Saturday, October 31, 2009

{Thank you, Thank you very much...

Just a little teaser from Jackson's school party...


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

{Art in the Suitcase...

I love, LOVE, love going into Jackson's classroom to help with Art in the Suitcase! The kids have grown up so much in just one year, it's unbelievable. This year they look and act like little students. They are polite. They raise their hands and they totally get into the art projects. I don't think I could be a teacher but I thoroughly enjoy my time in the classroom with J-Dawg.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

{Fall / Thanksgiving Pumpkin Craft...

This morning a few mom's from Jackson's school came over and we put together these super fun pumpkin centerpieces! They didn't take very long and I think they pack a punch for any dining room table. Happy Fall everyone and thanks to Buffye for the inspiration!

P.S. Gotta love those white faux pumpkins at Target! Go gettem' while they're hot!
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Monday, October 12, 2009

{Fabulous Fall...

I love fall and I love family photos... here's one of our latest. (Thanks TJ!)

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

{Recession... what recession?

Sam must think that we are rolling in it because unfortunately the above picture would have been a better use of our "cash stash."

This week I watched Sam grab a dollar bill off of the counter in the kitchen and high tail it to the office. Out of curiosity I followed. He went straight over to the shredder and proceeded to shred the one dollar bill! All of the sudden I got a pit in my stomach and went over to the drawer in the office where I kept a little stash of cash for babysitters, little emergencies, etc... well it was gone. All of it, gone! I lifted the lid on the shredder and found tiny bits of green bills mixed in with shredded bank statements and the like. An hour and a half later, I can only estimate that between $150 and $300 lay shredded in this little bowl. I think I might puzzle piece it back together and give it to him for graduation!
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Thursday, October 01, 2009

{Color Run...

As part of Sammy's birthday weekend, we drove up to the mountains to take in all of the fall colors. (I will never forget driving up to Vail to get Sam and just taking in all of my surroundings. How fun is it to have a birthday to celebrate during the prettiest time of the year?!) We stayed the night in Buena Vista and woke up for a fun family day of racing! My dad, Todd and Jackson all ran the 1 mile fun run and to my complete surprise Jackson kicked some serious trash! He placed third (not that anyone's counting at his age!) over all and was running with kids twice his age. I'm pretty sure that he ran a mile faster than I can run a mile... Mom ran the 5K and Julie B and I ran the 10K. It was so much fun, a definate repeat for next year!

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