Monthly Archives: December 2009

Growing Dreams

My daughter, Ashley loves plants and flowers. From the first days she was able to wobble across our yard, she has headed straight for bushes and flowers. She seems to have an innate ability to know which plants are edible and which are not. So, just in case you were wondering – pansies are fine…

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Special Exposure Wednesday

Shhhh. There are bedtime garden fairies at the bottom of my garden. Ivy enjoys the early Summer evening just before bed. Got something cute to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday. Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging at Three Ring Circus

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Mommy brain

I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten a lot more forgetful since having kids. I assume it has something to do with all the information crammed in there. My brain is jam-packed with medical terms and therapy info and doctors’ names and phone numbers and developmental blah blah and you name it. Not to…

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Magic Marker Monday — Glammin’ Up The Green…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back… Apparently the new Honda Accord Hybrid model was a little lacking in the glitter-sparkle-feather-boa department…

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Cookie decorating 101

Decorate cookie. Eat cookie. Lick up spilled sprinkles. Repeat.

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Merry Christmas!!!

Love, the SHUMAKER FAMILY Back Row: Matthew, Peter and Laura Front Row: John and Andy

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The Real Reason

The following is from one of my favorite writers, and reminds me what Christmas is really about. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful holiday season! A Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the…

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Special Exposure Wednesday.

    Hope you have stacks of fun this holiday season! Wishing you peace and joy. From our family to yours. Got something special to share? Why don’t you join in this Special Exposure Wednesday.  Please remember your comment love at each link you visit. Also blogging at Three Ring Circus

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Feeding highs and woes

This is Max feeding himself. It is an awesome sight—for so many years, we had to spoon feed  him because he lacked the hand coordination to do it himself. Max still likes it when we do it for him. But he adores sweet potatoes, and he was gung-ho to down a bowlful by himself. Back…

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Magic Marker Monday — Puff Ball Penguins…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back… Another quickie dollar store craft that kept my kiddos busy and giggling for a good…

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