Saturday, February 28, 2009
This is the best out of like6 pictures of our family - the rest not so good. But Ethan right here has a mouth chuck full of water from the water fountain - the second after my dad takes this picture he spits it out - dean and I thought the kid barfed everywhere - but of course its just good old Ethan playing tricks on mom and dad - classic!Thanks for stopping by............
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So here is a book i did for CHA - i used the new 8x8 mixed media books from Fancy Pants. So awesome - each shape - there are 4 i think - comes with different textures to play with. Acrylic, Chipboard and felt - i used all three in this mini i did about Ethan. The paper is from the On a Whimsey line which seems to be getting most of my attention. The chipboard is from the new 6x6 chipboard sets. Thanks for peeking!
Now off to bake some yummy cookies - I probably bake cookies once a week, but i make sure i save enough for the kids then i give the rest away - i would eat them all if i kept them around - i just need the cookie dough fix then i'm good!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I did this layout for a Design Team Challenge over at Studio Calico - it was to lift or be be inspired by the so talented Stephanie Howell - seriously loads of layouts to choose from - they are all amazing but i chose her Caught You layout. This is Baylee gettin down to a little Bruce Springstein during the Super Bowl half time at my parents house. She was having so much fun dancing around i was glad to get some pictures of her in action! Love this color combo - i used Basic Grey, Crate Paper and Dream Street! And that amazing musical background is a scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is a picture of Baylee sleeping in her big girl bed on Saturday for the first time. We spent the whole day cleaning out her room, taking down the crib and putting her bed up. I was so nervous that she would just get in and out and I would struggle putting her down - but so far - she hasn't gotten out ONCE since i've put here in! Knock on wood! You can see her cheeks and lips are all red because she is sick right now - she's a snot factory! Its bittersweet - my baby is growing up so fast - and with being the last its kinda hard. She's been so easy too - besides all of the struggles when she was born. So yay for the big girl bed!
Hope you all have a good week. Is there anyone out there who takes the initiative on Valentines day so you can make sure you have a good one - or do you wait for DH to do all the work?? Leave me comments and let me know - the day is coming soon and i'm not sure that we are doing anything - i know if I wait though - and he doesn't plan anything - i will just be upset. Sooooooo what is a girl to do??
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
My sweet Baylee just couldn't get any funner than she is right now. The drama is coming on - but it's usually pretty darn humerous at times that i havn't gotten annoyed by it yet. She can be so sweet too. She always says please and sorry at just the right times and gives random hugs and kisses for no reason. This is right before nap time - i know the Binky needs to go - she's 2 1/2 - but i'm waiting for Dean to put up the big girl bed first - i need it for that. So maybe another month and we'll try taking it away. Ugh - i know it will probably be harder for me than her but just the thought of her getting out of bed and not falling asleep so fast at night just doesn't make me too happy. I've been so lucky with my kids and thier sleeping habits. They go to bed early, NEVER get up at night and Baylee and Mason will sleep in. 9 times out of 10 Ethan is up at 7:00 on the nose regardless of what time he's gone to bed.
This is goofy Ethan on the floor at my mom's house. He was playing ring a round the rosies with Baylee during half time of the Super Bowl. As you can see he's lost his top from tooth! This was eventful - he didn't even know it was loose till Dean mentioned it to him because it was 'hanging' lower than normal. Then for 2 days straight he was petrified of it falling out because he thought he'd never be able to eat again. Then while playing the wii over at a friends he realized that it was missing! It had fallen out onto the carpet and he didn't even know it. My friend Jen and her husband matt had to use the shop vac because they couldn't find and - wala - it showed up in the shop vac! Silly kid - he's definatley a different kid! Can be so sweet - but he is very stubborn and i find myself butting heads with him more often than not. I feel so bad - i need to try harder to bite my tounge at let him be him. Health wise - he's doing great. We really have been blessed. I hear and read so many stories of Cystic Fibrosis taking over and running peoples lives, we are fortunate that we don't have alot of issues right now. His lung function is fantastic! We still have quite a few digestive problems but for the most part - he's doing amazing.Mason - he's just doing great. He's so smart, loving, kind and just an all around good kid. He's enjoying Piano lessons with Grandma, going to Jazz games with his dad and trying his hand at basketball - not so succesfull this far. Sports just don't come naturally to him like they do Ethan - but he tries and if he wants to bad enough he will do great! He is SO smart though. The top of his class in everything. I think he reads faster than me. This is definatley something that is natural for himSo lucky me - i have super great kids and a loving (very busy) husband. I'm thankful everyday for the things in my life that make me happy - and those not so great moments too - which usually out number the good some days!! But i wouldn't change it - i guess its those things that help us grow and be better people .
Here is a layout i did for the OLW challenge - the word was Living - it was so fun to scrap for my selft with whatever paper and product i wanted! ANd the little jump start helped too!I decided that i didn't want to do a product post from CHA because my cute friend Kirsty Wiseman did a fabulous one - so if your interested in seeing alot of the new goodies - go check them out on this post.