Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me - hehe!

Sunday was my birthday and I had a fun day with the kids.  We went to Scarborough Fair.  It was hot and muggy, but fun.  The kids especially loved the bungee (sp?) trampoline thing.  They were strapped in with bungee cords on each side and they jumped on a trampoline and the bungee cords made them go super high.  They were both doing flips and everything.  Thanks to my neighbors, the Ellison's, for going with us and helping so much with the kids.  Also - thanks to everyone for the wonderful phone calls, cards, and e-mails wishing me a great day.

On a different note, I have several friends having babies and grandbabies, so I have been working for a while now (off and on) to make crocheted blankets for them and some other goodies.  I want to share some photos of one of the gifts I just sent today.  :)

The cupcake and lollipop are made from baby washcloths.  They were so much fun to make. 

I also made some gifts for the kid's teachers for the end of the year.  They are little notepads with sticky notes inside.  Thanks to Pam Bonham for showing me how to make these.  We used cardboard and covered it with paper, then used the Zutter "Bind It All" machine to connect them.  I was so happy with how they turned out.  For the initials on the covers, I used Pam's Cricut machine to cut them out of cardstock.  I then glued them onto the cover and put stickles on them.  Once the stickles had dried, I went over them again with Diamond Glaze. 

I'm getting ready to have a very busy rest of the week.  Kaylee's play is on Thursday and Friday.  For those of you who would like to attend, it is at Remington Point Elementary School on Old Decatur Road in Fort Worth/Saginaw, Texas.  You take 820 West past I-35 and exit Old Decatur Road.  Turn right onto Old Decatur Road and go down about 1/2 mile or so and the school is on your right before you get to a street called Longhorn.  The showtimes are:
Thursday, May 27th at 8:30 AM
Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM
Friday, May 28th at 8:30 AM
If you plan to attend the Thursday night performance, I would try to get there at least 1/2 hour early to get a seat.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of people there that night.  Robby will be going to the evening performance while I will be going to Zachary's Preschool graduation that same night - lol.  It never fails that they will fall on the same evening.  At least I will be able to go to both morning performances.  I still can't believe that Zachary will be a kindergartener next year - WOW!  And then to make it even worse - Kaylee will be starting middle school!  I feel OLD!!!  hehe. 

Well, I have to run and pick up Kaylee from play practice.  Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and I'll talk to you all again soon!
~til next time,

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photos of Alice!!

Hey everyone!  I hope you all had a very happy Mother's Day.  I had a great one.  I got to relax while my wonderful hubby cooked breakfast and dinner for me.  The kids made me some very pretty cards and presents and it was just a very good day. 

I have to share some photos with you that Amanda took of Kaylee last week.  Some people didn't even recognize Kaylee in her Alice costume for the play that she's in.  I was so happy with how they turned out.  Here are just a few:

Ok - I know I said a few and I put several in here - but choosing just a few to share is sooo hard! 

I have a session set up with Amanda for Zachary next.  I can't wait to share those with you once we have them done.

I'm getting ready for a retreat this weekend and I'm so excited about it.  It's at a new place that I'm going with Bobbie, Cheryl, Pam, Debbie, and several other wonderful ladies.  I know it's going to be fun and I'm hoping to get lots done on the kid's school albums (that I'm waaaaay behind on - hehe). 

If I don't get to post before I leave, then you all have a fabulous rest of the week and weekend!
~til next time,