Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Birthday/Snow Day

Yesturday was Christian's 6th birthday. To add to the birthday excitement we also had snow. Sunday and Monday it was very cold and windy. Today is just cold. Tommorow we are supposed to get more snow, warm up just enough to get freezing rain and then the temperature will drop again and we will get more snow. This is unusual for Portland, where we usually get rain.
I had not wrapped Christian's presents and Sunday night, it was so cold, I did not want to go out to the garage and get the presents and wrap. Liam is going through a whole present wrapping, scissors and tape phase so David and I decided that he would enjoy wrapping the presents Monday morning. He also hates the cold and has no desire to go outside. I took Christian out for a walk while David and Liam wrapped the presents. Everything worked well except four year old Liam grabbed one of the wrapped presents and started announcing that there were Legos inside.
That afternoon, I made gingerbread cookie dough and let the boys cut out cookies. I then let the boys use the remaining frosting from Christian's birthday to decorate. They love sprinkles and use a lot of them. I worry about waste, then I realise that those sprinkles are probably five years old. I can just pick up some more at Winco when the weather improves.

Credits: Kit - Jingle Bell Blues by Lindsay Jane Designs, Template - By Chrissy W. found in Funky Wonderland the Elemental Scraps December Collab Kit
I downloaded a 30 day trial of Photoshop Lightroom. This photo is a great example of why the program is fantastic. The chair Liam is standing on is a Lime Green Ikea chair. Very cute, but it does not go with the whole Christmas scheme. I played around with this in Lightroom.

Kit: Funky Wonderland - Elemental Scraps December Mega Kit
I did this layout with a few pictures from Christian's Birthday Party

Kit: Birthday Bash by Jannylyn Brokken, Distressed Paper: Not Too Shabby by Angie Kovacs, Alpha: Glittered Edge Alpha by Angie Kovacs, Template: Mixin' It Up 4 by Chrissy W.
I did this layout with all the pictures I took at Christian's Tae Kwon Do Class

Credits: Template Mixin' It Up 4 by Chrissy W. Kit: Wild Child by Linday Jane Designs


SarahB said...

Lovely layouts!

Happy birthday to Christian! Hopefully he thought the snow was a fun birthday treat!

We haven't done our Christmas cookies yet, I'm sure it will be a big mess of sprinkle-y fun too!

petra a*k*a milo82 said...

I so wish we had snow here right now!! But I'm not sure if we're going to have a another snowfall this year since we already had some in November...we'll see. ove the pages here, fab job and TFS

Have a great day!

schneeflocke said...

great layouts, congratulations to Christian and enjoy the snow!

JanMary said...

Great layouts. No snow in Ireland yet - just lots of frost and ice.