Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Love Fridays

Today I'm reminiscing (thanks Liz) about my favorite day of the week.


Not sure when Friday turned into my favorite day. Something to do with Sophie starting preschool and Friday is our first day of the week where we're not racing to get out of the house early.

At least until I realize we're late for dance class.

It happens.

On Fridays I have time to make coffee, pour it into my favorite mug (given to me by my sister Katelyn)

Ginger likes this mug too, reminds her of her younger years

Then, it's cuddle time on the couch while we watch Sid the Science Kid and Sophie's favorite, SuperWhy! (Monday through Thursday we've already left the house before these are on) and eat animal crackers for breakfast.

Then I remember dance class.

Sophie and Ella, the dynamic duo...don't try to separate these two at dance class

Ah, I love these girls...and I love Fridays!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fairy Frills

Check out my new little business! It is a work in progress, but I'm super excited about it! fairy frills

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sophie's Valentine's Party

Yesterday I had my first school party experience with Sophie. I had to miss her Christmas party as I had MOPS and as Coordinator I kind of needed to be there. So I was very excited to help out at her Valentine's party. I came early in the morning and helped with Centers, snack and circle time. Ryan is home this week so he and Molly showed up later in the morning. It was great to observe Sophie in her preschool. She loves going every day and tells me about her classmates. Here are a few highlights from her morning.

Each week her class focuses on a particular letter, color, shape and concept. This weeks color was pink. All of the girls in her class had pink on yesterday so here they are pointing out the different shades of pink on each outfit.

centers - sorting candy hearts by color

centers - tracing heart shapes

Molly getting in on some of the center action

Molly likes preschool

Circle time at the end of our morning.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Project Life

This ones for all you avid (or non-avid) scrapbookers out there. I was introduced to Project Life in late December through Jessica at The Mom Creative and I debated about purchasing a kit. I just started Molly's first year scrapbook and our family album stops in September of 2008. In other words I feel so behind!! (You know these are the things that we moms worry about at night!) So anywho after much consideration I decided that I'm going to forge ahead, ask for a kit for my birthday (which is in one week) and concentrate on keeping up in 2010. The idea behind Project Life is so simple. You take a picture a day and then you put together a two page spread focusing on each week. Or you could do a month spread or a vacation spread. However you want it to look. Jessica is even doing a blog post every Tuesday entitled Project Life Tuesday where she displays the pictures she's using in her Project Life album for the previous week. The awesome thing about Project Life is that everything is prepared for you (journaling cards, paper and more). You just add your pictures and put it together. No trips to Hobby Lobby buying paper, embellishments, stickers, etc, although I've fallen in love with rub-ons. (I think I have a small fortune of scrapbook accessories in my craft room). Or, and I've so done this, going to a scrapbook event and taking your 5 piece luggage set to transport all your stuff. Project Life comes organized in one box!

So all you scrapbookers out there, would you like to join me in this process? For more information about Project Life check out its creator Becky Higgins. She answers all your questions on her website. She also has a digital version available. Happy Scrapbooking!!