Thursday, July 29, 2010

A day on the water

Ok, I'm a bit late getting this posted, but I wanted to say a big thank you to cousins Dan and Samantha for inviting us to spend the day with them last weekend and the lovely day on their boat. As usual, my children surprised me with their competence and ease (Gabi: "Mommy, I already know how to put on my life jacket - we do it at camp for boating. You don't have to help me.") and intense curiosity (Noah: "What's that called? What is it for?"). It was such a terrific day and of course, the company was wonderful.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Haircut

Gabi got a new haircut today - our compromise for her not wanting to wear her hair in a ponytail during the summer when she swims at least twice a day, leading to nightly struggles with her many snarls. I love it, and happily, so does she!

Friday, July 23, 2010


My buddy Gini is celebrating her blogaversay by giving away the most unbelievable blog candy - check this out!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ooh- a giveaway!!

Imaginisce is giving away a great prize pack just for commenting on their blog! Check it out!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Noah!!!

My darling son Noah turns four today! It is hard to believe this is the smiling, chubby-cheeked baby we met in a hotel room in Guatemala in 2006 - he is so strong willed and able now. I'm so very proud of him. Here he is telling me how old he is today, and getting a phone call from our friends Lisa, Mary, and Meryl singing him 'happy birthday.'

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ah, summer....

I must really love my kids, because while they love the beach, I hate it. Don't ask - I'm not good in the sun, and I don't like sand. But I adore my kids, so we go, slathered in sunscreen.

This layout is the first one I made with my Kreaxions Circle Cutter, and I just love this tool. It could not be easier to use, and you can adjust it infinitely. You don't even need a special mat. The inspiration came from a design by my buddy Amy Beaver, who designed this awesome sketch for Simply Scrapping Craft's Sketchy Saturday Challenge this week. Thanks Amy - you talented gal!!!! The papers are from Making Memories Just Chillin' Boy pack.