Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scrap Haps for June and July

So, I've only scrapped a few pages in the past couple of months...nothing like having a new baby in the house to put a stop to all creative endeavors!! The desire is there, but I just don't seem to have the time or energy to get on the computer and scrap as I would like. I'm working on it though, and hope to get more pages scrapped in August. For the time being, here are my latest creations for your viewing pleasure!

Tropical Wind Grab Bag by River Rose

Family Matters collab by Donna Duncombe Designs and Roseytoes Designs

One and Only Template Pack by Little Green Frog Designs
My Mother's Arms by Donna Duncombe Designs
Juicy Paper Pack from Recherché by KH Designs
Summer Lovin' by Trixie Scraps
Using the Wildflowers Collab from the FPD Design Team

Americana by Jen C. Designs and Luv Ewe Designs 
Old Glory Collab by Sarah Bennett Designs and Trixie Scraps
Double Trouble Template Pack by Little Green Frog Designs
Don't Leave Home Without It Alpha by Lauren Grier Designs

Riding with the Girls Full Kit and Cardstock Paper Pack by Trixie Scraps
Doubled Over Template Pack by Little Green Frog Designs

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a scrap-happy day!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 Months New...

2 Months Stats:
11 lbs. 9 oz.
23 inches long
15 inches - head circumference

Notes: I think I am doing a good job of being a baby - I eat, sleep, and repeat. I love my swing - especially looking at the birdies and the mirror above my head. I love bathtime, but mom thinks I'm getting too big for the kitchen sink. I am starting to discover my hands and fingers, but I haven't quite figured out how to work them just right. Give me time and I'll figure out what they are supposed to be used for. Reilly and Aiden sure love to snuggle me...they are the best big sisters around!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Again?! Are You Kidding Me...

Yes. It happened again.

For the second time (third if you count a practice run on some poor, unsuspecting Barbie dolls). 
But this time, both girls participated, not just one.


This time the damage was irreperable and the only thing we can do is wait and give it time to fix itself. Too bad school starts in a month. Think anyone will notice?


 Guess we'll need to get creative with headbands.

And hats. And comb-overs. And maybe even try some clip-on hair extensions if we get desperate enough.

One day, I will look back at this and laugh. It is just hair, after all, and it will grow back. But today, right now, I am not laughing. I am angry. I am frustrated. I feel like a complete failure as a mom. And I may have cried a little. And I probably yelled some. Okay, I probably yelled a lot.


Not probably. Definitely. I definitely yelled. But can you blame me?!


And I threw the scissors away. Again. But they have a habit of magically reappearing.


All this, and yet I still love my girls. They worked me today. Hands down, they kicked my butt. But messed up bangs and all, they really are the cutest things around.


Just don't tell them I said that. I need to be mad for just a little while longer.

P.S. Thank you Sherri for doing what you could to try and fix their hair. You're awesome.

And, just in case you are wondering what kind of mother allows her 5 1/2-year olds to play with scissors unsupervised, I feel the need to explain that the girls snuck them into their room after they found them in the special hiding spot they placed them in last week after they dug them out of the trash. The scissors had been thrown away as punishment for chopping off all the hair on their Barbie dolls. I thought they were long gone. 

My mistake for not double checking.

I also happened to be a little distracted today with the littlest one, who did not fare well after receiving her 2-month immunizations. A nasty rash and swelling and lots of pain that neither motrin, tylenol, nor cold compresses could relieve forced us to return to the doctor for a steroid shot...yes, another shot.

Go figure.

But it did the trick. And after a long day of being in pain, not eating, and uncontrollable crying, MacKenzie calmed down and was finally able to sleep.

Poor thing. Definitely a rough day for all.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Newborn Photo Shoot...

Remember my friend Tracy, the amazing photographer? Well she came by to do a newborn photo shoot of MacKenzie and even managed to get some amazing shots of the girls. I've said it before and I'll say it again - she's AMAZING!!


I thank the Lord every day for blessing me with such beautiful, healthy girls. I don't know what I did to deserve them, but I am so, SO grateful to be their mama.

And I'm grateful for kind friends who are willing to share their amazing photography skills. Thanks again Tracy!! You are seriously awesome.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fouth of July Recap...

Thanks to Doug and his nifty phone, we have a few photos of how we spent our the beach, with family, digging for sand crabs...basically, just enjoying the freedom we are blessed to have.
We hope your 4th of July was just as wonderful as ours! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July...

We are at the beach today, playing with cousins, but I still wanted to post a photo that kept in spirit of today's holiday ('s from our February photo shoot, but that's okay). We hope you enjoy your 4th as much as we are enjoying ours!

Happy Birthday America!!