Sunday, July 11, 2010

Playing some major catch-up!

Well, It's been almost a year since I last blogged, so I have some major catch-up to do. Here goes!

September through November:

We have lots of drama over here and never ending photo shoots for these girls!

Grandma Larson made all these cute clothe for Ava. Aren't they darling? If anyone is looking for a great seamstress I'll give you her number!

Out of Africa is awesome! Our girls got to feed camels, giraffs, hold snakes and learn about many animals. I even volunteered to help hold the huge phython snake! What was I thinking?

Halloween 2009

Annalise was a Spanish Rose and Ava a ballerina.

And I had to throw this cute picture of Ava in here. She's such a ham!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Girls Room Makeover! Pink - Red - White

My Mom's been bugging me for these pics - so here they are. It took a lot of blood sweat and tears, but it's finally done! I bought these beds off Craiglist for a steal and stripped and stained them. It about killed me and Joe was mad the whole time b/c he was worried I might be prego while I was staining and he didn't want me around the fumes. But, he just doesn't have the time to do it and when I want something...........................well, let's just say it got done didn't it? :-)
I wasn't prego at the time so that was good. But I am prego now for those of you who didn't catch it a few weeks ago. Be prepared for me to turn into an elephant. It's very scary!
Anywhoo, one night I was in bed thinking of what I could do to transform the girls room. I started getting ideas and had to get out of bed and sketch what I wanted to do until about 2am in the morning. Yep, that's how I roll!

Dollar Store Frames spray painted brown. I love a deal!

These dang flowers about killed me. And yes - they are supposed to look like a childs drawing! :-)

The middle fabric is a table runner, the red is a cheap tablecloth and the red "buttons" were 50 cent mirrors spray painted red.

Another room down, hopefully soon, it'll be my bedroom that gets the re-do. It's a little white trashy right now! First I have to come up with a plan......

Cabin and Summer Fun

We were at the cabin a lot this summer but I was lame and only took a few pics!

We went on a hike to our favorite pond and picked wild rasberries. They are yummy! I used to do this as a kid and bring them back to the cabin for my mom to make muffins with. So, we let the tradition continue and our girls were so excited for me to make these muffins with their hand picked rasberries. They worked hard for these and had LOTS of scrapes to prove it! :-)

Cute Cousins!

The family on the Fourth of July!

The King of Forts

The girls were in heaven when I went on a girls weekend and Joe build them this fort! This is where I found them when I got home!

Learning to ride a TWO WHEEL BIKE! Woo Hoo!!

It started when I asked Joe to replace the broken training wheels on her bike. Her started to, said a few Mormon curse words :-), then decided it would be faster to teach her how to ride with out them! I couldn't watch and went inside. Needless to say, it only took about two minutes and did AWESOME!!! Even her turns were great with only a few spills. I'm so proud. Thanks for being so brave Joe and teaching her what I couldn't!

Ava needed a picture thrown in too, and I think she won for best dressed this day! :-) She can sure put together some crazy combo's!!

Preschool Ends, Kindergarten Begins!!

Here's to playing catch-up for the next few posts!!

Annalise loved preschool at Ruckus Kids! Here's Preschool Graduation!

This picture didn't have anything to do with preschool - I just thought it was funny!

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KINDERGARTEN!! Here's the big day with a fashion show of her UNIFORMS!

She's a beautiful girl who loves kindergarten and has fabulous friends and a great teacher - Mrs. Moore. She's had some typical girl drama, but hopefully it's all worked out now!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

That's What Friends Are For!!!

I don't know if I should name names, okay I will - Alyne you ROCK!!! I was complaining to my friend Alyne about how I've been sick with the flu and my girls have been sick and I have morning sickness up the wazoo! And to top it off, I haven't been grocery shopping in like two weeks and I feel guilty that I've been giving my kids junk to eat because I just couldn't bare going grocery shopping. Anyway, she INSISTED on picking me up something to make for dinner tonight. I resisted - but man she's persuasive! Anyway, she gets to my house and calls me to have me open the garage.

And this is the loot she brought inside. I tried paying her, but she wouldn't have it. Isn't she sweet!

I got teary eyed and thanked her. Then my girls and I had a great talk about how to be a friend.

Thanks Alyne for being a great friend and taking care of me when I needed you! Love ya girl!