Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fall Festival Fun

OK, I know that there are about a million pictures in this post. But in my defense, the Fall Festival is one of the things that we love about living in this town! And look at how much fun we had! If you live here and you don't already know, Family Night is the night to go on. It is sooo much less crowded than the other nights and you get the discount adult tickets.

Preschool, wk 3

This week we combined with another local home-preschool for a field trip to Smith's grocery store. It was fun, but a little crazy with sooooo many kids. The best part was seeing some of our friends that we don't see very often.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Shallon!

Our baby is 1!

We had a super fun filled evening with Grammy and Granddad and Uncle Sean.

Shallon requested her favorite dinner of pancakes. Then we headed over to Daddy's school. Where Shallon had fun playing on the playground.

And on the drive home she got to stick her head out Grammy's sunroof and practice her princess-parade-wave.

Then Shallon tentatively opened all of her presents. I think she was pretty much thinking "What the heck is going on, why is everyone shoving bags in my face and the dumping all the stuff inside on my lap?" Shallon did receive a couple pairs of shoes, which should get a lot of wear with her new found walking skills.

And during the cake portion of the festivities, Shallon was equally as confused. She daintily picked the slightly-hardened frosting off the cake with her pincher-grasp. And most of it actually made it into her mouth.

Definitely a memorable day, as our sweet baby transitions into a toddler.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

daddy's baby

paper, stitches, charms, ribbons, sheriff star and overlay- Valorie Brown, cowboy up kit
stamp frames- Lindsay Jane Designs
staples- SuzieBelle Designs, stella freebie mini kit
fonts- Pea KatieH and Yukon Gold

Friday, September 19, 2008

Grace Audrey Combs

This is our new niece, Grace. She is Matthew and Jen's first baby. And our first niece! I just love this picture of my baby brother with his new baby.

And here are some pictures of Grumps and Nana with baby Grace.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Ok, I really am trying to catch up, but it seems impossible. Here are some random, but cute, pics of the girls.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Preschool, wk 2

This week we are learning about the letter B and Feelings.

We took pictures of the kids making a happy face and then a sad face. Here are Briley's pictures. Then, on cardstock, the kids glued their pictures under the corresponding labels "things that make me happy" and "things that make me sad". Then we wrote their responses next to their pictures. Briley said that "parties and ponies" make her happy, and "spiders and Avie not sharing" make her sad. I think that it makes a cute little keepsake. Avalyn also made one, her first year of preschool.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Text from layout:
' This photo was not staged. It started out with just mommy sitting on the edge of the couch. Then Shallon waddled over and wanted to be held. Next Briley, just climbed right up next to Shallon. Then Avalyn wanted in, too. Of course, then mommy had to get daddy to grab the camera, to capture this “Kodak moment.” '

quickpage- Celeste Rockwell-Jones, Flutter kit
fonts- Pea Johanna, Freebooter Script

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preschool, wk 1

This week we worked on the letter A.

We had apple slices and animal crackers for snack time.

We made red ants and human letter A's.

And all month long, we will be working on the color white!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

1st steps

Shallon took her first steps today!!! Two weeks before her 1st birthday. Both Avalyn and Briley waited until they were 13 months old to start walking. Obviously, Shallon is a genius! :)

Sorry about the super long video, but at the end Shallon takes her very first unassisted step. I can't believe that I actually caught it on video!

template- Britt-ish Designs, 10.14.08 template
paper, stars, ribbons & frame-Britt-ish Designs, Tiny Cowgirl Add-on freebie
1st letters-mgl scraps and Ellie Lash, Whimsical Wonderland pink alpha
staple-SuzieBelle designs, Stella
fonts- Pea Missy


This is Briley's first day of preschool. We are doing the same type of preschool, that we did with Avalyn (for each kid that is in the preschool, their mom has to teach for 1 month). I have the month of September, so we will have preschool at our house this month. I'll be sure to post some of the activities that we do.

template- Cyndi Price, Rookie Template
paper and embellishments- Erica Zane, Berry Crush Add-on
fonts- LD Artsy, Pea Jordan

Monday, September 8, 2008


As soon as Avalyn got home from school (at 11:30am) today, she wanted to get ready for ballet class (at 4pm). I made her wait until at least after lunch. This will be her second year of ballet at Donna's Studio of Dance. It was soo fun to see her run into the studio to greet her fellow ballerinas. Most of the girls are were in her class last year. They were dancing around and hugging each other. Then they all sat in a circle kicking their feet in the air and laughing hysterically. It was sooo cute.

ps. Thanks Kathryn for taking sooo many cute pictures!

template- yin designs #12
background paper and stars- Britt-ish Designs, who needs a fairy godmother
polka-dot and stripe paper- WM Squared Designs
"a"- Britt-sh Designs, sunshine sweets
fonts- DJ Fancy and pea Alicia

Friday, September 5, 2008

school spirit

template- Yin Designs, template cool
paper, metal, frames and doodle- Lgperspectives
fonts- Pea Alyssa, Pea Missy and Artistamp Medium