Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Do you ever just stare at your kids and see the light in their eyes, they are so beautiful. I am still amazed these marvelous humans came out of my body, did that really happen... this world is a crazy, wonderful and magical place.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We made this ghost bowling game for Anna's Birthday party, I got the idea from one of the kindergarten Moms. It is white fabric covering 2 liter soda bottles and an old soft ball wrapped up like a mummy. The kids had fun knocking them over. It's an easy & cute up-cycle project that cost me nothing but a little hot glue!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Amelia has been reading the Fancy Nancy books and it gave her this idea:
Brian and I both received a hand written invitation to Amelia's Fancy class. We entered her room to this set up. Then she went through each item telling us they are "Fancy" or "Old" as she had labeled them all by herself.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I think I was 6 in this photo at my Aunt Jeanne's first wedding in 1977. Brent was 4. I don't remember much from that day except for the puppets she gave us for being in her wedding. I still have mine and my girls love to play with it. My Mom still has this dress and it might fit Amelia now.
It took Jeanne a long time before she started to date again but I think it was worth the wait, she found a great man that makes her smile!
We enjoyed the evening, the balloons were a huge hit with the kids and made the room look magical.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Isn't it cute how little kids eat... they close their eyes and take big bites. They chomp, gulp, lick their fingers and love to blow bubbles in the milk. Try taking a bite of food with your eyes closed,
it's such an alien feeling.
Oh, to be young again... with no cares in the world.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday night Brian & I went to University City Hall for the 100 Year Celebration and Lion Auction. I enjoyed meeting all the people, many Brian knew, a teacher from high school, an old employer, parents of kids he hung out with during his high school years. The U City Hall building is so beautiful, if you can stop in sometime. It features marble, carved wood, a grand staircase, and a the 5 th floor is amazing, like a ballroom. It makes me sad to think something that beautiful could never be build nowadays because the cost would be sky high.
The auction began with my lion and someone stood up and told how kids from the library had been raising money with bake sales, etc. to bid on my lion! They made the first bid at $3550, the auctioneer asked if anyone wanted to bid against the cute kids from the library. Everyone laughed and shook their heads no. It was great!
They auctioned off the other lions: $800, $2100, $1700, $2200, $600, $1100. My lion made the most... I was so proud and excited that my lion will have a permanent home inside the library. It's a perfect home for him and it will be great to take the girls for a visit.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Recently we did the Brentwood 5K run/walk. Well... really we just did the 1 mile walk just as we have done the past 5 years. I am a sponsor for the walk and designed the logo. The girls look a bit tired in the photo since we woke them up early for the 7:30 walk. This year Amelia wanted to run... I hate running... and she wanted me to run with her. So we ran a bit then walked a bit... did I say I hate running! But I didn't complain to her, she had so much fun and who knows maybe I have a future track star?