Thursday, August 30, 2012

4 wheeler

A quick layout last night because I actually had something I wanted to watch on TV.  Top Chef one of my favorite shows.  Is it just me or is there absolutely nothing on TV right now? I am ready for fall TV!  I scraplifted this layout by Magdalena and used my Studio Calico August kit Summer of '69.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ashley 6 1/2 years

  • 1st grader
  • Daisy girl scout
  • Reading (doing really really well)
  • Hates math
  • Ties her shoes
  • Riding a two wheeler bicycle
  • Monkey bars by herself
  • Swimming (even starting to go under with out holding her nose)
  • Loves tubing at the lake
  • Showering in the morning (moving away from baths)
  • Dresses herself (picks out her clothing)
  • Loves to be read too
  • Plays with her doll house
  • Loves legos
  • Is a great big sister (very helpful and plays with Allison)
  • Great sous chef
  • TV (Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place, Shake it up, Good Luck Charlie)
  • Books (Magic Tree House, Flat Stanley)
  • Games (Where's My Water, Shoot the Apple, Angry Bird)
  • Favorite color is purple
  • 48 lbs, just under 4 feet tall

Allison 22 months

  • Running, climbing, little girl
  • Climbs out of the crib now so we opened the door on the side of her crib
  • Struggles at bedtime, we sit outside her door until she's asleep so she will stay laying down
  • Loves milk, applesauce, raisins (fruit kid)
  • Stacking blocks
  • Loves legos
  • Points out Melmo (Elmo) in her books
  • Loves to play with baby dolls
  • Loves to color (left handed)
  • Throws a ball
  • Loves to wear her life jacket at the lake
  • Swimming with a life jacket by herself
  • Drinking from a big girl cup
  • Brushes her teeth and spits (just like sissy)
  • Tons and tons of words (Trinity, Ashlee, book, apple, horse, peease, thank you, fish, shoes, bubbles)
  • Mine is her favorite word (not good at sharing)
  • Biting (ugh)
  • Mamma's girl
  • Still not communicating with words enough, still whines and cries for things
  • Hates drop off in the morning at school (they have to pry her off me)
  • Wearing 24 month clothes, size 6 shoe, size 4 diaper
  • Sleeps 8:30PM to 7AM, with a two hour nap
We are definitely on the edge of the terrible twos and Allison wears us thin sometimes.  BUT I still love her to pieces and miss her tons when she is away.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hello Friends

Another quick layout for Ashley's school album.  One more 12x12 layout and I can pack it away until next year!

Wildlife Story Teller

I am working on finishing up Ashley's Kindergarten section in her school years album....before we get too far into 1st grade (crazy!).  This layout was a quick one to accompany her Wildlife Story Teller certificate,  to document all the animals we have in our yard.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to School

Just a quick post about Ashley's 1st day back to school. The big 1st grader.  She said on the way to school that she wished summer wasn't over but once she got to school she was happy to see all her friends.  Off to a great start!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


A quick layout using my Studio Calico August kit Summer of '69 and this layout by Kelly Purkey for inspiration.  Bad photo but a great memory!

I am so honored to call all these ladies my best friends.  We live all over the country and even one out of the country (we missed you Leann!) but continue to make time for each other.  Love that!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ashley and Abby

A layout I started last week and just now finished.  Based off of this layout by Robin Tarbet and I used my Studio Calico June kit So Cal.

Ahh Ashley and Abby are best buds and always play great together.  They have been friends from birth and are growing up together so fast.  Ashley is off to 1st grade in a couple of days and Abby is starting Kindergarten.  Go girls!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

4th of July 2011

This layout has been at least three weeks in the making, I started it before our summer vacation and just now finished.  I used my Studio Calico July kit Elmwood Park and this layout by Lynn Ghahary for inspiration.  Those girls look so little, they have grown so much in a there is a new member Emma!

For the record...Susan and I scrapbooked on vacation (our previous vacation to the Outer Banks) and she finished her album.  I am close to being done, just a couple more beachy layouts to go!