Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Day 56 - 61: No pictures

I took a hiatus from the camera. During this time I was gearing up for the thrift sale with my neighbors, and enjoying my last days of unemployment.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Day 55: Chase likes the dog!!

This photo is of Chase and Katie, my parents' (and my) cocker spaniel. He waves at her, squeals at her, laughs at her, and likes to touch her and follow her. It's so cute because neither Blake or Julia showed that sort of interest in her.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Day 54: Memorial Day

Today I took the kids to Jessica's parents' house for a short visit. Pete was out on the jet ski with his grandson, and when he came back in he offered to take Julia or Blake. Julia jumped at the chance while Blake was more timid. However, as soon as Julia got back he was willing to go. Little turkey!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Day 53: No pictures today

I didn't take the camera out today. :)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Day 52: Clouds at 65 MPH

I took several pictures of this view while driving down the highway ... I stuck the camera out my window for several, and others I took through the windshield. I think they still turned out pretty well!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Day 51: Genuine Crawling

Chase has been doing a combination of crawling and army crawling, but now he seems to have the crawling bit down pat. :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Day 49: The Kids

Blake has taken to picking Chase up. So, I had Julia jump up and we snapped this quick picture. Of course, Chase's eyes are half-closed, but it's something. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Day 48: My BIG Girl :)

Look who has suddenly potty trained herself, basically! I'm so excited!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Day 47: We've Got a Climber!

At one day shy of 8 months old, Chase is climbing the stairs! WOW!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Day 46: Cruising

Chase is pulling to standing, and starting to cruise!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Day 45: Pulling Up ... to Standing

He's so proud of himself ... LOL!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Day 44: and then there was one ...

Check out the price of gas today ... gosh, this is NUTS!

Today is a virtual first for me ... I am down to one child until Sunday. It is a very weird thing for me. Blake and Julia are gone camping with my parents! To memorialize this very odd occasion for myself, here are a couple of photos that I am sure I will look back on one day and laugh. :)

BTW, I cried before I went to bed ... just a little bit ... out of missing them. They can drive me crazy, but I miss them a lot, too.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Day 43: Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my parents ... I think it is 32 years ago today!

(some virtual flowers since I can't afford them. :) )

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Day 42: Busy Day

Look who is now pulling up!! Little man is on his way to walking already ...

Today was Blake's End of School Carnival. Blake had a firetruck painted on the back of his hand, and Julia had hearts painted on her cheeks. There was a bouncing castle, lots of cute little games, and food. We made sure to get a picture of Blake with his teacher. It sounds like there maybe busing for Julia next year, so I'm now planning to enroll Julia as well. She wouldn't go 4 days a week, but I think the social interaction would be great for her, plus the head start in learning school routines never hurt anyone. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Day 41: Drawings on the Sidewalk

My kids drew on the front sidewalk ... I couldn't grab the camera fast enough and they were moving on to the backyard ... so here is the work ... and then photos from their work in the backyard when they were just starting. After a very warm (80+ degrees) day yesterday, there was a high temperature of less than 70 degrees today. Brrr, cold in comparison!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Day 39: Happy Mother's Day

Another day of unspectacular pictures. I snapped a few pictures of poor Chase when he was SO tired but having trouble getting to sleep. It may have been the little bit of frozen custard I let him try ... poor kiddo ... see his pink eyes from being tired?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Day 38: More from the 11th ...

The camera didn't come out on the 12th ... not really sure why. Here are some more from the 11th when I was apparently very camera happy. :)

One of the ones Blake let me snap of him yesterday:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Day 37: Not the Best Photos ...

I was trying to get a photo of all 3 kids today, but Blake didn't want to cooperate. He later said he wanted a photo of just himself.

This one of Chase was cute ... I love his little round mouth. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Day 36: LOVE Trucks!

Here is Chase in the kitchen with Blake's firetruck. He loves to push it back and forth, and isn't even afraid of the siren sounds it makes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Day 35: Future so bright ...

he's gotta wear shades ... (yes, this will be my LO title soon :) )

Edited to Add the Layout!!

Credits: Template by Michelle Swadling based on layout by Kristmess at Gotta Pixel; Yellow paper by Jessica Bolton, Grunge Overlay by Tenessa Allen (Gotta Pixel), Star shape from PSE applied as an overlay

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Day 34: Full bloom

I took this photo as the sun was starting to go down ... you may be able to tell that the light is coming from the left, and that part way down the tree isn't being hit ... the neighbor's garage roof is to the left. :)The petals are starting to shower down and be strewn among the grass. You would be able to see it all except that the lawn was just mowed today (first mow of the season!!).

I LOVE lilacs!! There is a bush in each corner of the back yard ... I love it! I now have a vase in my kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom of lilacs. *SIGH of tranquility ... for a few seconds anyway*

Monday, May 7, 2007

Day 33: First Thing I See ... the LO

Please see my gallery at Gotta Pixel for the full list of credits. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Day 32: First thing I see ...

Actually, this photo is from the 7th ... one day ahead ... but I didn't take any pictures on the 6th. For Day 33, I'll share the LOs I created using this photograph. :)

Day 31: Night, Night!

I snuck into Chase's room really late and snapped a couple of pictures of him sleeping. He usually sleeps on his belly now. I'm putting this up a few days late, but I think a big reason I took these pictures was that it was nearing midnight and I hadn't taken any pictures yet, hee hee!! At least I'm honest. LOL!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Day 30: Crab Apple Tree is Blooming!

and so are the Lilac bushes ... I can't wait till they are in full bloom so I can put some on the table and around the house. I LOVE lilacs!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Day 29: photos to be added

I took several photos at my parents' house tonight using my mom's camera, so I will need to add some of those. Chase loved seeing Katie -- "my" Cocker Spaniel which is really my mom's dog. We got her in 1996. Chase is the first child to seem to LIKE her. Julia has never liked her. I have my own theories on why, but anyway ... I'll have to share those. I also got pictures of the kids with my parents. Looking back I don't have all that many pictures of the kids at my parents house with my parents IN the pictures. So, I wanted to have some of those. After all, what is a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house without THEM! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Day 27: my 3 kids

This is another photo from 4/30 because I never took out my camera on the 1st of May. Sorry! But, I love this photo. :)

Here is a layout I created using this photo! I used the awesome free monthly kit created by the design team at For whatever reason, it is a little pixelated ... you can see a better version in my gallery at GP, plus all the credits for the pieces used are there too if you're curious! :)