Monday, July 26, 2010


My little guy has been five for over a week now. It's crazy, I know. I mean, it seems like yesterday that Daddy and I were in the hospital marveling at how tiny his fingers and toes were. It's amazing how fast time goes by...both my babies are growing up way too fast. Some days I feel that life is just speeding by and we really haven't stopped to enjoy things.


Anyway, the fifteenth of this month was Gavin's fifth birthday. It was also his last day of summer preschool (he's a kindergartener now!) and I baked some cupcakes for him to share with his friends at school. Daddy and Bekah joined me at the school to celebrate. After school, we took a trip to Toys R Us and spent about an hour and a half looking at all the cool toys. While it was a good experience, I do think that the kids were just a bit overwhelmed with everything.

Later that evening, we met up with my Dad and his side of the family at Gallos for a graduation party for my brother. We all had a blast, even though it was BLAZING HOT inside the restaurant! The kids seemed to take really well to all the relatives they hadn't met. And I really loved being around my family that I don't get to see very much.

The kids had a surprise later with a cake and gifts that my Dad had bought for them. So they got to blow out candles, hear the birthday song and open presents! Can you say spoiled? :)

After all that excitement, the kids were just plain wore out. Which was good for me and Daddy :) They actually slept in until 8 o'clock the next day!!

Here is Gavin with Papa Rollie...ARGH, he looks like a pirate!

And here is Miss Bekah...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Keeping my fingers crossed...

Yesterday was the deadline for the American Crafts and Pebbles, Inc. Design Team. I am really hoping that I will be one of the lucky ones...I would be completely honored to be on either team. Have you seen their stuff? It's completely FABULOUS!

Anyway, here are my submissions...I would love to have feedback from all of you :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

American Crafts sneak peeks...

Whew! All finished with my American Crafts Design Team Entry...Had a ton of fun putting it together. Just wanted to share with you all a few little glimpses of what I've been working on :) Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

Now its the hard part...waiting for the DT announcement...(crossing fingers)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Yesterday was a good day. Not only did Miss Bekah pass her hearing test, but I also found out that I made the design team at Scrap That Baby!
Woohoo! I am so excited! Scrap That Baby is a challenge blog that does two challenges a month. Please check it out! There are so many talented ladies there, and I am so honored to be a part of their design team!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Scrap that Baby!

Okay, so I found a new challenge blog called Scrap That Baby! which specializes in challenges for layouts of kids 4 and under. Just my cup of tea!!

Anyway, I decided to try my shot at their latest challenge...and made it to the top ten!! Woohoo!! So now I have to wait some more to see who gets voted number one and wins a fun prize package. Tomorrow they will post a new prompt and I plan on trying for that one, too!

what a great blog!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some days are rockin', other days...not so much.

This layout I did of Bekah was a work in progress for about a month and a half! I started on it, but my vision didn't match what was happening, so I put it away for a bit until I could get a fresh look at it. Now that it is complete, it is one of my favorite layouts of her!

Yesterday was a doozy for Bekah. This is what happens when a 2 year old has a meltdown and decides to slam her face into the hardwood floor.

OUCH!! Poor little girl ended up with a puffy lip, a crease on her nose and her first ever nosebleed; which also happened to be a nosebleed that came from BOTH nostrils!!

But after all of that, she still is a cutie, isn't she?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My favorite mini album

I just realized the other day that I haven't shared this mini album yet. I did post a sneak peek a couple months back, but I forgot to load up the rest of the pictures! Shame on me!!

This is my all time favorite mini album. At least for right now :) It is of Bekah's favorite things at 20 months. Full of pink, sparkles, butterflies and all things girlie...I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Thanks again for looking!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Scrapping Bekah

Lately, I've been a bit busy working on fattening up Bekah's scrapbook album...I have TONS of layouts of Gavin, but not quite so many of Bekah. I have to admit, though, it has been really nice using girly stuff on my pages!!

The first layout is of her actual birthday. We celebrated with cupcakes and the birthday song. Used October Afternoon's Fly a Kite line. Swoon! I love this paper!

The next two layouts I did for The Color Room a challenge blog. These were for week 9 and 10...currently they are on week 14.

The first one here, is of Bekah sleeping in Daddy's chair. I love how peaceful she looks! Used a bit of Prima and Pink Paislee in this one.

This next one is of Bekah and Cowboy Woody. Both of my kids are on a Toy Story kick and I was able to catch Bekah giving smooches to the lucky cowboy. Lots of The Girl's Paperie in this one!

I have a few more layouts to share, but they are hush-hush for a bit...I will show them as soon as the coast is clear! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A toy story birthday.

Last weekend the kids had their combined birthday party. We did a Toy Story theme this year since they both are OBSESSED with Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the gang.

Here is the invitation...

and Gavin's cake...Not quite how I wanted it to turn out, but he loved it and that is all that matters, right?

Bekah's cake...I really was happy with this one :)

Gavin was so excited to blow out his candle...I can't believe that he will be FIVE on the fifteenth!!

This picture of Bekah was taken right after I had lit the candle. We hadn't even sang the birthday song yet. She was excited, I guess :) So I did light it again, but this time we sang the song BEFORE I actually lit the candle!

The kids had a great time even though the weather was yucky outside. They had tons and tons of gifts (worse than Christmas time!) and way too many cupcakes.

I would post more pictures of the party and the gift opening, but Blogger is being fickle about loading up pictures so I thought I would stop while I was ahead. :)

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