Saturday, September 5, 2009

saturday is fun day!

So...normally I don't blog on the weekends, but since the kids are in bed and Ryan went off to do a couple of errands, I thought I would use the quiet to do a little blogging. Plus, we had such a fun day that I have pictures to share!

Yesterday, Ryan came home from work and said, "Let's go bowling tomorrow!" Uh, OK? We've never done that adventure yet, so why not? Apparently today (Saturday) there was some national bowling thing happening, so he had printed off a certificate for free bowling for each of us. All we had to do was pay for the shoes (except Austin...we just let him go barefoot and probably could have done the same with Mikayla). After one game the kids were done, but they really did have a fun time. I loved seeing how excited they got when the ball rolled down the alley (thank goodness for gutter guards!). Austin would throw his hands in the air and Mikayla would shout out "yes!"

Here are my two favorite pictures from the day, along with a photo collage of the rest of our time...

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After naps, while Ryan helped the neighbor out using his mad electronic knowledge skillz, the kids and I played outside for a bit. After a rainy start to the day, it actually cleared up and was quite nice. We decided to pull out the chalk and I drew the outline of each of the kids. They thought that was so funny!

Our little neighbor boy down the street who is pretty close to Mikayla's age had gone on a nature walk with his parents and he wanted to make Mikayla a "nature crown". How sweet is that!? In the last month or so, the two of them have hit it off really well. It's been fun to watch them interact. Could this be love?


On my "quick" trip to Target, I got stuck in the Dollar Spot section and found all of this...

If you are a scrapbooker or crafter, get in your car NOW before everything is all gone! Seriously, I'm usually a little skeptical of dollar stuff, especially the arts and crafts, but these stickers and papers are actually really great! They are super cute, so of course I snagged two of each. I tried to limit myself to what really appealed to me. I can already tell they are going fast, so if you love what you see...go quick!


Last night, I was in the stampin' mood and decided to get ready for my workshop and Stamp-A-Stack class coming up in September. That motivation also spilled into today and I was able to accomplish my samples for the "make n take", plus both my demos for the workshop. I'm keeping those 3 things under wraps, but I can show you one of my Stamp-A-Stack cards. Go check out my Stuck on Stampin' blog to see what I came up with!


And, lastly, I was passed along some blogging awards by two very sweet bloggers.

Kelli @ Outside My Kitchen Window passsed along the FRIENDS award. It has been great fun getting to know Kelli. Not only do we comment on each other's blog, but sometimes we exchange a few e-mails every now and then. She always has a sweet thing to say and I love checking out her blog to see what her and her family have been up to! She has just starting doing some crafting, so I love seeing what she is going to share next. Thanks, Kelli!

I also was awarded the SPLASH award by two bloggers. Christie @ Just the 2 of Us, who is a new reader of my blog, as well as I am to hers. She is a 1st grade teacher and one look at her classroom that she shared last week, made me truly miss teaching! She has some super creative ideas. I found her through Xazmin's Mod Podge Mania! Thanks, Christie!

Also, Kelli @ Random Thoughts of a Supermom splashed me with this award. Kelli is so sweet! I love reading her comments and I have enjoyed getting to know her by checking in on her family. She has some super cute boys...3 of them! She has a love for crafting as well, so I enjoy checking to see what she's up to! Thanks, Kelli!

Well, time's up! Off to do a few things before I head for bed. My mom is coming in from Alaska for a week starting tonight to surprise my grandma (her mom) for her 80th birthday. We're having a party for her tomorrow, so it should be fun! Hope everyone has (or had) a great Sunday!!


Kelli said...

What a fun Saturday. Rondell loves to bowl and would have loved to do that. I love the crown the neighbor made...that may just be a little love! Congrats on all of your awards, you deserve each and every one. I checked out your stampin blog and comment there. I love your cards. I told Rondell yesterday that I may never buy another card again.

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Sounds as though you had a great Saturday, and the photos of the kids are adorable! :)

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

That sounds like my idea of a great day!! I loved bowling as a kid and those chalk drawings are great! But the preschool teacher side of me is so snagging that nature crown idea for my children to do in the next couple of months- they would love it! Tell you neighbor thanks from me!lol Oh and the dollar spot always gets me, especially when there is scrapbooking stuff! Congrats on the awards!

Kelli W said...

It looks like the kiddos had a great time bowling...I want to take my boys soon...they have never been before! That crown is SUPER cute and so is all the craft stuff from Target! Now I am going to have to take a trip to Target!

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute pictures of the bowling. Love the bowling shoe shot. I have been into feet pictures lately. So cute. Glad you all had fun.
great find at Target. I was just there but didn't check the dollar bins. Darn.

Xazmin said...

What adorable pictures! We love bowling! And what a chalk artist you are!

I LOVE the dollar section at target! They always have really cute scrapbook ribbon.

Also, they are a LIFESAVER for all the bazillion birthday parties my little girls get invited too...they're about to make me go broke!

I hope you're enjoying your long weekend!

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like a super fun day.
I love the photo of kids bowling. They are so cute. You can all most see the smile of their faces. We have made the trip to the bowling alley and we had a blast. We love the little bump stops. How I wish we as adults could keep up the bump stops all the time.
I hope you have had a great labor day weekend.

Sarah Ondracek said...

Love that you went bowling, I remember my dad always used to take us. That was our "special" treat sometimes. And isn't sidewalk chalk fun? I always have a good time when we pay with it;) And that's quite the crown for Mikayla! Maybe there is a little romance blossoming? Too cute;)

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