Monday, May 14, 2007

Here are some more photos from our Mother's day fishing and our dinner out at Cheeseburger in Paradise.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Sis!

My sister, Shannon's birthday is May 12 and my daughter Paige's birthday is May 13th so this will be a busy weekend for! These are the most recent pictures that I have of all of us from our trip to California in June of 2005. I looked through every picture from that trip and I do not have any of me and my sister together...except our feet. That is a shame...guess that's what happens when we are the ones shooting the photos. Guess we have to learn to hand the camera over and have it pointed at us next time.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend Sis. I love you and miss you with all of my heart!The Birthday girls....Aunt Shann and Paige.
Pop-pop, Paige and Aunt Shann
Megan, Chelsea, Paige and Aunt Shann
Shann's foot and my foot...our only photo together from 2005!
Like mother like daughter....Chelsea and Shann

The birthday girl....Happy Birthday Sis....I love you!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Highlights from Paige's 9th birthday party.

I think that this was one of Paige's best birthday parties yet. It was small 6 kids and that is including ours. It was just the right number of kids and it helps that her friends are so sweet. I think one of the funnest things they did was play with the glow bracelets that I gave them when we were in the car on the way to and from the bowling alley. My sister had sent us a tube of glow sticks and I passed them out and they were a huge hit. So thanks Sis. Well I need to go get Megan ready for dance recital practice. So I will post again tonight or tomorrow. We still need to call my sister and wish her a happy birthday too. Plus we are having Uncle Dave, Aunt Terry, Uncle Steve, Brittney and Aaron over for a cookout tonight. The parties never stop at our house! Wish me luck!
Paige and her butterfly cake...made by me and Mike.
Brittany, Olivia, Paige, Megan and Reilly
I actually got a picture of Paige in the air while she was jumping with excitement...she got a STRIKE!
The sisters...Megan and Paige
The Party Girls, Olivia, Paige, Reilly, Megan, Brittany, and Cameron
Paige opening her new quilt for her bed, she loves it...thank goodness!
Paige giving Brittany a super duper big hug...after Paige opened the white terrier pup Webkinz that Brittany gave to her. Paige named the puppy Jenny, because Aunt Jenny in California has a white terrier.
Paige, Brittan, Olivia and Reilly

Megan and Mom!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Here are some more pictures from the Art Show at the kids school tonight. We have a bunch of new art for the looks great. They even made these cute little colorful magnets. Oh I just love art's so much fun! ( I'm not's fun to get to go make art with your kids and have someone else clean up the mess!)Paige's marker spin art.
Megan's watercolor photo picture.
Megan's colorful dragon...he is on our fridge now.
Paige's paper dragon with the 3-D head.
The top of Megan's hat is covered with bling! It sparkles just like Megan!

Paige hard at work making her fancy paper party hat and modeling it below.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Paige Marguerite as Laura Ingles Notice the bare feet in the photo above. Paige says "In the "Little House" story that we are reading now Mary and Laura go barefoot because they are saving their shoes for winter". I hope Megan doesn't get any crazy ideas from that.

Two packages in two days....someone's birthday must be coming up.

Paige's Grandma Barb made this beautiful prairie girl outfit for Paige to wear to the 3rd grade Prairie Day's at school in June. When Barb and Jim were up here in late March Paige went to the fabric store with her and picked out the fabric for the dress and bonnet. Megan picked out fabric for her bonnet too, when Megan gets to third grade she will get a turn with the dress. Grandma is so sweet she made Megan her own apron too. As our neighbor Linda said when she saw the girls "Your Grandma must be talented to sew such pretty things". The outdoor pictures were taken in Linda's yard, I thought the rockers and little wheel barrow added a nice touch to the photos.

Monday, May 07, 2007

"Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Let's go fly a kite and send it sailing. Up where the air is clear up through the atmosphere . Oh let's go fly a kite!" from my favorite movie "Mary Poppins"

This is the kite that got away! Megan was flying it when she accidentally let go I chased after it but it went over our garage. So I ran through the house dropping the camera off on the way. Paige ran after it with her kite still in her hand....she even looked both ways before dashing across the street. When I got across the street the kite string was going over Linda's garage and the kite string unraveled from the little plastic handle and fell to the ground. I ran around to the backyard (good thing we don't have fences here) and found the kite. It was still in one piece it had hit the side of the house behind Linda's and was in a bush. I pulled the string over the peak of the roof and tied it to the handle and wound it up. So that was our excitement...we didn't fly kites to Stockton but we had some laughs and made some memories.