Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Don't ask...

Things are going great, lots of fun fooling with our new things,
We are all really enjoying the wii.
That is just a whole new world, a good one, especially for K. He never has found his thing. I think he may be a gamer. I am so happy for him. He really shines when he is doing his thing.
Trixie the Christmas mouse has gone missing.
I wonder how long a gimpy mouse will evade us. It's been a few days...
We've seen friends on vacation, we have tidied, and reorganized the house, we have sushi'ed and Avatar'ed. We have friends coming over for New Year's.

Don't ask...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wii had an awesome Christmas!

Here are some early Christmas morning pictures!
I love the wake up and runnning, big eyes, and Ooohs!

AND we are really, really digging our new Wii and all of the great games.
We haven't had this much fun together in a while.
and we tend to have fun together...
SO much fun.

And then there was Christmas slime....

Because it just would not be VERRY merry without it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

I can't sleep

I can not wait until morning gets here.
Can't wait.
Can not.
This was a few photos from tonight. It was a fun eve.

Good food,

baking cookies for the Man,

good movies, taking random things apart,

Google earth Santa tracking was so. much. fun.

I love technology.
AND there was funny desserts.
It's supposed to be a Christmas tree.

Go ahead, make fun.
M read us a book about Santa being on his way.

They are all sleeping together so it was easier for them to sleep and so it will expedite the waking everyone up part as well.

Oh, a mouse limped itself across the back deck this morning, or actually yesterdays, and it was nearly Christmas so we went out to see what limpy mouse was doing walking all slow and very unmousy like. It skootched quickish into a soup can the dog stole from the overflowing recycle bin(s).
It even squeaked at us as we peered inside.
Well, it was Christmas Eve, and we are supposed to have good will unto others.
It definitely qualifies in the others category.
What could we do?
She has been gorging herself on bird seed and all other morsely tidbits.
She is cute with big eyes. I wanted to name her Eve, but I got eye rolls.
Her current name is Trixie.
We plan to see what goes on with her leg and hopefully release her FAR away.
We hope she is not "with mouslings" or in "a family way"
But my luck would bring us a mouse birth.
She is living in a plastic box for now, mostly in a toilet paper tube.
I am sure she will make an appearance here because, well, she IS Trixie the Christmas mouse.
And since I am still trying to kill some time, I should now tell you, and imagine me saying this all giddy-like...
The dogs brought me the coolest present ever for Christmas, even if it's still a bit smelly!
They dug up a box turtle shell,

and it shows the spinal column on the inside!

What good woofers have I, huh?
Love that!
Anway, I should probably go into to bed and try to sleep, something tells me we are going to be going strong tomorrow..
Good night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gearing up for the long awaited day!

We have been keeping ourselves pleasantly busy doing all kinds of amusing things.
Like Christmas play seeing,

soup making,

ice cream shop visiting,

snow playing,

woorkbook toyin',

Christmas light

driving to,
We found the mother ship!




AND fort building, because well, you need shelter.

We are awaiting Grandma and Grandpa's arrival for this magical eve.
We'll post some photos later of our usual cookie and cake baking, fun having, anticipatory selves.
So much fun.
We Creeklings hope you all are having the best Christmas EVER!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cookie Cutter Candles

This craft project was fun, but only K got really into it which was surprising as he isn't as crafty as M.
It was more difficult than I though it would be. The cookie cutters didn't cut through the beeswax as effortlessly as anticipated. We had to keep them in a hot water bath to help them cut through better.
They turned out way too cute though!
You can find the directions here.
AND we ordered the beeswax sheets and wicks from here, it was the cheapest source we could find.
Oh, and like all things, it's way more fun to do with friends...

E was obsessed with burning them down, so we gave one up for a sacrifice of sorts,

And then well all the candles were suddenly way to enticing,

Burn baby burn!
It was a fun but longish process, you really need to cut 10 layers to make a candle.
And we liked all our layers in some sort of color sequence.

Because we are special like that.
It was a fabulous way to spend a few hours creating wonderful things for our friends during this time of giving.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's Ornamental!

Take some clay, cookie cutters, bake them for a while.
Not sure on the correct time and temp, as we lost a few to cracking.
Kids painted the base, and then I got all detaily.

The Tree!

The annual expedition to find THE TREE has been documented.
Right here!

It's a fine tree indeed.