Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pilgrim Dissertation

Maya learned A LOT about pilgrims in school and came home with a book filled with interesting tidbits. If you've got the time (10min worth) she'll fill ya in. Pretty cute.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fun Reader

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Monday, November 5, 2012

More Quotes

I knew I had more quotes written down, but couldn't find them.  Maya stole off with my notebook and I've just recovered it.  Here are a few more goodies:

Ethen:  Lemonade is my favorite fruit.


Maya:  Let's pretend we're Halloween caroling, "Trick or treat, smell my feet..."


Ethen:  How do you say "Ewww" in Spanish?


Ethen:  Mom, what are ears stuck with?
Me:  I dunno.   Skin?
Ethen:  Can you take mine off?  I don't want them anymore.


Ethen:  Mom!  I drankt coffee (cough-fee) and it made me cough!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quote of the Day

I had fun getting out the tape and scissors for these pages. It helps when you have gorgeous photos to work with. Thanks, Linsey!

Here are a few captured conversations from the kiddos:

While riding in the car, Dave was keeping the kids in suspense by not telling them what he was going to buy at Home Depot.

Ethen:  Is it green?

Maya: Does it have a head?
Maya: Is it a maggot?


Me: You mean a magnet?

Maya: No, a maggot.

{Still sure I heard incorrectly.}

Me:  Eww.  Do you know what that is?

Maya: Yes.  It's a tiny white worm that doesn't have any eyes.

{stunned silence and then the punchline that had me laughing}

Maya: I bet you know that I didn't even learn that in school.


Ethen is my little shopper.  He loves Target, Home Depot, and likes to run errands with us.

Ethen:  I know a store that we haven't been to before.

{Really?  I was under the impression we'd been to them all.  Am I missing one?}

Ethen:  Taco Ranch Lego Man Stop Drop Roll

Me:  You're right.  We have never been to that store.

Ethen:  It has lots of toys.


Saturday, November 3, 2012


Did you know it's International Digital Scrapbooking Day? Didn't think so. I actually had some time to create a page in honor.

I've been really slow and feeling a little creative-less these days. My to-do list is piling up. A few things haven't helped spark some movement on my part.

First, Ethen broke my camera. Knocked it off the counter when he was taking pictures of the pumpkin. Ugh. I don't want my next camera to be the same -- I'm looking for the more expensive professional type this time. But that isn't in the budget right now. So I'm having to rely on my iPhone, which isn't the greatest. It's good for instagram, but not so much for what I want. *Sigh* Christmas is coming.

Secondly, I found out that they are disbanding the Creative Team that I am on at Jessica Sprague. She's moving in a different direction with her site. I am saddened by this news, which becomes effective January 1. No more free stash of stuff, but I am also ready to be a little liberated from it as well. So not all bad.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Family Pictures

Not too many bad weather days during Fall in Texas.  We've experienced some crisp mornings even in the 50s.  We've lit the fireplace and cuddled by it, and knew we'd only need to wait a few more days for 80 degrees to be the norm.  We've caught a fleeting fall, and Ethen thinks that winter is over now.

One way to guarantee a little bit of bad weather?  Schedule a family photo shoot.  Truly my friend, Linsey, made miracles out of chaos.  The day was dark, windy, and oh so chilly.  And I didn't factor that into our clothing choices so we quickly added sweaters and leggings.

We constantly picked our hair out of our faces, chased Ethen around, scolded Maya, and the repeated.  I think the chill in the air made the kids even more fidgety, in an effort to keep warm.

But, a true professional, Linsey captured some good ones.  More glimpses to come...