Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I'm dropping off another Fancy Pants layout I just completed - the black and blue papers are from The Daily Grind line, as are the chip flowers and word. The pink paper is from the Happy Holidays line and the chip letters are from both the lines. The colors of the chip letters didn't work with my layout, so I decided to do the fabulous Leslie Ashe's challenge at CMK and use beads on a layout. I painted my letters white and then covered them with beads - so fun!! The felt, ribbon and rub-ons are also Fancy Pants (I covered the flourish rub-on at the bottom with stickles).
I took these photos just last week when we went to the zoo. I love how happy Chloe looks, and is she a natural with the camera or what?? Journaling reads: These are my favorite recent photos of you - I love how your joy and your supunk is radiating from you. Chloe, you are gorgeous on the inside and out!
Hope everyone is having a great week - happy Friday!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Yesterday was one of those days in which Tony and I just wanted to trade the kids in, lol. Fortunately for them, they came with a no return policy. It was just one of those days in which they were tag teaming us with whining and not listening, and the day ended with Noah marking up chloe's walls with crayon. Ahhh, but today is another day, and it's already started out with me deciding that i'll keep them around, after all. :-)
I finished up two more DT layouts for Create My Keepsake using Scenic Route's gorgeous Sonoma line:
Journaling reads: Always respect each other, protect each other, be kind to each other, love each other as fiercely as you do today. Love, mommy
These photos were taken just a few days ago, and I thought it was so funny that my daughter was playing in leaves while wearing short sleeves and a skirt - not your typical fall weather! Journaling reads: You've got to love Maryland - playing in leaves in 80 degree weather!
And two more Fancy Pants layouts:
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Fun thing #3: Fancy Pants is releasing two new lines, and they are awesome!! I can't wait to get my hands on these! The new lines will be shipping out starting November 1st, and you can win some of this yumminess on the Fancy Pants blog.
Hope everyone is having a great week - the end is near!
Monday, October 13, 2008
We went to Dutch Wonderland the next morning, and now I know why everyone raves about it there! Since it's a family amusement park, it was so clean and pretty, and it was a blast! I thought the rides would all be really tame, but there were plenty of rides that we went on that gave us quite a thrill!! And let me tell you, my son definitely takes after me and not his wimpy daddy in his amusement park, thrill-seeking ways, because he never once got nervous or felt dizzy, sick, etc. He is hardcore! Even Chloe and my 2 1/2 year old nephew had plenty to go on, so it was a great day for everyone!
Yesterday we stayed in and relaxed. Tony worked on building the wooden playhouse my parents got Noah for his birthday, and I had to go to Noah's preschool to clean. Since it's a co-op, we are assigned one weekend day a year to do a thorough cleaning, so I worked hard yesterday :-)
I have another Scenic Route layout to drop off. I'm really loving this Sonoma line - the colors are gorgeous!
Journaling reads: By 18 months, you already had quite a decent vocabulary, although you didn't say all of the words correctly. Oatmeal was one of them. In a quiet and sweet tone, you said "eat me." I used to joke that given your temperament, it was quite possible that your mispronunciation was planned! :-) At 21 months, you now say oatmeal correctly , but I must confess that I miss hearing "eat me"!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
We got out of there as quickly as we could and got ourselves home so that Tony could bathe her and I could shower myself off! We got her to bed and then opened presents with Noah. Poor chloe ended up getting sick three more times throughout the night! Thankfully, although she does have a fever today, she hasn't gotten sick since the middle of the night, so i'm hoping it is a 24 hour bug that's on it's way out. I'm really hoping and praying that whatever she has stays far away from Noah, as his party is on Sunday. So, his 4th birthday is definitely one we will remember!!
This has been a great scrappy mail week for me. On Wednesday, I got my Fancy Pants box, and WOW, is it amazing!! I have seriously loved their products since I bought my first chipboard big board box a couple of years ago, and I am seriously SO excited to get started designing for them! Getting the box made it seem more real. The box was jam packed with all of their newest collections - lots and lots of FP chipboard, rub-ons, glitter cuts, transparencies, buttons, embellishment boxes, transparent mini album set, chipboard mini albums sets, paper, etc. A big THANK YOU to FP!!
I also got my Scrapbook Trends box - there is some yummy stuff in there, and it felt really good to get my layout back... it's nervewracking having my layouts away in someone else's care!
Before I sign off, I wanted to share some pics of my 4 year old -
I told Noah he could have whatever he wanted for breakfast - I told him i'd make him waffles, pancakes, eggs, etc., but no, he wanted Lucky Charms since I don't normally let him have sugar cereals, lol! Here he is happy with his cereal, showing me how old he is:
Dinner out (before it got interesting, lol):
Opening up presents when we got home:And I couldn't post pics without sharing some of my little girl, too! Here are a couple of Chloe before we left for the restaurant (when she was still feeling ok!):I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday and enjoy your weekend!!