Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Baby Shower

Last weekend we had a shower for Niki and Ben in anticipation of baby Chloe Isabella making her appearance in August.

Sister Paige, mom and I had fun crafting a few things for the day. It turned out really cute and fun. Paige made the "cupcake tower" out of onesies, washcloths and socks. I made the "real" cupcake stand out of boxes and ribbon. The silver platter holds one of the games we played. Each is a miniature diaper filled with mints. One held "baby poop", or mustard. Wouldn't you know it, the mommy to be won that one! Mom and one of her friends redid the adorable rocking chair.

We can't wait to meet you Chloe Belle!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vacation Highlights

We had a fun, relaxing time in Tarpon Springs. The time with Memaw and Pepaw was great! We went to Caladisi Island, Sunset Beach, the sponge docks, Weeki Wachi Springs to see the mermaids, the shark aquarium to pet sting rays, and ate WAY too much.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We celebrated the 4th a little early this year as Jeff had to work all weekend.

We invited a few friends over to help celebrate. We enjoyed good food, fun in the yard and sparklers when it got dark!

Check out the plates for the kids...I got red and blue Frisbees, washed them, and put parchment paper on them. Once the kids were done eating, they were good to play with! They played (or tried to play) Frisbee golf in the yard!

Jeff made homemade ice cream, a "to do" on my summer list! We served it with fresh picked blueberries and blackberries and store bought strawberries. How sweet it would be if they were all three in season at the same time.

God Bless America!

Friday, July 2, 2010

How June kept us busy!

Bible School - I got to do crafts with Denise!

Swimming lessons at the club - both kids did wonderful.

Blackberry pickin' with dad

Painting Pottery - we spent an hour and a half and had a blast! Daniel couldn't wait to go back and get his train!

Memaw & Pepaw - STOP! Don't look below or you will spoil your surprise for next week!

We painted a fishy platter to take to Florida. I painted a polka-dot plate and the "experts" at the shop added "Celebrate" for me!