Monday, June 30, 2008

Well lookey there.... who'da thunk it?

I'm so super excited, I could barely keep it to myself! I can't wait to get this kit and just scrap my heart out! I'll post a link to the Zany Zinnia gallery as soon as it's up.
We picked up the trailer today, and if it wasn't past my bedtime I would put the pictures up. I'll try to do it tomorrow....... =)
Needless to say, I need to take 'Backing Up a Trailer 101' as it seems like I am *literally* driving a school bus. I'm kind of surprised that you don't need a special license... just sayin.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The 3rd Birthday ParTAY!

Teagan had her birthday party at Gymboree yesterday. She had a blast, and I'm pretty sure all her friends did too. At least I hope they all ran some of the extra energy off! Almost everyone mentioned staying inside for the past week due to smoke from the fires surrounding the area.

Running on the 'candle'

waiting... patiently... look at how cute all these kiddos are!

YUM, nuf said...

Guess who graduated to the inflatable duck tub?

We're busy trying to finish up the garage so we can put the pop up in there. I should get out there to take some pictures of that too, since Greg has practically killed himself over the past few days installing overhead storage. You know what amazes me though... is that I drive through the neighborhood and some people have NOTHING in their garage. How is that? Maybe we could keep some of our stuff there?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hello? Is anyone out there?

I *swear* that I have been busy, not just slacking! Since Declan got out of school it has been ON, 24/7 - NO breaks. I'm t i r e d. We've got all kinds of fun going on though. Greg's sabbatical starts right after the 4th of July, we're driving up to Eastern Oregon to stay at a house on Wallowa Lake for a week. Then we will try to drive up through Montana into Glacier National Park. Looking forward to doing something that is not our routine!
We also had been shopping for a tent trailer, and bought one last weekend. We go pick it up on Monday.... I'll post pictures. We're going to go on our 'shake down' trip after the 4th of July - SO excited! There was just no way we were going to tent camp with 3 kids, 'nuf said.
I am cropping with some of the local gals tomorrow night after Teagan's birthday party. Totally looking forward to getting out. of. the. house.... alone.
I'll post pictures of the festivites soon, not making any promises how soon... =)

Monday, June 16, 2008

A birthday, a bug, swim lessons, Father's Day and what not...

I know, it's been awhile since I posted. Really, my intention is to try to post every few days.

Teagan turned *3* last Monday. That was the morning I woke up just wishing for death. I had some mean, terribly nasty bug that wiped me out for a couple of days. She was supposed to start swim lessons on Monday night, but we had to miss it.

She is a total fish, no fear. I always thought a little bit of fear was good. The lessons go through Thursday, then I start up with Declan. Good thing I got a new swim suit, it's going to be worn out after a month of lessons. At least I ought to know how to get my swim on reel good.

Teagan had a little family party on Thursday after she discovered the MotherLode of presents I had hidden under the stairs. She got My Little Ponies, Clothes and some loot. We gave her a playhouse, that we finally finished building last weekend. We're going to have a friends birthday party for her at Gymboree at the end of the month.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Father's Day! I sent my Dad a card, and forgot to write anything in it.... I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. Also called Dan to wish him a nice day. I hope Greg enjoyed his day. I asked him if he wanted me to find out if there was a Father's Day crop he could go scrap at, but he polietly declined.

Blogger isn't letting me upload any photos, so I'll try again later.....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Check this out!

My Mom left today, she was here for 10 days. We were trying to get some pictures of her with the kids, just before heading to the airport. I ended up catching some crazy masked kiddo in the process.

After we got back from the airport, the kids played in the 'pool' and I took random pictures of them. I'm still not sure about aperature and shutter modes on the camera, and when to use which and why... but anyhooo.... here are some from today. The swan is for Maren, but since she was napping, the other kids were playing with it. Teagan kept calling the pool 'Swan Lake' and Declan was 'Ripjaws' from Ben 10.

Mad blowing bubble contest......

And then CHECK THIS OUT!!! I climbed up into the fort on the swingset. I was getting pictures of the sweet little gold finches eating the thistle seed, when suddenly I heard this hummingbird. It saw me in the fort and came down to the closet branch to get a better look at me! Click on the picture to get a better view.

Last, but certainly not least, Teagan turns 3 yrs old on Monday!! We're going to celebrate this weekend, since we start swim lessons on Monday. I'll be taking pictures of the party to post here.

Have a great weekend!