Monday, December 17, 2012

Life...And A Holiday Treat

Like many of you, I spent most of my weekend glued to the news with tears in my eyes listening to the information coming out of Connecticut. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and suffering that the families and friends of the victims will face literally for the rest of their lives. Like any tragedy that captures the attention of the country, we tend to find ourselves moving forward and on with life after the initial shock of the events wears off. In the weeks and months to come, please remember to keep the victims, their families and the children and adults who survived this tragic event in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle to move forward with what will now be a completely different life.

On Thursday, I attended my daughter's first preschool Christmas program. Let me tell you, there is nothing sweeter than watching a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds dressed up as the nativity while singing Christmas songs. Felicity was assigned the part of an angel in the play and the parents were told to provide the costume. I used an old white tutu that I had made last year at Christmas (the same tutu that Bug wore in this post) and paired it with a white turtleneck and leggings. I had purchased all of the supplies to make angel wings when I ran into pre-made wings at JoAnn Fabrics on clearance for six dollars. Even though I love making things, sometimes it is cheaper and quicker to just purchase the items, which is exactly what I did in the case. I may be a little biased, but I think she is the cutest angel ever, 90's gangsta pose and all! LOL

I finished off the weekend by spending my afternoon making a cute holiday treat for Felicity's preschool Christmas party. I placed three marshmallows on a lollipop stick to create a snowman and used icing to draw a face, bowtie and buttons. I also used one half of an oreo as well as a whole mini oreo to create a top hat for the snowman. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they stay in tact until they are handed out to the class on Tuesday!

I hope you were all able to spend time with your families this weekend...unfortunately, sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind us all that life's little moments are so important. As always, thanks for reading!

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  1. She is the cutest little angel!! That tutu sure has been put to good use!

  2. Felicity is adorable! And those treats are awesome! Nice work!!

  3. Stonf, I agree with you. She is the cutest angel...Merry Christmas! Love you girls.