Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 
from the Creamers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Sugar Plum Princess

I have wanted to take Mary Grace to see the Nutcracker since she was a baby, and at the ripe old age of three, I thought now was the year to start that tradition.

She had to have a new dress for her first ballet!
This gorgeous gifted red embroidered satin fit the bill perfectly and I used the Geranium Dress pattern to sew it up.  I used vintage gold buttons (from my prized stash) to finish off the back.  It turned out so cute that I think it will double as her Christmas Mass dress, too!

Nana came with us to the ballet, it was 
'Girls Night Out' afterall. I love these pics of Mary Grace! 
In every one of them her eyes are darting to the side.  There was so much to take in that I'm not sure if she was amazed or scared to death!

Here's what you get when you try to take a selfie 
with a squirming toddler.

I was worried that a two hour production would be too much for her, but she LOVED it!  She followed the story and sat mostly still, going between my lap and her Nana's.  And during the car ride home, she talked all about the Nutcracker fighting the Mouse King and "cutting his tail off!"

I think we've found a new Christmas tradition!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paint and Brush

John Paul is a self taught artist. 
He started with some watercolors 
and a YouTube video.

As his love of art grew so did his desire to use different mediums, and that's when we found a local artist who teaches classes a few days a week.

The studio contains a wonderfully eclectic mix of artists and 
they have embraced him whole-heartedly.  
John Paul feels free to let his creativity come out 
with his paint and brush.

They say that creative people are messy...

Then John Paul must be the most 
creative person in the universe!

It drives his "Type A" mother a little insane.

But I think for now, I'll look past the mess
to see the beauty.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wisemen ADVENTures!

The Wise Men are back at the Creamer household 
and are in search of the baby Jesus!  
Follow me on Instagram 
(link at the top right of the blog page) 
to see their daily ADVENTures:

Happy Advent!