Thursday, December 23, 2010

Carrot Wreaths for the Reindeer

Here was our quick family activity for the day!  This one was really easy (especially for me) and the kids were SO excited to do this.  Instead of leaving carrots out for the deer with the cookies for Santa, we are freezing carrots in water.  Tomorrow, we will take it out of the fridge and add some ribbon, then hang it outside for those deer.  They will like that while they are waiting for Santa, don't you think?  Hey, whatever works!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sugar Cookies for Santa

On our second day of our week-long Christmas fun, we made Sugar Cookies (I know, shocking huh!)  I did a twist on the old sugar cookie recipe and used this one instead.  I thought they looked yummy-and they weren't bad!  I loved the color that the frosting turned out to be.

I couldn't figure out where all of the cookies were within of about 5 minutes of putting them on the plate.  Jack had 5 cookies with the frosting licked off.  He said that he "didn't like the cookie part, only the frosting part."  I should have let him lick the bowl!

It was a fun recipe for once-in-a-blue-moon!

In an effort to make it a meaningful Christmas for my kids, I have a fun activity for them each day before Christmas.  Things never quite turn out the way that I expect, but they have had so much fun...and the kids have been SO good so far this week!  I am so grateful for my family.  For handsome John, and my little babies!

Here goes a week of fun before Christmas!

I found the idea for these here. The snowmen are actually the kids 4 fingers and then embellished with accessories to make it look like a snowman!  They had a ton of fun on this, the first of our week-long Christmas fun!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yay for J!

I was so excited because Boston (Casey's little one) was 1 of 5 winners for the Sunrise 'Photography' Reflections.  I went to support her, and also to help ease the suspicion of Boston.  I came horribly unprepared, with no camera or video camera.  Boston's name was announced, we cheered, Casey took some pictures, and we were all proud of her!

They ran through a few more categories and finally they came to Visual Arts.  Both Jensyn and Logan entered in this category.  To my surprise, (because I didn't get a phone call letting me know that neither of my kids were winners) they announced Jensyn as a winner!  She, too, was 1 of 5 winners in the whole school in that category. I was shocked, and so excited-and grateful that I was there with her!  I snagged Casey's camera and ran up to the front and snapped some pictures of the cute little thing.  I was so proud of her!  Way to go Jensyn!

GREAT JOB, Jensyn!  We love you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hansen Family Pictures

I just love my family!  These pictures are LONG overdue.  The last ones that were taken, was clear back before Logan was born!  My family makes me laugh.

My beautiful mom and dad!

Here's the Hansen family!