Monday, September 29, 2008

It's a new week!!

This weekend...we just hung out around here. There wasn't any thing set in stone. I love weekends like this that just flow naturally.

Saturday...Tony and Gigi had a date. They spend the afternoon together doing Daddy Daughter things. They went to see Kunfu Panda and played Putt Putt. While they played together...I took Lexi out for lunch and ice cream. My Lexi can eat ice cream like no other. :) She loved her giant scoop of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. She ate every last morsel. We we came home...we got to play and relax.

Sunday It was Parent's Day for the Little Wildcats! This was the first game Tony was able to attend. The poor thing got to experience cheer parenting first hand. Ugh..I'm just glad there are only 2 games left, but at the same time I'm sad because Gillian really loves it. Next year both girls will be cheering.

Don't she look miserable. It was so cold and chilly.

Through out the weekend I even got to scrap!!

I love these pictures of Lexi...because she had a blast playing with her Rock Buddies. This is what she looked like everyday after cheer practice. She would have a Slushy and play in the dirt. Isn't she cute???

I hope everyone has a great week!!
Love and Hugs!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Balloons, Fall and Fun!!

All I can say is we had a great weekend and I'm sad it's over!! (Sorry in advance...tons of pictures)

Friday night the girls, Jimmy(nephew) and I made white chocolate chip cookies. We even used the big daddy mixer to help make them. They were very yummy....but now they are gone. :( After Jimmy left and tons of playing around, the girls and I crashed Friday night while watching National Treasure. We just adore this movie! We basically had a slumber party minus the popcorn.

Saturday...we had a busy fabulous day. We met up with my SIL and went to a local farm's fall festival. There were crafts, food and things for the kids to do. They had a mini corn maze for the kids to run through. Aunt Rosie bought both girls a mini pumpkin and Indian corn. Our table is very festive now. dry glue can glue a pumpkin stem back to the pumpkin. Just in case you all ever have a pumpkin emergency like we did.

Saturday we also went to a Hot Air Balloon Festival. It was totally amazing and visually awesome. The girls had so much fun watching and cheering for each balloon as they lifted up into the blue sky. I believe this is an event everyone should go to at least once. We will go back again next year. A lot of the fun was waiting around for the launch the girls played and ran around and around and around....of course they had tons of food there too.

(me as a toy)

If you want to see all 111 pictures that I took Saturday at the balloon fair. Click here. I did get picture happy..but they are so pretty I couldn't help it. I can't wait to scrap these pictures.

Yesterday Gigi had her first home game for the Little Wildcats...As hard as they cheer for them they just can't seem to win a game. But, Gigi is loving cheerleading and looks forward to the games..I'm hoping we win at least one game this season. Go Cats!!

I hope you all have a fabulous day and a great week!! Enjoy every second with your family and friends.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crafting Tornado

It's been an interest few days. Well Sunday what was left over of Ike hit Ohio (I really thought moving to Ohio meant I didn't have to worry about hurricanes any more). We had a major wind storm, gust up to 60 mph. We got lucky and never lost power or cable but we did have some wind damage. We lost a few branches and limbs. Across the street a tree toppled over and down the road a tree fell a car. Tony and I had flash backs to Hurricane Isabelle which was about 5 years ago and we lived in VA.
Here's some photos of the damage:

Here's some pictures of my little helpers. We put them to work, because Gigi didn't have school and they were home. Precious Gigi didn't want to pick up sticks and asked for an easier job. Lexi just wanted to make pompoms out of helicopters. They kept asking last night if Ike was coming back tonight.

After operation clean-up we decided to try a new crafty technique. We watched a video on chalking and decided to bust it out. The girl pulled out the Halloween box of supplies and I got my chalk out and we went to town. They decided they wanted to make Halloween cards.


Bekah...recognize that leaf??

Here's the damage I had to clean up after the crafting tornado hit out home.
Just be warned....this drove me nuts. I can't work in clutter because I feel overwhelmed and stressed!

Just to let you's all cleaned up was actually cleaned up 20 minutes later. Hopefully I can get some more scrappy stuff done today.

I hope you all have a fabulous day!!

ta-ta for now!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's a scraptastic weekend!!

I got scrappy!!! I got scrappy!!! I got scrappy!!!

Can you tell I found the mojo??? My friend CJ came over Friday night for a few hours scrappy fun. She made some very cute kick hiney cards. She's going to have all her Christmas cards done before Halloween! I have 1 Christmas card done. I'm planning on making them this year, but I'll probably buy them again!! Anyway, why she was here I did my Cord Camera Sketch Challenge. It was a 2 page LO and I had to cut a picture. Lexi was worried because I had to cut through her arm. She said, "Mommy are you going to clue me back together?".

I couldn't wait to scrappy these pictures of Gigi. It shows her having so much attitude. I just love it. Of course she's wearing Tony's hat. She thinks she such a bad ass sometimes. LMAO!!

Here's a new technique I tried this weekend. I found it on Haute Artist, they have the best tutorial this month in honor of National Stamping Month!! Happy Stamping everyone!! I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but it was fun to make. Don't try this technique with silver embossing powder...stick to the clear!! LOL

Here a LO I made while Ohio State got beat by USC!! Ugh, Tony stopped watching in the first quarter and took over the computer. The girls were in bed so I scrapped. I made one LO and one card.
I love this picture of Gigi because she was trying to do a cartwheel. One day she will get it!!

I also made a card but I can't post it yet..because it's for my BFF in VA!!! Hopefully I'll get it in the mail tomorrow. Love Ya Bekah!!

I'm out of here...Gigi has a football game...Go Wildcats!! Maybe they will win today..LOL!!

I hope everyone takes time and enjoy their families' today!! Life is short so live it up and take pictures along the way!!

Love y'all!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Layouts!

I hope to get scrappy today. Tony is home so there is no reason why I can't. I have some ideas floating around my head.
Here's a couple new LOs:

I hope you all have a fabulous day!!
ta-ta for now!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

In the swing of things.

We are getting use to our school schedule now. Gigi has been a trooper getting up early and going to school. Lexi is getting use to being home by herself during the day. We are working on letters and sound while Gigi is studying hard in the second grade. Her spelling words this week are pretty simple so she shouldn't have any troubles with it. :)

We had a very important vistor this week. The Tooth Fairy has made her first trip to our home. Gigi lost her first tooth Monday night. After a lot of negotiating, I was finally able to wiggle the tooth out. Not pull but wiggle. Here's what the terms were:

1. ice cream after bedtime
2. TV while sleeping
3. sleeping in my bed.

This weekend we went to the Canfield Fair, which is rumored to be the biggest county fair in the country. I do have to say it's bigger than the VA state fair. Here are some random pictures from fair.

Don't forget to check out AMR for great challenges and their monthly kit. Also if you are in the NE Ohio and want to meet some fun scrapping ladies, check out this meetup group.

I hope everyone has a great day!!
ta-ta for now!!