Monday, October 18, 2010

What my kids say. . . #1

Last night when we were channel surfing, we came across Sunday Night Football. I said to Ben "Oh , look the ponies are playing." to which he replied "the Giants?" Who knew he was a football fan?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hot Lava by Alexa

Alexa has come up with a new song and she wanted me to share it with all of you.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ben's First Day of Preschool - 4 Yrs

Ben had his first day of preschool this week. I cannot believe how fast he is growing up! He knew exactly where he was going and told me that he was fine and basically pushed me out the door. It kind of broke my heart!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Our evening activity

Brad had brought a projector from work home to fix and decided that since we have movie night on Saturday nights that he would set up the kids in the basement to watch their movie on the wall. They LOVE it and now Brad wants to buy a projector to have here at home. GEEZ!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Alexa's Art

Tonight Alexa was busy making masterpieces for everyone. She had said that she did a project like this in Art Class and wanted to share it with us. She showed us how to make the arches, swirls and "twisters" as Ben calls them. We all had fun - thanks for showing her how to do this Ms. Lagerstam!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Alexa's First Day of School - First Grade

I am late with posting Alexa's first day of school pictures, but here they are. I can't believe that school has started once again. It just feels like we were finally getting settled into the summer routine and "Bam" it's back to school time. I will say that it was a little easier for me to drop her off this year - no tears, but there still was that nagging feeling like you are forgetting to take something with you when I left. Yes - I was the dorky mom who had to take a picture of her in the classroom this year!
She did wonderful though - as you would expect from her. She was excited to find out that she got the teacher she wanted, plus an extra one. She has class with two teachers once again. She said to me "last year was so much fun with two teachers - so this year is going to be great too!"

We are so proud of her and Ben is too!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Alexa's School Program & Teachers

Alexa and all the Kindergartener's at her school performed a program for their parents and the rest of the school on Thursday. Several of the kids in her class had speaking parts, including Alexa who was Cinderella. She was so excited to be able to wear the dress that Aunt Angie got her and she looked so beautiful. When her music teacher Ms. Tyler introduced her all the kids "OH" and "AHed". She just beamed! Here are a few of our favorite shots from the performance.

These are pictures of her class singing their song in the program.
They are such a good group of kids!

Alexa in performing action - saying her lines and singing.

Finally - here is Alexa with her teachers - Ms. Jacob and Ms. Crossetti. She invited them out for ice cream and they kind enough to accept her invitation. She was so lucky to have such wonderful and devoted teachers.
We thank you Ms. Jacob & Ms Crossetti for all you have done for Alexa and all her classmates!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ben's Preschool Graduation

Ben had a program on Wednesday for his graduation from preschool. He is not headed to Kindergarten just yet - (thank goodness - he is growing up too fast) - his portion of the Graduation program was more of a Promotion program. He will be in the 4 year old class next year and we could not be happier of his accomplishments for this year! Here are a couple pictures from the event.

Ben and his classmate in singing action!

Even though I had someone step in front of me this is one of my favorite shots of Ben and his teacher - Ms Kim - and here is
a better one minus the blurb.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Alexa and the Art Show

Alexa is very crafty and creates several things on a daily basis. She has also told me on occasion that she wants to be an Art Teacher when she grows up. I credit her wonderful art teacher - Ms. Lagerstam - for being such a wonderful creative influence on her. Throughout the year her teacher had selected several of Alexa's pieces to be on display at various art shows around town and even gave Alexa the Young Achiever's Award for the Arts. Here is a picture of Alexa showing off one, of many, of her creations!

Thank you Ms. Lagerstam for being an
excellent creative influence for Alexa!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Great song!

Lately I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and I have found comfort upon listening to this song and thought that I should share it with you. By the way, the whole CD is awesome check it out if you are interested! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This is what Alexa decided to wear to school today - as it is Wacky Wigged Out "Go Green" day. She has 4 ponytails all with green ribbons tied to them - all her idea! She loves to go all out and celebrate Holidays that's for sure.

Hope you have a
great "GREEN" day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mr & Mrs

Here is another card I made. I know - two in a week - CRAZY! I needed an anniversary card for a sweet couple and this is exactly the card I envisioned for them. I made this for a challenge - a recipe challenge. The recipe included using 4 embellishments (designer label hardward, ribbon, silver snaps and glitter), 3 papers (Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery and Bella Bleu DSP), 2 colors (Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery - I know they have brown hair, but I just couldn't color their hair blue or green. Who would want that?) and 1 image. I think I did ok and I love the way it turned out. Let me know what you think. ENJOY!

You can find my "Mr & Mrs" card on SCS - HERE.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tri-Shutter Card

I had always wanted to try to do a Tri-Shutter card and I am glad I tried, but I don't think I have the patience to do another one for a while. I worked on it for days trying to figure out how to put it all together, what colors to use and just exactly how to cover all the little openings that are on this type of card. I am simple gal and a perfectionist and when I try to do something that is truely extravagant, well let's just say I get frustrated. In the end - I love how it came out, but you will probably not see another one in a LONG time. Enjoy!

You can find my "Sweet Cherry" card on SCS - HERE and HERE.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine Container

Here is a cute Valentine's Day Container I made. Ben filled it up with chocolates and plans on giving it to his pre-school teacher for Valentine's Day. If I don't post anything else before Valentine's Day - I hope you have a super SWEET one. Enjoy!!

You can find my "Cupid Valentine Container" on SCS - HERE.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For Tegan and all my blogging buddies!

I just wanted to apologize for not posting in like - FOREVER! The tasks of daily life have taken over and I have not been able to get a grasp on things. There is no need to worry though - everything is fine, we are just super busy! I am hoping that I will become more efficient at multi-tasking and get the things that have piled up accomplished so I can get back to crafting. Thanks for bearing with me.

So for being such wonderful blogging buddies and for checking in, I wanted to share a few of the cards that I had made over my very long hiatus, but was just not able to post them. If you want the specifics on any of them just shoot me an email and will will get back to you - I promise.

For your viewing pleasure:

You can find my "Simple Thank You" card on SCS - HERE.

You can find my "Praying For You" card on SCS - HERE.

You can find my "Birthday Wish" card on SCS - HERE.

You can find my "You're So Sweet" card on SCS - HERE.

You can find my "For the Bride" card on SCS - HERE.

Thanks again for sticking with me!