Saturday, December 31, 2011

Long hair

Callie's hair is getting long enough for me to play with it now. Here is one of the cute hairstyles we've been able to do. With her hair all done, she really does look like a little girl.

Ranch Lover

Callie loves ranch so much she will lick her plate to get it all. I don't know where she learned this, because I know we don't do it.

Grandma's visit

In November I had to call in reinforcements to help with all the Etsy orders and to help with Callie. My mother greatly volunteered. It was wonderful having her here. She doesn't get to spend much time with Callie since she lives in Wichita and we live in Boise. They connected right away and Callie enjoyed every minute. Callie even cried when grandma left to get on the plane. Here they are playing with the helmets.


I made this wonderful fall wreath back in September and it looked great in the family room on the big mirror. Now that I've taken it down and all my Christmas stuff. My house looks very empty. I'm looking for ideas to fill it up. Here are some of the wreaths I'm considering making for a winter/spring look. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

So busy

I've been so busy that I haven't had time to keep up with the blog or the cleaning around the house. I've got 4 more orders to get out and I'll be done for the year. I'm getting so excited to get these quiet books finished up and shipped out. They take a little longer than stockings do, but I have until next week to finish them up.

This year we ended up having a total of 600 orders. I still can't believe how well we did. I'm not looking forward to doing taxes though. I am getting excited to see what next year brings. I will be doing things a little different come next Christmas. I'm even excited to get some new things out at the beginning of the year.

Around the neighboorhood

It was so cold on Halloween that we only went to a few of the houses of people we knew around the neighborhood. Callie went to knock on this door and ended up pushing it open. She loved getting the candy too.

Going through her stash.

Ward Halloween Party

Callie has an obsession with babies right now. She kept walking from one carrier to the next watching the babies.

Loren having fun with the dry ice. We were asked to do the home made rootbeer and probably will be asked to do it until we move. Next year if we are asked, we plan on having Loren dressing up like a mad scientist and having glass jars around with the dry ice flowing out.
Callie finally figuring out the whole Trick or Treat thing.
And of corse Dorthy has to have her little Toto.

Halloween Costume

I know this is a little late, but I had to post my first home made costume for Callie. I knew I wanted her to be Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz and Loren and I found the cute little red shoes a while back. I didn't have a pattern for her size dress, so I looked at the picture and designed one myself in less than 2 hours. I think it came out pretty well and fit her amazingly well. For my first home made costume, I think it came out pretty cute.

Sleepy girl

I was busy doing something and finally turned around to find Callie asleep like this on the chair. I guess when your tired, you can sleep anywhere.