Monday, September 28, 2009

Soccer Season is a BLAST!!!

Mallory is LOVING soccer this year. Maybe it's because she knows what she's doing now (with the exception of trying to sometimes control the ball with her hands), or maybe it's the fact that her favorite person of all time is her coach, or maybe it's all the friends on the same team, or maybe it's the uniform...they named themselves the Orange Pumpkins!! Who knows, maybe it's everything all mixed in to one.

She is smiling and dancing and even getting mad when she is taken out of the game to allow other kids a chance. Mallory scored 4 goals the first game and 4 goals in the second game!!

First, here are the Orange Pumpkin Cheerleaders!! (**side note** Please don't attempt to take a tattoo off of your son's arm for picture day with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It will burn his skin off and leave a bad scar!! Bad Mommy!!)

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Let's see some enthusiasm!!??

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How many have you scored??

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Mallory, we are so proud of you for giving soccer another try this year!! Way to go!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Kitchen Reveal & Game/Giveway!

***UPDATE*** WE HAVE A WINNER!!! ANNETTE, PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!

So we aren't 100% done, and who really knows when that will ever happen! LOL I'm going to share some before and after pictures so you can see how far we have come!

We still have some painting and grouting to do, but the structure is complete and I have the fabric for window seat cushions...still searching for the coordinating prints for the pillows and my chair that needs to be recovered. I'm thinking of using lime green and a coral color for the pillows and accent colors. I'm going to paint the bar stools black (hopefully before our big Thanksgiving dinner!).

****Preschool style game/giveaway!! The first person to leave a comment with the correct answer to "What is wrong with this photo?" in the 4th photo down, wins a prize to be determined!!****

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These are just some random before and after, they don't necessarily show the exact sport where things were.

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And here is my inspirational kitchen photo. I think my kitchen looks pretty similar to this! Yay! Mission Completed!!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

I Love...

1. I Love that Mallory is thriving at her new school. She is reading so many little story books now and really gets the concept of addition and subtraction. Maybe she has her mom's math brain.
2. I Love that I got the sweetest little drawing from Mallory today. It was a giant rainbow heart and above it she wrote, I can Love. (The sight words this week were I CAN.)
3. I Love that her new school had a Family Picnic at one of our favorite parks tonight. There were so many families and teachers with their families there, all chatting and having a good time.
4. I Love that I met another "normal" mom tonight at the picnic. Yay! A friend at the new school. Her little girl is in a different kindergarten class, but they go to recess at the same time. We exchanged phone numbers with plans for a playdate soon!
5. I Love that when I went to volunteer at Mallory's school on Thursday, the volunteer coordinator asked if I was a college student coming to get my hours...maybe I still have it :-)
6. I Love that I am able to take my little boy to the beach in the afternoon just to play in the waves and build a sandcastle decorated with bird feathers and "monkey cigars" (I really don't know what those things are called, but I remember my dad calling them that when I was little).
7. I Love that my husband works his tail off so I can go to the beach or the park or the toy store...or to the mall for something I NEED.
8. I Love that my mom and I are so close. I can tell her anything. It's rare that a day goes by that we don't see each other or talk on the phone. I'm so lucky.
9. I Love that my kitchen is almost, almost, almost done. Why does the last 2% always take the longest to finish? I know I promised pictures...soon!!
10. I Love that God is working on a miracle for sweet Kate. You remember THIS little girl that I asked you to pray for a while back? She reminds me so much of Mallory. I had to do something for their family, so I am making them outfits for their Make a Wish trip to Disney World!
111. I Love that my dear friend that lives a couple thousand miles away knows just the right words to write in a card to make me smile after a hard couple of weeks. The kids and I can't wait to see her and her family this fall!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Maddie*Kate: New Rudolph and the Misfit Toys Christmas Listing

So...I'm still a major SLACKER on the blog scene here...lots going on around the house and on my mind...I'm starting to volunteer at Mallory's school at least once a week now, so I can get a better grasp on the whole school thing. We are allowed to come at eat lunch (at 10:15AM!!) with them, so I went last Friday and really enjoyed getting to know her new teacher and her classmates. New teacher=Mr. Popio, her teacher for the first 2 weeks of school, got a promotion to another school and I was really upset about it until I met Ms. Jones. She is really young and sweet and so patient with the kids. Mallory loves her because she looks like Jordan from Big Brother, LOL!

Mallory has also started taking tennis lessons on Mondays as well as soccer again this year, with practices on Tuesdays and games on Saturdays. I was a little hesitant with the whole soccer thing, if you remember THIS, but her little buddies are on her team and Nate is the coach. So far so good!!

How about a group hug?

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So here is our newest listing on Ebay for Ivylane's Magical launch... Silly us thought that Rudolph was part of Disney!

You can find it HERE.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Maddie*Kate - New Snowman Set Listed!

I'm a huge slacker this week with the blog... I have so much to blog about, but feel like my days are just zooming by! Hopefully I will be all caught up tomorrow and can share some of what's been going on, plus show the 99.9% finished kitchen! (That is, without any decorations yet, but it's CLEAN!!)

So, we just listed this darling little snowman set for a guest launch we participated in. We had to choose a song, and we chose "Let It Snow", which is funny, as it NEVER snows where we live!

You can find the listing by clocking HERE.

Mallory was being so silly in these pictures!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maddie*Kate: New Brother and Sister set up on eBay!

My kids LOVE their dog, as most of you know already, so I thought I'd make them some cute Fall sets with this adorable knit that I had in my stash. Mallory can't wait for it to cool down here so she can wear hers to school!

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You can find the girls listing HERE.

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And the boys listing HERE.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jack's First Day of School!

Jack had his Sip & See on Monday to meet his new teacher in the 3 year old class, Mrs. Delancey. There are also 2 aides in his class, Ms. Shelley, who was one of Mallory's teacher's last year, and Ms. Joyce.

Here is the little art project that he did. Of course it was ORANGE AND BLUE!!!

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Here is Jack, his sweet little girlfriend, Anna, and Mrs. Delancey. Mrs. Delancey is the BEST teacher around! I wish I could just take her along with my kids as they grow older and have her be their teacher forever. She taught Mallory so much when she was in the 3 year old class, it's really amazing.

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The first day of school for Jack was not as nerve racking for me, as we are so used to this great little preschool and he is with all his friends. I'm so proud of him, as he just walked in his class and waved goodbye! He is normally my crier, so he did so well!!

This is right outside of the preschool! (I didn't punch him in the eye before school, he just happened to get bitten by a mosquito!!)

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In class playing with his friends!

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