Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fun at the Pool

A splashing good time.

Liam in the hot tub.

Daddy teaching Kaylie to swim.

Kaylie jumping in the pool into Daddy's waiting arms.

Kaylie's braided hair.
DH got an invitation from a friend at work for a pool party. We didn't tell the kids about it until it was time to leave otherwise they would would have hounded us to death about it. Boy, they sure can harp on something mercilessly.

Kaylie has so much hair that it would have made her too hot, so the best course was to braid it to keep it off of her face and neck. She looked adorable! Then, I snuck upstairs and packed the towels and swimsuits away. She was so curious and kept asking what I had in my bag...but I wouldn't budge.

When we arrived to our destination and the kids saw the pool, their eyes opened up really big and Kaylie said to me, "I sure wish I had my swimsuit now." Imagine her surprise to discover that I did have it and that she could swim in the pool. Neither of them know how to swim, but had a great time splashing around and dunking under the water.

She loves her bathing suit. It is brown, turquoise blue, white, green and brown. It looks so good on her because the colors are so bright and really go well with her skin tone. It is a three-piece suit and dh hated it. He thought it was too revealing for a little girl. But it does have a cute skirt to cover up. I love that the top is adjustable both at the top and at the bottom. She looks smashing, but then again I am biased.

Not only was there a pool, but they also had a hot tub. Liam and Kaylie enjoyed spending time there, they especially like the jets, which tickled their backs. I was watching Liam like a hawk because he has to turn every knob, put his finger in every hole and pull everything that is loose. The clean water intake opening was of interest to him...I was terrified that his hand would get sucked in and damaged somehow.
Liam is my adventurous one and kept trying to go to the deeper side of the pool. I asked him to stay close to the edge of the pool, but he kept getting close to a couple of older girls. He would cover his nose and dive under. He loved to splash water.
The food was terrific, too. Chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, raw veggies, dips, sauces. They had hotdogs, burgers, baked beans, macaroni salad, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, chicken, ribs and sausages. The pastries were wonderful, too.
A good time was had by all and the kids can't wait to hit the pool again.

S if for Shabby Princess

Rhonna Penner has a beautiful kit available at Shabby Princess. The colors are gorgeous, as are her designs. Want to add it to your collection? Follow the link:
Please stop long enough to say HELLO to me before heading over. :) 939

Friday, July 06, 2007

A Visit To Long Bridge Park

I just love these yellow flowers. The wasps were all over them. 905

Today the temperature hit 92 degrees. There was a faint breeze but was humid. I took the kids to the park on a nature walk and then to the playground.

As we walked along the path, we spotted flowers of all kinds and insects. Moths, frogs, dragonflies and wasps were the order of the day. After we walked for a while, we returned to the playground and the kids playing in the swings for a bit.

Last year around this time the frogs were hatching and were everywhere. One had to walk carefully to avoid squashing them. I guess this year due to lack of rain they haven't hatched in droves like they did last year. However, we still managed to find 2 or 3 hopping around the pond. They are so tiny and so cute...even Kaylie got a chance to catch one. (This is Kaylie's hand holding the frog)

If you would like to learn more about frogs, here is a link for you:

We stopped at the store and got pizza dough and pizza sauce to make a pizza at home. MMMM, it was so good. I rolled the dough, stretched it to fit the pan, then added ham and mozarella cheese (Kaylie calls it Monsterella cheese- LOL), pizza sauce and then into the oven. 20 minutes later the perfectly toasted and tasty pizza comes out. The perfect ending to a great day.

Remember a few weeks back I was telling you that we had a Gypsy Moth Caterpillar infectation? The moths are everywhere now. And you can still see remnants of a caterpillar in the picture, along with 3 moths.

Aren't these flowers absolutely gorgeous? Their colors are so vibrant.

How about these babies? Aren't they captivating?

Don't these berries look luscious?

F is for Freebie

I adore these swirls and star brads! Sylvie is so talented and really the loveliest person, too.
If you would like to download this sampler, then go over to her blog to get it. Be sure to leave her a thank you note.
Don't be a stranger and say hello to me, too! 879

Two Little Monkeys - Scraplift Challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics

When I saw Edhish's layout in the gallery, I loved it at first sight. The monkey stickers she used were fab! Anyway, it was chosen as the scraplift layout of the week and here is my version of her page. Obviously, the two little monkeys in the pict. are Kay and Liam climbing the tree in our backyard. Liam is the more adventurous of the two and wants to climb the highest. You can see him here looking at the scratches he got while climbing and rubbing against the tree. You would think that this will stop him, but it doesn't. He remembers at nighttime and that is the time that he will claim that it hurts. :) Boys will be boys, or so I have been told.
If you would like to see the credits, click on the gallery links of the upper right hand side and be sure to say HELLO if you stop by.


Here is my favorite picture in a layout. I wanted to keep it nice and simple to enable the wonder and simplicity of the moment shine through. If you would like to see the credits, click on the gallery links on the upper right hand corner.
If you stop by, please say Hello.

F is for Fabulous Time at the Creek!

As I was walking I spotted this little squirrel. Yes, I see you too!

Aren't these flowers gorgeous? I love it when I am able to see the stamens so clearly.

These babies here are beautiful! And there were 2 bees on it. I so love nature photography.

This is my most favorite picture of the kids. They were by the edge of the Rancocas Creek fishing out leaves. It was a beautiful cool day and the only thing you could hear were the chirping birds. Oh, to be a kid again and enjoy this type of simplicity.

F is for Frustrated!

I have been trying since yesterday to post my pictures and layouts to Blogger but couldn't. Even trying to get to the help page from the home page was difficult. I tried doing all the things they suggested, but nothing worked. This morning I was trying to email them for help, but I couldn't get through. Don't really know what the problem was but it seems to be working now.

Yesterday, I could reach my blog, but couldn't sign in. I tried to leave messages on other people's blogs, but couldn't. Oh well, what is one to do?

Monday, July 02, 2007

My Little Pilot - Boy Oh Boy by Sausan Designs

Sylvie Wagner/Sausan Designs just came out with a wonderful kit for boys! Hurray! I love the colors, the design of the papers and the cute airplane. This is by far one of my most favorites kits of Sylvie.
Boy oh Boy page set by Sausan Designs
Shimmer Shoppe: Shimmer Dust by Kristin Cronin-Barrow at SBG
Sketch by Becky Fleck. ont: FG Clara, FG Amelia

Jungle Boogie by Kay Miller

Kay Miller has done it again! I love, love, love her Jungle Boogie kit! Did I tell you I love that kit?! It is chuck full of awesome graphics and beautiful colors/designs. Her quickpages are so colorful and perfect... If you want to see her stuff, look for her link on the right hand side of my can't miss it!