 2x4, paint stick, popsicle sticks, paint and paper!

This was a fun FHE activity we did with the boys. Everything is their hand or finger prints! {except the ABC stamps Briggy used to spell out Gobble Gobble!} I love using their hand and feet prints in crafts!!

And today, I finished up my first Christmas craft. I know, I cheated! I wanted to wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving to start, but we needed a countdown! I love doing the block countdowns, but I wanted something a little different for upstairs!

I used an old frame without glass, a wooden plaque that I painted chalkboard paint on, my FAVORITE wrapping paper, and paper diecuts for my BFF {the cricut}
I thought the red would really stand out, but not so much....and i cut the Christmas font a little too big. Not perfect, but functional, and matches great with the upstairs decor!

Happy Crafting!

Snapshots of Life: 9 pm

Last night was my first attempt on a sewing machine! ahhh! I made some burp cloths and diaper wipe cases, etc. with help from my awesome friend Sarah {check out her AMAZING craft blog! shes got the best tutorials!}

here are the fruits of my labor--burp cloths for my cousins new little baby girl, lyric! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS HOT PINK FABRIC {its like a beehive pattern with polka dots and little bees randomly throughout}

We didnt quite finish everything because it was getting late....and I had to get home to watch Greys Anatomy and the Mentalist with the hubber! {and of course Real Housewives...but thats a naptime/folding laundry treat!}

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snapshots of Life: 10 am

This was a snapshot from 10 am yesterday:

Yesterday morning we were able to play with a little friend while his mommy had an appointment, so that was a big thrill for the boys--while they played they watched Toy Story {per request of Briggy}....we ended up watching it another time...and another time....

Little Ollie got pretty into this time, he got up right to the screen and was squealing with excitement when he saw his brother aka "woody" on the screen!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Snapshots of Life: 8 am

This was the scene at the Tillotson home at 8 am this morning!
Eating Breakfast--Ollie...cereal mix. Corn flakes, Cheerios, Kix, Krispies...Im all out of fruit other than apples...and for some reason, he wont eat apple dices!

Briggy: ate a waffle AND a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I made his waffle like usual, he scarfed it down so fast--and then one of the characters on the cartoons was eating peanut butter and he got a craving... the really good kind too, on that bad-for-you white bread {im all out of wheat, and the only bread i could find at walmart without milk {for ollie} was the sunbeam white bread. Im sure there are others, but in our price range and my hurriedness, thats what I found!}

---Don't you just love their bed head?! hahaha lovin' thier messy locks!---

What a great breakfast. What did mommy have? 14 ounces of diet pepsi and 3 pretzels. I know this because I started a food diary so I could SEE how horribly and unhealthy I eat--hoping it would trigger some better food choices. Im pretty much the worst eater ever.