walk this way

After months of cruising the furniture, standing alone and walking with our assistance, this little guy, at 14.5 months, finally decided to give it a go by himself.
Of course I had to bribe him with a fruit snack to do it;)
Whoever said boys are slower than girls was not kidding. Marryn walked at 10 months, Reganne just before 11 months.... But this has been his style, taking his own sweet time at everything.
FYI, that's poor sick Marryn whining in the background. And yes, I'm saying that sarcastically.


five, finally

Ah, September 8th finally arrived. Although the *party* started days before;)

We drove up to Sheridan for Labor Day (another mandatory Friday off for Joe) and decided to give Marryn a little party there with Chris's grandkids. (That would be Joe's dad's girlfriend;) Grandpa got her a cake, Chris got her a butterfly balloon and we picked out some Hello Kitty birthday supplies and headed to the park. It was a beautiful evening and the kids had a blast.
"This is the BEST birthday ever!" is what we heard.

Especially after she opened her Hello Kitty umbrella.
Then on her actual birthday, she had school. So we made Rainbow Chip Cupcakes to share with her class and she got to hold the Birthday Bear all day long! And that evening, she got to come with me to Mutual (well, they all had to actually) where our activity was going mini golfing. She loved it. And thought it was all for her;)
Then that night, yes at like 9pm, she finally opened the majority of her presents.
Her fav? Her Zebra Snuggie she's been asking for for months.

a go at digital

I was in charge of the invitations and programs for our Young Women's In Excellence program. So I gave it a go at doing it digitally. I had some brushes and frames from a *free* creative photo editing class I took (sorry, the class isn't always free...I got lucky;), so I played around a bit and came up with this! I am just so excited at how great they look (well, according to myself) and how inexpensive (ah, FREE) and quick they were to put together.



Yeah for Reganne! She gets to go to pre-school!
She was so excited to go and just loves it! Gets to take her own backpack originally bought for Marryn, but too small for her school folders. Has 3 other girls and one boy all from our ward and she is the youngest, technically won't get to start kindergarten for 3 more years. I was slightly worried about how well she'd go, seeing her history at nursery, but she ran right up to her *teacher* (another mom who is teaching the first session) and never looked back! My only wish is that her and Marryn went to school at the same time....

She had to turn around for me to take a pic of her backpack, just like I had done for Marryn;)



How's that joke go?

What did the daddy tomato say to the baby tomato as he was getting behind? Ketchup!

ha ha

This seems to be my life right now. Trying to catch up on everything.

So maybe someday, someday soon hopefully, I'll get some posts up. Until then, know that I'm sitting here, trying to decide what I should be doing;)