Friday, July 29, 2011


Going to do some enabling here, enabling of your time. Have you heard about Pinterest. I love it! It is a great place to store all those cool ideas, photos, recipes, crafts, scrapbook pages, etc. you read about everyday in your Google Reader (another great thing that everyone needs). You see something you like and then you pin it. That easy.

Here I am. Let me know if you Pinterest too and I will start following you!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Allison Joy 9 Months

  • Crawling everywhere and really really fast
  • Pulling up on everything
  • Will let go and stand for a few seconds
  • Has started cruising the furniture
  • Can cluck her tongue
  • Sleeping in her crib at night
  • Most nights sleeps 8PM to 6:30 AM
  • Fights nap time (still taking 3-4 smaller naps)
  • Loves finger foods now (grapes, mac n cheese, cheese)
  • Still lots of giggles with Ashley
  • Loves being in the lake and the swimming pool
  • Started standing while taking baths (hates me making her sit)
  • Wearing all 12 month clothes
  • Approx. 20 pounds
  • Size 3 Pampers
  • Had hand mouth foot disease this month (I thought it was chicken pox at first)
  • Her hair is getting lots thicker
  • Knows her name
  • Loves Mommy, definitely some separation anxiety going on
  • Loves to push buttons (not my patience, but she can do that too)
  • Will put anything in her mouth (even rocks)
  • Still a real quiet baby, doesn't babble a lot
  • Is hard to win over
  • Loves straws
  • Just switched over to a a big girl car seat
  • Has the best laugh/giggle I have ever heard
We still love ya lots little girl!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I am not a great photographer but I love to take photos.... and scrapbook them too. Nicole has a new photo challenge blog so I thought I would play along. This week's assignment Summertime. That's easy Dave was cutting the grass last night and decided to take Allison along for a ride.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Ashley has become so much more daring when it comes to new things. Add tubing to her list of things she now loves. A couple of weekends ago I had to jump in the tube and have her ride on my lap just to get her used to the idea. Then we pulled her and Megan back to the dock at idle speed. Well this past weekend she started out slow and then gradually went to full out fast. Big big smiles. She has already learned the thumbs up signal for faster. David actually tired out of pulling her before her and Alex were ready to quit. We won't talk about the mommy feelings you get when your watching your daughter being pulled 25 mphs behind a boat.

On another note... she asked for her own phone this morning. WHAT! already! please your only 5. Holy tomoly! But Mom Dallas has one. (I need to verify this one because that is just WOW if it is true). Ay yi yi

Monday, July 18, 2011


For some reason I just love this layout. I used this layout from Lisa Truesdell as my inspiration. I used my July Mind the Gap Studio Calico kit. I'm glad I dug into this kit...I pushed it around a lot before I started using it. I think it is the colors that don't scream any particular theme to me. Oh well another for the books.

As much as I loved the first layouts, I hate this one. Again I used my July Mind the Gap Studio Calico kit. I also used an Allison Davis Sketch. I think this kit it kinda blah to me so therefore I think this layout is kinda blah. But it is another for the books and that is what counts.

Believe it or not I did these layouts last week, just now getting to blogging them. We have been pretty busy around here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


A another quick one this week. Kaitlin's 2nd birthday party... over a year ago. I used a layout from the latest and greatest class at CKC STL.

Monday, July 11, 2011


A quick layout I did this weekend from a Latest and Greatest class at CKC St. Louis. I also used a collage print from Walgreens. I love it when they have these for free.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ashley's Art

What is my solution to all the stuff Ashley brings home from school? An art book.

This is all "art" she brought home from the early childhood center. Now I need to start scanning/photographing her first year of pre-school... before I get too far behind.

Happy 4th of July

Megan, Abby, Ashley, Allison

We had a great 4th of July weekend. Lots of friends, family and fireworks. It doesn't get much better than that.

We started the weekend off at the Lake with my parents and our good friends the Schmidt's. We also spent some time with the Resnik's and Slenker's. Then on Monday we came back home and spent the day with Dave's family. We got to see fireworks on the water (Captain Ron's), at our house (Dave's spectacular) and at the Club. Three times!

The best part of the weekend was Ashley. She discovered that she can hold her nose and go under water, which led to jumping off the ladder, then jumping off the dock and even a diving board at the Resnik's. She also got lots of use out of the slide. It is so fun seeing her really start to enjoy the water like David and I did as kids. She also participated in the fishing derby at the Club and caught four fish! Way to go Ash.

Allison did really well with the fireworks at the Club, she wasn't scared and was watching them pretty intently. But a couple of minutes in she was asleep on my chest. In other news, Dave heard her say Ashley this weekend. She also got to hear a lot of no nos... since shes on the move the dog bowls are fun.