Monday, June 27, 2011

Easy, Cute July 4th Banner

I love the 4th of July!! So it's surprising that I don't have more Patriotic decor for the holiday. While perusing the internet yesterday, I found this HERE. So cute! And I love that she used a turquoise blue!

So, I found a quick star template, and copied it onto some colored card stock. I cut mine out by hand, which took about 45 minutes. Think how quick it would be if you had a Cricut or something like that!!

It took about 10 minutes to sew all the stars. I just alternated red, white, and blue, and left the machine running in between to keep them all connected. Ta-da!!! I am well on my way to very cute decorations! A quick and cute project, under an hour, with supplies I had on hand. LOVE IT!
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

Greg is the best Dad! He loves his children. He protects them. He has fun with them. He teaches them. He guides them. I hope they know how lucky they are to have such a wonderful Daddy!

Since Cannon was a baby, I have had him, and now Harper, make handprint cards each Fathers Day. Greg keeps all the cards, and it has become so fun to see how the hands grow each year! This year was extra cute, because Cannon was able to do most of the writing. I LOVE LITTLE KID HANDWRITING!! And it's so cute to hear the kids' perspective on why they love their dad so very much!

Happy Fathers Day! 2011

I love Dad Because:
1. He takes me golfing.
2.He takes me rock hounding
3. He takes me golfing. (that one must be very important!)
4. He takes me golf ball hunting.

I love Dad Because:
1. He takes me to the park.
2. He listens to the radio.
3. He rock-a-byes me.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Top Reader

All year at school, Cannon has been filling out a monthy reading calendar. The goal is to read 20 minutes each day. Cannon is a wonderful reader, he reads over a full grade ahead! I always find him in his bed at night reading a mini book of "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", or his Halloween I Spy book. We have been reading the Harry Potter books together as well, so sometimes we go over the 20 minute mark.

Last week I got an email from Cannon's teacher, saying she had added up everyone's calendar, and Cannon had the most minutes!!!! I was so excited for him!

She said there would be a reading assembly the next day, where the certificates would be presented. But, the assembly was in the afternoon, and Cannon has a.m. Kindergarten. No problem! We could still go! I didn't tell Cannon why we were going. I told him that there was an assembly at school, and we were going because I had to take pictures at it. So, not a
full-on lie to my kid! ;)

Oh my, the excitement!! They said his name, and he SPRINTED to the front!!! Chief, the reading dog was there to help pass out the prizes. Cannon observed, "That dog likes to mess up everyone's hair!"

He got a pin, a certificate, some coupons and free passes, and he got to pick out a book. So, what do you do, when you win a book for reading? You sit down in the middle of the assembly and read the book, of course!

Harper about flipped when she saw Chief. She kept saying, "Oh, I love zat doggie! He have a hug for me! I want to hug zat doggie! I want to give him a high five!"

So her cute Aunt Stacy took her up so she could meet the doggie. (yep, he likes to mess up kid's hair!) And let me tell you, she was stoked. "YES! I did it! I knew zat doggie loved me!"

So everyone was happy, and rewarded, and I am so very proud of my reading boy!

Top reader, YAY! Way to go, Cannon Boy! (and, thank you , Aunt Stacy and Grandma, for coming to cheer him on!)
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Oh my, it doesn't happen very often that you get caught RED-HANDED! (or footed)

Yesterday, we went to the park. I was trying to get my kids to cooperate for a picture. I got distracted by someone walking by, and when I looked back, Harper was crying.

I asked Cannon what had happened, and I heard the good old, "I don't know.... nothing." answer. WHATEVER.

I thought nothing more of it until I put the pictures on the computer... lo and behold... what do we have here? PROOF! That a big brother can sometimes be a big pain! I must have kept snapping while my head was turned.

Now, I will never admit this to Cannon, but these pictures make me LAUGH! Ha! Little terds! Gotta love 'em!

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