Thursday, December 16, 2010

Semester's Over!!

Hey oh! Jesse is finally done with the first semester of seminary. Thank freakin' goodness. We have learned some good lessons. I'm sure there are many more to come. Hopefully next semester will see us with calmer schedules and routines. Jesse's only working 1 job, I'm only working 1 job and teaching only Spanish class of just a few kids. Sigh of relief. It feels good to know we are coming out of this particular valley and looking ahead to a change of scenery. Moving on . . .

Aunt Kari gave Renae a little trim a few weeks ago when they were in town!

She stood so still. And no ears were chopped off.

Have you met our chubby baby?

He's living large still . . .

And Uncle Trey is still Renae's BFF. Go figure.

I'm sure lots of you saw these on Facebook, but here are my Christmas presents for the kids! Renae is getting a play kitchen for her gift and I wanted her to have some food to go with it. We found a really cheap kitchen at Hy-Vee of all places. I had to put every single piece together after snapping it off of a plastic grid. It's nothing fancy, but who cares. We'll probably sell it at a garage sale in a few years anyways.

Breakfast food out of felt was so easy to make. Seriously.

Sammy's tool box.

You can see the tool is the famed "S" brand. Very upscale.

I had visions of doing more tools, but I'm running out of days to get these done.

What I loved about making Sammy's gift was I could work on it while Sammy played at my feet. It's still not wrapped and in plain sight. Sammy has even played with them a few times! You gotta love how cheap, easy, and simple gifts are for 1 year olds.

Anyone else doing some fun crafty Christmas presents? I'd love to hear about them!


Nate and Natalie said...

Love the new pictures. By the way, GREAT job on the food and tool kit, it looks great. How fun! Very impressed.

J. et K. said...

I love these!!!

Congratulations scholar, and scholar's helper.

Rebecca said...

LOVE the felt breakfast!! I'll file this idea away for my munchie next year! Thanks!

Mark, Kendra, and Evan said...

I'm impressed with your felt creations! So clever!

Beatriz said...

Julie, you are amazing... the tool box is great! I can picture that chubby baby playing with it, he is so cute!
Renae looks lovely with her new haircut!