Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! Yesterday, we had a fun filled day filled with last minute projects. Bryce helped bake cookies for Santa. It is a yearly tradition that we bake our cookies on Christmas Eve (due to Mommy not having any time with school...). Bryce was a great baker and looked adorable in his apron.

Bryce and Clara made their Rice Krispie houses and decorated them for breakfast.

They also made ornaments to give to everyone for Christmas.

Besides wrapping a few last minute gifts, we are already for today.

I hope everyone's Christmas is joyous!

I think I just heard Santa... I better get to sleep...

Jenn, Brian, Bryce and Clara

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gingerbread House Building

We had a blast today decorating a gingerbread house at Bryce's preschool. Bryce and Clara had a blast... Bryce had to taste each piece of candy before putting it on the house. Clara just ate most of it. At the end she was eating mostly the icing. After building our house, we went for lunch with Becky, John and Emma. It was a fun day!
Building the house...
More decorating...
Here is the finished house...
Here he comes...

Santa came for a visit... we sang "Jingle Bells" as he arrived... look at Clara's face, she had a little crush on him and/or was just that excited to see him...

New Blog for my new online store

I have a new blog for my new online store, Campbell's Creations...
Please visit...
Happy Holidays to all!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Grand Opening!!!
My SIL is opening a LSS today. I have been busily creating predesigned kits and handmade gifts to sell. Here are a few pictures of some of the kits that I have for sale. Each kit is $15 regular price... but at the grand opening they will only be $12. I created some stocking stuffer kits that have gift card holders or lottery ticket holders and chapstick cards. I love when I receive something handmade, so I enjoyed creating some of these to sell. I will post pictures of the store soon. I will be doing a make 'n take 1 page layout.

Birthday Kit

Christmas Cookie Kit

Fall Fun Kit

Rolling Hills Kit

Autumn Leaves Kit

Fresh Raspberries Kit

Grateful Kit

Christmas Cookies

Thank you all for looking!!! I hope you enjoy the layouts as much as I did creating them. Please post a comment to let me know what you think of the quotes.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Hellertown

Thanksgiving Dinner for Bryce- Hot dogs
Thanksgiving Dinner for Clara- cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and a hot dog
Great Grandchildren
Our Family

The Whole Gang

Brian and I

Gavin's Normal Look

Brian stealing the pumpkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving to all. We celebrated Thanksgiving with Brian's family on Thursday. Most of the family was here. We called Tanya to wish her a Happy Thanksgiving since she was not here. We set the timer on my camera to get a group picture.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 20th

Bryce and I attended his Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday at his preschool. The feast began with 3 groups of children saying what they are thankful for. Each group was seated on the floor in front of the "Fall Trees" which were the k-kids who held their thankful leaves. Each k-kid held 1-2 leaves and they were plucked from the trees by a teacher who gave the leaf to the preschooler who then went to the director of the school and read into a microphone what he/she was thankful for. When it was Bryce's turn, he proudly went up to his teacher and said "I am thankful for my train tracks!" He said it loud and clear and proudly. What growth he has shown just from the last party where he bearly would speak into the microphone.

The class then sang 2 songs, the November Chicken Soup with Rice song, and my favorite "Albequerque Turkey". They made a class Albequerque Turkey that Emma "won" to take home. Although many parents hoped not to get picked for the turkey, since he is so large... I had my fingers crossed, because it would fit in the log cabin so well... there is always next year!

After singing, it was time to dance, so we all made a large oval and did the Hokey Pokey and The Noble Duke of York. During the Noble Duke of York, we danced up and down the middle of the 2 lines.

We worked up an appetite from dancing so let the feast begin! The preschoolers each help cut up the fruit salad and helped make the muffins. We sat with Emma and her Pop to each. We had a blast!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Red Door

Bryce is making such progress academically... he is constantly taking everything in that we are doing... he is beginning to say sounds for letters, which is an area he lacked. However, he is now very interested and can name numerous sounds for the letters. At dinner tonight, he was excited to tell us letters, sounds and words. At bedtime, he wanted to practice sign language. He learned the sign for bathroom, how to spell his name as well as numerous family names including... Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Pap Pap, Pappy, Bryce and Clara... just to name a few... Wow, I am so proud of him. I can't wait to see him in action on Thursday at school. He has his Thanksgiving Feast and we were told to wear our dancing shoes... I can't wait! Both Daddy and I are attending the feast, I will post pictures.

Cookie Preparations

Friday, November 14th
Bryce and Clara both took turns in helping Grammy prepare the cookie dough for the annual cookie bake day! Here they are taking turns pushing the buttons. Bryce got out all the rolling pins and said who each one was for... (Bryce, Clara, Gavin, Makenna) They had a blast helping Grammy get ready. Bryce wants the chocolate dough, just like Daddy and Clara wants the vanilla dough, just like Mommy... too funny!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Signs of Progress

Here are a few signs of progress at the property...

Here is the area that is dug out for the foundation. The foundation will be put in the week of December 8th.

The view as you look up behind where the house will be... this is our backyard.

The view out the front of our house... the mounds you see won't be there. Isn't it beautiful!
Here is the view looking out towards our right (that is our neighbor's house to the right of us).
Here is the view looking out towards the left (that is our other neighbor to the left).

Some more signs of progress... trees for our flooring, window and door panes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let the Building Begin

We found out today that we will have the foundation put in the week of December 8th and the house being delivered the week of December 22nd. We will build the weekend after Christmas. We are very excited to finally be able to begin!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall = Leaves

My favorite season- Fall!

Clara loved walking in the leaves so much during trick or treating, that we just had to go outside and play in the leaves today. She had a blast "going on a leaf hunt" and throwing the leaves. I had fun throwing leaves too.

Clara loved wearing this new dress. She thought she looked like a princess. Everything makes her look like a princess right now. She really didn't want to take it off, she wanted to wear it into the bathtub.
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