Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Craft with me 1, 2, 3.....Happy Easter

Last weekend Tinkerbell had an overnight at Baba's house (Baba is short for "Babička" which is Czech for grandma) and boy does Baba love her crafts.  Baking crafts, that is.  Luckily for Tinkerbell Baba fills in the gap that I leave in Gracie's crafting life- I am not a baker!  Together Baba and I might get mistaken for Martha Stewart.  Minus the rap sheet.  And the millions of dollars.  But I digress.

Here are some pics of some of the fun things Tinkerbell excitedly showed me when she got home from Baba's house.  Cute stuff- no tutorial, but thought I would share a couple of their final creations.  Perhaps it will inspire if not guide!

 I loved this fun pot 'o flowers.  They made and decorated sugar cookies, stuck them with kabob sticks and placed them into foam in the pot.  Tinkerbell also got to decorate the flower pot and cover the foam with "grass"

Showing off her work!

Scotcheroos on a Stick....YUM (my weakness!  I hold Baba almost wholly responsible for the many months that it took me to lose my baby weight!!!)

A closer look at some of the bunnies

Thanks Baba for the fun "guest post" :)

And a side story about my little Tinkerbell while I'm on the subject of Easter.....we have been trying to be intentional about the way we talk about Easter to make sure she understands what it is we're celebrating.  This morning in the car I heard her explaining to the Bear who Jesus is, that he died on the cross for our sins so we could go to heaven, and how he came alive again on Easter morning.  She said that everyone was so happy that he was alive and that he was the son of God and that is why we say "Happy Easter!"  It was so fun to hear her telling her baby sister about Jesus (and for the record- she came up with that "Happy Easter" theory on her own!) It was one of those times that I wished I had a hidden camera recording the whole moment.  My little evangelist. 

So- a very Happy Easter to you all!


  1. Awh, that is so precious that Tinkerbell was telling her little sister about Jesus! I love to overhear conversations like that that my kids have with each other!

    Thanks for linking up! The flowers and bunnies are adorable!!!

  2. What a truly wonderful Baba Tinkerbell has. I can understand why Tinkerbell would have been almost bursting with excitiement to tell you all about the cookie flower pot and Scotcheroos on a stick. What beautiful memories Tinkerbell and Baba are creating together. Their goodies that they made are wonderful.

    It must have been so sweet for you to hear Tinkerbell explaining the meaning of Easter to her little sister.

  3. That is the sweetest story ever Molly. I'm sure Greta captured everything that Gracie said too ;-)
    ~ Alexa

  4. Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

    I stumbled across your blog--you have a totally cute family and i love the name "Baba"! Your pics are cute. I love sugar cookies, especially in a bouquet.

    It always makes my heart smile when I hear my children (and yours) speak about Jesus. They really listen to us and its amazing when its spontaneous and from their hearts like that. Thanks for sharing such a precious story.