Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crafts this fall

These are a few of the things we made this fall for our church bazaar. The pig and cat are made from old socks! We have a new book on this called, Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel.

I love those cute pin cushions...

Carrie's beloved chair

This is one of Carrie's favorite perches at home. She loves climbing up there and just standing there...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Parente family!

Christmas mantel before the mayhem begins...(2am)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Big bro and Carrie

Girls' piano recital

The girls played in a holiday piano recital at a health mall's Christmas tree festival. Here's their duet:

Homeschoolers DO go to the mall (sometimes)

Just to prove we DO make it to the mall once in a blue moon... we went a few weeks ago and saw all the Christmas finery before it got too crazy busy. My kids LOVE Pottery Barn Kids so we took in the sights there a while and let them play. Check out the weird reindeer mannequins...

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Advent wreath idea...

I got a little creative and made our Advent wreath this year with the cake dome upside down (as it can be a punch bowl) and then put a glass microwave plate on top. The kids and I collected cedar and magnolia tree clippings, etc. to put inside.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008