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Fun Bits for the Week… June 8, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of June 1st…

  • June, June June…already?  Leah enjoyed her end-of-the-year kindergarten party.  I volunteered to run one of the “activity stations”.  Our station included a nature hunt using egg cartons.  I painted different colors in the bottom of each slot and we went out on a nature hunt to collect things for each color.  The kids really enjoyed this.
  • Kami told me to “be quiet” the other day while she was talking on her pretend phone.
  • Brooke is experiencing more separation anxiety lately. 😦  She has been stuck to Mom like glue when we’re out and about. 
  • We live very close to a PGA course that hosts a tournament around Memorial Day – every year we see/hear a blimp flying overhead covering the tournament.  Kami thinks it’s called a “blump”.  “I see a blump Mommy!”.
  • Leah started Vacation Bible School today – she’s been calling it PBS from “PBS kids” instead of VBS…guess we’re watching too much TV around here.
  • The girls and I enjoyed a short trip to PA this past weekend.  We went there to celebrate my niece Camille’s 8th birthday!  Happy Birthday Camille!!!!


  • It was a swim party – hence the swim suits.


  • The weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked…a bit chilly.  The girls still had a great time!  Check out grumpy girl on the right. 😉


  • Silly girl Camille!


  • Pretty girl in her pretty polkas!


  • What’s up with that face?

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… June 2, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of May 25th…

  • Warning: a little gross…Kami telling me her one pooh in the toilet needs a friend.
  • Leah enjoying time with her friends at her end-of-the-year Daisy picnic.
  • Brooke finding a new hobby…she loves foam stickers and will sit for a long period of time and just peel and stick, peel and stick.  Now, if I could only get her to stick them on PAPER.
  • Kami pretending to talk to her friend Grace on the phone and cracking up at their make-believe conversation.  She then proceeds to tell Grace “your so funny” and cracks up again.  Emily…she did this for me too!
  • Brooke has another new obsession…


  • Pink dress-up shoes that she wears everyday.
  • The other day Leah was racing our neighbor Megan.  Leah was on her bike and Megan was on her scooter.  Leah wiped out a couple of times and didn’t flinch.  She’s really getting tough…her legs are taking a beating and it shows!
  • Leah had her dance recital rehearsal and of course I have some pics to share…



  • I’m finishing up the designs for CHA summer.  Anyone want a sneak?



Fun Bits for the week… May 27, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of May 18th…

  • If you didn’t know, we went camping this weekend…I should reiterate “TENT” camping.  We have a large tent that will fit all of us including a Pak n’ Play. 🙂   Of course,  Leah and Kami wanted to sleep in the tent with their cousins.  Needless to say it was interesting.  The girls had a GREAT time hanging out with their cousins and making some new friends.  We all enjoyed stuffing our faces with hobo pies, burgers cooked over an open fire, stuffed sausage peppers, smoked brauts and turkey (thanks Jeff) and smores!  Nope, didn’t lose much weight this weekend. ;-(           Here are some pics to share…


  • See that tent in the background…that’s ours.  In some of the other pics you’ll see some campers in our group.  After one night in our tent, I had some serious “camper envy”!  Thankfully my brother and SIL allowed us to use their facilities.  Leah refused to use the outhouse!


  • Speaking of Leah…  the weather was beautiful on Saturday.  The girls enjoyed swimming in the pool!


  • The Indian Creek campground was very nice.  They offered lots of activities for the kids.  Here’s my niece Alyssa practicing her hula hoop. 


  • Ah, yes…guess who’s trying to climb up the skee-ball machine?  Geneva-on-the-lake has a boardwalk-type downtown.  We enjoyed a little bit of shopping and a trip to the arcade while it was raining outside. 


  • Leah and Kami tried on some hats while shopping.


  • Not sure if you can tell or not, but this is my neice Camille chasing her sister with a water balloon.  Aunt Kathy brought the balloons along for some water play – the kids LOVED it!  Oh, and yes, those are campers in the background…part of our group…camper envy.


  • Here’s Brooke trying to finish Aunt Kathy’s Sodoku game.


  • Here’s my brother who refuses to smile for a photo.
  • One other funny little tidbit.  Everytime we used the “facilities” we used our “handitizer” (hand + sanitizer) as Kami liked to call it.

Thanks for checking in!  Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the week… May 19, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of May 11th…

  • I sponsored my first crop this past Friday.  I wanted to host a crop for my Jillibean friends – so many have been supportive and encouraging.  We had a great time!  Thought I would share a few pics…


  • Here’s the crew – missing is Alecia (the storeowner) who’s taking the pic.


