Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tug of War Buddies!
The kids love it when the two dogs play tug of war together!! I do too because that means I dont have to play with them!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Still working!!
I started a new sweater this weekend so I did alot of knitting!!

I made this little picture for Victorias best friend for her birthday! Allison & I started this saying a year ago & we always see who can say it first when we see each other!! She & Victoria were talking on the phone one night & Victoria put her on speaker & Allisons cow fell off her shelf & the butt landed on her face & thats how cow butt began! Just something silly Allison & I do when we see each other or we text it to one another once in awhile! I got her permanetly now though!!

I finished my Februaury sweater!! I can't wait to wear it!!

First day of school has come & gone. I am so sad! I miss having the kids at home!! Life seems so much easier without school schedules & homework!
Jacob is in the 4th grade & loves his teacher & class!!! Victoria is in the 8th grade & is so so. She didnt get with many of her friends so she is really bummed but she is looking forward to making new friends!! I hope this year goes slow!! Victoria will be entering high school next year & Im not ready for that so this year can crawl by!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Im working on my moms picture once again!! Ready to be done with this one too! I did mail the other picture off for Linda, she called me to tell me how much she loved it!! I am so glad she appreciated all my hard work!

What a weekend Victoria had!!! She had a dad/daughter weekend and a friend weekend in Chicago! Victoria is very much into softball & she loves Jenny Finch. She was very sad to hear that Jenny would be retiring this summer. Victoria has always wanted to see her play, so.....Chuck, Victoria & her best friend & her parents went to Chicago to see her this past weekend!!! They went to a double header on Saturday. Victoria caught Jennys home run ball in batting practice along with other balls! Chuck ended up talking to the owner & the owner said, "Anyone that has driven 6 hours to see Jenny should get to meet her!!!" So he took all of them onto the field & introduced them to Jenny!! Victoria was on cloud 9!!! In fact, I think she still is on cloud 9!! She was so excited to talk to her & get pictures taken with her!! Victoria will never forget this weekend!!!

Victoria & Jenny Finch

We are so proud of our son!!!???!!!

Victoria, myself, two of her friends & their moms all went shopping Friday & out for pizza! We spent a small fortune but had a great time! To bad we didnt buy any jeans or pants....means shopping again when it turns cooler out!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Now I get to start on all my ornaments for my kids, my nieces & my nephews!! When do I get to make something for me???!!!

It's done!! It's done!! It's done!!! I am so happy that it turned out so well! I hope Linda & her daughter like it! I will be mailing it out today!!!

Where did our little girl go?? I made her a make-up applying session last week. I decided that I wanted her to learn how to do make up right if shes going to start wearing it!! Victoria made the 8th grade volleyball team & she tried out for new select softball teams this past weekend. She made all of them that she tried out for so now she has a decision to make! I think shes going to go with the one that she has wanted from the start...The Blaze!! Congrats Victoria!!! We are so proud of you!!! Watch out 8th grade....here comes Victoria!!!!

We really need to break Mocha of her bad bone smoking habit!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Finally!!! A weekend at home! No ball!!
We spent Friday & Saturday painting our great room & living room in our house! I was beat!! We still have the hallways, two story foyer & the two story part on our great room to go!! We built our house 7 years ago & it has needed some paint work!!! I decided to go with a Dormer Brown, this way I will be able to change accessories easier than changing the paint color all the time!!

I see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! I am done with all the pattern pages, now I just have to fill some spaces in!!!! WooHoo!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I am sooo ready to be done with this!!! Everyone on Jacobs team this past week cheered me on with this picture! Whenever we had any down time I would hear "Erin, you need to stitch!! Wheres your stitching!!" I just cant wait for it to be done!!!!

Back from Chicago & straight to Victorias last tournament! They finished second!! Now my summer can begin...no more ball!!!

We headed to Chicago last week for Jacobs World Series baseball tournament! They finished 4th. They should have done better but 5 of the 11 kids on the team got sick while we were there!! Yuck! They played alot of great ball even sick! Good job boys!! Our season is now over :( til next year :)!

Victoria & Allison! Victoria brought a friend with her to Chicago! They finally made it over Sunday night, she had to finish her softball tournament first!

Jacobs team won one of the skills competitions!

Victoria & I!!! She is growing up way to fast!!!

One night at midnight I decided to make the ladies Flame shirts!! We all went out & bought shirts & the stuff to make them! So crafty sometimes, it can be a curse!!

Poor boys!!!
One of the families on the team wanted to take their girls to American Girl so we all went! The boys were thrilled!!

Much better store!!! The boys liked this store so much better than the American Doll store!!

Of course I had to have a sweatshirt!!!

Victoria loves Reese Cups so we got her one from the Hershey store since she wasnt here yet when we went downtown!!

And this is the BIG Reese Cup!! The kids are still eating them!!

Gino's!!! You must eat deep dish pizza when you are in Chicago!!One of the moms made a bet with Jacob! She said she would give him five dollars if he could eat two slices of pizza!! He couldnt even finish one piece!!