Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
This will HAVE to be what my master bedroom and bath look like in my next house!!!!!!
If you are at all interested in interior design, take a moment to check out this family's blog. Their new home is truly breathtaking!
Photos courtesy of lovethislife blogsite, the Hibner family, found here.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
So, while we were at the beach almost two weeks ago, Cameron met a surfer while playing in the ocean. This guy was a local and an incredible surfer. He spoke to Cameron and then asked if he wanted to "try out his surfboard." Cameron basically jumped out of his skin with excitement. He had been watching these older guys surf for hours, admiring their skills!
He gave Cameron several pointers and was really great with him! So nice! He complimented Cameron on doing such a good job and shook his hand. Cameron was so proud of himself. I don't think he stopped smiling the rest of the weekend.
Cameron has always had an interest in surfing. He is my little beach/surfer boy. So..... here come surf lessons this summer during our vacation!
As I mentioned in the previous post, I was lucky enough to spend Mother's Day weekend at the beach. The weather could not have been nicer... and neither could the boys!!!!! It was a very nice time. Just a couple of photos from our weekend.
Thank you my boys!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I struggle every year with what to get my mom for Mother's Day. This year was no different. She has everything and needs nothing!
I found an idea in Better Homes and Gardens magazine for doing a "time capsule" for a Mother's Day gift and include items and or photos from the year. I "adapted" this idea a bit and decided to do a "memory jar."
I included a few items from the past that reminded me of things we did together, such as sand and a seashell to represent all of our time at the beach, and a pencil to remind her of my school years, college, and the fact that she was a teacher when I was younger, and put them in a glass jar. I also included a few photos. Love the way it turned out....and I think she did too!
Happy Mother's Day Mommy!
I am wayyyy behind on blog posts!
Teacher/Staff appreciation week at Cameron's elementary school was the week before last. Each day of the week has a theme. One of the days was "bring your teachers flowers" day. I try to come up with something a bit different each year so the teachers do not feel like they only get fresh cut flowers. However, since Cameron is in 4th grade, I was struggling with an idea this year.
We decided to make a gumdrop (or orange slices!) flower on a stick! It turned out really cute and different, however, this photo is not very good. I took the orange slices and laid them in a flower pattern. Then pushed a lollipop stick through one "side," then the other, and put a small piece of tape around the base of the sticks to keep them together. It is a bit tricky at first, but it works.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Probably one of my favorite photos of Noah ever! What a iconic little boy thing to do! What I wish I had gotten on video was before this photo was taken, when Noah is walking around "chasing" the ducks saying "quack quack" and doing the hand motions to go along with it!!!!
Over the weekend we decided it was just too nice to be inside! After two soccer games for the "older ones," a little nap time for the "little one," we were back outside! Last year about this time we went to a local organic strawberry farm and picked our own strawberries. We decided to do the same thing this year! So much fun!
After dinner, we spent our evening making fresh strawberry muffins! Yum!!! And some chocolate dipped strawberries... per Bryson's request!!!
And at the end of the post, be sure to check up our little friends that "waddled" their way up to the strawberry patch!