Tuesday, May 31, 2011

memorial day weekend

I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Although we were not at the beach... or on a tropical vacation somewhere, we had a very nice family weekend!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

beetle bug

Yesterday was "Bug Bash" at Noah's preschool. To stay true to Noah's "love" of beetles, we had to dress as a big black beetle bug! He loved it!

more mouths to feed!

Well, we don't have to feed them exactly.... the mommy bird gets to do that! But, they are living in our bushes!

Aren't they the cutest little yellow birdie mouths! Waiting for "mama!"

a few random pics of noah

I just loved this little "series" of photos of Noah from our beach weekend a couple of weekends ago.

Sweet little boy...

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

chocolate and healthy...who knew?!!!!!

This will be a definite spring/summer treat at our house this year! In the words of Rachel Ray... Yum-O!

Recipe here.

a blog to follow

Check out this newly created blog by the very talented, Donna, of MonkeyMooMoo and LemonadePaperie! Hopefully she will post her daughter's Alice in Wonderland party soon. It was amazing!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ah, yes please!

a dream laundry room.....

*photo found here

Monday, May 16, 2011

cameron's new love

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!

wrightsville weekend

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

when i woke up....

When I woke up Mother's Day morning.... this was my view from bed!!!!!!!!

We spent the weekend at Wrightsville with the boys! So fun! Photos to come.....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

the memory jar

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!

the gumdrop lollipop

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

little sooti

Very excited to share that a bit of Noah's second birthday party was posted on one of my favorite blogs, Little Sooti. Check it out and tell me what you think!

Monday, May 2, 2011

waddle waddle waddle

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!!!!

perfect spring day....perfect strawberry picking!

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!