Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kids laughing

The best sounds in the world

When I had Makaylee I didn't think there would ever be a better sound than hearing her laugh. But I have found a better sound. Hearing Makaylee and Kaiden laugh together. I just have to share.

My video wouldn't load properly, so that is why you saw it above instead of here :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Budding artist

I LOVE this scrapbook kit. Please forgive me because I am new the the digital scrapbooking world I forgot to save the link of where I got it. I will look for it tomorrow and try and post the link. I know the journaling is hard to read, so it says:

"This is the first time you used your chalk paint you got for your second birthday. Dada and Mama were working on painting the deck, so we let you paint it as well. You had a blast and loved painting with the chalk paint. I don't know if you got more paint on your or on the deck, but either way it was beautiful! You are quite the budding artist!"

Monday, June 09, 2008

Sitting, Standing and Rolling....Oh My!!!

Well, the title says it all! My baby is getting so big! I cannot believe it!!!!!! He has been rolling from belly to back for a couple weeks, and I just don't think I have posted that yet. I have been trying to get him to sit every couple of days, and yesterday he did it! I could not believe it! He can also stand unassited propped up on something for a couple of seconds. I have pics!

Here he is sitting, love the look:

Here he is standing. I know it isn't a great shot, but I have to be close so I can catch him if he starts falling :)

Just a happy boy out on the deck while we were painting

He can hold himself for a second or two on his hands and knees, but to get the pic I put a stuffed zebra under his belly to hold him so he didn' face plant.

This is like one of the best pics ever of my two kids smiling together!

Makaylee loves holding Kaiden now that she has figured out she can. Of course now he is getting almost to big for her to hold!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Another scrap book page

This is just a quickie page that I did for Kaiden. I found this great site with beautiful free elements for scrapbooking and I really wanted to try a more traditional looking page on the computer. So I gave it a shot. Here is the blog Thank you Vicki!

Here is the page:

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

I have discovered a new world :) Digital Scrapbooking. I love scrapbooking. But my scrapbooking room has always been our storage room since we moved in. If I want to bring the stuff upstairs it is such a pain, and soooooooooooo messy with paper. I have seen digital scrapbooking, and always wanted to give it a try. Mike got me the Adobe Photoshop suite, so I have started taking tutorial online, and downloading templates. This is my first page. Made using a step by step tutorial. I hope you like my attempt! You can click on the image to see it larger if you need to.

Monday, June 02, 2008

My Baking Adventures

I am in love with this blog that I saw on the Martha Stewart show:

She makes the CUTEST things ever. Initially what sparked my interest were the cupcake pops. I was dying to try them and to make them for Makaylee and Bailey's birthday party. I did make them, but sadly forgot to take pics before they were devoured at a BBQ we went to. But I decided that for the birthday party to just make cake balls. Makaylee wanted cupcakes at her party, and I was trying to figure out how to decorate the cupcakes to match the Abby Cadabby theme. Bakerella answered that quest just in time with a melted chocolate technique to make toppers for the cupcakes. I have been having so much fun trying all the new techniques, so I had to try the cupcake bites as well for a BBQ we went to over the weekend. Needless to say, they were a hit there. The best part about the cupcake bites and balls is that there are so many steps to them. Normally, this would be a bad thing, but Makaylee LOVES cooking and helping out in the kitchen, so I can really drag out her baking enjoyment with these yummy treats. Here are my pictures of some of the my attempts so far:

Cupcake bites:

Cake balls or cake pops