Thursday, June 30, 2011

Allison 8 months

  • Crawling (started out with a combo army crawl/crawl... looked like and inch worm)
  • One bottom tooth
  • Waving
  • Saying Da da and Ma
  • Always happy to see Ashley
  • Has become more vocal (lots of squawking, talking, laughing)
  • Swam in the Lake (loved it, lots of kicking)
  • Swam in the Pool (loved it, lots of splashing with her hands)
  • Still loves puffs (baby crack)
  • Eating lots (beef casserole, chicken and sweat potatoes, corn, yogurt, grapes, watermelon)
  • Loves playing with Erin the Nanny
  • sleep on your tummy
  • more red headed everyday
  • loves baths
  • Starting to be shy (will turn her head into Mom's shoulder)
  • Still nursing every 2-3 hours (I want my body back so this might change real soon)
  • Wearing 12 month clothes (9 months are getting boxed up)
  • Chubby legs
  • Loves Mom best (starting to get separation anxiety)
  • Very curious little girl, will whip her head around to see what is going on
  • Ashley's nickname: Chubs, chubster
  • Daddy's nickname: Big-um
  • Mommy's nickname: Misses Joy
  • Loves to play poor old horse goes so slow
  • Enjoys being read too at bedtime
  • On the move (as noted below)
Your a cutie Allison... we love ya!

On a Roll

It seems like once you do one layout... it makes you want to do even more. I used my May Lawn Party kit from Studio Calico. Inspiration came from Waleska Neris' Happy Shakes layout (I don't see where she has it in her gallery to link).

As most of you know I did not find out the sex when I was pregnant with Allison. David did but not me. He did great keeping it a secret the whole pregnancy and never told anyone, except for Ashley the night before. But my response to the "What are you having?" question was always "A baby" and sometime I'd throw in "I hope a healthy baby". It drove people crazy that I didn't want to find out. I look it as one of God's best secrets, why ruin it for yourself. Also it gave me a good reason to push!

Just a quick layout to document the wedding gift from Dave's great uncle. I used my June Paper Moon kit.

Next up an Allison update... my baby is 8 months old [sob sob].

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Time time time... I need more of it. It seems like forever since I have scrapbooked. But I was determined last night while watching Deadliest Catch that I was going to get one page done. I was only up until 10:30 not too bad since I started at 9:45.

I used a sketch Thursday from Elle's Studio for inspiration. I also used my June Paper Moon kit from Studio Calico. I needed to dive into this kit before I get my July kit.

Ashley was so so proud at Chris' graduation. She sat thru the whole ceremony and even embarrassed Chris after he walked across the stage. It was quiet as he was returning to his seat and all you could hear was her cute little voice saying Uncle Chris to get his attention. Lots of laughter from the audience.

Monday, June 27, 2011

GBS Lake Weekend

(L-R) Ann, Jenn, Jess, Wendy, Suellen, Colleen, Tonya, Jessie

This weekend was my college girlfriends annual get together. We used to meet in Vegas and stay up til morning partying but things have changed in the past five years. Between the eight ladies above we have thirteen kids. Eleven were with us this weekend, all under the age of five! We have graduated from heavy drinking in Vegas to drinking lots at the Lake. Somethings change but not everything. It was a great weekend and I am so glad to call all these ladies my friends.

Just a few things I don't want to forget about this weekend:
  • Dinner and drinks at Tres Hombres
  • Shiters full!
  • Hanging out on the Resnik's Dock
  • Watching the guys try to ride the old school jetskis
  • Yummy dinner and drinks at The Trail House
  • That is why God didn't make a man's hands to his knees
  • Hollywood Dolly's (we didn't live up to our New Years expectations)
  • The rain ending just in time to enjoy great sunshine
  • Coving it out
  • Nice cool water, instead of August bath water
  • Shiters full AGAIN!
  • Yummy pork steaks
  • Calling Leann and hearing about the weirdness of Canada
  • Captain Ron's
  • Chilling on the dock wishing it wasn't time to go home
I needed to go back to work today just to rest. Now that is what I call a great weekend!

Ann also blogged about the fun weekend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Big Cedar

Mark this up as something I thought Ashley would never do.... pony rides. Ashley has grown amazingly in the past couple of months when it comes to trying things. I wouldn't say she is shy but her personality has always been to hang back and check things out before jumping in. Because of this she is hard to get to do/try new things. But lately she has done swim classes and the TOT performance without any problems and now pony rides. I love her hang back personality (because it is just like her grandfathers) but I also love this new twist.

We had a great weekend at Table Rock Lake this past weekend with the Schmidts. Read more about it here on Ann's blog. Don't tell Lake of the Ozarks... she might feel like we cheated on her.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day

Not much scrapbooking has been going on around here. Summer is here and the short weeks between Lake weekends does not leave much extra time. But I did squeeze two of these in last night. I definitely know my Dad and Father in Law won't see these. Both of their jobs are not desk jobs with computers and neither one really use computers!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Last day of school

Ashley's last day as a preschooler. Next year is the big Kindergarten!

A funny Ashley story....
One night last week we stopped into Hooters for dinner or Whooers as Ashley calls it. One of the waitresses had on a mid riff shirt which Ashley seemed to really like. She asked us if she could work at Whooers when she grew up so could wear a shirt like that. Her proud Daddy said yes while laughing the whole time.

Allison 7 Months

Your 7 month
  • Baptized into the Catholic faith
  • First boat ride at Lake of the Ozarks
  • Sitting up like a pro
  • Crawling backwards
  • Still a real quite baby
  • Get comments all the time along the lines of "I can't believe how good she is"
  • Love Gerber stars, your doing great getting them to your mouth
  • Loves fruit (apple, pear, plum, strawberry, banana, mango)
  • Okay with vegetables (sweet potato, carrot), hates peas
  • Loves the chicken, sweet potato, apple combo I made for you
  • Nursing every 2-4 hours
  • Taking three naps a day (morning, afternoon and a quick nap before dinner time)
  • Going to bed at 7:30ish and sleeping until 6:30
  • Will drink water from a sippy cup if we hold it for you
  • Wearing 12 month clothing
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Think the world of your sister, she can get you laughing pretty good
  • Vary curious little girl
  • Everything goes straight to your mouth
  • Loves being outside (swinging or just chilling in your stroller)
  • Loves to take baths
  • Has the cutest dimples and strawberry blond hair
  • Almost has waving bye bye down...almost
My baby is growing so so fast... not sure if I am ready for the crawling stage just yet.

I love you lots baby girl!