Monday, August 18, 2008

A First Grader, Really???

Well, it is official... I am the mother of a first grader. Dominic was sooooo darn excited to start school today. He looked too cute in his uniform. Here are a few pictures from the big day... he was very proud of his new backpack and the fact that he sits in a real desk now instead of at a table. I just don't know where the time has gone...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

So SPOOKY!!! HeeHee Hee!!

When I got home yesterday, all of my new CB embossing folders had arrived! I just had to use them right away and this is the Halloween card I made. My kids really liked it!! I have not really had a chance to make too many cards in the past couple of days... had to work and get Dominic all set to start first grade on Monday. I can't believe how fast the summer flew by and that my baby is really going to be a big FIRST grader- where did the time go?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Gotta Love Bellas!

I am so darn hooked on Bellas!! This is Beachabella and I made this card for the sketch Challenge for CMM on Cafemom. I went with my favorite color and like the way it turned out. I still am in beach mode I guess! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My friend Lisa had her baby girl yesterday!! I am going to send this card to welcome baby Emelia. The nursery is done in pink and brown, so those are the colors I chose for this card. I hope they like it!!!

What a Trip!

It is hard to believe that our vacation is already over! We had such a great time. The kids loved riding on the airplane. They were not scared at all and were so well behaved. Dominic had such a big grin getting on the plane that my dad said he could see his cheeks from behind! SO cute.

The condo that we stayed at was wonderful. Looking out our front balcony was the beach and the side balcony the pool. It was the perfect location for us. Dominic just loved the ocean. You would never have guessed that this was his first trip to the beach. He swam with all the big boys with no fear. (I sat comfortably in my beach chair and watched- yeah, I am a wimp!) He even went on his first roller coaster ride at Bush Gardens

Allison looooved collecting shells. She sang the same little tune every time she hunted for them. She and Grandma came back with three huge cups! She absolutely loved swimming in the pool and hanging out in the hot tub. Maddi really liked the sand once she got used to it. Digging and putting sand in her bucket with her shovel were her favorites. She did sit on the shore and let the water hit her feet.

Chris and I really enjoyed watching our kids explore and enjoy the beach for the first time. We will remember it forever!!