Sunday, March 22, 2009

Project 365, Week 12

March 15
Shaun and I were the Sunday school teachers in the 2 & 3 year old class.

March 16
We live the simple life, so Avery getting a new booster seat this week was big doins'

March 17
Uncle Nathan closed on the house that he and his soon-to-be wife will be living in. We went over to check it out and the girls made themselves right at home.

March 18
Avery and I made our first attempt at planting seeds. We did mostly flowers, but there were some tomatoes and herbs in there, too. I have to admit I'm a little skeptical that anything will come of that dirt and tiny seeds, but we'll see. For learning purposes, I hope we get something.

March 19
UCONN is in the NCAA Tournament, so that is the perfect occasion to have popcorn in the middle of the afternoon. Eating popcorn with Amanda while watching TV is speaking her love language...her father's influence on both counts.

March 20
My book arrived! I went to Blurb.com and made the 2008 portion of my blog into a hardcover keepsake book. I've made books for the last several years in different ways. In 2007 my book was 28 pages. 2008 was 156 pages. My mom's birthday gift to me was money for this purpose, so that put a big dent in the cost. It's not perfect, but I'm happy to have all those memories easily accessible. I'd be happy to hear how you have kept your blog for posterity...any suggestions?


March 21
Bobbi's birthday was a couple days ago, so we went to spend some time with him while my mom is in Colorado.

Sienna's nephew turned 1 and we were invited to the big bash. There was plenty of food and games for the kids...they had a great time.

There was a decorate-your-own-cupcake station set up with every topping imaginable and this is what Avery came away with.




9 comments:

Kim said...

What fun photos! Especially like the last one with the build-your-own-cupcake creation. Yum! But all of them are really good!

You should get something out of all the seeds you planted. I think. I'm not the best gardener in the world.

Gonna have to check out blurb.com. Sounds like such a great idea to put a year together!

LuAnn said...

Great photos! Will have to check out Blurb. Hey I found this one the other day from another blog friend. Only went on for a couple of minutes. Looks pretty neat, check it out!!!http://www.picnik.com/

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Build your own cupcakes! Ooh, you just gave me an idea for Savannah's next birthday....hmmmm.

I love that you had your blog printed. I've thought about doing that, but wasn't sure how it worked. Who did you use?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Um....never mind. If I had read your post closer, I would have seen you mention Blurb. :)

fransmomma said...

blurb.com??? i've never heard of it but i love the idea of making your blog into a book!! genius!
great popcorn picture. too cute!

Nise' said...

How wonderful that Uncle Nathan has a house. Looks like many of us are watching NCAA BB! Love the build your own cupcakes too.

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

Congrats on the house Nathan!

Not having to deal with the whole 5 point system for the car seat has been very nice. It will be nice when you have your new baby too! Eating popcorn on the couch watching TV with daddy is heaven to Sydney too! Those two are a lot alike!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh my...that popcorn pic!!! I love it.

And you've inspired me to look into doing a Blurb book. Such fun to get that in the mail and look through all the old memories!

Becky said...

Love the father daughter pic... so classic.

I would love to make a book out of my blog... not sure I could afford it.

Cute cupcakes ;-)