Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays

From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love, David, Jolyn, Colin (2) and Monster

Christmas Party

I know this is Santa's hectic season, but he's never to busy to stop by the Gorgeous Millie Christmas party...

and help kids make Ginger Bread Houses...

(Colin ate a bunch of candy and put a few pieces on his house too.)

What a fun party! Check out my favorite "treat platter" complete with flashing, battery-operated lights!

Fall Colors

We've had some amazing fall color this year despite the extreme drought in the hill country.

It seems like mother nature changed our landscape overnight, however, most of our beautiful fall palette is now on the ground. These ornamental pear trees are so colorful it's like they are on fire this time of the year.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Colin's Aquarium

I'm always in need of projects or activities that I can do with Colin - especially on rainy, cold days. If I don't think of something engaging by 9 o'clock, then we usually end up stuck in front of the tv until I can think of something more interesting than watching the Disney channel!

Today we made an aquarium, complete with rocks and vegetation. This activity was worth blogging about because it held Colin's attention for a record breaking 30 minutes or more. I picked up some plastic frogs and turtles at Michael's and dumped them into a plastic container filled with water. We had a lot of fun decorating the aquarium and we even "fed" the frogs (I used rice but you could use just about anything: cheerios, oats, etc.)


I saw this on Lauren Conrad's blog, and I thought it was the cutest idea! David and I went to a holiday party this evening, so I brought Rein-beer as my hostess gift. I bought Snow Day which is a spicy pale ale made by the same company that does Fat Tire. You can get any seasonal beer if you want to be festive, or it would work well with plain Rootbeer if you want a non-alcoholic version.