Sunday, July 25, 2010

Aiden's first trip down to our pond. He wasn't quite big enough to feed the fish yet but next year he will be :)

And Martha's first trip down to the pond. She was big enough to feed the fish :)

Becky is an old pro at feeding the fish :)

And we stuck Grandma in the back of the Ranger.

But she didn't care 'cause the chauffeurs were cute.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Great Grandma

Darlene with her first great grandbaby :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Uncle Brent & Aiden

Brent & Aiden hanging out together on Sunday morning. Aiden's facial expressions are so funny.

I could just eat him up!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cowboy Baby Shower

Finally pictures of the baby shower we had for Martha. The theme was used all because of a boot glass that was used from a baby shower I helped with a couple of years ago & of course I forgot to take a picture of them, but I promise they were cute.

I got the men to stack bales of hay for me. We put a saddle on top to go with our theme. My BIL, Bryan, also found some rope & wagon wheels.

I made the cupcake tower/holder by covering boxes with brown craft material. I bought the material, on sale mind you, at Hobby Lobby cutting strips & then putting jute around the whole thing. I made the tag out of sandpaper using a diecut & then adding stickers. I loved this thing, so cute!!! Forgot to get a picture of the entire table with all of the goodies on it too. I found paper bandana bowls at Hobby Lobby that were very good as far as quality. They had a great "cowboy" section in their party section. I found bandana printed napkins at a party supply place but Hobby Lobby also had some too. I used my blue speckled enamelware roaster for the punch bowl and used a old white enamel water dipper that belonged to a great grandma or great aunt, not sure which.

And of course tissue pom poms. I wanted to stagger them more but the way we had to have the table, people would have walked into them. Oh well!

And the guest of honor, Martha.

And the other guest of honor, Aiden, who slept through the entire thing :)

I'm so glad for this picture, 5 generations.

Cousin Jenny with Martha. She drove in from Arkansas to surprise Martha.

Martha with her Great Grandmother.

This is what we gave to guests when they left. I made cracker jacks. I used brown lunch sacks to hold them, printed out the recipe & attached it with a clothespin covered with patterned paper. I added a little rhinestone to the clothespin too.

We played a couple of games. I gave each guest a clothespin & if they heard someone else say "baby" they could take away their clothespin. The guest with the most clothespins at the end of the opening of the gifts won a prize. We also melted different candy bars in 5 different diapers to make it look like poop. They had to guess what type of candy bar was in each diaper. Sick game but funny!

We had a fantastic time & I was so glad that we got to do this for the new Momma and her sweet baby boy!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We are still alive and well. Just enjoying summer and counting down until school starts again. We have 4 weeks to be exact, not that I'm ready or anything :)

Hannah had swimmer's ear in both ears 2 weeks ago and I had Colton in the Dr's on Monday with a really yucky ear infection. This new swimming pool has cost us an arm and a leg in Dr's visits/medicine.

I've been getting things together for our niece's baby shower this Saturday. I've got everything ready to go, I think, and will work on food prep on Friday. I will show pictures of the things I made/did on Sunday. Don't want Martha to see just yet.

My Dad had his knee replacement done yesterday. He is doing great. He has already been walking down the hall this morning. Haven't heard how group therapy went but I'm sure he did fantastic. He'll be coming home Friday afternoon. I know he is just glad to have it over with.

Cross country starts in the morning. Early. At least we will be in the habit of getting up early when school starts. Both kids are going to run this year.

So I guess that is all that is going on. Exciting right?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth

Hope you are having or had a great holiday. We have everything ready to go and just waiting on guests to arrive. I found some really cute ideas on the web for today.

I found this idea here. So cute and easy to do. And I can use the same idea for different holidays.

A close up of the tag. There are several options you can choose from. This one had 2010 on it but she also included one that had no year.

I found this idea here. She had some more stuff I wanted to do and would have if I wasn't lazy butt yesterday. There is always next year :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fire Power

We are getting ready for July 4th around here. Brent's family won't be able to come this year; wish they were. Instead of the usual hamburger/hotdog cookout Brent & my Dad thought fajitas would be good. There is a Mexican resturant/grocery store that has fajita meat ready to grill so they went over today to pick some up.

They also hit the Firework's Warehouse. One of them in there is bad enough but both of them? Oy vey!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Looking Back ~ Chapter One

Oh my goodness!! I was in the fire safe yesterday digging out Colton's stuff to get his driver's permit & found 3 disks of pictures that I had saved. The years '04, '05 & '06. It was so fun looking back through them & seeing how young the kids looked because well, they were younger. All taken long before I started blogging so I thought it would be neat to post.

We are all done with softball & baseball. Colton said he would try cross country this year so he & Hannah will have a couple of weeks off before they will start running. School will be starting again before I know it.