Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Retro Cartoon Launch

Some of our buddies from WisteriaLane decided to have a "Retro Cartoon Mini-Launch" that started today.

Here is our set. Custom 3-pc set includes top, skirt & fur cuffs. Pair it with a long sleeved shirt and some black boots, and your little one will be the hit of the town!

You can find our listing here. Be sure to search WisteriaLane to find the other fabulous listings!

Also, our promotion for our mailing list members ends tonight at Midnight. Any bids placed before then will count as double entries, so get bidding :-)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I feel like I have only sat down for 10-15 minutes since Thursday. We had a swim play date Thursday after school, Friday I ran errands with my mom all morning and then I took the kids to McDonald's for lunch, as they have the Wizard of Oz and Batman Happy Meal toys right now, which are the kids favorites. Saturday Mallory had a soccer game and both kids had a birthday party to go to. Since the weather has been so nice for the past few days, my mom thought it would be fun to take the family down to the beach, go for a walk and have a picnic Saturday night. We had so much fun looking for shells and there were tons and tons of wonderful shells!! When I was Mallory's age up until I was 11 or 12, I would love to go "shelling" with my "Mimi" at the beach. We would walk for hours and find the most amazing shells. I'm finding that Mallory loves to look for shells too and that makes me happy and I know my "Mimi" is smiling down from heaven seeing us enjoying the same thing that she and I enjoyed doing. I tell Mallory about how "Mimi" loved to find shells and when she finds a really nice one, she always says, "Mimi will LOVE this one!" That makes me smile inside.

We spent this morning at church, as Mallory was singing in the choir, and then took one of my friend's two boys and the kids over to our little park to run around. We went to lunch at a fun little salad and sandwhich shop and then headed down to see Nate's grandma.

The kids are in bed and I can finally sit down :-) I'm hoping to be able to get a few chapters in from this book that some of my friends have read called "The Shack". I'm on the 5th chapter and it's so good!!

Here are few pictures from the weekend.

Isn't this little guy the cutest thing?

Also, be on the lookout for our Retro Cartoon Launch that WisteriaLane is having starting on Tuesday! We will be listing matching brother and sister Thanksgiving sets this week too!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Listings and Happy Friday!!!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. We've actually had some wonderful cool (for Florida) weather, so the kids and I have been spending our afternoons outside with our neighbors!

We have a few new listings this week that you can find here and for all the mailing list members, only FOUR more days to get their entries in for the FREE custom Maddie*Kate set! Get bidding ladies :-)

On a sad note, we just just got some news this week that Nate's grandmother is very ill and she is now being cared for by Hospice, with the doctors only giving her a short time to live. She will be 92 years old next month and has been very active with dancing, going on cruises and spending time with friends. She has lived a wonderful life and we will be praying for the rest of her days here on Earth to be peaceful and painless.

We sent out a little message to our mailing list members and close friends to come post a comment on our blog when we first got it going as an incentive to get people to come check it out. Mallory picked a random number and the person that posted a comment that correlated with that number, won a prize! We are happy to announce that Jennifer of Sweet*Sunshine*Boutique was lucky post #6!! She got to choose between a "Naughty" or "Nice" shirt for herself or one of her girls :-) Here is what she picked!

I'll be back later to post some cute pictures of the kids at their slide party and from our fun afternoons outdoors.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jack the Alien

Mallory loves to do anything with art. So right when she woke up this morning, she grabbed a sheet of paper and starting drawing while I was fixing her breakfast. By the time I brought over her waffles and strawberries, she had finished our family portrait. (All last week at school they talked about families). When she showed me the drawing, the first thing out of her mouth was "Jack is an ALIEN!". I looked at the picture, and sure enough, Jack is flying in the air with a circle drawn around his face, which I'm assuming is his air tank? I asked her why Jack was an Alien, and she told me, "There wasn't enough room on the bottom of the page, so he had to be an Alien." Gotta love that 4-year old imagination.

