Thursday, March 29, 2007

Daycare Interview #1

Today was our first daycare interview. I got lost walking to it and what should have been a 8-10 min walk turned into an hour...good thing I left really early. This isn't the right provider for us. She has 4 children of her own, and sits two kids now. So Kayleigh would be with one child till 3pm and then with 6 others from 3-6. She says that her older daughters are really good at helping, which alarmed me as I am not looking for a child of 12 years old to take care of my daughter. Also English is their second language (as well as the two other children she sits) and although they speak English beautifully, I think it would be confusing for Kayleigh to learn to speak when another language is being spoken frequently. If I were to put her in a bilingual environment it would be English and French. So I have two more interviews, and hopefully they go well. MMMM I wish I didn't have to leave her. :(

Turd Alert

So Kayleigh, the little turd, was up to trouble this morning. She was hanging out in the bathroom with DaDa like she does most mornings (while he sh##,Showers, Shaves...poor girl) so Mommy gets an extra half hour to sleep. So Ryan is in the shower, and he hears Kayleigh farting around with her toys like normal...figures all is well, only to open the shower door and find her feverishly unrolling all the toilet paper :) LOL How cute is that :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

MM IDOL: Thank-you







Well the votes are in and I didn't make it to the top 10, very sad :( But I would like to thank everyone that voted for me and for supporting me it means so very much to me. So to cheer myself up last night I scrapped up a storm.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mixed Media Canvas Class at A Fine Mess


OK so who is in for a Mixed Media Canvas at A Fine Mess on Friday April 27th? Genna is going to do a class for us. Let's see who is interested and then I will post some more details.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

MM Idol Voting for Top 10 AHHHHHHHH




Ok I am so nervous!! Today the voting for MM Idol top 10 takes place and I want it soooo bad!!! So please give a girl a helping hand and vote for me Katie Squires :)

Here are my party projects for a Lingerie Party.

Here is the link to vote

8 Months Old



Kayleigh has been developing by leaps and bound in the past 3-4 days. She has been making many more sounds, she has her fourth tooth coming through, she is crawling ( not all the time, she still pulls her self around for the most part), she is pulling herself to standing on things (I just realized that awesome new table is a DANGER :( and she is taking steps while we hold her hands!! She also loved to play hide and seek and peek-a-boo. Generally, she is just a DAMN HOOT lately!! This is a picture of her and DaDa catching a snooze Sat afternoon.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

HA HA

Jenni Jenni Jenni!!












So I am at A Fine Mess today and am taking some pictures of some cool art when I turn my head and FREAK OUT!! They have the Jenni Bowlin stuff that she sells wholesale. I have fallen in love with her monthly kit and have so wanted to get my hands on her other product, stuff you can't get on the web. Its so vintage with a modern twist. I really love all the red. Here are some pics of the stuff :) There are 12x12 papers, journalling cards (come in a pack), Chipboard (its white which is really nice to work with), and little ticket journal tags.

Need Inspiration?












These are pictures of 3 mixed media canvases that Genna at A FINE MESS made. PLEASE take note that these pics don't even come close to doing them justice. DID YOU KNOW that you too could make something this cool? Give A Fine Mess a call and book an afternoon or evening creative session with some friends.

ps. notice the new basic grey scarlet's letter papers in these....come on let's take scrapp'n to a whole new level.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Party Challenge



I need to get working on my next challenge for MM Idol. We need to make 3 party items, I have my ideas planned out and now just need to get to work on it. Since I am making 3 things I won't be able to leave it to the last minute like usual. I wonder if my hubby would give me the afternoon off on Saturday to work on this...mmmm..are you reading this Ryan? :) :) :)

Oh and for eye candy here are the latest pic sof Kayleigh :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

YAHOOO Made it to MM IDOL Top 15

Thank-you so much my peeps :) for all your votes!! Now to figure out this next challenge, actually Kim gave me an idea with her post on scrap'n buddies...my brain is a whirling now :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

MM Idol Top 20: Time to vote

It that time again, time to vote for me, oops I mean your fav designer at MM Idol. Here's the link: MM Idol

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Got my Jenni Bowlin Kit for March





WOW WOW WOW by far my fav so far. I love the 4x4 mini papers, as they are not just a 4x4 cut of the 12x12 but the full print. The die cut, the stamp, the journal cards, the papers are all by Jenni. I am so psyched to play with this.

