Monday, December 17, 2007

In The Snow

Here's a quick snapshot I took of Clayton and Buddy playing in the snow today. This was taken before Clayton decided it was worth it to come in and get some snow pants on. He had a lot of fun. Brrrr! I wasn't out there long, but it really is cold out there. Buddy hops around in this snow like a kangaroo. It's cute to watch him. If you upsize the picture, you can see that his face is covered in it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Christmas Treat!

My sister passed this recipe along to me this week. Amber made them tonight and they are very hard to leave alone. They're great! I don't even know what they're called...
Here are the ingredients needed:
1/2 bar white Bakers choc. bark
1/2 12oz. bag of white Nestle morsels
Add dash of mint extract
Heat these in microwave dish until melted.
Dip Ritz crackers in melted chocolate.
Then sprinkle with Peppermint Andes Crunch. I found them in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.
I tried several grocery stores before I finally found the Andes Candy bits at the Super Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thank God for Kids!!

What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman
As the song says, "We'd all live in a quiet house without Big Bird or Mickey Mouse."
In other words.... Life would have some pretty dull moments!
Their voices bring chatter, amusement, questions, compliments and sometimes an embarrassing moment or two... You never know what they will think of next and I love it!!
Tonight, Clayton said, "Mom, you know what I want to be now?" Answer: "A Train DEductor!"

Christmas Drama 2006

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Our Trip To Florida :-)

Tonight we are visiting Hobe Sound Bible Church (Hobe Sound, FL) for their Living Christmas Tree presentation.......................................................
via the internet..... and don't we wish! (It did make for a great blog title though, didn't it!)
Actually, we really are enjoying a quiet winter Sunday evening here in southeastern Michigan. Church for tonight has been canceled due to freezing rain. We had the Black family here for dinner today. We've missed Amber. She's on her way back from God's Bible School and their Christmas program, which she attended last night. I had planned on making the 1 1/2 hour drive to meet Dan's sister to pick her up tonight, but decided against it due to the weather. Have a great Sunday evening!

Birthday Party for Jesus

Every year in December, our homeschool support group has a birthday party for Jesus. This year was no exception. It was held at our local library. The games and activities were geared toward the reason for the season, the birth of Christ. Our group leader teaches a cake decorating class at Michaels, so naturally she was designated to bring the cake. She even made a beautiful cookie bouquet. The kids had a great time.

A Neat Gift Idea

The theme for our Women of Worth meeting this month was "Candy Cane Christmas".
This was one of the door prizes. You can use most any candy for the top. This has fake snow and peppermints in the base of the Sunday dish, then a styrofoam ball which fits right on top. The peppermints on top were glued onto the styrofoam ball with hot glue. The curly ribbon (the curly ribbon on this one is white with the words Merry Christmas in red) and red pom pom is in the middle at the top with the two straws. Gift shops sell these for around $15.00. If you can find an inexpensive sundae dish, you can probably make one for approximately $5.00.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Piano Recital

Today Amber had her first piano recital with her new teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Webster.
She played a piano duet (2 pianos) with Alyssa Gronow. The song was "O Holy Night" (arr. Clydesdale). Mrs. Webster had so many creative ideas included in the program.
For this particular recital she chose to have several duets, some with other instruments played by musical family members.

Amber & Mrs. Webster

Alyssa & Amber