Shoe Time

Peanut searches for Ulrich first thing in the morning. Only today we could not find him. After convincing Peanut that he had to be somewhere we finally saw him sitting in Peanut’s shoe. I am not sure what Ulrich was up to, but Peanut was happy that we found him before he left for school.



Ulrich the Decorater

Since Princess busted me making snowflakes yesterday I decided that Ulrich would have to postpone hanging them until another day.

Peanut awoke to find that Ulrich decorated the house with garland, a new centerpiece for the dining room table


and was in the middle of hanging his own little stocking.


Peanut is impressed with Ulrich’s adventures so far & I am impressed that he is enjoying the simple set ups. However, I should probably have Ulrich do a few really cool things in the near future..


Our Christmas decorations are lacking. We have a tree, wreath and a few figurines my oldest 2 boys have collected over the years. So I have been brainstorming some ways I can dress up the living/dining areas for cheap. I tried surfing pintrest and websites, but either the decorations would cost me a small fortune or are just not my style. Otherwise they go against being cheap or are tacky. Sigh…

Just as I was going to give up my online search I found a site that shows you how to make snowflakes. You can check it out HERE. Now this I can do. It is free and not really tacky in my opinion.

This morning I grabbed some paper and started folding and cutting. Buddah helped make a few before he headed upstairs to work on his math. Who knows how many snowflakes I made, but now they are flattening out nicely and waiting to be hung. I think I will leave that job for Ulrich. He can be responsible for a more festive look around here.

Fixing Breakfast

After a long night comforting a sick little girl, our heads foggy from lack of sleep we found that Ulrich the Elf can be quite helpful. Ulrich was found making chocolate milk and fixing a bowl of cereal for Peanut and Princess. Having him jump in like that was a surprise.


Maybe having an elf join us for the holiday season isn’t such a bad idea. Especially if he is going to pitch in and help. Fixing breakfast is great, but next time he decides to lend a helping hand I would prefer to catch him doing something really useful. Like picking up toys, folding laundry.or even better cleaning the bathroom.

Homemade Presents: Rag Dolls

For Christmas I decided to make Princess a couple of Rag Dolls. She is totally into dolls and I was itching to make something. After looking for free patterns online, trying out a couple of them, and making a few mistakes I finally pieced together a pattern that I liked. Now to get hubby to make the doll cradle.