Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Times, Sad Times

I have the smartest daughter-in-law.  Every night before tucking her kinds into bed she takes just a minute to review with them their day.  They talk about what was their "happy time" and what was their "sad time" during the day.  I just think it is so brilliant to realize that every day is made up of the good and the bad.  I thought she would be really "happy" herself, in about 10 years,  if she wrote down some of her kids responses.  So I made this notebook for her to record them in.

I had my granddaughter draw some pictures of "happy"and "sad" kids.  I think it makes it much more personal that the drawings are her own.  Sorry these photos are so dark.

Christmas Countdown

I wanted to make 24 of these but really it just got to be too big!  I was afraid my daughter-in-law would not be able to find a place to hang it in her house.  So, it is a Twelve Days of Christmas countdown.  Do you really need to be counting down for 24 days when you are just six years old?  

Happy Birthday Banner

 I called my sister one day to see if she wanted to make an advent calendar with me.  She said her mother-in-law had already made some really cute ones for her so, "No" on the Christmas Advent.   But, what about a Birthday Countdown.  So this is what I came up with.  It took second place in the Riley Blake contest.