Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Fall!!

I know I've said this a lot lately, but I just cannot keep up with my blog postings!! We just seem to always have something going on that I can't find the time to write something up!!

I'm so happy that today is the first day of fall!! It is my favorite time of the year! Crisp air, gorgeous colors, so many fun family activities!!!

Jack celebrated his 4th birthday about 2 weeks ago! I can't believe my baby boy is 4! Wow!! He has grown so much in this last year. He's really matured, if you can say that about a 4 year old! He loves going to school and is so smart! He has also been put on monitor to exit status for his speech therapy. He tested in right at his age level, so in 4 months, his therapist will call us and see how he's doing. If he's still on the right track, he'll be fully discharged from the program! Here he is on his birthday!

Macy lost her 5th tooth on Sept 11th. It was the first top one she lost. We called her snaggletooth for a few weeks because it would just hang on, not wanting to fall out!! It finally fell out at school and she came home with it in a tooth container necklace!

We've been spending most of our days outside riding bikes, climbing in the tree and playing on the tree swing.

Macy also started Brownies this week and they both started AWANA, which is like a church based scouting program.

Our biggest family news is the addition of our "second home"! This came about a year earlier than we were anticipating, but we fell in love and couldn't pass up the deal!

It's a brand new 2008 Forest River 26ft travel trailer! It has everything we could ever need! We went from falling over each other in our pop up to having so much room in here that we won't know what to do!

We picked it up on Wednesday and have been getting it stocked full of the necessities! We cannot wait for our first trip out in it this coming weekend!! We're going with my friend Andrea and her family! We've got so many fun trips planned including Disney World in the spring of 2010!

Here is a layout I did a few weeks ago. I haven't been scrapping much at all. I don't really have the desire, plus there is just no time! These are the photo booth pics of Chris and I from down the shore in August.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Life is good!

It's been a great week here.

Jack started 4 year old preschool on Tuesday. He did great!! No crying this year!! I'm so proud of him, he's grown up so much over the summer!! I can't believe he'll be 4 on Monday! Wow!!

We signed him up for the 5 days a week program this year, instead of 3 days a week. We thought the extra socialization time would be good for him, since he did have such separation anxiety last year!! Soooo, that means that Mommy and/or Daddy have 2 1/2 hours of free time every Monday through Friday!! It's been great!! Tuesday we did some birthday shopping and just enjoyed the free quiet time the rest of the days! It's nice to be back on some sort of routine again after the craziness of summer! Maybe I'll actually be able to scrapbook again!

Today, Jack and Daddy went to a train show and will check out the hobby store too. When we asked Jack what he wanted to do for his birthday, he wanted to go somewhere wtih trains and go to the hobby store! Of course, getting a snack was also in that mix! So, that's exactly what they are doing. They left a little bit ago with my brother in law and his son.

So, today is girly day!! Macy and I will do a little shopping and get some lunch! Perhaps we'll scrapbook too! It's such a gorgeous day today, amazing since yesterday was so nasty from Hannah!

Jaime and Celeste were so kind to tag me for . . .

They are such super talented, nice, friendly gals!! I got to meet Celeste back around Christmas time! I swear, you meet the nicest people through scrapbooking!!

So, I am going to tag:
Tracy: She's such a great friend, I can count on her for anything!! She always comes up with the neatest idea for pages!
Mimi: Another wonderful friend, that I know will always have my back!! She can rock out a mini album like no other!!
Andrea: We've only known each other for less than a year, but she's become such a great friend and camping buddy! She's another one who can rock out an awesome mini album!!
Marlene: She's a crazy chick and I love it!! She's another fabulous friend!! She hasn't been scrapping that long, I think a little over a year, but she has caught on quickly and has gotten just as addicted as me!
Lea: Super, super sweet and an amazing scrapbooker!! She makes the most beautiful cards and can really rock out a great, clean layout!! I never tire of her layouts!

Here are the rules:
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.(2) Link the person you received your award from.(3) Nominate at least 6 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours.(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!! Thanks for reading!