Thursday, June 25, 2009

baby Paige

I had the absolute pleasure of taking my friend's maternity pictures last week. It definitely brought back lots of memories! She was all smiles and no complaints and she's due any day! Isn't she beautiful~ Her husband is quite the sweetheart I might add too. He fetched her clothes, turned her body and moved her hair just was so sweet. Nothing like sharing a heartbeat with your baby....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dinosaur week!

We had a blast with dog week and dinosaur week was even more fabulous. On Monday when the kids wake up, whatever theme we're doing for the week, is exploding on our dining room table. I have tons of books, videos, books on cd and manipulatives for the kids to look at and play with all morning long. In the teacher world, this is "setting the stage" for learning. So, while the kids are playing and generating questions(and arguing about who took who's dinosaur) I'm getting our first craft or game ready. It's all so simple but super fun to them because it's a) intentional and b) planned. Our days are not spent going from one craft to the next, don't get me wrong, however- it gives us something to go back to once our movie is over, our chores are finished we've gone for a walk etc. Okay, so anyway- here's a couple of things we did during dino week, I hope you might be inspired to plan something and share also! :) P.S. The volcano was really fun. We put baking soda and vinegar in the top and watched it explode.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

just a tease...

not sure if there's a cuter family out there? I took these yesterday of my bff's family. Thought I would post a few just to torture her until I get her disc to her. xoxo sorry whit, love ya!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

favorite pics

I went through my iphoto library and pulled out a couple pics that I'm going to have printed and framed around the house. I realized i don't have enough pictures of some of my favorite memories". I usually just pick the pictures that are "good". Anyway, so good or not, I chose these b/c I have some treasured memories behind them. There are TONS more, but for uploading purposes I only grabbed a few. The song "The Best Day" was suggested to me by my best friend Whitney. I hope (like she does) that my kids will say the same thing about me someday!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's officially summer at the Crouch home~ We've already been to Frontier City, the Lake, camping, the POOL! and Tball practice has begun! I haven't had a chance to blog lately because I'm so pooped at the end of the days. Tonight Garrett and Bill are spending the night at a lake house of our friends with the youth group so I have a quick moment to document and post a picture. Here's a picture of Macy, me and Bill using the paddle boat today:

mmm, muddy lake water~

Well, here's what's been weighing on my mind lately:
-how to earn some extra bucks so we can redo our kitchen (I was so inspired by an old-made-new house the other day)
-how to get organized with printing my digital photos so i can finish up Macy's 1yr. scrapbook
-how to keep a clean house and meals on the table all summer? ha!
-how to get macy to take longer than 1 hour naps