Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I decided to make my own CD of lullabies for Creed, and I made a copy for Audrey for Christmas. I suspect a few of you may be getting a copy from me too because I'm so happy with the songs that I found, and I figure that even if you don't have the same musical taste that I do, it's still handy to learn the words to a few lullabies because I was just singing bits and pieces to Creed and humming the rest until I made this CD and learned the words.
So without further ado, here and the songs I selected:
1. Moon River - Innocence Mission
2. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) - Dixie Chicks
3. Count Your Blessings - Bing Crosby
4. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Elizabeth Mitchell & Lisa Loeb
5. Dream A Little Dream of Me - The Mamas & The Papas
6. All Through The Night - Shawn Colvin
7. We’re Going To Be Friends - Jack Johnson
8. Bye-Lo - Innocence Mission
9. Sweetly Sleeps - Peter Breinholt
10. Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
11. Close Your Eyes - Shawn Colvin
12. The Rainbow Connection - Sarah McLachlan
13. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel
14. Chi-Baba Chi-Baba - Perry Como
15. Which Will - Nick Drake
16. Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
17. Slumber My Darling - Allison Krauss & Yo-Yo Ma
A few others that I thought about including that you might be interested in if you enjoy these are:
Golden Slumbers: Ben Folds or Beatles (Itunes doesn't sell Beatles songs because of a rights dispute and the Ben Folds version has a really loud part that I thought might wake a baby)
Sarah MacLachlan - Ice Cream
Sarah Maclachlan – Blackbird
Catch the Moon – Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell
Across the universe - Rufus, Moby, Sean Lennon
Joshua Radin – Everything’ll be alright
You Can Close your eyes – Sheryl Crow (I really wanted to include this song, but Itunes doesn't sell it and I'm not tech savvy enough to know how to buy it somewhere else and import it into Itunes)
I also learned that if I was just going to buy a whole CD instead of create my own, I would probably choose Now the Day is Over by Innocence Mission or Catch the Moon by Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb.
I think I'm going to work on a good, happy Kids' music collection next. Any suggestions?
After a lot of deliberating, I decided to make Melissa an apron. She said she would love to have anything to help with her cooking efforts, but unfortunately, I'm a terrible cook and couldn't come up with anything that could help. Instead, I thought if I made her a cute apron, at least she would look cute while she was cooking and who is going to pay attention to her cooking when she looks so good? I told her that I'm thinking I need to make myself one now, because it might get me to try cooking some new things just so I can spend time wearing a fun apron. Maybe it will inspire both of us! Sorry, I couldn't seem to get a picture with out my little helper elf!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
My friend Nikki just made partner at her firm so I wanted to make something special to congratulate her on such a big achievement so I decided to make her a felt cake; something to congratulate her, that her daughter Audrey can play with when she gets older. I've seen felt cakes all over online, but they have really cute ones here. They are just plain white felt cakes that come with a lot of felt shapes that will stick to them so kids can decorate them over and over. The twinkle cakes you see through the link are made on upholstery foam, but I decided to make mine on hollow boxes that can stack inside themselves for easy storage.
My friend Reba and I made these together, and they are pretty simple. We just got a big sheet of white felt and sprayed it with spray adhesive and wrapped it around our boxes. Reba cut all of her felt decorations by hand and they turns out really cute. You can see hers here.
I just bought pre-cut felt shapes at the scrapbooking store for Nikki's cake because they had the word "celebrate" and a lot of other fun shapes and I already had a long homemade Christmas list to work on. Here's how mine turned out.
They are really easy to make, but if you attempt your own and you have any questions, just let me know.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The morning brought surprises from Santa. A red wagon for Creed (He hung out in it for most of the morning while we opened presents)
And provided a feast. Here's a picture of David carving the turkey. He looks a little sinister!
Sadly, today was not Creed's day. I'm not sure if it was just his cold or if it was teething, but he had a VERY rough day and wore us both out. It's a good things there were so many extra hands to help