Friday, June 17, 2011

Abby's Donation to Locks of Love

I have been talking to Abby for a few weeks about getting her hair cut for summer. We have to brush it several times a day and it's no fun for either one of us. So I started to talk to her about getting it cut and donating it. I showed her some pictures on the website and tried to explain the process but she just wasn't grasping it.

As the days get longer and hotter I kept bringing up the subject and she finally agreed to get it done. We went today and here are the pictures. We'll mail the hair out tomorrow and wait to hear back. I submitted some pictures and background to the local paper and she will be featured in the Community Awards section in a few weeks.

I am so proud of her, she has no idea the good she has done :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Night Under the Big Top

Abby had a Circus program with her PreK class at the beginning of the month. She did well but didn't song along with the other kids - but she'll sing her little heart out at home. She had a good time and looked so cute!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lucas' Hot Cocoa Party

Today Lucas had a hot cocoa party at school. families were invited so Abby and I went along with Grammy and Grandma and Papa. We had cocoa and cookies, got to color and spent time in the classroom just having fun.

The kids sang a song - Lucas seemed to disappear by the end of the song, must not have felt like being seen:)


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of Preschool!

I was worried that today wouldn't go well but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Lucas got up but was still "so tired" so I let him sit on the couch with his waffle and a blanket. He got dressed and got his bag together and we were off.

He went right into the classroom and explored it all over again (we've been there twice this year already) and I'm sure he found a million things to touch.

Abby didn't want to leave and she cried the entire way home. Her and I baked some cookies and we'll leave to pick Lucas up in about an hour. I think she likes this time alone to be honest - my angel may be back, granted only from 8-10:30 Monday through Friday (LOL) but I'll take it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Layouts

Here are just a few of the newer layouts that I've done.

I have so many digital kits at this point that I don't think I could possibly use them all. So that is my objective, to make at least one layout with each digital kit that I have. This is going to be a daunting task but once I am done it will be the greatest accomplishment:)

Spring Forward

kit: Delicate Spring by Digi-Crea fr
font: scriptina

Beep Beep Coming Through

kit: Beep Beep by Amanda Carlson
font: scribble

Thank Heaven for Little Boys

kit: Boys World by Sweet Blossom Designs
font: scribble, beautiful

Vintage Beauty

kit: Breaktime by mdesigns
font: ck leagacy, fontastic

Waiting for Papa

kit: Morangos by Luiza Garay
fontL ck fashion

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lucas at his first Teeball practice

Lucas had his first practice for teeball tonight and he liked it!

When we first got there he wanted to go play on the playground with Abby and the other kids but we told him that he had to go find his coach and his team - we would play once practice was over.

He was the smallest kid on the team, which is no surprise :), but he fit right in. I took him out back this afternoon to practice using his mitt and tossing the ball and he had a blast so I hoped for the best tonight and was pleasently surprised. He said he'll go to another practice so that is a good sign!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birthday Party

We had the kids birthday party yesterday and here are just a handful of the 350 that were taken - gotta love digital!

They had a good time although it was a long day until the party started. Lucas refused to nap, as I figured he might but Abby went down like clockwork. Then when she got up we got our "party" clothes on and waited for the first guests to arrive.

It wasn't long before there was a houseful of people and we were waiting for the big presents to come - Papa and Grandma with a truck for Lucas and a little motorbike for Abby. They saw them in the back of the truck as he pulled up. The hope was to have him put the toys behind the truck and then move it so they were really surprised but it was just as good the way it happened.

Then we went into the yard for awhile. It wasn't as nice out as I had hoped but the sun was shining and that was all I cared about - I DIDN'T want to get rained out:) Dinner was next, good old hot dogs! Then cake, two cakes, Lucas had chocolate and Abby had yellow with a raspberry filling - yummo!

Then it was finally present time. There was no order to it, they just ripped into bags - who cared if there was a princess on it, Lucas was going to go through it! They got a lot of great stuff - I have been itching to get them some new summer clothes but I was putting it off in hopes that they would get a decent amount (my Mom always goes crazy with the clothes - but she usually gives them the good toy gifts early and leaves the clothes for the party)

We played awhile more after that and someone, I am not giving any names - RAY - decided to let them play with water guns. Once that was said there was no going back. After the guns were filled four or five times it started to get really cold so we went in and talked some more.

The last guests left, the kids got into their jammies and it was off to la-la land.

There was one really annoying thing about it though - it's the time of the year for flying pollen here. I am not sure what it is from - poplar trees maybe? - but it is fuzzy white balls that look as if they are from a dandelion. At any rate they were blowing in the wind so much that Abby thought it was snowing outside. Now the annoying part is that I was wearing a black shirt so every time that I went outside I had to come back in and use the lint brush to remove the piles of pollen that had gathered.

Other than that it was a good day, a long and exhausting day but a good one. I think they had a blast...I still can't believe it - three and four already!! How the time does fly!

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