Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This is the 1st LO I created using her After the Rain kit...SO love the bright colours here, it went perfectly with these pics of my oldest DD hammin' it up for the camera!!
Also...I was asked to be part of Sue Cummings CT!! She's an awesome designer at Oscraps. I've been eyeing her designs since I began scrapping...I love her simplicity, and her designs give me just the right final touch for my LOs. Man...I went through so many rejections from creative teams...and now...they are just piling up!! I'm just glad that so many of them are really relaxed about what they expect, otherwise I wouldn't be able to keep up with all of them!!
I'm really excited about everything that's happening with me in the scrapping world!! Keep an eye out for some new LOs from me with all these new designs I get to play with!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
So, I caught Monkey's game about half way through...and all I can say is that he just seems happy to be out there running around with his friends. He gets to the ball...when he wants to...but most of the time he's flipping around on the ground...such a boy!! He's happy, so I'm happy...I'm hoping that someday he'll catch on to the whole concept of the sport and competition, but right now, he's only 5...and it's cool that he's having fun out there. So without further ado, here's some pics...
Tried to get him #6...for nostalgia sake...but it was already handed out...so he's #8, and quite frankly he doesn't care. And with him looking this cute, I don't really either!!
Remember what I said about him flipping around on the ground? Well, this is him caught in the act...at least, just before it...let me tell you that he won't be wearing a white long sleeve during a game again:)
And now on to some action shots!!
At the end of the game, cheering for the other team...he really had a great time and can't wait to play again...I'm glad he had such a fun time and that I was there to watch it.
Pumpkin, on the other hand, didn't have as fun a time...but I'll get back to that later. The day started out well...and she even got #6!! She was even excited that she had my number from when I was a kid:)
So...remember my previous post about her being a drama queen during her first season, well...it surfaced again in the first game. Although, not in the same manner...she had fun, and she still wants to play, but she was tired, and it made her throat hurt. So there was a lot of this face during the game...even some tears, but surprisingly she still wants to play.
When she wasn't making that face, she actually did quite well...she definitely has a competitive nature, and to be honest...she's too tough on herself and gets frustrated really easily.
And I know that my family is laughing right now...because this is SO my look!!
So after the games were over I had to run back to work, but I'm so glad I was able to watch their first games...and I can't wait to see more!!! I will definitely keep you updated on Monkey's flipping around and Pumpkin's endurance progression!! :)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I was a little leary of putting Pumpkin back in to soccer, this was the girl, who, halfway through her first soccer game 2 years ago, came running up to me and said breathlessly to me ~sigh~"I can't play soccer!!" I questioned why and she wiped her brow and said "Uhh, I'm sweating!!!" OMGOSH!!! I have a girly girl!!! I freaked...what am I supposed to do with a girly girl?! Well, she finished out the season, groaning and moaning the whole time, but I wouldn't let her quit because this was something that she agreed to try, and she had made a commitment to her team, and she was going to fulfill that commitment. And believe me...threatening her that I would MAKE her play the next season got her through many a practice...and even a game!!! I know...I'm terrible...threatening to make her play soccer!! Teehee...worked like magic!!
And then...there's this...REALLY gotta work on that kick!!
Her coach was SO cool...he totally made everything fun and the kids loved him!
Hahaha...it TOTALLY looks like she's beating everyone on the run...shhhh...don't tell her I told you, but she didn't run out as far as everyone. DEFINITELY need to work on her endurance!!
So she enjoyed her first day of practice...that's a good start!! Let's see how long it lasts...first game is this Saturday.
So, I did say that I had 2 kiddos in soccer...Monkey had his very first taste of soccer as well...and he was SO cute...I think the soccer ball came up to his knees!! :)
Let's just say that I am SO glad that someone is willing to put up with him for about 30 minutes, twice a week and run him to the ground!! He literally fell asleep an hour early...AND didn't wake up until everyone else was already awake...it's a MIRACLE!!!
And of course I got so totally cute pics of him!!
I just LOVE the mean look on his face here as he's trying to run as fast as he can...
Ah, my poor son, whom I love very much...is just SO not coordinated enough to do a jumping jack...I was ROLLING on the field watching him!!
So cute, holding up his hand to ask a question...such good manners;)
Gotta work on keeping that head up when he dribbles...
Just totally LOVE this pic for some reason!!
And so begins a new stage of my life...the soccer mom...I just hope that I can do it as well as my mom did!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Awwww...I love my Mom and Dad!! I can't wait to see them, we missed going up to their place this summer...I hope that never happens again!! This day has been just awesome...except for the fact that my kids are all sick...nothing major though! This day ended with my being extremely happy:)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The Dream Team!!
...and bench:) Poor Howard!!
Oh yeah...August 1st was the last day on Main East for Marilyn too...the funniest discharge planner. So I was triple slammed that Monday!! Although, Marilyn is still working in the hospital, just on another floor.
And then, there was Marie:( I'm so glad that I got to know you while you were interning here!! And to think that we went to the same school, and I barely knew you!! I loved having you here, and I'm glad that I was able to help you out a bit through "the rough times." I hope that your time here didn't scar you so much that you won't come back to visit!! You are always welcome at my home!!
Marie and Jess...my two friends...who left me with the likes of a pug!!
Ah, we had some great times together!!
I will truly miss you guys. I hope you keep in touch!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
My beautiful Pumpkin...she's just growing up too fast!
I TOTALLY wish that I had thought of this for my flower girl!!! I SO LOVE those pixie wings!!
Isn't that view just gorgeous?! Beautiful venue!
You may kiss the bride...
Pumpkin and one of her cousins...two little cuties!!
Just a beautiful pic of my little Sweet Pea in front of an absolutely beautiful backdrop!
Yes...sometimes they can be this sweet to each other:)
Me and my baby!!
Some pics of my kiddos being their goofy selves!! And after the snacks, the kiddos left:)
Cutting and eating the cake...
Now aren't we two hot little mamas?!
The first dance...now I have to say that it started out as a typical slow first dance, but then they sped it up and did a whole Saturday Night Fever thing...so totally hilarious!!
My sis-in-law, mom-in-law and me...
We had a blast!! Love this pic!
So we spent the night at Jay and Jenn's...and when the kids woke up...Auntie Jenn had a surprise for them...a princess castle cake!!
This made her #1 Auntie (for the time being) in Sweet Pea's book:)
My cute little Monkey!
Lounging on the couch with Uncle Jay...
Then we headed over to the day after party...just another day spent with the relatives. This is the newest kiddo on the block...
We had a "parade of cakes" for all the birthdays around this time...so Monkey got another TMNT cake...
Sweet Pea and her cousin enjoying each other's company...
Hanging out with cousins from Down Under...
Uncle Tom and Tita Girlie from Las Vegas...love spending time with them!!
And our newest favorite relative...the fabulous Mark from NYC!!! We are SO totally going over there to get the Sex and the City tour:)
So that was our weekend...lots of time with relatives...fun times had...and memories made...could it get any better? Well...maybe if it was with my relatives...but Mike's were a good substitute;)