Tuesday, December 31, 2013

sing, sing a song!

My baby sings all day long.  He wakes up singing and falls asleep singing, he has been singing everyday of his 2 years of life.  I think that odd vibration in my pregnant belly must have been him singing back to me, so I might even say he started singing before he was born.

I sing to them "Cleary, Cleary, clear as the sky is Cleary.  Soren, Soren, soaring the mountaintops."  And they sing back "Mommy, mommy, pooping on Daddy's head."  Yep, I have boys.

My two boys and my two nephews are completely obsessed with the fox song by Ylvis.  They sing and dance to it all day long.  Luckily, I really love it too.  Especially the sweet baby voice version with the off key harmony.

We went to see Walking with Dinosaurs, going to the movie theatre was an adventure in itself but the movie was absolutely outstanding!  On the way home Cleary, my 4 year old, complained of boredom.  I suggested we make up a dinosaur song to sing on the way home, he said no but Soren started singing "ringading ding ring a ring... what the dinosaur say!"

I wanted artwork for the boys room that was a reminder of all the singing we do together.  
This embroidery was really simple and if you have a favorite onsie you could do the same thing!

 The tee-pee came straight from Santa's workshop... aka my studio.

When I unveiled the artwork Soren shouted "Oh my GOSH!!!!!  You made that?"  And Cleary, jumping up and down "IT'S AWESOME!"   They really know how to ham it up for a Mamma!

I upcycled my favorite baby onsie that both boys wore.  It was a special gift from my oldest friend.  (I'm giggling as I call her old, she is 6 days older than me!  What I really mean is that we have been friends since we were 12.)

I wish I had taken a photo of the shirt before I cut it up.  It was really cute, the birds flocked across the front, the back and the sleeves.  It also had a cool hipster collar. 

The boys now have artwork in their room and I am feeling accomplished.  My new years resolution is to make more art.  I suppose I am off to a start!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

excitement in the air

My boys are thriving on all of the holiday spirit!  They are lit up like dancing Christmas tree lights.  From the moment they wake up in the morning they are bouncing, jumping and singing until their heads hit the pillows again at night.  At dinner last night I was pulled out of the kitchen by the sounds of giggles and shouts.  "Mommy!!!!  You have to see this!  Hurry!!!!"  They had discovered our neighbors house twinkling across the street, fully bedazzled.  I can't get over how magical it is for them.
We started decorating the day after Thanksgiving.  This is the first year we have put up an actual tree.  The past four years we hung a felt tree with felt decorations that the boys were free to play with. The silly boys have found games to play with this tree.  They take all of the ornaments off and hang them again and they found the box of felt ornaments and just toss them on (they stick!)  Cleary also loves to hide his tiny hedgehog in the branches and see who can find him.  The absolute best is when I catch them just standing in front of it gazing.  Christmas trees are magical.

                  We made Salt dough ornaments.  One of my favorite childhood traditions.  

I've started a snowflake garland.  I had to find a tutorial online, i couldn't believe I forgot how to make them!

We have 8 days of Christmas books to open.  I have 5 days to come up with the rest of our Advent countdown...


I hope you are all enjoying the Holiday Season!