  • Holly’s gonna LOVE this one!  Here’s Holly enjoying some white chocolate crunch.  LOVE this stuff.  Did I mention we ate a lot at the crop? 


  • Can’t see Missey – can you?  She’s hiding behind all that scrappin’ goodness to the right. 


  • Sandy doesn’t mind having her picture taken. 🙂


  • Love the sign – thanks Alecia!


  • The crew surprised me with a cake and a beautiful scrapbook about the “Jillibean Journey”.  Thank you to everyone for spending the time to make a special page/card for my scrapbook!  I LOVE it and it was incredibly thoughtful for you to do this for me.  Also,  a big THANKS to Karen and Alecia for making this such a special night!


  • What?  Where did that come from?  It’s just one of those goofy pics that Alecia caught while practicing with my camera.   Yeah, I’m not too proud anymore.


  • Look at all that croppin’ goodness! 


  • We played some games during the evening and had a challenge to make a card from some scraps.  Here are the finished products.  I will post better pics sometime this week.  I LOVE the cards that everyone made and it’s funny that everyone used the Whitebean collection.

Thanks again ladies for a great evening!  We’ll do it again soon!



Fun Bits for the Week… May 12, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of May 4th…

  • First off, can you believe it’s May already?  I can’t.  Leah has 16 days of school left.  She has her enrichment “graduation” on Thursday.  Wow, where did the time go? 
  • I don’t have a whole lot of funnies to share this week other than this…



  • Brooke was just hangin’ out while Mom was taking a shower.  Looks like she found an old shower cap in one of our drawers.  I came out of the shower and she was just sitting there reading a book with her “hat” on. 🙂

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… May 5, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of April 27th…

  • Kami speaking in her most “manly” voice – mocking her father.  Need some video for this – both Eric and I were laughing out loud!
  • Brooke decided to color her eye orange with a marker…


  • So glad she decided to match her dress. 😉
  • Leah talking about a boy in her class being cute (as seen in the last post)…oh my!
  • I enjoyed cropping for part of the day Saturday.  Had some great laughs with Holly who shares the same life struggles as I.  😉 
  • Eric took the girls to Indiana for the weekend.  This was good and bad.  Friday night I discovered our fridge was leaking and had been for several days.  The hardwood in our kitchen was starting to warp.  I went into the basement and we had water in our crawl space too.  Sooooo, I had to pull out the fridge, shut-off the valve, clean-up the nasty mess it made behind the fridge and move boxes in the basement.    Might sound easy…but it wasn’t.  Isn’t this what husbands are for. 😉  I could have asked the neighbor but my house was an absolute MESS and I was too embarassed!  UPDATE: Floor guy was just here and we need a new floor.

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… April 28, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of April 20th…

  • While taking a shower the other day, I had 3 little girls unwrap all of our extra soap bars (there was probably 10 or so) and pretend to wash themselves as well as draw on furniture with soap.  The ring leader….guess…yep, you got it…Brooke!
  • Brooke has decided that since she can’t have the markers – she will take the paper off of any crayon she can find and draw on any wall, table, or chair that gets in front of her!  Aaaahhhhh!
  • Leah corrected my English the other day.  Fun having a kindergartener that’s smarter than you. 😉
  • Brooke has decided she needs to go potty everytime that Kami goes (not really – I wish).  She runs to sit on the training potty everytime Kami announces that she’s going to go potty. 
  • The girls and I enjoyed our local POW WOW (school PTO fundraiser) on Saturday.  I had to take Brooke home early to stay with her Dad.  She was not happy holding Mom’s hand nor would she listen to a word I said.  Kami and Leah enjoyed getting their nails painted, jumping in the bouncy houses, playing the tootsie roll raffle and eating ice cream!  I loved the “cake walk” game!  It’s my favorite! 
  • My very good friend Jen visited from Iowa this past weekend.  We always have so much fun together!  Thanks chickie!  We had a “girls day/night” on Saturday.  We took the girls to the POW WOW and then went out for dinner.  On the ride home we were pumpin’ and groovin’ to “All the Single Ladies”.  Jen and I were reminiscing about the good ole days and how our “girls night out” has seroiusly changed!   Who would have thought 15 years years after our fun college days, we would have a “girls night out” that  we’d be whooping it up with my daughters and it would end at 9:00pm! 
  • I finally got some Easter pics.  Well, not Easter pics but pics of the girls in their Easter dresses.  It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get the 3 of them to cooperate for a family photo so I’m sharing individual photos. 






  • Poor Brooke – not too excited about taking pics on Sunday.   She’s starting the terrible 2’s and we’re seeing more crying fits. 

Have a great week!