Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Crafty Easter

I am just not crafty in the least! However, I always see you little crafters crafting away with your children on your blogs, and my neighbors always seem to have some craft project or other going on with their children. So, a few days ago I decided it was time to suck it up and get crafty myself. This was the best my little brain could come up with, and while it may look a little ghetto, Pace and I did have a good time making our Easter garland. For those others of you who are also non-crafty, I will say that it was an incredible teaching tool. I have tried to work with Pace on counting, colors, shapes,...and she has been pretty disinterested. Then, when I started counting the number of cotton balls to put on our bunny ears, or asking her if she wanted me to cut a circle our square for her eggs, she seemed to be learning like crazy. It made me wish I'd started the crafting long ago. So, I'm posting this blog to say, even if its ugly, get crafting!

Jeremiah turned 30!!! on March 10th, and last weekend we went to Oak Mountain to celebrate. His parents and Tommy hauled up 7 horses and Ashley smoked ribs and Boston butts. We had a great time, and embarrassingly enough these cakes are the only things I took pictures of. They are also a LARGE part of the reason I have been on a rapid weight gain program :) Mrs. Linda got them from Olexa's and they were divine.




6 comments:

Darby Stickler said...

Precious and YUMOLA! I've become friends with lots of your blog readers! You wouldn't believe how many have "come out of the closet"!! Pace is precious! Are y'all going to be around this weekend? I hope we can see eachother!!

thebarronfam said...

Your Easter garland is precious! I may have to make that with William next year. I think you must have a little craftiness in you to create something like that!

Natalie McGough said...

Yey Abby! I love your craft idea and it looks so good on your fireplace!! And Pace is so pretty and getting so tall. I'm working on an Easter Egg tree right now, ER is still too young to spray paint, maybe next year: ). I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter!

Anonymous said...

It is SO great that you went outside of your comfort zone and did this with Pace, she is DARLING! I remember everything that my Mom did with me when I was little, and I can't wait to do them with my children! I'm not sure if Pace will eat it or not, but one of my favorite things that I use to make was silly puddy! The recipe is on the internet somewhere! Hope there will be more crafts to come! Much LOve!

Anonymous said...

From a self pro-claimed "craft-a-holic" I'm proud of you Abby! That is adorable! Be careful of the compulsivness of crafting though. I've been known to go into Michaels 3 x's during one day. (I used to hide so no one would see me) When that happens you know you have a problem - so I'm not listing my name here! (but I bet you can guess who I am!) I really needed the 3 step program when the kids were little but then I went to "craftaholics anonymous and got better. Have a wonderful Easter!
Love you!
The Craft-a-holic

Mitzi said...

Keep the Easter garland and add to it or just date them each year for sentimentle reasons. What a treasure.