Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here chloe is with the infamous donkey, just minutes before he tried to "eat her finger":
Gosh, I think Noah looks about 7 here, instead of just 4! My boy is soo big!
Gotta love how Chloe went from being a pissed off 2 year old to totally posing for the camera (thanks for your help, lis!)!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ok, ok, i'll stop rambling and get down to business... I seriously LOVE the May CMK kit. Yes, I know, I love lisa's kits every month, but I seriously always feel like she outdoes herself every time! This month, I was especially drawn to the yummy ribbons, the small Heidi Swapp letters, and the adorable leaf stick pins! I decided to sew the ribbons together to make a background for this photo of Chloe that I just adore (from last May). The cardstock is embossed with a leaf print, so I rubbed some of my metallic rub-ons over the embossing to emphasize the leaf pattern. Can't wait to play with this kit more! Don't forget to check out the other CMK DT girls blogs to see their layouts, too (links to the left)!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I wanted to share my last layout using the April CMK kit. This kit seriously blew me away, and i'm loving May's just as much! I never did get to play last night as I ended up wasting too much time going through my photos, but tonight is the night ;-)
Happy hump day, everyone!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tony had to work today, so the kids and I went on a 2 mile bike ride, and Noah did great! He had to get off to walk his bike up the bigger hills a couple of times, but he rode most of it - I was very impressed. Chloe had the best ride of all - she got to sit back and relax on the back of my bike. After lunch, we again enjoyed the nice weather with one of our favorite springtime activities:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This month's prompt is up at the Forward Progress blog. I made a layout with 10 goals for the next year. Since I haven't completed any of the 5 goals in 5 months I made last month, I included those in.
Journaling:My goals for the next year: By August 2009 - start a garden (started indoors 2/09, to be transferred outdoors when blossoming), lose 10 pounds (working on it), finish Twilight book series (on Book 3), continue to have lots of silly moments with my kids (on-going), do weekly menu planning (haven't started); By April 2010 - organize basement, sew a camera strap, purge magazines, file layouts in albums, blog at least 3x/week, go through old toys and sell what is no longer being used.
It's been a happy mail week for me - whoo! Got my Scrapbook Trends box the other day with some product and the April mag which is chock full of inspo, and yesterday I got my Fancy Pants box! The excitement of getting a box of favorite scrap product never gets old - I seriously just want to roll around in it, lol.
I'm off to go start my day with the little ones. Hope you all have a wonderful day! I think it *might* actually be spring-like weather here today (i'm really hoping I didn't just jinx myself!)!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Starting with a funny story - I just have to share this as it cracks me up every time I think about it. There is this toy machine at the local grocery store that Noah always asks to play - the kind with the crane where you hit the button to lower it to try to win a stuffed animal. Well, the stuffed animals are the "big" prizes, but as we learned the first (and only) time he played, every person is a winner. So, when you don't win the big prize, a second, smaller crane, closes down on some candy on the other side of the machine. Anyway, noah really wanted to play the other day, and since he was being helpful in the grocery store, I gave him the dollar to play. So, he moves the crane, hits the button, and down it goes... picking up a stuffed dog! Some random lady who was watching, as well as Chloe and I, were all so excited, congratulating noah for winning the dog. Well, my crazy son starts crying hysterically, screaming "but I wanted the candy!!!" Oh lordie. Gotta love 4 1/2 year olds ;-) So, the sucker that I am searched around the diaper bag for another dollar to let him purposefully lose this time so that he could get the small, not nearly as exciting prize of two pieces of candy :-)
Moving onto scrappy stuff, here is a new Fancy Pants layout: