Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Highlights included seeing their excited faces as they were getting ready to come downstairs (see pic), baby Cooper rolling in the wrapping paper piles all morning and cooking Christmas Dinner with my mom all afternoon. Memorable moment....Jonas getting a "shiner" when his cousin got over zealous with the Wii remote....ouch!!!!
I am slowly starting to put the house back together and get back to normal life. I have so many great new products to add to the store now I just need the time to do it! I also need to find a way to simultaneously finish off all the fudge and truffles in my kitchen while I start losing the holiday pounds I have been putting on! Have any ideas, feel free to share!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Ooga Boogas" arrived from Australia and they are irresistible! I love how friendly she was able to make the monsters for us and now my 4 year-old wants to keep them all. The next package had the first four bags from our upcoming C Berry Baby Line of diaper bags and purses.....all the agonizing over which fabrics and which styles really paid off! Suzanne from Bella Boutique Creations did a beautiful job!
Just when (in my world) I thought it couldn't get any better, a bulk of fabric showed up (I know it is on the floor in the picture but that is okay because I still have to wash it before I sew). Now all I want to do is get inspired and start some more sewing! I haven't decided whether I am going to start with shopping cart covers or kimono baby booties....my favorite part of the process is ironing the beautiful fabrics after the wash and seeing the patterns jump back to life! ahhh.....I love the little joys in life, they are everywhere! Now I have to get back to my chores.....ugghhh.....
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Whenever he tells a joke (which only make sense if you are 4 too) he asks, "Did I make you laugh all the way to Africa?"
Today in the car when one of the 6th graders in our carpool asked him when he had made the picture on his shirt, he replied "Oh, just about fifteen hundred years ago."
If he gets hurt instead of a kiss he claims , "A cookie will make it feel better"
If he really wants something he tells you that it will make his heart soooo full of happiness if you give it to him but if you don't his heart will be so sad.
He has officially re-named his little brother "Cooper the Pooper Spitter-Upper"
He asked my mom once (the Nana) why she was short like ET
He thinks his phone number is 2 and tells people to call him all the time.
Once when he...uh...how do I say it politely, passed gas, he said, "I burped out my butt".
Even more potty humor (can you imagine if he reads this one day when he is a teenager) once he was grunting and groaning on the potty and all of a sudden he moans out "E......T.........phone........ home....." my husband and I were actually crying we were laughing so hard!
Hope you got a chuckle out! Have a great day
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Finally, I have the NissaLisa Monster Onesies, Tees and Monster Fun up on the website....thanks for your patience! NissaLisa products are hand made by two sister-in-laws that have 8 kids (no, that is not a type-o)between them! As you can imagine, one thing they do not have a lot of is time so we are so excited that they were able to supply us with a line in time for the holidays!Each Monster is made of terry cloth making it washable & durable enough to outlast your "little monster". Check them out quick as we won't be restocking any of their line until after the New Year and they are bound to go fast!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Love is not a matter of counting the years it's a matter of making the years count.
Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Instead of a standard advent calendar we created a "Christmas of Good Deeds Countdown". Each of my older boys had 24 strips of paper and a Christmas Tree cutout. On each of the links we wrote down a good deed for the day. My 4 year old kept it simple, give someone a big hug, be a helper around the house, etc while my 11 year-old came up with ideas like donating some of his toys to charity, teaching his brother something new and making breakfast in bed (my favorite). Each day they are so excited about seeing what their good deed will be that they have seemed to forgotten that it is also a countdown to Christmas Day!
This year on the night that we set up our Christmas Tree, we are going to lay by the tree huddled in blankets and read Christmas stories by the fire (even though it is still in the 70's in San Diego).