Luck O’ the Irish Shamrock Paper Plate Craft

Friends: Here’s a fun quick craft for St. Patrick’s Day! Make a lucky shamrock out of a paper plate. Materials: 1 paper plate 1 green crayon Scissors Directions: First, fold the paper plate into quarters. Next, with the point at the bottom, cut out the shape of a heart. The paper plate’s point is the […] Read More

Categories: Children, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Holidays, Kids, Spring Craft

The Holidays – December 2008

Friends: I love the holidays. This holiday season was no different. On Christmas morning, we woke up to Santa’s overnight magic – stockings stuffed with goodies and presents galore. Here is Eliana reading a note from Santa… The first picture shows my little chef Eliana beaming with excitement from the cool gifts she received from […] Read More

Categories: Christmas, Dianne de Las Casas, Holidays

Busy Holiday Weekend! Friday-Sunday, December 5-7, 2008

Friends: What a busy weekend this has been! Friday began with chaperoning a third grade field trip to see “The Nutcracker.” I accompanied Eliana and her class, singing and doing hand games at the back of the bus with Eliana and her friends. When we returned to school, we picnicked on a blanket in the […] Read More

Categories: Christmas, Dianne de Las Casas, Holidays

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas; Friday, December 5, 2008

Friends: When you enter our house, Santa greets you at the front door. The house is decorated for Christmas. The presents are wrapped and tucked under our Christmas tree. This is our kitchen. We decided to keep things pretty simple this year, especially in light of my surgery. A trifle bowl on the coffee table […] Read More

Categories: Christmas, Dianne de Las Casas, Holidays