Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday Wordle - My Week

Wordle: My Week
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I am joining PolymerClaySnails in Wednesday Wordle. Want to join in on Wordle Wednesdays by creating your own Wordle (www.wordle.net) and posting it to your blog.

To-Do Tuesday



Okay, I am trying again! My first attempt, you can see here, went well but I just have not got my act together since! Wonder why?!

I would love to do a daily list and frequently do make one the night before but I am not organized (or committed) enough to plan a week ahead. There really are too many things that can go all wacky right now! So I have decided to list three projects that I would like to 'work' on this week. Maybe not complete but at least get started!

My To Do List:


Organize Boy Clothes
Write Blog Post for: Beautiful Like Me
Clean Out The File Cabinet

Want to start your own To-Do List, stop over and visit Lisa at Crazy Adventures in Parenting with her To-do Tuesday!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Beautiful Like Me Project

I am so excited to help introduce this project. WickedStepMom from Life and Times of A Wicked Step Mom and Tricia from Shout Daily have asked me to participate in this wonderful new project called Beautiful Like Me. The essence of this project is:
Teach the next generation about true beauty and self confidence.
Help girls and boys to have a better self body image and to stand up for beauty in all forms.
We would like to invite all of you to join this project. Grab the button below and join us in blogging to help see how beautiful we all are!

So please join us on April 6th for our next post, each story told touches someones life and makes a difference. Our topic for this post will be:
How our self-image effects the self-image of our children.
Please share with us what you think ... mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, group leaders, or whoever you may be, chances are you are a role model for someone (even if you do not realize it)! We want to hear your story!
Come on and join us, display this badge proudly! You can join in any time. Please feel free to join us in spreading the word, if you do post let me know ... add your name to the list of beautiful people!


I wish you, beautiful you, a most wonderful day!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Flashback - Just For Fun!

This crew is my husband and friends way back in high school!
Dan (hubby), Mike, Matt, Mark & Jeff

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday Thirteen - My Little Sam

There is no denying that when a new baby arrives in a home with children that there is some adjustments that need to take place. There is also no denying that when you are one years old that this adjustment can be very difficult. So my little Sam has had his moments (quite a few lately) of naughtiness, leading to frustration of parents and siblings. We do not blame him, we understand that he is only one, his place as baby has just been taken away by a new sibling and his life as he knows it has been disrupted. So we are trying to give extra hugs and love to help him through this tough transition. So this week I am honoring him with this blog post.

My Thankful Thursday Thirteen - My Little Sam

And so many other reasons that make Sam the beautiful person that he is.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday -- Precious

I know, another picture of someone snuggling the baby, but honestly there is a lot of baby holding going on around here.

And something funny: the other morning daddy came walking out of the bedroom and Jacob said: "Dad you look just like Willy. You both look grumpy, have two chins and no hair!" Poor daddy!! Darn children are so honest.
And here is Willy. This is from his first photo shoot at our friends studio.
And last but far from least is my children, thank you Kim for taking the time to try to get all of the kids to cooperate for a picture!
I think it came out quite good, there are little things like Caitlyn's evil eyes, Ricks's finger in his belly button and Jacob's hand in front of Willy but it really captures them! I love it!

A magical day to you!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

Caitlyn took some pictures of all the beautiful signs of spring! It is just beautiful outside with lots of flowers appearing everyday!



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rick's New Wheels

See what we found at the Thrift Shop!!!! YEAH! We had looked at these because Rick's litte bike with plastic wheels just would not go on the gravel BUT these where $100. or more --- uugghh! But we found this at a Thrift Shop for $20, added a little air to the tires and it is as good as new! Heavy duty metal with real tractor tires! It even has a trailer hitch... can you keep a secret? We may look at trailers for Rick's birthday!

PS. On a side note a fashion tip: check out Jacob's socks!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

What Are You Wearing?

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Today we are joining Tiaras & Tantrums with What Are You Wearing? Friday! Let me tell you I could never participate in this because really who wants to see my old sweatpants? But I have these pictures of Ally in her favorite outfit and thought I would share it!



So here she is sporting her favorite "Don't Bug Me" tie dyed shirt. Ally actually had this same shirt when she was little but she out grew it, then just recently she found this larger version at a thrift shop for $2.00



And here is a close up of her typical footwear ... her tie dyed organic cotton socks (they go with everything) and her new sneakers that she got at the mall with her Aunt Lisa (the shopping expert).



I love Ally's style. For her she could wear this to the playground or out to dinner -- it is comfy and works for her. I love that about her!


So stop over to Tiaras & Tantrums to see other What Are You Wearing? posts! And join in the fun!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Theatrical Thursday

Children's Theatre of Knoxville holds workshops in which students learn about creative dramatics in a practical setting: they rehearse and present a short 20-minute play!
The Teenagers Imagi-Stage class recently performed an adaptation of O. Henry's classic suspense story "The Last Leaf." Caitlyn Lemmon plays Miss Joanna, and Stephanie Spoon plays her roommate Miss Sue. Seth Roseman plays the girls' lifelong friend Rand. Belle Forrester plays the artist Miss Louisa, and Courtney Kelley plays the pivotal role of Dr. Mary McMillen.
Caitlyn did a wonderful job, as did all these teens. I am just amazed at what they can accomplish in just five weeks.
Bravo to all of these up and coming dramatic performers!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Big Brother!

So basically, Willy is held all the time. He is very loved by all his siblings!
I am so glad that Rick loves his new brother and I look forward to watching them grow together!
A magical day to you!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Plant Your Feet Firmly On The Ground"

So for a couple of days I have been planning a post in my head, seeking help and advice on how to keep my lovely one year old's feet planted firmly on the ground. He seems to have taken to climbing ... I have 'baby proofed' everything possible and still he climbs. We keep all the chairs ON the table or in the other room with the door closed (not convenient by any means). We have gates and barricades everywhere BUT still he climbs ... onto the table, onto the back of the couch, onto the beds, up on his toys, etc... it is not that I mind that he is up there but then he attempts to jump and flop around and I know that we are going to end up at the hospital!!! And saving my sanity ... because not only does he climb up on everything, all the time but when I speak to him he plops himself down, with a very naughty grin and says "sit"!

So, in my head I have been planning out this post, a plea for help, how do I provide Sam's apparent need to scale high mountains within a safe environment without installing a rock climbing wall including harnesses and spotters!?!?!?

BUT then I was looking for a cute little picture of Sam to include and found these two ...


Now how can I help but be sad that this is the view. I too seem to always have many things out of my reach - as I topped out at a whopping five foot it seems that most of life is built for the taller -- so I find myself toting a foot stool, jumping up or other creative things to reach those things way up high!

So really can I blame my little munchkin for wanting to experience the world from a new perspective? I guess not BUT I still need to keep him safe!