You know the scene - it's Christmas time (or "holiday tree time) and you want to show appreciation to your child's teacher. You want it to involve your child, be meaningful, maybe even fun. You want it to be cheap. "A-ha! I will make her a dozen sugar cookies! My child and I will decorate them together! It will be an experience and she will see the time we spent on the cookies and feel appreciated!"
Pardon the absence. The 'day job' has been all consuming in the last week. In these times of recession I'm not complaining, but it means very little time for anything else.
The last few paintings were produced as artwork for Christmas and/or greeting cards. In a way its good, occasionally (and ONLY occasionally), to have a purpose outside your own artistic self indulgence.
I’ve had cake pops on my ‘to do list’ for a while and finally got the opportunity when visiting a friend down in New Plymouth the other week. She has two daughters who were keen to help make them and even more importantly eat them. It’s a fun activity to do with kids, fairly easy but a bit fiddly. For those younger than 8 years you will need to assist with the moulding of the cake balls and inserting the sticks into the cake pops gently so not to break the already moulded cake.
I wrote about this not so long ago here.
At that time I mentioned how President Bush actually started the precedent during his administration. Apparently, Fox News never got the memo...
By Jueseppi B.
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia pose with children, dressed as elves, at the “Christmas in Washington” celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as his daughter Sasha watches during the Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum in Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as his mother-in-law Marian Robinson (2nd L), and his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha, watch during the Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum.
David Axelrod Shaves Off His Mustache On Morning Joe.
David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to President Obama’s presidential campaign, shaved his 40-year-old mustache off on Friday morning’s broadcast of MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe.” Axelrod promised to shave his mustache if he was able to raise $1,000,000 for epilepsy research.
Axelrod, whose daughter suffers from epilepsy, said he would shave his mustache only if he could raise the money in under 30 days.
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