Friday, October 31, 2008

A budding artist?

Little g goes to daycare 3 days a week while I'm at my day job, and they've been doing lots of drawing and painting with the kids there. For Halloween, they each painted a miniature pumpkin. Little g's caregivers said that she was very carefully mixing colors and painting it, and were all impressed with this at her young age of 15 months. Perhaps she has inherited some of our creativity genes? I hope so!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween fun with little g

I love Halloween. I've always had so much fun planning & making my own costumes, and dressing up in them. Now that I have a little one, it's even more fun! Last year even though my daughter was only a few months old for her first Halloween, I still excitedly made her a flower costume. But for some reason this year I really struggled with what costume to make for her. I was really stumped! And our daycare was having a costume party for all the families & staff, so I knew I had to come up with something good! Then my husband said he wanted to be a pirate, so I finally decided that he and I could both be pirates, and little g (my daughter) could be a parrot. :) Even though it probably wasn't the most original idea, I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.

<---------Here's me & little g dressed up for the party

Here's my husband with our little parrot ----------------------------------->

The party was also a potluck, so of course, I had to make something Halloween-themed. One of my fellow EtsyKids members, TinyStitches, gave me some great suggestions. One of them was for little spider pizzas which she found here:

I was going to do those, but I didn't want to have to bake a bunch of pizzas at the last minute and try to keep them warm on the way
over to the party. So I borrowed the idea for the olive spiders, but instead of the pizzas, I put them on crackers with cream cheese piped on to look like spider webs:

Detail shot:

Everyone had a great time at the party. It was so much fun to see all the little ones in their costumes. Now we have just a few more days before the trick-or-treaters will be coming by! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Entering the blog zone....

The blog world is new to me. I know many people have blogs, read blogs, comment on other peoples blogs, and so on. Even though I spend a good deal of time on the internet running my Etsy shop and emailing friends & family, I somehow passed right by blogging. I've been contemplating entering the blog zone for awhile, and was going to wait until after the holidays. But then I thought, what the heck...why not just do it now? Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today, right? So I decided to just jump right in...hopefully the results will be good!


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