Sunday, May 25, 2008

Time sure is flying by!

Looking at the last date I posted makes me wonder why it is time has sped up so much. I feel like I have so many things to share that I don't even know where to start. Hmmm, let's see.
First of all, my little Meggers turned 7 today. Yes, shocking. I guess the whole feeling of time going way too fast is true. I can't believe she is seven. Whew, craaaaazeeeee! To celebrate we had my in-laws here yesterday We went on a bike ride. Megan was surprised to get to go on the ride with a brand new bike. Her knees have been hitting the handle bar on the old bike so it was nice to see her on a bike that actually fits. Here's Meg and her ride!

We spent the day today making Megan feel special. Matt had to work so we were on a mission for fun. After I let the girls have cake for breakfast (yes, it's really me, I just was being "cool Mom" for the birthday), we hung around the house for awhile. We loaded up and went to Red Robin for lunch. Megan was given a big sundae for her birthday treat from Red Robin. She was so sweet to Alyssa. She felt bed that Alyssa's treat was small. She begged me to get her sister a big sundae too. Wow, only a day of being 7 and she was super thoughtful to her sister! Hmmm, could she be maturing??? Well, after that we went to Friends2BMade and made dolls. We even popped into Libby Lu for a glittering. We had a great time at the mall. Evan was good putting up with our girly day. I'll have to make sure he gets his hands on daddy's tools tomorrow. We spent the evening outside riding bikes and playing games. I'm pooped and I think we are pretty tired too. I got NO grief at bedtime. Not even any conversation as I walked out of the bedrooms. Happy birthday Meggers!!
The girls went to the father daughter dance last week. The theme was Hollywood Red Carpet. The girls were very excited to get dressed in their best glamorous outfits. I did their hair and Holly loaned them bling to put in it. I really wanted to have their hair done for them but the fees were just not cheap. I didn't really know what I was I doing but I think they looked cute. Don't they just look so sweet?

Can you believe this one??? The nerve! What do they think, crazy moms are gonna tag the kids and dad and follow their every move to get that great photo? Try and sneak into the dance to capture every part of the night on film? Well, I guess the PTA moms in charged worried when they saw us on the list. I did exactly that! The kids and Matt left thinking the photo shoot was over when the drove away. Evan and I jumped in the car and kept a slow follow. I even bribed Evan with a trip to Starbucks for a "hoppachino" to get him to leave the Barney video he was watching when it was time to chase them to school. They were all surprised to see me in the school loop taking photos from the car. Really, they should expect no less. This is me. I am the paparazzi, and I love it!
More later, I promise.
I'm hoping to get my gallery of work up this week. I also will be putting a spot on here where you can order kits from my past and current scrapbook projects. Hmmmm, lots in the works. Next up on the birthday list is Alyssa. She'll be 9 in 18 days. Wowzer!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A two year old with the nozzle

So the girls and Evan were playing outside the other day. Evan decides he's going to water the tree. Nothing new. It's a good thing for him to do to stay in one spot for a little bit. He takes the nozzle and tries to squirt the girls and the neighbors that are all in the yard. They all think it's funny because the water is barely on. Little do they know that Matt has moved over to the spickett and is about to give Evan a little power behind the nozzle. Here's the result. Not sure who was more surprised.

Life 's little moments are so worth capturing. It's a matter of how brave you are to run in a grab your camera. I can't say I wasn't standing there worrying about the possibility of Evan blasting me with the water. Well, not me, my camera. I had a photo in my head. The LAST photo Holly took with her camera before the water from a slip and slide ruined it. I did get wet but I was able to protect the camera.
I've been dying to get into some paper and play. So, I'll post more later. I have several projects going right now. Oh, gotta watch Grey's first then I'll play. Hmmm, maybe I'll sort some buttons while I watch.
Bye for now!

Evan had the best time soaking everyone.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wow, has it been over a week??

So much has been happening since I last posted. It's hard to believe it's been over a week. First of all, I had a birthday. I turned 34 on the 26th. I Funny how the birthday thing changes as we get older. I used to count down the days until my next birthday starting on my birthday. Not so much anymore. I did spend a nice day with the kids and Matt. They baked cupcakes for me. We decided that 34 candles was just too much of a fire hazard so instead we placed the cupcakes in the shape of the number 34. Even like that the candle lighting was quite impressive. Matt and the kids surprised me with an ipod nano. Am I finally not the only person in the world that doesn't own an ipod? I was lucky enough to have my friend Deb loan me some CD's to burn so I can put some music in the ipod. We have a whole library set up in the old computer but we have had some difficulty in transferring it to the new computer. Luckily my neighbor is a computer guy and he's going to try and fix us up. He is also going to give a jump start to the old computer.
Megan and Alyssa were in the school talent show last night. They were both very excited to participate. Megan sang "Our Song" by Taylor Swift with her friend Francesca. They are in 1st grade and Brownies together. They both did a great job singing and remembering the hand movements they came up with to go with the song. Aren't they cute??
Alyssa and her two friends America and Rachel sang and danced to "Like Whoa", by Ally and AJ. They came up with really clever dance moves for the whole roller coaster ride analogy that the song uses. I think they practiced every day at lunch and even after school several times. Like true 8 year old girls, they took the show angle to arrange a shopping trip for outfits. The trio likes to call themselves the three musketeers. Alyssa actually spent the night over at Rachel's house last weekend. Yes, apparently the whole Wild Animal Park experience has cured her of the fear of sleepovers. Now the three of them have plans to spend the night together at least once a month. They even asked for 2 night sleepovers for the summer already. It's so nice to have good girlfriends. Alyssa is so blessed in that department. She has a whole class full of girls that all get along and really meld well together. Not to mention they have an awesome teacher.

Oh, Alyssa is expecting new glasses next week. Her prescription has changed a lot. She is chomping at the bit to get her new glasses. I'll post a pic after we get them. Matt ended up going to the appointment with her so I have NO CLUE what the frames will look like. All I know is it was 330 dollars. Ouch! I mean seriously, can you imagine how far that would go at the scrapbook store. I know, only me huh? Speaking of scrapbooking....

Happy National Scrapbook Day! No, this is not something I made up. Scrapbookers all over are burning the midnight oil as I type, cropping the night away. I was able to spend most of the day at It's About Time yesterday. You'd think with the time I was there I would be able to say I finished 10 layouts or something cool like that. NOPE. Not me. I finished ONE layout. I did paint chipboard. Nice to have paint on my hands. Looks like I've been feeding that creative side of me that always comes last even though I didn't get the world accomplished while I was there. Again, love to be at the scrapbook store. There are so many great people that work and shop there. Everyone from last night is there right now but I'm at home since Matt is at work.

Here is the layout I was working on. I love the paper so much I was tempted to buy more today. I had to mix the paint to make a color to match and I have to say I had forgotten how much I love paint. I'll have to do more of that.

OK, well that's probably enough for now. It's been so nice hearing from everyone who has visited my blog. Please leave a comment or drop me a note at I have been happy to hear from all of my Temecula friends who have moved. I will be adding a Gallery of my work and a class section this week hopefully. Check back often.

Love to you all!