Saturday, April 29, 2006

Little Paper Doll

I really like the collage artist Claudine Hellmuth's work. She inspired this:

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bloggity Slump

Well, I haven't been the worlds most fantastic blogger lately. I've been staying busy though! I've been to the gym twice this week (and again today), yesterday I had lunch with my gal friend Jennie, Karin and I played outside with the kids one day and Kendall experienced her first real swing, Saturday night I'm having a scrap get together for the local girls in my online class and Sunday Jenn & Justin are coming over!

I'm loving the online class. I like the pages that I'm doing much better then the ones I normally do. I think it's because I plan it out all week instead of just sitting down and expecting the inspiration to come. I've done a couple of pages that are for Kendall's book and my family book that I'll post here. My other pages are on the online class blog.

Kendall and I are going to stay home most of the day. I think we may get out to go the library and the gym though.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Our Weekend

We had a nice weekend with Kendall's Great Gram and Aunt Bonnie visiting. It was nice to visit with them! Kendall got to celebrate her birthday a little early with a cupcake one night. She had a lot of fun with it, Brian came close to having a heart attack watching the mess unfold though :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I just tip-toed into Kendall's room to check on her and was kind of shocked by how big she is! Up to this point I haven't been sad at all about her growing up, just excited for her to learn and experience new things. But tonight as I peeked over the edge of the crib and saw her all stretched out it kind of hit me all at once.

Gosh I love this kid. Her personality is really starting to show now and I love it! She is goofy and funny and fun loving. She does fake coughs to get attention (or to mimic people that we pass in a store), she makes silly noises and laughs at herself, she sits down, stands up, sits down, stands up and then laughs at her silliness. Mommying is hard, it requires you to be so selfless, which doesn't always come naturally, but she is SO worth it. I am still excited for her to learn and experience new things but I want to slow down and cherish every little small thing that happens now too and I want to thank God every day, every hour, every minute for allowing me to teach her things and to watch her experience things.
Note: crawling is rough on the knees. We have to wear pants every other day to give them a break, ha

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So Blessed, I Can't Contain It

Just feeling really blessed these last few days. I have so much to be thankful for:
A beautiful healthy baby
A husband that is a wonderful provider
Fantastic friends
An amazing family
and most importantly
a God that sent His son to die for my sins

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I've been getting a lot of stuff done lately. I've started to paint Kendall's room and tapped off the dining room for painting. This morning I dusted, mopped, vacuumed, cleaned, and stocked downstairs. I love being productive sometimes, Spring does this to me.

I took this picture of Kendall yesterday, it was her first time sitting in the grass and she didn't want to put her hands down. Too cute. The other picture is Kendall all dressed up for her friend Anna's birthday party last Saturday.

Lots of things to be excited about right now. Getting a lot of fun stuff done to the house: painting, new furniture...we have a special birthday party to plan for, and we have lots of guests coming to visit within the next month.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

New Life Experiences

I get so excited about sharing new things with Kendall. I think that sometimes I may drive Brian nuts saying things like, "this is her first time wearing sunglasses, this is her first time seeing a rainbow, this is her first time smelling vinegar..." Well, I got to share two new things with Kendall yesterday.

1) Her first time eating honeydew. She seemed to like it but she has spit up a couple times since then so I'm going to avoid it for awhile just in case it's related.

2) Her first time experiencing the joy of riding in the car on a beautiful day with the windows down and good music playing.

Hmmm, maybe next week we'll rent a convertible, every girl needs to experience the wind in her hair like that before her first birthday right?!?!?! Okay, maybe we'll wait.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Okay, Okay

I haven't wanted to update my blog because I like to see that pucker picture when I open my browser! But, I have been getting threatening messages demanding an update.

The online class has started and we are having so much fun. I've been receiving phone calls and emails galore :) We're doing self portraits this week (a little challenging) these are a couple that I didn't choose.

Today I spent the day with Lorie and Alex, a nice little unplanned day. Gotta love those. Jenn, we were near your town (at the Gap outlet). If I knew how to get to your school I was going to leave a note on your car!!

I'm happy to have my husband home this week. He's a good guy even though he did give me quite a scare last night. We were having a heck of a storm and the cable went out (poo, no Grey's Anatomy), he was in bed so I tip-toed into the bathroom to get ready for bed. I came out, crept to the dresser and heard the door creak (we're out of WD-40), just then a bolt of lightning lit up the room and there stood....a man. I gasped and darn near wet my pants. He got up while I was in the bathroom to check for tornado warnings, he found my reaction amusing though. My blood was pumping so much that I couldn't go to sleep so he got to listen to me talk for about a half hour (pay back).