Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Toddler Theater

Today we went to the Dublin Rec Center for Toddler Theater, which Holly introduced us to a few weeks ago. Last time Avery wasn't feeling great so she didn't seem to enjoy it much. But I thought it was entertaining, so I thought we'd give it another shot and see how she'd like it this time. Toddler Theater is basically a woman with a guitar singing children's songs, and they bring out someone dressed as a character from a children's book (this week was Clifford, the Big Red Dog) to dance along with the kids. It takes place in a theater (hence the name, I guess), which of course has theater seating...and lots of steps. So while there's singing, dancing and lots of commotion down on the stage of the theater, Avery prefers to spend her time going up and down the amazing steps...

Occasionally she would stop and look back at what was going on down on the stage...

And she even ventured down there for a second or two. She was unsure about Clifford, though, and didn't want to get too close...

She suddenly got brave, and wandered into the middle of the crowd! Later she actually stood right in front of the guitar lady and watched her for a while. I of course didn't have my camera out at that point.

Then she decided it was better to be safely watching on the steps near my seat, and she clapped and laughed along with the other kids (and then went back to climbing the steps). I figure the more we go to this, the more comfortable she'll be...and before I know it she'll be in the middle of the floor dancing and singing the entire time.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pictures from the weekend

Here are some random photos from this past weekend:

On Saturday we went up to Cleveland and saw our new little niece Alyssa. Here's a pic of Avery and Alyssa sitting side by side on the couch. Avery was pretty intrigued by the tiny baby, but definitely didn't like it when mommy held her!

How's this for a "picture of the day?" HA! Avery loves to dig through my closet and give me these shoes to put on (she always picks this pair). They're shoes I bought for a costume party, in case you're wondering about my taste :-P.

Sunday was a pretty day outside, so Abe decided it was time to put the new grill together:

And then we washed his motorcycle to get it ready to sell:

Anyone in the market for a new bike? I'd be happy to sell you this one!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jillibean Soup Guest Designer!!

This was announced last week over at the Jillibean Soup blog Bean Talk but I wanted to make note of it here since my blog wasn't up then. I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Jillibean Soup! I was thrilled to see my name on the list, and even more excited when I saw all of the other super talented ladies that are guest designers (not to mention the amazing scrappers on the Design Team!). You'll be seeing lots of JBS products from me on this blog...I just love the kraft paper and all the fun colors mixed in. In fact, two of the cards in my previous post use paper from the Minestrone's my favorite!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Few Cards

Two weeks ago I went to an all weekend crop with some friends at Scrapbook Art here in Columbus. We had a great time. Here are a few cards that I made while at the crop:

This one was made with Bazzill cardstock (embossed in the Cuttlebug), Jillibean Soup PP and the die cut paper where I stamped Happy Birthday is from My Little Shoebox.

This one is Bazzill cardstock and Jillibean Soup PP (Minestrone collection), and the ribbon is also from JBS. Stamp is Hero Arts.

And the last one...front:

And inside:

This one was made with Basic Grey PP (Urban Prairie), and Hero Arts stamp. I scalloped the bottom edge of the front of the card for a little extra interest.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

First Post

So, ok, I'm officially entering blogland. I'm not exactly sure who will end up reading this...I may just end up talking to myself...but that's what I do most days anyway (or it feels like it anyway, when I'm talking to my 1 1/2 year old). Mostly I'll be posting scrapbooking stuff...layouts, cards etc., and lots of pictures. I've taken on the 365 day project and am using Becky Higgin's kit from CK to document our year in 2009. One picture a day. So far I'm doing pretty well. I've missed a few days here and there but have been able to fill them in with pictures from around the house. At the end of the year I think it will be a pretty neat album to look back on.

Speaking of the 365 project, my picture from yesterday is the picture in my header. Those are the daffodils that are just starting to come up in our front yard. I'm so glad it's spring! Right now I'm sitting on my deck enjoying 70 degree weather. Tomorrow, however, it's going to switch back to winter and be in the low 40's. But I'm not going to think about that right now. I'm just going to sit here and enjoy the sun on my face while I can.