Friday, May 23, 2008

Five for Friday

1. I've had an overdose of Ryan these last 2 weeks. The child has figured out how to climb out of his crib so that's what he does instead of sleeping. :) Fighting the nap, not conking out until after 9, and here's the icing on the cake...waking up betwen 6 and 6:30!! Needless to say, I'm a little tired and frustrated. Hoping that the new allergy medicine will work wonders :) I love him dearly, but I definitely need a little non-Ryan time in my day...

2. [chant to the tune of cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha] "We're going on vacation...we're going on vacation..." We leave tomorrow for the outer banks - I can't wait!!!! Maybe I can...still have a lot to get, I definitely can't wait! :)

3. My first baby graduated from preschool Wednesday night! The little ceremony was so cute - they even wore robes. Adorable! Here's some shots of Evan with his buddies. Yeah, my child would be the goof in both pics!!

4. Been making more cards lately. A lot cheaper than buying them and I figure I've got plenty of supplies - tee, hee! :) Here's some thank you notes I made for the Moppets workers at our MOPS group. The pic's not that great. I thought of taking it at the last minute when we were on our way in - the car definitely does not have the best lighting ;)

5. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Don't forget to remember the soldiers, both past and present, who have fought for our country. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have the freedoms that we so enjoy and often take for granted. I'm so proud of my grandfathers for serving in WWII.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm Fine, Why?

Today my mom calls and asks if I'm feeling o.k.

Yeah, why?

Well, when did you take that picture of yourself on your blog? You don't look well. You need to post a better picture of yourself.


Love you, mom :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Five for Friday

1. Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you mommas out there in blogland! Wanted to send those wishes LAST Friday, prior to the big day, it just didn't happen. Hopefully, you got to spend time with those you love and who love you :) I did!

2. May 3rd was National Scrapbooking Day - I know...those of you who don't scrapbook can pick yourselves up off the floor and stop laughing :) I got to spend the day scrapping with about 10 other lovely ladies from the Creating Keepsakes Message Board. It was our first time meeting and scrapping together and it was lots of fun! Here's one of the layouts that I got finished there:

3. Got my hair cut last week and went back to my natural color which looks REALLY dark to me. What do you think? I like the cut and am getting used to the color - now I need to work on the tired eyes - tee, hee!

4. Thought I'd share my favorite project that I completed a few months back. I'll be teaching how to make it at my LSS - HA! - I mean, Joann's. It's a mini-album in an altoids tin that is all about me. You can find out how to make it at Now, most of the time I'm scrapbooking the kids and their exploits, so this was a lot of fun to sit down and think about what I wanted to say about myself. I reallylike the way it turned out.

5. Isn't he a cutie? Gotta love the t-shirt, too - it says "cruising" and there's a pic of a big wheel :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's Official...

Nathan has become a stinker. Apparently, Ryan not only passed down this shirt [pictured below], but also the "stinkerness" [is that even a word?] behind it.
He's been climbing up on the kitchen chairs and then pulling stuff off the countertops.

He throws a bonafide fit, flinging himself backward when he doesn't get his own way.

He has figured out how to stand up in the high chair - time for a booster seat!

He actually pointed his finger at me, furrowed his eyebrows, and "baby-talked" a reprimand at me the other day when I told him no and tried to redirect him. I REALLY wish I had a picture of that!

And the funniest thing about it all is this face that he'll give us whenever we tell him no. This was the face I got tonight at dinner when I told him to stop throwing food off his tray. It's going to be a long year! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008


I know there are people who visit my blog [thank you] but I'd love to know who you are. I'm not asking for comments EVERY time you visit, but once in a while, it'd be nice to get some love :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Five for Friday

1. We had chicken pox this week. Two nights in a row. :) This is what Ryan calls these yummy chicken pockets that I made for dinner. He asks for them by name - "Can we have chicken pox, Mommy?" Too funny - and I love when he asks for them because then I have an excuse to make them. They are delish!
2. I was playing around with the macro setting on my point and shoot digital camera last week. The boys were on a bughunt in the grass. Still have a lot to learn, but it's fun to play around with...
3. Evan is the SOUNDEST sleeper in the world. I'm serious - a bomb could go off and this child would still be sleeping. This is how we found him the other night when Mark and I checked on them before bed. He had surrounded himself with all his stuffed animals. He didn't even flinch when we took about 5 pics of him with the flash.

4. Check out this outfit :) This is how Ryan headed out last Saturday morning. He LOVES his camo boots and uses every opportunity to wear them. I think they're 2 sizes too small, but he doesn't care. Oh, and for anyone who wanted to know - he's wearing his Spiderman sunglasses.

5. Couldn't resist pulling over and taking this shot this week. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've seen gas posted over $4/gallon around here. Too bad that's going to be the norm once the summer hits. The crazy thing is the "small print" under the sign reads "Cash price posted. Add 10 cents/gallon for credit." INSANE!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Can't they just stay this way forever?

Nathan's 18 months old today!! :( I can't believe how fast my little guy is growing up. Definitely have mixed emotions about it. He's SUCH a pleasant little guy - always has been. My fear is that the "terrible 2's" are going to start kicking in...

Lately, he's been trying to do everything [and I mean EVERYTHING] the older two are doing. This includes moonbouncing, hitting baseballs, and especially CLIMBING!! Time to get out the helmet! :) He'll carry around the baseball bat [which is as tall as he is] and the ball - he looks like a frustrated baseball player. He LOVES to put on Evan's baseball hat [which practically fits him - ah, such big noggins my boys have]. Lately, he's been climbing on the little play chair he has to get himself up on our cedar chest coffee table. And I wonder why I've been seeing more gray hairs on my head!!

Mark and I just absolutely LOVE this age and wish he could stay this way forever. Love the way he puckers up his face every time he sees the camera. Love the way he wants to carry his monkey and blanket around the house all of a sudden. Love the way he calls for Evan: "Ev-a..." [Ryan is a little harder to say] Love the way he keeps himself occupied. Love the way he'll disappear and I'll find him EVERY TIME in a corner of his room looking at his books. Love the way he plays peek-a-boo and blows kisses. I could go on and on. Just love him to death!