Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Lil Sis

Lil Sis just hit the big "3" this weekend. She requested a Pony Pinkie Pie cake. A little to ambitious for me so we settled on cupcakes with a Pony Pinky Pie decoration. We just had a family party, and invited her bestie Pita and her family. I really can't handle big birthday parties every year. Both girls birthdays land right on the two biggest holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

She enjoyed her party. I learned an important lesson. I'm going to remove the toys from the boxes before I wrap them. I mean it took the whole family cutting and sawing our way through all that plastic packaging about 10 minutes. Toy makers if you hear me, please do something about this!!!

It's funny how siblings get so jealous when its not their birthday. After Lil Sis received a gift from Oma and Opa, Big Sis exclaimed "wow, thats just what we wanted." It has been hard for Big Sis to come to terms with the fact that these new toys belong only to Lil Sis.

A big thank you to Grandma J. We love the CooCoo the Rocking Clown Game. It is a lot harder than it looks, even for mom and dad!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

We've been quilting

My mom is an amazing quilter. One of the benefits of living with my parents is all the knowledge I am gleaning from my mom. We have been busy quilting like crazy the last couple months. On Monday we started a baby quilt and it was finished by Tuesday night. (I won't tell you how late I stayed up though!) The girls love to come watch and poke around with the needles and thread while we do our projects. Big Sis loves to take the scraps of fabric and lay out quilting patterns. Lil Sis had been begging me to let her do some quilting. This week I decided to buy some big plastic needles and see what they could do. I pre-punched some holes in some red felt to make it easy. They had a blast and were proud of their creations.

My finished project. I love the way it turned out.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Missed Birthday

I missed posting a Happy Birthday shout out to my little brother. Happy belated birthday. You deserve the best. Check out the photos, you were always so serious!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Costume Swap

Last night we went Trick or Treating with our good friends. As girls typically do, they swapped outfits/costumes for the night. Way to make dressing up even more fun! The girls had a blast. Even before candy consumption they were off the charts excited. Lil Sis, Big Sis, and Pita would run from house to house chanting "Trick or Treat". They wore themselves out, especially once their buckets weighed a few tons. Thanks to Lil Sis smooth tactics, we have more than our fair share of candy. If the homes let her pick her own candy she would inevitably take extra. At a few homes she even asked, "can I have some for my mommy and daddy?" I swear we didn't put her up to it, but thanks babe!

On they way down to the OC, Big Sis exclaimed in the car that "when you die mom, I want to go and live with N. She is so fun. And then I won't be alone." Thanks for letting us be part of your family last night!