Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Teacher Gifts

I worked very hard the month of December making homemade gifts for the teachers.  I took composition books and made personalized journals for the teachers and Eddie’s co-workers…12 in all!  For the bus drivers I got holiday Glade candles and made Christmas labels to wrap around them.  Everyone got Lindt and Godiva chocolate truffles, too!  Everyone loved their gifts.


Shiah and Orange Belt Grading

Shane participated in a Karate competition (Shiah) last month and competed against three other students that were in his age range.  There was two different categories – Kata (Practice Form) and Kihon (Fundamentals/Basics).  Shane received a silver metal in both categories – second place.  This was great for him.  He was so happy and so proud.  His medals are hanging on his closet door where everyone can see them!  He also had his testing for his orange belt and he did great! 

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Cookie Time

I couldn’t go through the holidays without making some frosted Christmas cookies so we decided to try the Trader Joe’s Christmas cookie kit.  The dough still required mixing, chilling and rolling out but it was still easier than making it by scratch.  It came with 3 different cookie cutters – snowman, tree, and star.  The frosting came in a packet but there wasn’t quite enough to cover all the cookies.  I frosted the cookies and Paige did the sprinkles.  We used some other decorations from last year to make them a little fancier.  Anyway, here are some pictures:

Playing Catch Up!!

I am super backed up on my posts as usual but I will try and catch up a little today.  They might not all be in order so bare with me!  My New Year’s resolution is to be a better blogger…haha!