Monday, May 30, 2011

"Mommy, take our picture!"

Evan is obsessed with my iPod Touch, and loves taking photos of himself, Rocket, and his toys. He was playing with the camera today & ask for me to take a photo of the two of us... and I love it! Despite it being grainy & out of focus, it perfectly captures my little boy and his sweet smile.

(Photo frame by Karla Dudley Designs.)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Like You - Digital Srapbook Layout

(Supplies - Digital Template: Katie Pertiet. Stitching: Anna Aspnes. Font: Georgia.)

I have a quick layout to share documenting my time with Jack while Ev was in school. I used a digital template from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals, some stitching, and journaling. That's it! It was a super fast layout to create, but I didn't have the energy to create something more complicated. Jack has been sick the past two days (again), and we are off to the doctor tomorrow, so my energy has been focused on taking care of a sick baby & keeping Evan happy and entertained. I'm exhausted!

Have a wonderful Thursday,


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Looking In.

(Digital photo frame by Ali Edwards.)

A peek into the boys' room before bed.

Rocket didn't want to miss out on the fun & crawled into bed with them.

Jack was more interested in his ball than the book Mark was reading.

And Evan was just happy to have Mark home. Last week was really tough on him.

I love you. I love you. I love you.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pre-School Graduation

On Tuesday, Cindy, Jack, and I drove to a local park to celebrate Evan's pre-school graduation. His class sang a graduation song to all the family members who were there, then each child received a diploma & posed for a photo with their teacher.

(Photo taken by Cindy Ledgerwood.)

I packed a lunch for him & he got to eat with all of his friends at the end of the ceremony. I loved this little glimpse into what his Kindergarten year is going to look like: more independence, having lunch at school, and playing with his friends during recess.

(Photo by Cindy Ledgerwood.)

Jack was sick & feverish more of the day, and he had a major melt down during the ceremony. After he calmed down he played on the playground for a bit & wanted to be pushed in the swing.

(Photo by Cindy Ledgerwood.)

Look at his toothless grin! Love it :-)

With the exception of some annoying love bugs & Jack's melt down, it was a perfect celebration. I only have three months until he starts Kindergarten... my little boys are growing up way too fast.

Tomorrow marks the first day of summer vacation, and we have a guy from a pest control company coming out for an inspection. Cindy found an egg sac from a spider on our back patio, which was enough of a reason for me to make the call. It's probably not what Evan had in mind for his first day of vacation, but we have a lot of fun thing planned this week to make up for it.

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Today I am thankful for:

The relationship my two boys have as brothers and friends. Photos like this one remind me how much they care about each other, and that makes my heart happy.

Having my dear friend, Cindy, in town for a week. She reminds me of Pullman, going to WSU basketball games, staying up late scrapbooking, talking for hours, and hanging out in her backyard during the summer. We haven't seen each other in almost 18 months, but nothing has changed. It has been completely wonderful having her here.

Evan's pre-school graduation and the amount of work that his teachers put into it. The song the class preformed was adorable. and he looked like such a big boy when he received his diploma. His teacher, Miss Shelly, has created a wonderful program for her students and Evan is going to miss her next year when he starts kindergarten. I am so thankful we found a great school for him when we moved to Florida.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Tea

Evan's pre-school celebrated Mother's Day with a lovely Mother's Day Tea last week. Mark took the morning off from work to stay home with Jack, and I got to enjoy my time with Evan at his school.

The kids had a selection of songs to sing to the moms, followed by lemonade, powdered donuts, and animal crackers. Evan walked me around his classroom and showed me his art projects, the dramatic play center, and where he has circle time every morning. He was thrilled to give me a handmade place mat and a flower pin that I'm wearing in the photo. He was so sweet and loving... he kept smiling and giving me great big hugs. It was a wonderful morning together & one I will never forget.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Celebrating Jack

Last week we celebrated Jack's second birthday with a small family party at home. Jack had opened most of his gifts in Orlando, but I wanted to make his actual birthday a special day for him, too.

I made vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles for Jack. He has had texture issues in the past, and I wasn't sure if he would like the frosting, but he devoured two cupcakes before dinner. They were a hit!

He liked ripping the wrapping paper off his presents, and would say "help please" when he couldn't get past the tape.

I used my Papertrey Ink banner builder dies to create a birthday banner for Jack. He did not want his picture taken in front of his banner, but he loved it when Mark fed him a cupcake :-)

Jack was very into his birthday this year. He kept saying "birthday!", "party!", and "my presents!"

I can't believe my sweet little baby is now a two year old.

Happy Birthday Jack! We love you.