Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Brody David Barilla - Thursday 8/26/2010 @ 10:24am (AZ time) 7lbs. 1 oz 19.25" long!! Born to Dave's brother Bill & his wife Heather!!
Happy Birthday Brody!! I cannot wait to meet you in October and until then I will have to be satisfied with the multitude of pictures I will be demanding from my brother and sister in law!! :) Prepare to be spoiled by Auntie Ice cream little man!!!
We ♥ you so much already! Uncle Dave, Aunt Nichole, Savannah & Emmie!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Now you are a crazy energetic (that's a nice way of saying exhausting) little girl who makes me laugh everyday and your mommy, daddy & big sister cannot imagine life without you in it!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I was inspired by this project & knowing we were going to the beach for our vacation I knew I would have free sand, shells & pebbles so even cheaper project!!! Literally only $2 each hurricane!!! I ran to the store & bought these items before we left town just in case some CNY'ers got crafty after watching the same blogs I stalk ;)
Now, here is my post vacation masterpiece ;) Currently they are sitting on my ugly mantle...and soon (hint hint hubby) they will be sitting on my beautiful vintage mantle...hopefully before summer is totally over and I have packed them away to bring out my glorious fall decor! I have a feeling that won't be happening but I will have them for next summer when surely it will be complete along with the other hundreds of projects we have going on around here.
Seriously though, what a super cheap yet beautiful way to have reminders of our family beach vacation displayed!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
We have NEVER taken an actual family vacation, we have really not taken a vacation since our honeymoon in March, 2002 so we were super excited for this getaway! No schedules, no work, no house projects, no plans...just enjoy family time, the beach, little treasures this beautiful part of the country has to offer!
Knowing nothing about the Cape we got a little input from friends and just booked a place based on price mainly! The water was VERY cold since we were on the bay side and the beaches in Sandwich are really rocky as you get over the dunes and close to the water..The girls liked to dig in the sand and play on the shore though...
We soon learned about low tide times which are truly AMAZING! These sand bars that go for miles and the critters you can find much to Savannah's delight! Starfish, hermit crabs, clams, crabs, sand dollars...AMAZING! We brought home buckets of sand and stones and shells for a project I had planned before our vacation (coming in a post soon I hope!) Here are pictures of us on our last night on one of the sand bars.
We went to Peter Rabbit Day at the Thornton Burgess museum. They had tons of rabbits to see & cute crafts for the kids to do, this is a big event for the local people each year.
We did spend one day at Craigsville beach in the town of Barnstable which is on the ocean side. The water was much warmer and we were all able to get in and play! Beaches were sandy & what I was used to living in AZ and spending time @ California & Mexico beaches growing up, but super crowded too! Not to mention the helicopter that kept flying over to watch for sharks and scare them back out into deeper waters!?!?!
While in that area we HAD to check out Centerville Pie Company, since its recommended by Oprah herself :) Let me tell you....WOWEEE I don't care if Oprah liked it or not...its AMAZING!!!! We had a banana creme pie and Dave & I ate it in the car on the way back to our cottage!!! Not the whole pie but I swear I could have!!! We brought home a peach pie to take for a dinner with friends and that was amazing as well! I wish that place was closer & am so thankful they ship pies :)
The town of Sandwich has this AMAZING boardwalk that was rebuilt by residents after being destroyed by a hurricane in the early 90's.
We did take 1 day and drive up the cape all the way to Provincetown. Stopped along the way at a few little spots, the drive was not at all like I hoped. I thought it would be a drive along the coast or be where you could see water on both sides of you but its just a main highway in the middle of the cape so you only see villages and woods :( Still was nice to travel the whole Cape and check out bits & pieces so we could plan another trip sometime!
All in all it was truly a wonderful week and quality family time with lots of sunshine and fun! Who could ask for a better summer vacation? Now to get ready for Fall (my most FAVORITE season!) and back to school for Savannah next month, 1st grade here we come!!!!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Dreading the 6 hour drive with 2 girls that cannot get from home to Target without snacks, drinks & complaining!! Hopefully the dvds and books and fun $ store goodies I have stashed will help make it easier!
See you all in a week.............after a much needed break and family time away from home!!!!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Here it is...finally in Emmie's room and an amazing transformation is complete, well almost since I have no cushion on top yet but found out the quilt that came with our crib bedding folded in 1/2 is a perfect fit!! SCORE, I don't have to shell out $$ for fabric! I have some foam already and hopefully can figure out how to sew the quilt around it like a pillowcase or my wonderful lovely neighbor (hint hint Janine!!) will help me out!!! Savannah truly did EAT HER WORDS!!!!!!!!!!! She is already wanting a window seat for her own room and I quote "Mom I didn't know it would look like that & be so pretty when you were done!!" Music to my ears & an important life lesson learned for my almost 6 year old...don't just a book by its cover, first impressions are not everything!!
Our kitty seems to approve of this new spot too!