Thursday, September 06, 2007

A couple of pics

I got a few minutes to take some pics yesterday and today and I thought I'd share...
Here's a pic of Maggie at the Botanical Gardens last weekend:

and Katie today:

Couldn't you just eat those cheeks up?!

And here's a sneak peek of a normal afternoon here at our house:

It's not the best picture, but it does capture these days for us. Maggie is completely fascinated by swimsuits right now and wants to wear one all the time. She gives in and wears a dress to school, but as soon as we get back home it's off with the dress and on with the swimsuit. I guess she thinks of her little trampoline as a stage--either that or she just enjoys being able to jump and bounce around WHILE singing and playing her guitar. Like we needed more activity here, right? lol And usually Katie is perched there at the edge, gazing up adoringly at her big sister. I feel sure this sort of thing will be repeated and mimiced by Miss Katie in a couple of years. hehehe

Monday, September 03, 2007

whew...sleep woes!

Oh boy, it's been a rough weekend! Chris' parents and aunt and uncle came up from Georgia and Panama City (respectively) and we had a terrific time with them. We went to the Children's Museum and Constitution Village in Huntsville on Saturday and then we went to the Botanical Gardens on Sunday. The girls had a great time with Nana, Grandad, Aunt Ree, and Uncle John. However, being out and about and going all day meant that Katie didn't get all of the naps that she needs, which means that her nighttime sleep has been off, too. Top it off with a snotty nose and congestion and poor Katie is struggling. Oh well...she's still a sweet little monkey. I'm not even going to mention Maggie and her whole sleep issues. Oh well...she's pretty cute, too.

So how about a couple of pictures? :)

That's Maggie enjoying some watermelon at Grady's birthday party the other weekend. Do ya think she liked the watermelon?

How stinkin' cute is Miss Katie? She wasn't much interested in actually eating the food, but she was way into just chewing on the spoon itself.

Speaking of Katie, guess who got some new food experiences this weekend? Miss Katie was CHOWING down on rice at Rosie's Mexican Cantina on Saturday--we're talking fistfuls of rice heading right for her mouth. Sure, there was tons of rice on the floor, but lots made it into her mouth, too. (and we left a big tip as well as trying to pick up as much of the rice as we could.) Then on Sunday Katie and Maggie went with Nana, Grandad, Aunt Ree, and Uncle John to a German restaurant for lunch and Katie ate her fill of the German Rye bread. Who knew!?! I am still trying to give her baby food at meals, but she's getting less and less interested in that. Zwieback Toast? Oh yeah. Baby applesauce? Not so much. No wonder she likes real food. She's cutting her 8th tooth!

Maggie is riding her big girl bike like a pro (with training wheels, of course). She loves to ride it around inside the house, and she and Daddy go on rides down the sidewalk after dinner. :) I'll have to upload a picture of her proudly riding her bike tomorrow. :)

Ok, enough from me. I'm heading off to bed. Have a great night, all!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Holy COW!!!!! Maggie's on CK's Home Page!

Ok, let me tell you how super duper excited I am! I've been away from the computer all day and I come back to see a message from sweet Michelle at The DigiChick telling me that one of my layouts was featured today on Creating Keepsakes Home page as a Featured Layout! WHOOOHOOOO!!! I can't even describe the ginormous grin on my face!

Here's a screenshot:
And here's the layout:

"School Rocks"

Click on the layout to see a bigger version in my gallery at The DigiChick. I'm so stinkin' excited!! (For those of you who don't digiscrap, Creating Keepsakes is THE scrapbook magazine--predominantly for paper scrapbooking, but they do some digital stuff, too. This is their online website, but wow, what an honor to be picked out of all the layouts that are posted each day!)

Recent Layouts

So I said that I was going to share some layouts last (and Maggie) interfered, so I didn't get them up last night. Here they are now, though! Click on the photo to go to the image in The DigiChick where you can see the credits (and leave me some comments--lol!). :)


"I'll Miss You"

"Sparkle and Shine, Baby"

"You at 3 1/2"

"4th of July Lost and Found"


"Just Like to Smile"

I've done some other layouts lately, but those are some of my favorites. :) Thanks for looking!