Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You Two's

Chloe said to the boys, "You Two's are being bad."  To which the boys replied, "Chloe, it's 'you two' not 'you two's'."  To which Chloe replied, "No, you're all wrong - it's You Tube!!"  Scary, isn't it!?!?youtube_logo

Monday, July 28, 2008

Checkers, Anyone?

Chloe is our resident game-player, but then I'm not surprised - she has watched her checker brothers play games for years so - it runs in the family.  So today she asks Caleb to play Checkers with her - and he not-so-excitedly agrees.  They had been playing for awhile when I hear, "Caleb, I need to be a princess now."  I am not sure Caleb quite knew what to say and so he asked her again what that meant.  To which she replied, "I don't want you to King Me - I want to be a princess instead."  There you go - Checkers with a 4 year old princess-wanna be!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

How Much More Fun Can 6 People Have??

Joe's work had their summer party today - we spent the day HERE.   Yes, even I went - and you all know how much 1) I hate hot weather,  2) how white I am that I even glow in the dark,   3) I HATE wearing a bathing suit, and 4) how burned I get after 15 minutes in the sun!!!!  So this was a real motherly sacrifice for me!!  The kids LOVED it and ok, I DID IMG_0721 like the lazy river!!  Chloe had a blast - she rode IMG_0766 everything with Daddy!  And Aaron was more brave than all of us and did the Black Hole!!  More pictures to come later......too many for just one post!!!IMG_0770

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Scrapbooking, Anyone?

I have always loved scrapbooking - you know, the old fashioned way, but I recently went to a class on using Photoshop Elements and thought to myself, "This looks fun too!" So I have found some fun things that you might enjoy too!

A great scrapbooking magazine - Digital Scrapbooking - comes in the mail or as a PDF. (Thinking I may have to ask for this one for Christmas!!)

A GREAT book that guides you through using Photoshop Elements to build your pages - an all-around GREAT Elements and digital scrapbooking guide. (Small disclaimer here - if you click on this banner to order - I get a small kickback!)

AND - there are MANY great sites out there that have FREE kits available - you don't have to spend lots of money either. (These digital kit websites can be found on my blog building blog - Lady in Waiting Blog Designs.) I started using them to build blogs, but think I'll try my hand at building some scrapbook pages too! Now Joe informs me I CAN'T go to all digital - I have TOO many supplies to do physical albums to leave them all behind - hmmm, I'll have to keep thinking of how to convince him!!! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Her Superhero!

She's famous again!  Go HERE to see Chloe and her famous-ness in the blogworld with her favorite TV personality - besides Dora - Yep, that's Dan Wardell!

Her bedtime request tonight??  She wants this picture hanging beside her bed!IMG_0691

Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Latest Favorites

People always ask me what Chloe is loving now - so here's the most recent list!


The 2 books we have read over and over and the Singing Bible gets played every night!  They are all too good!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Puppet Extravaganza

You know - there are just some things you get to do as  Mom - and I didn't want any of my favorite blog readers to feel left out - so I am sharing this one!!

Chloe announced she was having a puppet show in 4 minutes - so we had all better hurry IMG_0628to see it.  As the dutiful mom, I called the boys, I quit building blogs, and off we went to watch the performance.  It was something, let me tell you, llamas doing flips, I'm not kidding - we had it all!IMG_0630 

The only problem was is that it was a "mute" performance - Chloe said they were all sleepy!  The boys and I exchanged many hidden laughs, but yes, we humored her.  UNTIL Aaron decided to sneak UNDER the puppet table and start stealing the puppets.  IMG_0635 IMG_0636 From there it just went downhill.  Chloe was distraught, the boys were laughing, and I was IMG_0637 trying to decide which side I should take!  So I told Chloe - "This has been a great puppet show, now you may have 3 more minutes and then we are done watching for now."  She replied with, "Mom, that will never be enough time but OK."  I then turned to the boys and said, "You guys need to watch NICELY for 3 more minutes."  To which Chloe smiled her 4 year old, VERY INNOCENT, smile and said, "BUSTED!!!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Famous Girlie!

Here's what you get when you are the children's librarian's daughter - called up to be in EVERY program!!  For some reason - for almost all of our big programs this summer - Chloe has been called up to help.  Good thing she's brave - doesn't even phase her - in fact, she seems to thrive on that!  Silly girl!

IMG_0590  Holding the Grasshopper - NO FEAR!!

  Getting a IMG_0611butterfly to sit on her arm from the butterfly lady.

IMG_5635 Beekeeper Chloe

IMG_5640 Yes, we start them early over here - it's her future career!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Techie Things to Check Out!!

So I've run across some fun stuff while I've been out surfing that I just have to share!Costa_Rica_Surfing_650

Want to find some new fonts??  (Don't tell Joe, my computer has a whole bulging file of fonts!!)  Abstract Fonts

Then, I found out about Windows Live Writer - what a great program - you can set it up with your blog info and then type your posts offline and upload them later.  What I really like about it - is that it is SO much friendlier than Blogger - so I build my post in Writer - I can see what it's going to look like - and then send it to Blogger.  (And for addicts like me, with a few blogs, I can set them all up and just choose which one I want to post to - HANDY!!!)

One more - a great Google Tool - Google Notebook.   I LOVE this - whenever I am out on the internet and find books I want to read, sites I want to go back to, etc.  I can just tell it to "Notebook" it and it puts it into Notebooks I've set up.  Don't even ask how many notebooks I have going right now - I am a notebook freak!!!

See??  Told you I had goodies!!!  TOO much fun out there!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Shoes that Never Come Off

I bought these for Chloe for her birthday, because this is the girl that is NOT dressed until she has her shoes on!! She is ALL about the shoes. So I figured she would like these but I had no idea that they would have to match with everything AND rarely come off her feet. In fact, the other night she told me they were slippers too and she could sleep in them! (Yes, I did put my foot down on that one!) I am wondering what we will do when they wear out - I maybe should run back and get a second pair - yes, I think we may need that sooner than we think - the other day we couldn't find the sparkly shoes - we looked all over. Finally we asked Chloe if she knew where they were - she responded, "Yes, I gave them to Bella to look at." THEY WERE IN THE KENNEL WITH THE PUPPY - and we know what puppies do to shoes - fortunately they weren't in there long - only one bow was slightly chewed on - whew, that was close!!
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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