* i weighed mauryn this morning to check her progress with gaining weight, and she was up one pound since her doctors visit last month (according to my scale). we are so thankful she has gained some weight and are hopeful to see her gain more weight before her next doctors appointment in february.
On a regular basis Morgan reads Lindsey's blog to see what type of projects she is working on or checks her shop to see what new items she has created. (By the way, if you haven't checked out her shop... go now. Cute cute stuff.)
Morgan has crafty mom envy.
I have crafty mom envy. (There is not one crafty bone in my thirty five year old body)
A little over a week ago, Lindsey posted a tutorial on glittered candlesticks. As soon as Morgan saw them she wanted to make them. It sparkled. It involved glitter. She was sold.
Since we are cutting back on our spending for gifts this year (thanks to FPU), Morgan and I decided she could make the candlesticks for her piano teacher.
The candlesticks were super easy to make, inexpensive, and really cute. Thanks Lindsey for the great idea!
My kitchen floor has been covered in flour and sugar over the past few weeks. We have been on a bit of a baking marathon, trying out new recipes from Sarah's25 Days Of Christmas Cookie Countdown and making some of our favorite recipes.
I love to bake, especially with my kids, and we have been having so much fun. We've delivered some treats to friends and neighbors, some are in the freezer for Christmas, and plenty have been eaten.
One of my favorite cookies to make with the kids is roll out sugar cookies. It brings back memories from my childhood baking cookies with my mom and my grandma. One thing I always loved was my mom and my grandma's tin cookie cutters. Last year, my mom sent me some of her tin cookie cutters to start my own collection. It was so sweet to see my kids using the same cookie cutters I used as a little girl, making memories that will last them a lifetime.