One of Ami’s creations with the word board I made. I hadn’t expected them to draw with the magnets, but am thrilled they do! They all do it, but Ami does it the most often. It makes me smile every time I walk past and see another creation.
I love that man!
Sandy and Donny are all grown up.
This is from this summer. We got to have lunch with one of our favorite people! We love you, Burr!
Awesome $15 thrift store find! It is heavy duty and they all rock it!
Even the biggest kid!
A rare moment of affection from this summer. They are usually too busy bickering, to hug each other. They were waiting for their Hip Hop class to start. They love that class!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
I have been super busy and have all sorts of ideas to keep me even busier. Oi!
We rented a cabin/house in Pinetop/Lakeside last week. Here are some photos from the drive there…sorry if you’ve already seen some of them on FB.
Is this some sort of rose? They look like baby apples with green crowns.
The shot below is a closeup of the flowers in the above shot.
Ahhhhh….nature, how I love thee! Oh and Instagram, I love thee too!
As you all know, I take a ton of photos, but you might be surprised at how few photos I have framed. Less than 10.
3 of them are prized possessions. They were given to me at Benny’s memorial service, by our friend, Kara, who used to nanny for the boys. The photos she gave me were of shots she took, so I had no digital copy. It never occurred to me, until recently, to scan them.
I finally did. 😀
This is either during, or shortly after Benny and Jeremia’s room was remodeled by Make A Wish. JP and Benny to loved dress up in costumes, so Make A Wish ensured they would have no shortage of costumes to choose from. The butterfly princess was one of Benny’s favorites.
This one is at the zoo during zoo lights and Benny is reaching up to touch the fake snow that’s falling.
And my very favorite. I just want to squeeze his face and eat him all up.
First I took shots of Conrad blowing a kiss. I had him hold the pose for a couple of shots each and then chose my faves.
A better mom than me probably would have made their kid wash his hands first. I am hoping the dirty finger nails and “Dynamite” stamp add character though.
Then I uploaded my photos to Snapfish and created a 4×6 collage print.
For 6 prints, I paid a grand total of 56 cents (I was lucky enough to catch a free shipping sale). 5 of the prints were to mail as cards the 6th was for us to keep.
When the prints came I cut sticker paper into sheets that were ever-so-slightly smaller than 4×6.
Conrad loves to color so I just let him draw whatever he wanted. The only requirements were that he write his name and thank you.
He did a great job and I love how all of the drawings are different. Then he told me who got what drawing, I stuck them on the backs of the photos and we sent them off.
The hardest part of the whole thing was getting the stickers squarely and smoothly stuck to the backs of the photos, that’s why it helps if they are slightly smaller than the print.
I can pretty much guarantee that I am going to do the same with all of the thank you cards from now on.
Now you try!