Sunday, December 7, 2014

Merry GRINCHmas!

We are moving right along in our Christmas countdown, today we watched my very favorite Christmas movie (Addie seems to really like it too!) We watched...the GRINCH!! This has been my favorite Christmas movie for as long as I can remember....back in the dinosaur ages before the Jim Carrey version was released. ;)
After naptime today we cuddled up with hot chocolate and popcorn and watched the movie together...but the real fun came after! We made these adorable cookies!

I found the idea on pinterest, and adapted them to fit out needs;
We used:
 1 box Gluten Free sugar cookie mix (Betty Crocker makes one that is phenomenal)
**I added green food coloring to the batter** and baked as directed
After they were done, I sprayed them with butter and Addie *carefully* dumped green sugar all over the mean..on the cookies. Then we added a peppermint/white chocolate kiss to each one!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A crafty little gift from Addie!

Well, Christmas is in full swing here at the Ronk home! We have been busily baking, coloring pictures, and watching more Christmas movies than I care to admit. But todays activity is one I thought would be worth sharing! As I mentioned earlier, I want Addie to enjoy more about Christmas than the December 25th gift opening fest, so, I decided to have her make gifts to hand, finding a gift idea that a 2 year old could make...that an adult would actually want was more difficult than I anticipated, I found lots of "toilet paper tube snowmen/reindeer/angels" and a plethora of other craft items. But, We settled on these adorable candy reindeer!! The original post was cute..but Addie decided HER reindeer needed bows, so...we made hair bows and bowties for her little reindeer!


Seriously, how cute are these!? They were super easy for her to make, adorable, and something any adult (with a sweet tooth) wouldn't mind getting. We used:
2 m&M filled candy canes (they were only $1 each!)
brown construction paper
wiggly eyes
red poms
bakers twine

VOLA, a cute gift that she will be excited to give out!

*sorry to blow the surprise to the people on Addie's shopping list, but I just couldn't help posting these cuties!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Today I'll wear...

I am taking a *quick* break from posting about Christmas....because I made something else I am pretty proud of today.

This project took all of 10 minutes, and cost me nothing because I already had the supplies! AND, it turned out just how I had hoped!

I used light pink scrapbook paper for the background and printed "Today, I'll wear..." on it I used scraps of scrapbook paper and washi tape to create the pennant banner at the top, popped it in a frame and its done! I will be hanging this in Addie's new room with some sort of cute knob under it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snowmen Magnets!

This morning Addie and I pulled day 2 from our countdown and the card said "Make snowmen light magnets" She happily helped me carry the supplies to the table and we set to work. These are extremely simple and she was really good at making the dots for the faces!
I cut out tiny top hats from felt, and left her choose ribbon for scarves (of course they ALL had to be pink) I then glued a neo magnet to the back and stuck them on the fridge.
I thought they were very fitting with the weather we are having! Also, tonight's book is "Snowmen at night" I told you our books would correspond to the activity for the day!!