Abby's cousin, Ethan, decided that he wanted to write and produce his own film at the age of 5...so he hired the best actress he knew to play the role of "Little Witch". Abby graciously accepted the role. The rest is history.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
It wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't all get the flu! I'm the only one who hasn't lost my cookies this week so let's hope I get a Christmas miracle. Moms don't get sick days only really bad days. Poor Jeddy is feeling bad today, but good thing he has Abby to keep him warm. I should have stopped her but it was so cute. She watches out for her Daddy.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Oh I am such a crazy lady. I had this nutty idea I'd make the girls building blocks for Christmas. I was hating myself around midnight. What's wrong with the blocks at the store. You don't have to work on those all night. No more bright ideas until after Christmas!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Oh my these are so cute and easy! I had 5 of my nephews come over and they helped me make them. I think I'm going to be the coolest aunt for at least a week. If you go to studio5KSL.com they have even more adorable ideas. It's on the 2nd page under Christmas treats. So Fun!
Santa Face Cookies For each cookie, dip one end of a Nutter Butter peanut shaped cookie almost halfway into melted white almond bark or candy coating to create the beard. Immediately sprinkle dipped end with shredded coconut and press gently into almond bark. Let set. Dip other end of cookie approximately ¼ of the way up in the white almond bark to create part of the hat and let set. Dip this hat end again into melted red candy melts leaving a small border of the white showing so it creates a red hat with white trim. Immediately press a miniature marshmallow to the right side of the cookie at the edge of the red to create the look of a ball at the end of the hat. Attach two mini chocolate chips with melted almond bark to middle of cookie to create eyes. Attach a small red hot cinnamon candy below eyes to form nose. (Tips: Roll mini marshmallow slightly to make more round and pliable before attaching to cookie. Also - if you do not want to use coconut on the beard white sprinkles can be used or simpy use a knife to swirl more almond bark on to make a textured and fluffy look.)
Frosty the Snowman Treats (Recipe adapted from http://www.familyfun.com/) Use white or clear piping gel to attach a powdered sugar donut hole to a miniature powdered sugar donut. Unwrap a thin mint candy (such as a miniature York peppermint pattie) and attach to donut hole to become hat brim. Unwrap a miniature peanut butter cup candy or Rolo type candy and attach to top of mint to become the top of hat. Use icing to create a holly leaf and berries on hat brim if desired. Use black piping gel (or other colors) to add eyes, a mouth and buttons to the snowman. To make nose, slice a triangle shaped piece of orange gumdrop, roll slightly to shape and press in granulated sugar to cover any sticky side. Make a hole in donut hole face with a small wood skewer and insert nose. Serve on a plate sprinkled with shredded coconut or on white cotton candy sprinkled with edible glitter to resemble snow.