Confessions of a Middleagedmom

surviving motherhood in the “middle ages”

Nemo Is In the House January 15, 2010

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Baby recently celebrated a birthday. We decided to get her a Nemo themed cake since we couldnt’ get Minnie Mouse. Actually, it probably turned out better since Baby likes Nemo and one of her favorite field trips is the Aquarium. Here’s the cake. Both Baby and Princess love the little squirt toys on top of the cake.

As it turns out, she got a late Christmas gift that was ocean themed too. It was a Crayola Activity Kit called Undersea Adventures. It’s like a game with an interactive DVD and 3 coloring books and 3 packs of crayons. I’ve never seen it before but it came in handy since Princess decided that she likes that present too.

That same friend gifted Baby with a Nemo Activity Kit from a recent trip to Disneyland. Baby was so excited that she opened it as soon as she got home from visiting with her friend. She has asked me everyday to use that kit. By the way, so has Princess!

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Finally Sewing for My Girls January 13, 2010

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I finally started some sewing projects for my girls.

The first thing on my list are these pillows using the Brown Bear fabric. I only purchased 1 yard of this fabric since it was pretty expensive. I decided to use a pre-quilted fabric for the back. One for each of the girls. Now, I need to  stuff them and sew them closed.

Finally, my girls will get something that I sewed for them. Princess is always curious about all the other things I’ve sewn. She likes to looks at my projects but I always have to tell her that it’s not for her. Now, she will get a pillow of her own.

I’ll post a picture when I’m finally done. Now, I have to start on a birthday present for Baby’s friend who is turning 2 on Valentine’s Day.

 

Happy New Year! January 5, 2010

Hello World!

Happy 2010 to all of you! I can’t believe it’s already another year. I can’t believe it’s been a decade since Y2K.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Ours flew by with all the busy-ness of Christmas and New Years. For some reason it seems as if we had a lot of dinners and parties to attend. It felt like we were hardly ever home! I think my girls thought it was normal to go out every night.

Here are some photo from the holidays.

Gingerbread house making with the 2 girls…fun, fun, fun. Princess was really into tasting the candies this year.

The final product. Princess on the left and Baby on the right. Mr. MaD helped Baby do her gingerbread house. 

Here is the gingerbread house that Princess made in school. Mr. MaD said she could pick out her gingerbread house on the shelf among all the others without seeing her name on the plate.

And the stockings were hung…but not by the chimney.  They are hung out of reach of the girls.

This year Princess was so into this nutcracker. It’s the biggest of the 3 nutcrackers that I usually put up. After she saw the Wonderpets Save the Nutcracker DVD, she couldn’t stop playing with this.

Here are the goodie bags I made for Princess’s preschool classmates. Contents: Book, Scented Stickers, Pencil, and Trader Joe Organic lollipops.

Baking this year took a backseat to my sewing projects. Here are the cookies that finally got baked for the neighbors. This year it was chocolate chip and snickerdoodle blondies.

Isn’t this Christmas tree beautiful? It’s not traditional but it’s so pretty. I can’t claim it since it isn’t mine. It belongs to Mr. MaD’s cousin. We attended a Christmas party at her house.  I want this tree!

And last but not least…my all time favorite drink of the season!  Starbuck’s Gingerbreat latte! Mr. MaD surprised me one night while I was wrapping presents. He even got me a larger size than normal. What a treat!

I really hope you all enjoyed your holiday season. Most importantly, I hope you took time to remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas…the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May God bless you and your family in 2010!

P.S. I hope to post more since the holidays are over.

 

Merry Christmas! December 24, 2009

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Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

 

This Is What I’ve Been Doing December 5, 2009

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It’s been a while since I posted.

This is what I’ve been doing.

I ♥ these fabrics!

Today I found some prequilted red fabric that I’ll use with the Brown Bear fabric. I can’t wait to get started on that project for my children…but it will have to wait until I get my other projects done first.

Although I started my Christmas projects earlier this year, I still find myself feeling rushed. I can’t believe it’s already December! What happened to November?

 

Can’t Get Enough of Brown Bear November 9, 2009

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My children love the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. They enjoy reading it and having it read to them.

Before naps and at night, Baby picks up her Brown Bear board book and takes it to her room.

The girls also enjoy reading and retelling the story with their Brown Bear flannel board animals.

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Then I found this!

brown bear fabrics

Aren’t these fabrics cute? Well, I decided to use them to make a blanket and pillow for both girls. I’m so excited and I hope they will be too!

I’ll post some pictures when I’m done with the pillows and blankets.

 

It’s Pumpkin Carving Time! October 30, 2009

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We finally decided to carve the pumpkins that we picked at the pumpkin patch. We had to do it early since one of the pumpkins had a little bruised spot that looked like it was going to rot soon.

So here’s our first attempt at carving pumpkins for our family. I hope you get a good laugh out of  my lack of artistic ability.

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We decided not to save the pumpkin seeds this time…maybe next year we can.

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Princess said she wanted a “happy face” on her pumpkin. I was to lazy to make teeth for the smile. That’ll have to wait until next year too.

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Putting the candle in wasn’t too easy since I didn’t cut a big enough opening on top…oh well, it worked anyway.

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All lit up in the dark…so cool! The girls loved it!

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Princess said she wanted Baby’s pumpkin (the oblong one) to have a sad face. Hmmm…I wonder why? Mr. MaD said we should do this instead.

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Happy Halloween from our family to yours!