Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Christmas things, that is... I think I'll finally be done with Christmas after this post!

Soccer/ball pit, Christmas aftermath, and new matching outfits:


I made church bags for each of the kids, and got them each some special things to go inside. They were so thrilled with these that the first week they had them in church, they mostly just clutched them on their laps. Now they are enjoying the contents of the bags, and showing them to anyone who walks past, saying "I have a bag!"


Cary teased me about those bags. He wondered why I wouldn't sew a button on his pants, but I would sew all of these on for the kids! I mostly figured he could do it himself, but I decided to be a nice wife. I did all his mending and wrapped it up as one of his gifts this year.

Here's Lana and a new baby doll. This baby makes sounds--some happy, some sad. I'm guessing this is Lana's reaction to a sad sound, just before giving a kiss.


Everett was thrilled with his robe and a new set of tools and tool belt. He wore the hard hat for at least three days after. Gwyn is in the background wearing her new PJs.


Lastly, here are some of my favorite decorations this year:


Unfortunately, I wrapped up two unfinished gifts. Like I said, I was in over my head. One was a quilt for Cary and the other was a photo project for my Dad. I'm finally getting back to work on them. I need to set a new deadline or I may never finish!


Six-Pack Momma said...

So cute! I love the tool belt and goggles!

Lara said...

I love the idea of the church bags, but my favorite is that you wrapped up Cary's mending. Hmmm....could be a birthday present for Joel. I do tend to put that stuff off forever. And Joel really can't sew on a button.