Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer OverLoad 2017


It happened again... spring came around and I got all the notices for Summer camps for the kiddos. Keep them interested in sports! Keep them learning! Keep them interested and excited! So I signed them up, and signed them up and Oh yea what's one more?!?!? Then Summer started and Big A made the All-Stars Baseball team and we had baseball EVERY DAY for an extra 6 weeks... (It was AMAZING don't get me wrong) but then in the middle of all that the camps started. The kids were on over load and I was feeling totally frazzled. We did Baseball Camp, Basketball camp, Science Camp, and Horseback Riding. We are in the middle of Advanced swimming and still have a Science one to go. The kids have DEFINITELY not been bored this summer but it's been anything but relaxing. Next spring when I start talking about summer camps... slap me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Superbowl or Football Party Entry

We had a little shin-dig for the Superbowl. It was a blast with TONS of food, good friends and oh yea, some football watching too. I always try to be really festive when we have a party and I wanted to spruce up our entry way. So I grabbed my cricut, some wood from the garage and had some fun....
What do you think?

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Snow Much Fun

 
 
 
 
January has hit Salt Lake City with a vengeance. We have gotten snow, snow and more snow. It has blanketed everything in beautiful, magical white. It also creates a crazy, chaos trying to get boots, hats, gloves, and coats together to get out the door in addition to the regular chaos. Ahhh winter.



Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas to All

From Our House to Yours....
Merry Christmas
 

Santa Baby 2016



We had yet another wonderful experience getting our Santa Pictures done. We used FotoFly Santa and they blew us away with the amazing pics they got. IT took 20 minutes and the pictures were So amazing for the price... miles above a "mall" Santa. Even though Big A realized this wasn't the "real" Santa he was fine getting his picture taken with a "Helper".



Friday, November 11, 2016

My Little Pilgrims

 


One more year of the pilgrims...whew! I was so worried that my big boy would not be up for dressing up for a photo shoot this year. I had actually kind of resigned myself to the idea that I wouldn't get one this year. I tried to bring it up tactfully..."Hey guys we are going to do pilgrim pictures this weekend!" Big A was all "Mooooommmm, That is SO dorky, I can't let anyone see me like that!" "We are going to Gardner Village when they are closed, there wont be ANYONE around." Really Mom? Really?" and he gives me the raised eyebrow that he is working a lot lately. Then he says the golden phrase "I'll do it for $5!" Little a chimes in "I want $5 too!"

I am not proud to admit it but I am NOT above bribing my children. $10 in the piggy banks and I have one more year of AMAZING pics of A and A in full on Pilgrim mode!









 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Life After the Car Seat... Big A turned 8


Big A is now officially a 8 year old. He is officially out of the booster seat in the car... a big step. As I look over the pictures from this years birthday shoot I can't believe how much he has grown-up over the last year. At the photo shoot he had his own ideas for poses (some pretty awesome). He was kind of shy around the photographer (a first) and the warmed up as we went. Listening to him talk to the photographer about his life and likes again I was so struck by how very grown-up he has gotten.... How did this happen? It makes me tear up a bit (I know weepy mom mode!) whatching the "baby boy, little guy times fade into the past. He is such a bright, funny, kind, playful, thoughtful little guy. I am so blessed to be his Mom, watching him grow!

A thank you to FotoFly photography for once again giving me outstanding birthday shots of A!