Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Cookies!!

It is not Christmas time with the Haycock family until we have made at least a few batches of sugar cookies. SO tonight we took on the task of making the first batch of sugar cookies with a few of the grandchildren. It was quite a mess and their were a few sugar highs. Shae and Wilbur helped pick out the cutters and we ended up only cutting a hand off 1 gingerbread man. Then Grandma, Shae, Will, and I frosted what seemed like a million cookies. Will was a very good sprinkler, once we got the hang of the shaker and Shae got rather creative on the frosting side. Grandpa even frosted a few, which hardly ever happens. Grandma only let one batch of cookies get a little bit too burnt!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ellie's Eating

I thought that these pics were great so I decided to blog about it. For the past month or so Ellie has started eating some cereal and carrots. Well I don't know if you could call it eating, most of the food ends up in her hands, hair, face, and well everywhere but her mouth. After this long I thought she would improve but that is not the case. After managing a bite of carrots into her mouth she licks her lips and shudders so badly. The rest of the time Brady and I are trying to be so entertaining that Ellie will look up and we can spoon some in, this only works about half the time. The rest of the time she would rather stare at her feet. If this wasn't about eating it would be easy to give up!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Crafty Christmas

For Christmas this year I decided to make a few handmade gifts,my sister was going to make her son a rag quilt and I decided if she could make one so could I. So with little sewing knowledge I bought material and started in on Ellie's quilt. I finished it the other day and it looks pretty good for my first try. There are a few little mistakes, but you can't really see them and I hope that Ellie really ends up liking it. Now that I have tackled one quilt I already have plans for making a few more for baby shower gifts.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ellie's First Halloween

For the past few years Brady and I have done very little for Halloween, except hand out candy at home. However, for Ellie's first holiday we actually bought a pumpkin and carved it out in the backyard. Ellie was a little young to appreciate the holiday but she was small enough to not protest being put in our pumpkin or being dressed up like a little lady bug. We went to her Dads work to show her off and everyone thought she looked like a little Anne Geddes baby. We also went to a trunk or treat to hand out candy. Ellie loved all of the bright costumes.