Friday, August 29, 2008

Kindergarten!!!

Avalyn's in Kindergarten now. Where does the time go? Wasn't she just born yesterday?! Ok fine, it was 5 years ago, but it seems like yesterday!

Avalyn's teacher is one of our really good friends. So we had to prep Avalyn a little on calling her teacher Mrs. Dean, not JoAnn, at school.

Avalyn had a great first day. She got to wear her new Hannah Montana shirt. And her brand new, pink backpack, all loaded up with a jacket. Best of all she got to ride all the way (5 mins.) to school with dad, on his moped! She was soo excited!!

I can't believe how fast my little princess is growing up!


credits:
template- Yin Designs template #5
Paper, Overlay and Brushes- Flutter Kit @ pclayers
Fonts- Pea Jordan, LD Artsy

Thursday, August 28, 2008

birthday bowling


On Avalyn and Briley's actual birthday, they got to pick the dinner location. We had dinner at McDonald's, of course.

Then we hit up the local bowling alley, for some good ol' family bowling. We have never done this with the girls before. I really think that they had fun. Briley favorite part was when her "ball hit it (the pin)." Avalyn's favorite part was when she "winned mommy!" Yes, my 5 year-old is a better bowler than me, I will admit it.



Credits:
template- yin designs #9
paper, flower gems, bleach splatters- Britt-ish Designs, sunshine sweets
fonts- pea amy*rica script, pea alicia and mainpar

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

little rockstars

Briley got the guitar for her birthday. Both girls got Hannah Montana microphones. And here they are putting their new toys to good use. I love how they include Shallon in
their little performances. We definitely have some rockstars in the making! How does "The Severts' Sisters" sound???



credits:
template- Yin Designs, template #11
paper and flowers- Janosch Designs, Pink Avenue kit
fonts- Pea Alicia Script and Astigma

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

snuggles

This photo was totally staged, I will admit it. But doesn’t Shallon look sooo cute all snuggled up with her new little lamb? Sleeping babies are the best!


credits-
quickpage- SuzieBelle* Designs, Audrey Kit
fonts- Beyond Neverland and Pea Alicia Script

Sunday, August 17, 2008

completely unique

So I think our little Shallon is trying to do everything just a little differently than most babies. Not only does she crawl using the one-legged-scoot method, but now she does this cute twisty-wrist wave. And she sucks her LEFT thumb. Not that being left-handed is super unique, I know that there are lots of lefty's out there. But it's just one more thing, that helps her stand out from the blur of being the 3rd daughter.

the bike

Here's the 1st bike ride and another ride a little later:

Avalyn finally got her first bike for her birthday this year. She has wanted one for quite some time now. But, we've never really had anywhere for her to ride a bike until now. We just love our quiet little neighborhood.

Celebrate...

and

It's birthday time at our house. We had a family party this year for Avalyn and Briley. After last years double party extravaganza, I have decided every other year will be good for big friend parties. So, this year we tried to keep it low key and do a family party. It was great Nana was in town, and Grammy & Granddad came with uncles Kevin and Sean. Most of all Avalyn and Briley loved their party.



Ok, I took a lot of pictures so there were a lot to choose from. I had a hard time deciding and I didn't want to go into photo overload, so I attempted to make scrapbook pages. I'm still new at this whole digital scrapbooking thing. So I guess, let me know what you think.

credits:
template - yin designs template 48
paper - Shabby Princess Spring Breeze
frame - pclayers Flutter
label - wendys-craftycreations.blogspot.com
fonts - pea missy and chic decay

There was 1 other picture that I just loved but couldn't get it to fit on the scrapbook pages. We love you uncle Sean!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nana

Nana came to visit, all the way from Washington state. We had soo much fun with her. And we wish that she didn't live quite sooo far away! But since she does live far away, we definitely got super spoiled while she was here. We stayed 2 nights in Las Vegas and did some major shopping. We also hit up the new Home Depot here in town a few times. And of course picked up some things at our local Wal-Mart. I love shopping and luckily my mom kinda likes it too!

But I really love having my mom around and I love seeing her with my girls! I just wish that it was more often. As you can see, Shallon just adores her Nana. We miss you, Nana! Come back soon!

jump in...


I promise, my girls don't always play nicely together. But when they do I really try to capture the rare moment. Avalyn and Briley taught Shallon how to twirl the jump rope. It's pretty cute!

Party of 3! (update, part 3)

I love it when the girls can play all together, nicely. Especially now that Shallon's getting bigger and wants to play with the big girls. I was in the other room and this is what I found when I went to check on them. Soo cute! I love my girls!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Update...(part 2)




Our little skinny dippers! The girls just love Grammy and Granddad's giant hottub. Usually, they wear swimsuits.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Update...(part 1)

Sorry I guess that we took a little unexpected vacation from blogging. So much has been going on, so sit back for some major updating!


We are still working on the house. This is me spray painting the girls bedroom furniture. Grammy, Greg and Sean, all helped me with this project,but oddly enough the only pictures that I have, are of ME (weird)!


Ok, so I have decided to break this up into parts.

(stay continued!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

designer??

I designed my first blog header and it wasn't even my own (obviously). Check it out!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

house update...

So, one of the first things that we wanted to do, to our new home, was get some color on those white walls!!! We now have a perfectly PINK girls bedroom, a lemony yellow kitchen, a sage green master bedroom, and our great room is a gorgeous brown with a darker brown in the entertainment center cut-out. Grammy was very helpful when it came to narrowing down the color choices. And Granddad not only picked out our beautiful ceiling fans, but he installed all 5 of them. We were sooo lucky to have them come over and help us get settled in. As you can see Shallon was also a big help!

New Camera!!!

Thank you, mom! After hearing all about my camera troubles, my super sweet mom offered to give us her awesome camera. I love my mom soooo much! The camera arrived a few days ago and I have been taking it everywhere. So stay tuned for some major updating...