Wow what a terrible blogger I've been! We've been super busy between Jeremy finally moving over to Spokane to join the rest of us here, Hayden's preschool & dance christmas recitals & now a flu bug has just made it's way through this household! :) Plus, throw in some holiday festivities & all the hoop-la that goes along with that & I'm one tired mama!
SO- I need to post some scrapbooking layouts, along with all the videos of hayden's cuteness... Here goes:
Hayden just started this dance class (she goes once a week for an hour). She does tap/ballet/tumbling & loves it!! Most of the other girls have been in the class for a while now, so she was a lil behind. Cute nonetheless!
Hayden's Preschool had a little Christmas party for parents to attend. They sang us a few carols & gave us their homemade presents: A handprint ornament & projects. SO cute! Of course Hayden is the loudest one & only one singing half the time. My buggy loves to sing!! :)
I've been meaning to put these up for awhile...For you Mom!! ;) Here's just a sampling of how busy my life is lately! Decs is officially everywhere & his favorite spot to play/climb is this side table! He also really enjoys the dog food dish & sneaking away to Sissy Hayden's bedroom (where she keeps the toys he can't have...but REALLY wants!) He's a monster, just shy of 21 lbs, so he's like wrestling an alligator when you dress him, change his diaper, or are trying to get him away from something he really wants! Hayden was NEVER as busy & ALWAYS going as he is- which scares the daylights outta me! However, he just started giving kisses, so one of those makes up for all his shenanigans! ;)
He's DEFINITELY a mommys boy, which is probably attributed to the fact that I just stopped nursing him (he's sleeping WAY better on formula = much happier momma!) We try really hard to get him to finish his bottles during the day (way too busy & easily distracted to eat!) so that we can all get some rest at night. Lately, he'll eat & go to bed around 7:30pm and make it until 6am to eat again- although he wakes once or twice around 10/11pm to be snuggled back to sleep. He's getting way more vocal- lots of baby babbles! He is a great eater when it comes to real food- he loves cheerios & puffs as well as the baby mum-mum crackers. As far as pureed food- he pretty much eats everything. He wasn't a big fan of applesauce, but loves green beans!! I think that we got the picky eater with big sissy & he'll probably eat us out of house & home (oh wait...we're crashing at the in-laws...he'll eat them out of their house!!! LOL!!!) ;) He's growing like mad & in 12 month clothes (he's ALMOST 8 months old), size 4 shoes & size 3 diapers. And, without further adoo....here's our busy busy busy boy! :)
Be warned: poor guy falls & bonks his head at the end of this one! He was just fine afterwards! :) Hazards of learing to stand!
There just aren't enough hours in the day! It's been an adjustment becoming a stay-at-home-looking-for-a-job-mother. I think one of these days, we'll figure out more of a structure to our day so I can get some of my stuff done (besides dishes, laundry, playing with kids = always picking up after kids). :) Anywho...I've been able to keep up on my scrapbooking so here's some of the pages that have been released by the designers I create for:
Did you know that this Saturday November 5th is Digital Scrapbooking Day!?
Digital Scrapbooking Day celebrates all that today's technology can do to help preserve your precious memories. Digital Scrapbooking Day was first established by Triscape, Inc. in 2007 to create awareness for digital scrapbooking – not only as a creative way to document and display memories, but also as a means to archive photos and memorabilia safely digitally. Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD), celebrated internationally the first Saturday of each November, is intended to act as a catalyst to set aside some time at least annually to digitally documenting your personal history.
As a member of two WONDERFUL digital scrapbooking designer's creative teams, I have A LOT to tell you about- AND have been a very busy lil bee scrapping up my memories! ;)
First, Roseytoes Designs has some GREAT deals right now:
She also has a template grab bag just for the DSD weekend, As well as a Build-Your-Own-Grab-Bag sale!
Preview for Template Grab Bag:
Here's a layout I did with one of the Templates! Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE templates? They basically tell you where to put everything, you just add your own papers/embellishments & viola! No planning or racking your brain on design-concepts! :)
*Also used the kit: Calm by Roseytoes Designs to be released November 17th*
I used one of the Big Shot Templates to scrap a miraculous picture: BOTH KIDS SMILING!!! They aren't necessarily looking at the camera (they were looking at my zebra costume ears!) but, looking in the general direction of the camera counts! :)
This layout I used one of the Blends Vol2 templates- I love these templates- so fun & looks hard to accomplish, but with templates, the blends are already a seperate layer, just clip your photo & your done! With both layouts, I used "Happy Boo" also by Jen C Designs.
Lastly, Jen also has some template sets for calendars. Making your own calendars seems all the rage as of late & these templates make it even easier! These are in the STORE now for only $3!
I used the "Divalicious" kit by Jen C Designs & Calendar Templates set 2 for my layout. I also didn't make mine a calendar- just to prove the versatility of templates! You can totally make them your own! :)
That's all for now folks!
I have MUCH to update on as far as my real life goes...stay tuned! ;)
As a member of Roseytoes Designs Creative team- I want to share with you her latest digital scrapbooking kit! I ~LOVE~ this kit! The colors are SO fun & great for scrapbooking Hayden's preschool adventures. I've decided to take photos of her projects she brings home & scrapbook them that way- a lot less papers to hang on to in the long run! ;) I'll post some examples for you when I'm finished! Here's a layout I made with her photo that is on her cubby & her check-in/out card.
The Kit: Learn With Me (collab by Roseytoes Designs & Inspired By Dominic Designs) I SO full of fun school stuff!
THE MEGA kit (linked to FPD store) is 50% off right now & includes SO much digi-goodies! The glitter & splatter papers are gorgeous and the chalk doodles are super fun!
I'm Amie, the author of our family blog. I'm a dental hygienist, scrapbooker, Mother & Wife. My husband Jeremy is a branch manager at a local credit union, hockey player, Sig Ep fraternity brother, and a terrific husband & father. Our beautiful daughter Hayden joined us in March 2008. We were blessed with the birth of our son Declan in March 2011. Sadly we lost our almost 7 year old chihuahua, Mijo to a tragic hawk accident in February 2012. We relocated to Spokane from Western WA in late 2011 & just moved into our brand spankin' new house! I've created this blog so friends and family afar can keep up with our crazy life!