Monday, December 28, 2009

Today I became a godmother

Not the magical bubbly fairy tale type but a godmother I am. I wouldn't mind the sparkly wand.

Today we welcomed Chase Damien to the world via c-section

He weighed in at 6lbs 12oz and a lengthy 20 1/4 in. long.

Mom, daddy, and baby are doing great! He has a big sister waiting at home for him. He also has aunts, cousins, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, friends, and probably a few neighbors. He's stuck with us now!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Great time from a fellow mom

While doing my blog reading at I came across a great post - Boo Boo Fixers. It is a ketchup packet that she keeps in the freezer. She personally keeps about 5 in the freezer at a time. They don't freeze completely and you can bend them to fit the boo boo just right. What is even better is they are free! Just grab some extra at the drive-thru next time or store those extras in the freezer instead. They thaw quickly so why not.

Do you have a great way to help those little boo boos? We want to hear them.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Crisp Rice Christmas Trees

Today we made Crisp Rice Christmas Trees. We used the crisp rice treats we all know and love, shaped them into cone shapes while still warm (cold these are impossible to shape), covered in a layer of green tinted vanilla icing, the pull and peel licorice, and decorated with coated candy. I made a double batch and ended up with 12 trees. Wrap in a cello bag and tie off with a ribbon and little gift tag and you have a great little treat to give away.

This was intended to be done with my 2 yr niece and 15 yr old son. Somehow I ended up doing this myself. I had fun though. This came from a memory of 4th grade when we had these treats made and given to us by our teacher. Instead of rice they used circle cereal.

This set didn't come out as pretty as I would have liked but it was an experiment and I was trying to make it kid friendly. Next year I think we will do this again and make it a tradition.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Baby Coming to Town

Yesterday we celebrated my nephew's upcoming arrival with a baby-que. These tend to be coed so there is always something fun.

This is my first nephew who will join a big sister (2 1/2yrs old) and 2 big cousins (15 yrs old boy and soon to be 5 month old girl). Not only will this be my nephew but also my godchild. That makes him a special little man in my life.

We are all very excited as we wait for time to tick away and that much closer to his arrival. Unless he gives mom and dad a surprise he will be arriving on Jan 11 via schedule c-section. Until then I will make the attempt to be a tiny bit patient as our newest family keeps us on the edge awaiting his arrival.

In the meantime, I have been making diaper cakes for baby showers I attend (one shown a few months back I created for my niece's baby shower). This last has perfected my technique and inspired me to create and sell these locally. I don't want to make this a large business since I currently own 1 already and rep for another. It will just allow me the personal customer contact, customization, and the crafting I love to do. I do several baby shower gifts and favors so this will be a fun adventure to dive into.