Friday, June 26, 2009

Ella's Birthday - Finally the Pictures

Last weekend we had Ella's 1st Birthday PARTY!! We were hoping for a beautifully, sunny day...but had partly cloudy with a few sprinkles mixed in. Not bad for Oregon - it could have been much worse!

Here are a few of the "way to many pictures" that were taken. :O) (The birthday outfit was my splurge from great Etsy sellers).

We played outside.

Took lots of pictures with family.

Opened gifts and played (with cousin Carson).

Sang "Happy Birthday".

Had cake!!!

The end.

This was my favorite picture....but for some reason it flips sideways when it loads into Blogger. :( But here it is anyway.

It was a wonderful day. Thanks for taking the birthday tour.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday to our Little ELLA!

Hello and Happy Friday..........and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA!

Here she is one year ago today...just minutes after she was born.

She has been a dream baby for the most part. So happy, funny, laid back, fiesty at times and independent. I just knew our family wasn't complete before she arrived! I was so right. :)

Here is Ella at almost 1:

And the little party invitations I made for the big event (BBQ on Saturday). Cross your fingers that it doesn't rain.

That's all for today. Hopefully I will get some good pictures of her in her new "birthday outfit". I went a little wacko and splurged on a fun girlie party ensemble. Your last baby only turns 1 once!! Right???

Have a great day...........we will be!
:) Linda

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Random Pic

We are back from the beach and getting ready for Ella's FIRST BIRTHDAY! Wow how time flies.

I don't have time for catching up, but wanted to share this picture I came across and thought was pretty amazing.

Have a great day.

:) Linda

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Teacher Gifts!


We are on the last week of Preschool here in our town. Another Mom and I took on an end of the year project for our kids' teachers. We each have 2 kids at the school that are in the same in total there are 6 teachers we needed gifts for (0f course we made it difficult and decided to give gifts to the front office gals too).

A few weeks ago we secretly gave out small pieces (approx 3" x 5" or so) of white paper to all of the kids in the classes, asking them to create artwork using pens, watercolors, paints, etc. We were so excited to see all of the different masterpieces that we received back. So...over the past week we have matted them all and turned them into blank notecards and bundled them up for each teacher. The back of each card says "Created for you by a ___________, a student at ___ Preschool".

Here are some samples of the cards all bundled up. I forgot (a trend lately) to take pictures of them before they were packaged. There were so many great ones to show! Oh well. Each teacher will be getting a nice assortment of 8 or so cards.

Okay, I'm off. Lots to do.

Have a great day!!!!!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Congratulations to the Graduate...Nick!

Today my nephew Nick graduates from Southridge High School! Last night we went to a fun grad party for him with tons of his friends and family. Once again, I forgot my camera...but here he is from a few months ago:

Here is a little card I made for him to hold his $$ gift $$. I was going for SHS colors, but once I put the "Liquid Glass" on the cranberry letters, they lightened up quite a bit.
I made a pocket in the inside to hold the gift...could be used for a gift card or whatever. Mine was a check, because I didn't have cash on hand. :) I didn't take a great picture of the inside with the pocket, but here is a close up:
Okay, that's all for today. Have a wonderful Sunday and CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2009. Wishing you sunny days ahead.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Carson Turns 1! A Great Day for a Party :)


It's Tuesday and I'm looking forward to school being out soon. I've tried to schedule the kids for some Summer classes (soccer, dance, t-ball, swimming) so we don't go crazy here at home on hot days with no a/c. :) I'm hoping the whole Summer isn't as hot as the past few days.

This past weekend we went to a Birthday BBQ for Carson. Carson is my Niece Kim & her husband Brandon's son. Here he is with his cake:

And don't you love this one in his new wagon?

The bbq was at my brother's house (Thanks Bryon & Janna), and it was lots of fun. A beautiful day, great food, lots of family, a tire swing, kiddie pool, gumballs, babies, and more!

Here are a few more pictures from the day. I nabbed these from Mom's camera (Thanks Mom!).

Okay, gotta run. Kids need some attention. Ella is trying to walk - yikes! I'm not sure if I'm ready.

Have a great day.