Monday, October 24, 2011

J | A Scrapbook Layout

(Supplies- Karla Dudley, Katie Pertiet, Anna Aspnes, and Ali Edwards)

I have a quick layout to share tonight. Once again I used the journaling from a blog post to keep things simple. I also picked two photos of Jack that I adore added some embellishments. I love the grungy frame and stitching by Anna Aspnes. They add a nice finishing touch.

Have a good week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Monkey and a Big Brother

When I started thinking about the kids' Halloween costumes this year, and I knew I wanted Jack to be a monkey. Evan was a monkey when he was two, but he hated wearing costumes & had it on for only 10 or 15 minutes. We didn't even go door to door to trick or treat... he just wanted that darn costume off. So I put it away and figured we would use it when we had another baby. I pulled the costume out of storage last week and washed it, and today I put in on Jack just to make sure it fits. It is a perfect fit & unlike his big brother, Jack loves wearing costumes and thought being a monkey was pretty neat. He especially liked the felt banana in his pocket.

And I can't forget about this guy:

I can't get enough of those eyes and his 5-year-old smile, and how much he loves his baby brother.

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Sweet Jack:

You have officially hit the Terrible Twos.

You say "No way!" and "NOOOO!" and "I don't want to!" all. the. time.

You run away from me when I need to change or diaper.

You screech "EVAN HIT ME!" even if Evan is sitting 10 feet away from you.

You love to scream, yell, and fuss a loud as possible.

But... you are still a cuddle bug & love to give kisses.

You get the biggest grin on your face when we go outside to play.

You still love your Pup-pup and Hippo & can't go to sleep without them.

Evan is your best friend & the best part of your day is when we pick him up from school.

I love you, Jack-Jack. Terrible Twos and all.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ohio Photo Book

Last year I created a photo book for my in-laws and I don't think I've shared it on my blog. I made the book 7x9 inches and had it printed through ArtsCow.

I can't believe it's been a year since these photos were taken. We only spent one year on Ohio, but we did so much during that time & I'm glad I have the photos to remember our adventures.

Cover of album:

Title page:

Pages 2 & 3:

Pages 4 & 5:

Pages 6 & 7:

Pages 8 & 9:

Pages 10 & 11:

Pages 12 & 13:

Pages 14 & 15:

Pages 16 & 17:

Pages 18 & 19:

Page 20:

A lot of this miniBook is dedicated to our trip to the air museum. Mark and his Dad are both really into airplanes, so I thought it was important to include a lot of those photos in this book. And while I love the beautiful weather we have in Florida, I am going to miss the beautiful leaves in Ohio.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A few more baseball photos

Evan is completely in love with baseball. He looks forward to games, loves wearing his batting helmet, and shrieks "YES!!" when I tell him he gets to go to baseball after school. He is obsessed! And super enthusiastic. I must admit I'm pretty pleased that he inherited the Mitchel Sports Gene. :-)

Mark is one of the volunteer coaches and helps out on the field and when the kids are batting.

Look at that concentration! Or is he annoyed that his mama is pointing the camera at him (again)?

This little guy loves watching Evan play baseball, but keeping him happy during the game is a little tricky. I am not below bribing him... usually juice and teddy grahams does the trick!

Have a wonderful week, friends!