Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Trip to the ZOO . . .

My insane parents took us where {Zoo Boise} to see what {it was reptile days!!}? Yes, Auntie Monica there were even 3 snakes out of their cages!! It was crazy . . .
Em didn't really seem to have a good time there except for when she was going down the slide {above pic & of course, below pic}, watching the meerkats & lemurs, or riding on the carousel!!

Sophia wasn't quite as relaxed on the carousel as her sister . . . hmm . . . I guess stranger things have happened!!
After the zoo trip, we dined here:
Unfortunately when we got there someone was dining in the car {darn it} and the only thing that they were serving was breakfast . . . we would like to go back to dine in the car and try their other food . . .

The girls finally smiling and having a good time!!Playing around in the parking lot . . . you know we had to do that after dining on trail trash cuisine!!
All in all, it was an alright day . . . wished the girls would have been in better moods though!? Maybe next time?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I actually won something . . .

This is a stamp set that I bought at Inque Boutique . . . I'm soooo excited!! I just can't hide it! A free stamp set!! How cool is that?! It's not a million dollars or anything like that . . .but it's something free, right!! Anyway . . . Happy Wednesday to you!!

Oh and you can check out my winning stamp website at the following address if you're interested:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My baby had her 1st day of School . . .

Here she is in her first day outfit . . . complete with backpack and apparently needing to hold on to a measuring tape . . . I swear that girls loves numbers!!
A close of the newly big girl who promptly told me that she would NOT be eating her muffins and she didn't care if she went to preschool or not! Then I threw in "No Nana" and her tune quickly changed!
Her new back pack that she picked out all by herself. Inside: a copy of her birth cert., her check for tuition, bubble gum lip gloss, KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO {her new book from Auntie Monica}, and a package of kleenex . . . she has allergies . . .MONSTER ALLERGIES!!
Painting with Shelby. She's so happy to be at school. She wanted us to go back after dinner!
Bently, Em, & Shelby . . . a trio of friends . . . how scared the teachers must be!!
Talking to a stranger . . . what a big step she had today. I'm so proud of her!! I actually get to take her to school tomorrow! I can't wait! She's so happy about it . . . I was so worried she wouldn't have fun because she is so shy at home. . .I'm so proud of her . . . although I think I already mentioned that!! Have a great Wednesday!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Creative Bug

I've been a scrap binge this weekend . . . the above picture is one of my favorites that I've taken of my sunflowers . . . below is a layout of the two squirrels . . . I love how Sophia has a gigantic smile under the pacifier!!
This one is a new layout that I tried out . . . I generally don't use my photo corner rounder . . . I I used it numerous times on this layout!
This one is a smattering of pics from Tacoma when I visited Monica . . .
This one is actually a two page spread of Sophinator . . . I couldn't stand up the last one because of the weight of the buttons . . .
Thanks so much for looking. . . I'm also working on a book of favorite photos . . . I'll post pics when it's finished!! Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Saturday Morning . . . after a week of work!!

Good morning to you all . . . wow . . . what a week it has been. My first week back at work. The girls' first visit to Mari's house. Marcy's Gramp's funeral. A kiddo rushing up to me during math to tell me thanks for teaching math today. My parents rockin' out in Lost Wages. Patrick and I staying up way too late last night watching "Weeds". Getting our first DVDs via NetFlix in the mail.
Here is a layout that I worked on . . . it's pretty simple . . . I love the yawning picture. Kelisa was so much fun . . .

Here are 3 pictures of the mirror that I got at Graples that I promised a while back . . . better late than never I suppose. I love the swirls at the top and bottom . . . it is so pretty . . . now I just have to figure out how it would go best in my room . . . that is definitely a project for later though . . .

This is a pic of my brave red-headed wonder this morning . . . she and her sis are watching Toy Story 2. This week because my parents are out of town and Patrick started class . . . she had to go to a place that she had visited but never stayed . . . my dear friend Mari's . . . it was pretty funny dropping her off because I expected this great fit to be thrown . . . Em just ran over to the play kitchen and started going to town. Then she looked at me with those big baby blues and said, " Go to work, Mama. Get out of here!" Well . . . okay baby . . . I hope this means that her drop off at preschool will go smoothly!!
And here's little Miss Daredevil herself . . . I don't think she's done much in the climbing of the coffee tables as of late, but her latest trick is to pull herself up onto the couch . . . I guess this means let the couch leaping begin?!
Happy Long Weekend, everyone . . . I hoping to get a lot of "fun stuff" accomplished . . . clean the house, clean out my car, get groceries, look for an adjustable stool for work, and maybe even be creative . . . sounds fun, huh?! I know you're all jealous.