When Nate got home from work, I told him about the drawing. So Mallory ran and got it out of the computer room to show him. He asked her more questions... What are those shapes on everyone's bodies? "Oh, those are how old everyone is. See, Daddy, you are 41, I'm 4, Mommy is 31, Sammy is 6, and Jack is 2." I don't know how many times we've gone over our ages, but Mallory KNOWS that I'm only 21 and Nate is 34 (for real). She's great with letters, but looking at this drawing, I guess we need to work on our numbers.

Since today was the last day of Summer/first day of Fall, we decided to invite some friends over tomorrow after school for a final Slide Party. There will still probably be some HOT days left this year, but we thought it would be fun to get everyone together :-)

So after Jack's attempt at a nap this afternoon, we headed outside to clean up the backyard a bit. Our bug man informed us last time he was here that there are Black Widow Spiders living in our playhouse, so I needed to get them out of there (along with all the wasp nests!) I turned the sprinkler on to get some green back in to our grass and went on my way to clean out the playhouse. I could hear the kids giggling, so I went over to see what they were doing. They had snuck back in the house, got their bathing suits on, and filled up one of our toy buckets with water. They were both dunking their heads under and laughing so hard each time they came up. I ran inside and got my camera.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fancy Nancy

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Mallory had her soccer pictures, a soccer game, a Fancy Nancy Tea Party Birthday, and a Gators-Tennessee football party to attend.

Soccer was great! Mallory actually kicked the ball a few times and attempted to score a goal. She thought kicking it to the goalie, instead of kicking it past him, was what you are supposed to do. Either way, I was so proud that she was enjoying herself out there finally!

After soccer, we hurried home to get all "fancy" for her little friend's Fancy Nancy Birthday Party. All the girls seemed to have so much fun decorating their hats and magic wands, eating finger foods and sipping their "tea". Here are a few pictures of Mallory before she left for the party. She got this "fancy" hat for her birthday it is was the perfect accessory! The birthday girl got one too :-)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Silly 4 year old Soccer

Mallory started playing soccer a few weeks ago on one of our local rec center Under 6 teams. The only way that I could get her to agree to play soccer was to tell her that all of her little friends from school were going to be on her team. Well, long story short, she didn't get put on the team with all her friends. She didn't really realize it until her game last night when the team on the field next to hers had all her friends on it. "Heeeeeey...why are Chelsea, Taylor and Katie on the green team, and I'm on the brown team?" Thankfully, I'm blessed with a child that "goes with the flow" 99% of the time and she really didn't seem to care that she wasn't on their team.
Here are a few shots from the first 3 games.

It's so much more fun to skip towards the ball than run.

After playing for about 30 minutes, Mallory finally realized that another one of her friends from school was on a different team. She took herself out of the game to run over and tell me that Calla was on the yellow team :-)

The first game was really tough and Mallory got knocked down a few too many times, so a big cry on Daddy's shoulder was in order.

I'm happy to say there weren't any tears shed at the second game and she looks like she is having fun...sort of...

Here's Mallory right before the third game being her normal self. She sure does look like her Daddy, but she just just like me when I was little always making silly faces at the camera.

Tomorrow the GATORS play!! Go Gators!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Look what I just found on my front porch!

This darling frame was made by a good friend of mine, Andrea. She has her own website, www.lostyourmarblesonline.com, so go check out her other darling things! I can't wait to get the kids all dressed up in the Christmas outfits for the picture that will go in this frame. Christmas is only 98 days away!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Listings!!

Well, the main purpose of this blog is to show you all our new listings, right?

WisteriaLane has a great guest launch that started today called "Once Upon a Storybook".
Here is our listing:

Here is a boys Fall set that we listed last night.

We are blogging!!!

Well, it only took about 15 minutes to set this up, WOO-HOO!! I've always enjoyed reading other people's blog in the boutique & photography industry, so I thought I would take a stab at it too. Now I just need to figure out what to write about, as I think my life is pretty boring, LOL.
It's almost 9pm here, which is when the Big Brother 11 finale starts, so I will try to figure out more about this "blogging" thing tomorrow.
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