Sunday, November 24, 2013

Candy Cornucopias

Thanksgiving is later this week and we all have so much to be thankful for. Here is a fun way to show others you are thankful for them.

I saw this idea first on Pinterest - soak the tip of a sugar cone in water and bend it up. Here's my take on it - just a little different. I didn't have sugar cones, but I did have waffle cones left over from Rebecca's birthday so I thought I would give it a try.

 I tried soaking the cone in water like I saw on Pinterest, but that didn't work. The cone just got slimy and
still didn't bend. I had the idea of putting the cone in the microwave to see if it would soften up and - BINGO it worked. I found that 20 seconds on high was just right for being able to bend the end of the cone. After shaping the end the way you want, you have to hold it in place until it cools and gets hard again.

For the candy mix, I used candy corns, candy pumpkins, and Reece's Pieces. Fall colored M&Ms would work great too, but I couldn't find those in the store. Fill the cornucopia with candy and use a candy bag or plastic wrap to cover it and keep the candy in place.

I finished them off with a gift tag that I found HERE - free printable. They turned out so cute and I look forward to giving them to a few special people!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

3 weeks

Brianna is 3 weeks old already. The days are just flying by. She is such a good baby, which makes the transition from 2 kids to 3 kids pretty easy. I am loving my time at home with Blake and Brianna and also having my mom here to visit for 2 weeks.
Brianna has lots of hair - everyone has to comment on it. I love her hair too! It gets nice and curly after a bath and has a natural fluff. 
As expected, Grandma Pontier has spend lots of time in the kitchen and has had some little helpers too. Here they are making apple dumplings.
On Sunday, Nov. 17th Brianna was baptized at our church. We had a lunch after church for family and friends.
Here is Brianna wearing the baptism gown that has been in our family for over 60 years. My dad wore it and so did I.
Our beautiful children that God has greatly blessed us with!
Here are all the De Vries grand kids.
The De Vries family (only missing Linda and Bill).
Grandma Pontier with her 12th grandchild.
The weekend before, we has some good visits with the Pontier side of the family. Here is cousin Michal with Brianna and Rebecca.
Blake is a budding musician, he loves anything that plays music and can't keep his hands off the piano at the Barnes' house. Here he is with cousin Joanna.