Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Got Dirt

I just love this picture of Madison out in the garden. I let
the girls out to play this morning and of course they go to
their favorite place - the garden boxes. We are fortunate enough to be house sitting and with that come the huge yard. And in the backyard is the garden boxes. And you guessed it - loads and loads of dirt. The girls get so dirty but they love it. I had to carry Katelyn in this morning kicking and screaming "No mommy, no". The girls love the outdoors and want to be outside all day long. The excitement that comes over their faces when they explore something new is priceless. For instance this morning it was windy and Maddie was grabbing hand fulls of sand and letting go. She thought that was so funny to see the dirt fly.

P.S. I don't have any pictures of Katelyn to share because the camera is on the fritz again and decided to shut off !!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Scrapbook Expo

The time has come again for the semi annual Scrapbook Expo and I am so excited. It is an event where the vendors come out and sell papers, rub-ons, stickers, ect. to all of us crazy scrapbookers. It is like Christmas !! I enjoy it so much and look forward to it every year. We also get as time to sit down and " Crop" or to the nonscrappers, scrapbook. It is also a great time to catch up with friends and family. I loved the time I got to spend with just the girls - Thanks hunny ! People pictured - Chris, her daughter, Me, my Mom, Sarah(Colleene's daughter), and Colleene. Can't wait for next Expo ! Bring it on.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cereal Bandit

Wanted : A child known only to us as the "Cereal Bandit"

Crime: Grand Theft of said Cereal Box and making a big mess

Time crime was commited : approximately 8:35am on the morning of
Monday April 14, 2008.

Description :
An eye witness to the crime saw the suspect fleeing the scene wearing purple polka dot pajamas and caring the cereal box. This particular cereal box was an orange and blue Kix box. We were lucky enough to capture these shots of the suspect on a surveillance camera. But have not been so lucky since these shots were taken. I am afraid if this type of activity continues we might be dealing with a "Cereal Thief".If you have seen the suspect or have an information please let call our hot line at 1-800-savekix.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Daddy's little skier

Patrick was so excited to take Katelyn skiing this year. The first time I went went up too and we all had fun. I do have to say that it was an adventure. Patrick forgot his wallet and had to go back down the mountain to get it. Thankfully Grandpa Merrell came to the rescue and met him at the bottom. Thanks again dad. While we waited we tried on hats and had some fries to kill time. It was cold and windy and she did not like that to much. She went on the magic carpet and then she graduated and went on the big chairlift and loved that. The second time they went up by themselves. Just look at that great PIE !! Good job sweetie. They played around the deers, rode the big chair lift again and thankfully it was great weather. Katelyn loved to sit on the " sun deck" and take a little breather. After all that hard work I don't blaim her ! All in all it was a great day for Patrick and Katelyn.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Madison

March 1 - It is Madison's first birthday today. The big one ! We took her to breakfast to Johanna's Kitchen(family tradition) and she had a scone with strawberry syrup. She loved it ! The mall is one of the girls favorite places to go in the winter time because they have the play area. So we took her to the mall to play and also to ride the ferris wheel. By this time it was time to head home and so we spent some time having fun as a family. Maddie was being so silly and playing peek a boo with her hat ! That night was her birthday party. I think that it was more for us than for her. Oh well, I think that she enjoyed the extra attention. And the cake didn't hurt. She loves sweets!! So as soon as she saw the cake sitting on the counter she was trying everything to get to it and boy did we hear about it !! We sang to her and she did try to blow out the candle which was so cute ! The cake is by far the best part about a child's first birthday party. As the saying goes, let them eat cake !! Thus we did !

Katelyn turns three

I know that i am back tracking a bit. It is just that I can't believe that she is 3 already. Boy does time fly. We had a great day and a wonderful party. Thanks to everyone for coming and helping us celebrate.