1. Pet Show Themed Birthday Party

    Gresham is 5 years old! At our house, we do the first "real" party with invitations and friends at age 5. Gresham loves dogs, and we came up with the…

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  2. Skateboard Birthday Cake

    I am awful at making birthday cakes. Somehow, the art of making a traditional two-layer birthday cake seems to elude me. One year, I forgot to put icing between the…

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  3. Make Your Own Sprinkler with PVC Pipes

    This month's issue of Family Fun magazine had a build-your-own sprinkler toy out of PVC pipes, and we decided to make our own. We didn't follow the Family Fun directions…

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  4. Year End Scrapbook Activity

    We had a New Year's Eve party at home with the boys tonight! We fixed some family favorites - little smoked sausages baked in crescent rolls, green beans, cheese and…

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  5. Felt Star Christmas Ornaments

    Today we were supposed to go to a GI appointment for Owen, but he woke up with a fever, so we had to cancel the appointment. After the week we've…

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  6. Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make

    I made these ornaments when I was in kindergarten, and I still hang them on the tree every year! (I also have one from preschool - it's a styrofoam bell…

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  7. Advent Tree

    We are doing an advent tree (or Jesse tree as they are also called) this year at our house! Basically, an advent tree is a way for families to celebrate…

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  8. Handprint Turkeys

    After I wrote the title of this post, I decided that these aren't exactly handprints. But hand-outline turkeys didn't sound very cute. So I'm calling them handprint turkeys. I guess…

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  9. Fun Things to do with Acorns!

    I have been wanting some acorns to decorate with (being as how fall has just arrived in Texas...), and so my boys and I went to the park last week…

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  10. Frugal Toy Story Army Guy Costume

    The boys got to dress up last night for our church's annual fall festival, and they had a great time! We usually try to do a more labor-intensive costume every…

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