Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Surprise Christmas Gifts!

My kids, like lots of others out there, had seen all the commercials and were convinced that they needed Zhu Zhu pets for Christmas. They asked for them all thru the Thanksgiving holiday and a week or so after before I decided I'd better give them all a little reality check. I of course had seen the news and been to the stores and new they weren't readily available. I even checked on ebay and did find some for $99! I explained to the girls that it looked like Santa wouldn't be able to make enough Zhu Zhu's for all the kids who wanted them, so what else did they want for
Christmas? They asked for a few other things and were still excited for Christmas. Well, Christmas morning came and we were in the middle of opening gifts and Luke opened a Zhu Zhu pet!!! You should of seen the look of shock on Macey's face (I wish I had a picture of that!) She looked at me and asked "Did Luke just get a Zhu Zhu?" "How?!?" I replied, "I guess he asked Santa for one." Then she wondered it she was going to get one, so I asked her if she had asked Santa for one. She said she was going to, but I told her that there was no way Santa could bring her one. (She was getting a little upset!) I told her, Oh well. We continued opening gifts and it wasn't long before all the girls had a Zhu Zhu! It was a fun Christmas surprise!!
I spent an afternoon making some Zhu Zhu condos. The kids opened these before the Zhu Zhu's and just looked at them and said thanks. I don't know what they thought they were going to use them for!

For Luke's New Years gift exchange he got a Zhu Zhu exercise wheel.

The Zhu Zhu's in their condos and sleeping bags.

Here is Kambree's

This one is Luke's, he named him George

The critters and their condos

Luke got some more accessories for his birthday. These little things really are pretty cute. They actually did even more than I thought they would. You can put them in this thing and they will go down the tunnels. The pink tunnel leads to the exercise wheel. They go on their own on the floor as well. They go forward, backward, turn, and make noises. Cute stuff!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Baby!

We have been talking about Luke's birthday for about a month now. He had consistently told me that he wanted a Diego cake, but he was a little confused since Christmas was so close to his birthday. He wanted Santa to bring him a Diego cake. Santa didn't pull it off, but since he brought other great stuff, Luke as OK. Mom did pull it off and this is what I came up with.

I made the Diego by doing a "butter cream transfer" (I learned about it on the Internet)

Luke was happy with his cake!

Luke enjoyed opening presents. After Christmas and New Years he was really good at it!

He loved this car from his Hyland cousins!!

Getting ready to blow out the candles.

I can't believe my baby has turned 3! This is the first time I've had a 3 year old and not had a baby as well. Luke is such a fun kid. He has a great sense of humor and knows how to make us all laugh. He is smart and it is so fun to watch him figure things out. He had figured out how to always have his turn and he does a great job at being the caboose of our family. I'm so thankful that he came to be with us!