Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Pumpkin Patch

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The Pumpkin Patch

Today we took the kids to a pumpkin patch. They love it!

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big and fat

For anyone out there who is curious, I know at least my friend Kristie is, here is an updated picture of me and my big fat belly! Hopefully we are 3 1/2 weeks and counting. My doctor told me he'd induce me at 38 weeks if things looked good. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer for me, I can't do this much longer!
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Halloween costumes

I'm glad I decided to take these pictures when I did. They had a fall party at the elementary school and they could wear costumes. Of course they wanted to wear their costumes, so I let them. While at the party they painted baby pumpkins and now their costumes are dotted with black paint :( Here is Ryan as Captain Jack Sparrow--loving it! Emily picked Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Here's Julia as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I bought Benjamin a firefighter costume because he loves fire trucks so much. After much talking, he let me put it on, but he HATED it. He wouldn't even keep it on long enough for me to get a picture :( We'll have to think of something else for him to be for Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Newest Layout

I decided I would do my first competition. It's called Stand Up and Scrap. I've had fun doing layouts in terms of their ideas and challenges, it's just turning into a more graphic design thing than scrapbooking, and I have no chance of winning, so I decided I would just post my layouts for the remaining challenges on my blog. This is challenge #4, you were supposed to use color to portray a feeling. I wanted to do something happy, I remember watching Ryan as a little 18 month old boy playing basketball like a superstar. I associate those memories with the color orange, a warm and bursting color.
For this layout I used Digital Divas Designs orange safari paper, Shabby Princess' Vintage Floral paper, Lindsay Jane Designs summer heat paper and Tracy Blakenships bball court paper.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Digi Dare #3

This was a great challenge for me. The challenge was to simplify your layout. That's hard for me to do, I just keep adding more and more things until there's no empty space. Sometimes the empty space can do a lot for a layout. Here are Ben with his cousin Lyvia and then with his cousin Ally. For this layout I used Ronna Penner's Express Yourself from Shabby Princess. I also used Ellie Lash's Tied Up Frames. I used Bren Boone's glitter pen from Summer Afternoon and altered the color.

The girls

Since Ben was having a photo session, the girls decided they wanted one too. Emily and Julia love being sisters. They have these little cheers that they do together. It is really quite cute. They walk around calling each other "girlfriend" and "girl". What are we going to do with them.
A similar pose of sisters who are also (usually) the best of friends.
Julia decided she needed a shot of her all by herself.
And then of course Emily thought she needed a solo too!
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Picture session

One of Ben's favorite things these days is to have his picture taken. He absolutely adores posing for the camera. I told him to go upstairs and get some clothes. He came back downstairs with Ryan's clothes, but he was so proud of himself I couldn't bring myself to make him go back upstairs and try again. Amazingly, they really aren't all that big on him. He is in 4T's and these are 7T's.
Ben wanted a picture with mommy. I'm so very attractive from this perspective, I know, but please try not to be jealous of my stunning beauty!
Ben decided on this pose himself. He is a cute little menace.
This was his second attempt at a fabulous pose. The open cabinet door definitely adds interest to the photo.
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This was my view Wednesday morning after Scott left to go and meet with his clients in Salt Lake City for work. He got back late Saturday night and we are, Oh, SO glad, to have him home!
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Ben and Cousins

Here is Benjamin holding cousin Lyvia. They look SO cute. Poor Ally is rightfully afraid that she's going to be dropped. The girls and their mom and dad came up Friday night and stayed all of Saturday to help me while Scott was in SLC.
These last few months Ben and Lyvia have become fast friends. They absolutely love to play together! It's the cutest ever!
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