Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...

Preparations are winding down around here. Only a few more quick finishing touches to some homemade gifts, a few more to buy (assuming the store gets them in time) and about 1/2 the wrapping left. So I think I'm doing pretty well. Zoey and I have an awful cold so not making much progress today. But my Monkey will be home in 6 hours and I get him for 5 whole days this week and 5 days next week;) Lots of family visiting and cleaning but mostly I think we will just have a nice relaxing break and I can't wait.

I will post pics on Friday of all my homemade gifts. And of course my cuties in their Christmas clothes.

A question-- I am considering participating in a blog giveaway day but I'm at a loss for ideas of what I could make to giveaway...if anyone has any thoughts please share!

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

She steps!

My Zoey took her 1st steps today!!! 4 of them...not in a row but 4 x's she took one step and then fell over but she did take step! And she did them for me, not that I'm selfish or anything like that;)

And Charlotte went right to sleep tonite!

Two tiny victories in the crazy life of the Duck! My Monkey is skiing with the boy scouts this weekend...the girls and I are surviving, I think!!!

Speaking of crazy I think I might be about 1/2 way done making Christmas presents and I can't even share what I have finished since I'm not entirely sure who all reads here. But I have made progress and I will post pics right after Christmas.

Sweet Charlotte in a rare calm moment

What Zoey was doing while I typed...playing in my scrap bin

My Monkey's birthday was last weekend...and this is what he bought...

Yes, those are shoes and he wears them everywhere. They make him giddy like a kid in a candy store and they are truly weird!

His cake

Zoey dressed up for Mom's Nite (she still gets to come)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I've been tagged!

The Rules
1. Copy the questions and then answer them (post it on your blog remember).
2. Tag 4 people and let them know you have tagged them.
3. Let the person [who tagged you] know that you have done a post for the tag.

What are your nicknames?


What TV game show or reality show would you like to be on?

Wheel of Fortune

What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?

Honestly, not sure I've ever bought one...I think the few I have have been gifts.

What is your favourite scent?

Anything baking in the oven

If you had one million dollars to spend only on yourself, what would you spend it on?

Fabric, quilting machine, minivan, and shoes!!!

What is one place you've visited, can't forget and want to go back to?

Savannah, GA

Do you trust easily?

I don't think so...

Do you generally think before your act, or act before you think?

Hopefully the first but probably more accurately the second

Is there anything that had made you unhappy these days?

How fast my babies are growing

What is your favorite fruit?

apples and bananas

What websites do you visit daily?

the weather channel, my email, and lots of blogs

What have you been seriously addicted to lately?

Coffee w/ Mint Chocolate Truffle Creamer

What's the last song that got stuck in you head?

Growly Bear

What is your favourite thing to wear?

my new pretty earrings

Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?


What items couldn't you be without during the day?

My "ears", cell phone and Charlotte's pucky

What should you be doing right now?

Cleaning but my baby is nursing so I "can't" do anything else;)

Anybody who wants to can do this, I'm not tagging anyone. Please let me know if you do! And of course if you know me feel free to correct anything, being my family I know there are plenty of opinions out there...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Special Thank You Note...

Tis the season for being grateful and I'm horrible at remembering thank you notes so I will attempt to start the season on the right foot.

Thank you Buzz for all your help today! I would never have gotten finished without having extra hands for the kids. (Louie, please make sure he sees this)

Thank you Lisa at The Princess and the Monkey for drawing my name in your giveaway! I can't wait to see the tote!

Thank you Laureen for taking the loud child for a few hours! I can't believe how much quieter it is around here without her constant chatter. (I tried to tell her to stop talking this morning..."But Mommy I need talk you!")

Christmas Decorations

Uncle Kyle and Charlotte

The purse I made for the Mom's Night Christmas Party gift exchange

Getting locked in by the big sister...again!

My Advent Wreath

My wreath, complete with the yoyo garland I made

Zoey putting the angel on the tree

Charlotte looking for just the right branch

My new tree...Thanks Todd!

Girls just wanna have fun!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Preparations

We are freshly back from Thanksgiving at the farm and knee deep in getting ready for Christmas. I will hopefully get some pics up soon. The tree is up and most of the decorating is done. Now I just need to get he presents finished...Zoey's quilt got finished at the farm--Thanks Omah for the use of the walking foot!!! So the major one is done I just need to make myself sit down and do the rest. If only there weren't so many distractions...children in the next room undecorating everything, Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway day, and an entire internet to give me more ideas than I know what to do with or time to complete them.

The girls are doing well. Zoey is starting to sign when she wants things and says Momma when she wants to be picked up. Charlotte is playing and into everything as usual. And the ornaments on the tree expand her "baby" collection so I keep finding her tucking them in all over the living room. She tried to sit on Santa's lap yesterday. Nope, not the one at the mall. I don't think we are that brave yet. She sat on her little stuffed one. Yup, she's that "smart" or something.