Family Nap :)



Ok so we have a new thing around here on weekends, we have family naps :) LOL Kayleigh has two naps a day at 8 mos old one around 9am and one around 1pm. Well lately on the weekends Mommy and Daddy crawl into bed for these naps with the baby in between us (weiner dog too) she nurses and then we all fall asleep. It is the most amazing feeling of love and comfort and plain old comfy-ness. I love these moments sooooo much :)

Here is a LO of Kayleigh at 2 days old, pic taken by Mellissa when she visited us in the hospital.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Catch Up

I have been a little slow to post recently, as Kayleigh has just gotten over a cold and now I have it :( I hope she doesn't get sick again. Also we have been very busy. We had a visitor this week our dear Yauntie Mellissa. She took us out for all kinds of adventures, and Kayleigh enjoyed her first icecream cone licks...she was very excited and flapped her arms like crazy. On Wednesday I got my G1 Licence thanks to Mellissa's prodding. Hopefully my I will soon be able to retire my chauffeur Stephanie :) :) This weekend my good friend from highschool Jen AKA WINNIFER is coming to visit. She is getting married this December so we will be talking all things wedding this weekend and I can't wait!! Saturday night we are also going to a PINK FLOYD cover band in Gat. Well I have some fun stuff planned for the blog and hope to get time to post it soon :) Toots and happy Friday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

MM Idol Top 25: Thank-you

Thank-you so much for all of your votes!!! I made it to the next round of MM Idol. The next challenge is exactly that a challenge....mmm...I must ponder on this for a bit :)

Thank-you again :)

Katie

Monday, March 12, 2007

MM Idol Top 30: Time to Vote


Its that time again, TIME TO VOTE, to vote for your fav designer, hopefully me Katie Squires Smile Smile Smile

The challenge this time was to make a child craft, something a child could do with you. I did a 12x12 canvas that the child could paint, also some beading to hang it from, and their handprints.

Here is the link, and thank-you for helping my dream come true!!!

http://www.makingmemories.typepad.com/mmidol/


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Awesome Weekend!!


Although Saturday didn't start off to pleasantly, as I had 3 cavities filled and I have a terrible fear of the dentist, and had twice the amount of usual freezing which took 5 hours to unfreeze, it certainly ended very well. Ryan, Kayleigh, Frodo and I packed up and headed to Mellissa's. Where her niece (our most fabulous babysitter) was waiting to take care of Kayleigh while we all drove across the border to partake in the biggest plate of wings I have ever seen, and beer and more fabulous beer. We met a new couple, a "cousin" of Kevin's LOL. 10 min into dinner I was sweating meat and getting a serious buzz :) I felt like I was back in UNI and had a strong desire to do something wild like stealing a sign :) (but remember we are to old for that Donnan ) I actually managed to somewhat behave myself, until I embarrassed my husband by telling the table that I had found a piece of Brown Rice in My bra from Thursday (come on you wear your bra more than once don't you??). Sunday morning I got to sleep in thanks to bribing the sitter to get up with the baby by paying her $2 more an hour :) Good old cold hard cash, will save your hung over 30 year old ass everytime :) Picture here is of some goodies I got at walmart and the dollar store, some poka dot, brown impression patterned, and other coloured felt, some little dollies, and some pretty birds.

Friday, March 9, 2007

7 Mos old Album


















This is just a simple album with journaling to record 7 mos old :)