Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Sister Is

Deb, at The Dapper Doxie, has upgraded her blog store, into an online shop. She has created several beautiful kits lately and the new store looks terrific. Along with the new store, Deb has updated the gallery also. Deb is planning to have her grand opening later in September or early in October. I know, if you stop by and register at her shop before the grand opening, Deb as has little gift for you.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughters. They are growing up so quickly. When this picture was taken, Ayden wasn't even 6 months old. Now she can talk, hop, skip and count to at least 6. Where does the time go? Sometimes Raquel loses patience with her little sister, but without a doubt they love each other. Sisters can certainly be annoying and they often borrow things without asking. But, when it comes right down to it, I would never trade my sisters for anything. I hope Raquel and Ayden always feels that way too.

The quote reads: A sister is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. (Author Unknown).

A Sister Is digital kit credits: Yesterdays Dreams Digital Scrapbooking kit from The Dapper Doxie.
Mask: Dragons Breath
Fonts Used: Mutlu, Porcelain, Monsieur La Doulaise & Heather

It's raining tonight and it sounds so tranquil falling on the roof. The rest of the long weekend is supposed to be cool. Ayden is looking forward to her sister coming home tomorrow. She sure misses Raquel while she is away. I'm sure Ayden will find it different next week, when Raquel heads back to school. Me too, I'm looking forward to having a bit more quiet....

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Eency Weency Spider

Only five more days till school starts. The girls and I went into Calgary, to Market mall, on Monday. We managed to outfit Raquel with all her back to school clothes, (I wish her school had uniforms, it would be so much easier). I not really much of a shopper, so I'm glad that's all finished. We are off to Olds today, to drop Raquel off, as she is going to spend the long weekend with her dad. Ayden and I will be having a few quiet days by ourselves, till she comes back home Sunday. Then it will back to school, with routines and schedules. Summer went by so fast.

One of Ayden's favorite games is Eency Weency Spider. For Ayden's birthday, we gave her one of those musical cards, she just loves it! It plays the Eency Weency Spider song, she'll hold it open and dance around. It reminded me that I had these pictures of Ayden & my mom from their visit earlier this summer. Ayden had a terrific time playing with Grandma Barbara. She loves to have the "spiders" and the "rain" tickle her. The poem is an excerpt from a book published by Bank Street written by Joanne F. Oppenheim.

Eency Weency Spider

The Eency Weency Spider went up the waterspout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.

And the Eency Weency Spider went up the spout again.

Oh, Eency Weency Spider, weave your silvery web.

Oh, Eency Weency Spider, spin your silvery thread.

Upsy-downsy outs and ins, see how Eency Weency spins!

Eency Weency Spider digital kit credits: Fairies in the Garden, Snow Flakes Winter Kit, Boy Oh Boy kit, Unicorn and Fairy Clipart Kit (some items colorized) from Blushbutter.
Spider by Art Within Designs
Fonts used: Monotype Corsiva and Kayleigh

Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a great long weekend!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Ayden!!!

The last couple of years have sure gone by quickly. Ayden is growing so fast. We had a fun time opening a few presents and watching her blow out the candles, over & over. The girls & I spent the week running around getting presents and school supplies. Raquel got a haircut, (but she can't tell the difference). Now we have just one more day of clothes shopping, in the city, next week and she will be ready for grade 4.

I haven't done a page for the girl's heritage album for a while, so I decided to do one from my dad's side of the family. This is one of the pictures my aunt sent me, from Germany. It is the earliest picture I have of my paternal grandparents. There seem to be no pictures, from their own wedding, that survived WWII and I feel fortunate to have the ones I do. I like the extra bits that show up in the picture, like the tray of drinks and the musical instruments. How formal they all look, it must have been a beautiful wedding. I don't know anything about the rest of the people in the picture. My oma passed away last year, and no one else seems to know now.

Family Wedding 1939 digital kit credits: Victorian Wedding Digital Scrapbooking kit, Victorian Heritage Replica Scrap kit, Summer Dreams, Easter Basket, and Baby Girl Heart Strings mega kit from Blushbutter.
Fonts Used: Orange LET, Cantaneo BT, Perpetua & Champagne

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Happy Birthday, Mom! Hope you have a wonderful day. Thought maybe you would like to see your granddaughters, with one of your favorite little critters. We found this frog one day, on one of our walks. Raquel and Ayden had so much fun holding, petting and repeatedly catching it, until it jumped away in some tall grass. Ayden thought the frog was pretty neat and is still talking about how it jumped. Of course, she normally has to jump too, just to show us what the frog did. She looks so cute hopping around.

Prince Charming? digital kit credits: Easter Basket, Emerald Fairy Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Gentle (some items colorized) and Quilling Box of paper filagree from Blushbutter.
Photo benders from Dusty Bear
Template 28 from Gloria Val Verde at Moo Two Designs
Fonts used: Mutlu & Kayleigh

We've been having a good visit with Kyle. Both girls are enjoying the time they are spending with him. Kyle will be leaving Monday, so things will settle down again. Our appointments this week, went very well and now all we have left to do before school starts, is the back to school shopping. Maybe we'll get to that, at the end of next week.

Thanks for dropping by my blog! Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Canadian Beauties

This week it is supposed to be cooler, which will be a good change from last week's 30 degree days. The sun is not really my friend and I much prefer slightly cooler days. Tonight it decided to rain and it is actually quite chilly outside.

I got my pages from Canada Day completed. We had a nice time, just hanging out in the yard, enjoying Canada's beauty. Of course, the girls had to pose for pictures. Sometimes, I think, I take too many pictures but can there ever really be too many pictures?

Blush's new Unicorn kit, had the perfect colors for my Canada Day LOs. Ayden & Raquel really enjoy her magical graphics.
Canada Day 2008 I & III digital kit credits:
Unicorn and Fairy Clipart Kit from Blushbutter
Fonts used: Cataneo BT & Brush 455 BT

for us, this week won't be so busy. Kyle is planning to stay for a few days, on his return from his adventures in BC and we have a couple of appointments, as well as back to school shopping. Yes, school will be starting soon, only a few more weeks of summer holidays left. I know Raquel has been missing her friends (not school). Take care and have a good week.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Today is my dad's birthday. Dad, I hope you have a wonderful day and your card is in the mail. I thought maybe you would like to see a picture of me for once, so here a little birthday present for you. Hope to see you & mom later this month.

We've had a couple of busy weeks. Raquel has been at her dad's for over a week and we are looking forward to her coming home next week. Vern had a week off, in between jobs, so Ayden and I haven't had a chance to get bored. As per normal, Ayden insists we spend most of our time outside. This week we've been hunting for wild strawberries, (I know they are yummy, because she won't share with me) and I think we've picked all the ones in the yard, much to her disappointment. It's so cute to hear her trying to say strawberries. It's hard to believe she will be 2 in a couple of weeks. Below is a picture Raquel took of us on Canada Day.

I used Blushbutter's newest kit, it is so enchanting (I love the fairy and the unicorn). This is the first of several pages I have been working on, that I am using it for. I hope to get the other pages, of the girls done soon, but with Vern being off this weekend and Kyle dropping in for a quick visit at the beginning of the week, that might not happen. Summer seems to be going by so fast...

Canada Day 2008 II digital kit credits: Unicorn and Fairy Clipart Kit from Blushbutter
Fonts Used: AdineKimberg & Adorable

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a terrific long weekend!