Saturday, October 30, 2010

Family Photos 2010

We went for a drive up to Carr Canyon this morning to take family pictures. This is the first "real" family portraits we have gotten done since Tommy has been born. Although I went into the day thinking I wasn't going to get any pictures worth mentioning, there is one I absolutely LOVE! Totally excited about it! And the best part is.... It looks good cropped differently and in black and white..... so here we go!....

I am having a hard time deciding which one to put in my Christmas card this year.... but I still have a few more weeks to decide on that.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nap Time

After a rough "terrible 2" morning.... I was about ready to rip my hair out. In order to get a little peace and gather my wits, I put a movie on for Rebekah and gave her lunch. After about 20 minutes.... all my previous frustrations and anger drained away. My precious girl was fast asleep, her head pillowed on a giant purple hippopotamus. Too cute not to capture and share. Pictures below...

The orange on her mouth is from her chips....

Isn't she sweet!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I think fall is a crafty season!

So along with Rebekah's tutu, and the french memo board... I've added to my crafty list Autumn wreaths and I finally got the wood to start making my PO Box bank! I'm very excited :)

The wood I chose for my bank

My bank face

The kids are growing like weeds. Rebekah is tall enough we have to get her 3T clothes, and Tommy has started cruising, so it's only a matter of time before he is running the roost! (and honestly, I can't WAIT! It's so much fun once they can walk!!!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

another crafty moment.... plus some

So..... In order to make a display board for my sister in law's up coming Bridal Shower, I decided to make her a French Memo Board... I had made a couple of them before, but it was fun to do it again. I love these things... and when I figure out how to decorate my bedroom, I will make another. I'm also thinking of making one with holiday material to display my Christmas Cards!! :)

Here's a couple of shots to show my progress....
the material and ribbon

getting started

Finished product!

Last Sunday we also went out to Apple Annie's to get pumpkins. Some will be carved, and some will be used to (try) to make pumpkin pie from scratch!!! The sunflowers there were gorgeous!

Rebekah picked her very own pumpkin

Our attempt at a family photo

And a couple of the kids.. just because!
So sleepy!

Cooking noodles

Playing while camping

In their Halloween jammies

Playing :)

Watching a movie with Daddy  
Well, that's all for now! I'm looking forward to the holidays coming up, and will remember to count all my blessings this year!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Martha Stewart...

I've been accused of many things... but being a "Martha-frickin-Stewart" is not one I will take offense to.
I like to make things... and I like to be "crafty". I like cooking, scrapbooking, and other hands on type projects.

I just got done making the skirt/tutu for Rebekah's Halloween outfit.
She's going to be a bumblebee.... and this is what I did...
The materials: non-roll elastic and 6 yards of tulle

Elastic sewn to make a band and the tulle all cut up. It was a bugger!!

getting started....

about 1/2 way done. I'm loving how it looks!

finished product. TOO cute!
It was fun!