Thursday, April 28, 2011

Never Dull

I love pictures like this. It shows the's the kind of picture you can show them later in the times they will be rolling around on the ground ripping each others hair out fighting over whose going to wear a certain pair of jeans to school..........*sigh* yes, my own little slice of Norman Rockwell.....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Well, another month has gone by and my sweet baby bumpkin is seven months!
I love these two girls!
A lot!

This is one of my favorite pictures.
Look how she's holding the toy with her feet.
Now that's talent!

I just got one with a smile
Maddie is now saying mamamama and I just know she is calling my name.
So we'll say "mama" is her first word.
She also loves food and when anyone is eating anything around her she stares at the food.
She just started crawling, Easter weekend, finally figuring out how to get that tummy off the ground.

My wonderful in-laws came to spend Easter with us.
It's always so nice when they come to visit.
And, it's nice to spend holidays with family.

Good times dyeing Easter eggs.

This is all the Easter loot the kids got!
It almost looks like it could be Christmas.
Grandma and Grandpa spoil!

No, this isn't a new type of discipline. That would be too easy. This is the kennel grandparents brought for their dog to stay in while visiting. Lillie however, decided to take it over as her new playroom.

At least, we knew where she was!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Great Big Sparkly Egg

I saw this wonderful craft at The Imagination Tree blog and knew I had to do it with Lily.
You can also see it here at The Chocolate Muffin Tree blog.
Aren't those awesome blog names?
They both have great tutorials on this project.

We started out ripping tissue paper.
Which is not always as easy as it looks.

Then we dipped the tissue into glue mixed with a little bit of water.
And placed it onto a big egg shaped balloon.

Lily really liked this project.
I'm so glad she likes to do crafts.

After the whole balloon was covered, I painted the rest of the glue mixture with some pink glitter mixed in all over the balloon.
It took several days to dry but it was well worth it.

We hung our big sparkly egg in the kitchen window.
The pictures really don't do it justice.
We love our sparkly Easter egg!

And I've got to say, I am soooooo HAPPY Spring is here.
This So Cal girl doesn't have much love for the MO winter.

But the Spring here is glorious!

And so are these two little munchkins!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Our town has this Easter egg hunt every year. This is Lilly's third year...and shes three years old. This is the first year she had to do it without any parental help. I think she did okay, in fact, I see resemblance of feeding time in a shark tank!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Polly Pal

I recently joined an online (free) photography class.
And, there is still time to join by going here.
The teacher, Bethany, is awesome in photography and I'm excited to learn from her.

The first assignment was to photograph something old.
I came across my old handmade doll my mama made me about 33 years ago.
She probably looks older because I played with her so much.
I love the vintage fabric of her dress.
And the vintage color of her yarn hair. I don't even know what you'd call that color.
Butternut squash?
Her name is Polly Pal.