Thursday, December 20, 2007

Quick post

I thought I would make a quick post tonight. Things have been pretty busy around here with the holidays and all, I am sure things will be back to normal in a couple weeks :) Here are some more 26 week pictures I took of Adri this last week.

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I got the headband from walmart and the flower is from an etsy store, I think it's called pink owl creations, I posted about it on the blog, I think it's a few posts down lol. I have lots to post about, I will be back this weekend for a real update, in the mean time here are some of my assignments for LRS, I got an email from Terri on Wednesday saying the gallery was going up so I thought I would post them here too :)




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Okay I'll be back this weekend :)

Nightie night,

Nikki

Saturday, December 8, 2007

It's been a while...

WOW! I can not believe how fast time flies. I have been so busy with family and home projects, plus Design Team projects :) Speaking of DT projects, I thought I would share my two project/layouts I did for Creative Xpress last month (they are in this months CX Academy under Tutorials). This first one I had to solve these design challenges... It must have circular Composition, the title must take up no more then 25% of the page, must use warm color palette, must use three photos and it must be a fall theme.

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This second layout was an inspirations layout, Christmas/Holiday themed, using the new Provo Craft Style paper assortments...

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It was so much fun to do these assignments and I was a little nervous at first with it being the new girls on the DT's first assignment. You should go see the amazing work the DT did, I am so blessed to be on a team with such great, fun, and caring gals! Not to mention, talented! :) I just finished up my second assignments for CX last week, so I can't wait to shows those to you at the end of the month. I just got my goodies for my next assignments so I will be working on those and my Kit for LRS that should be here Monday (I hope) and I will be pretty busy with that too. Fun stuff!

Things here at home are really good, with the weather being so rainy, D has been home with us more during the day and we all have been enjoying that. Things are a little tight for us this month (it's like that every December) with him having more time off from his second job. We have all the major bills this month, Car insurance bill, we had an IRS bill and property taxes (yikes lol, comes with owning a new home). We also got talked into doing this gift exchange between family members which I guess would be fun, but we never go to it each year, D is always working (like he will be this year) and I never go. My MIL picks up the boys and takes them but that is it. Well the idea is you get someones name out of a list of family members and their card of two things they would want and a spending amount of $50 or more. That is fine but, I would much rather spend that amount of money getting Dustin a gift and the same goes for him with me. Instead this year we will be doing our (between him and me) gift exchange in January because we had to do this family exchange thing. I don't really get this whole gift exchange thing either, this year mostly everyone just asked for GC to their favorite stores, would it not be better just to not do this and go down to the store you want the GC from and get what you want? Instead of you getting the GC you asked for and the person you got getting the GC they asked for. I think this kinda thing should only be for the kids and only if you want to give them a gift. I think the most important part about the night is just spending the time with the family not the gifts. We already decided that we will not be doing this again next year. We just do not have the funds to be purchasing gifts like that for other people, then our kids and eachother for Christmas. Every year I end up making handmade gifts for my folks and MIL because things are so tight this time of year. Last year we ended up giving grandparents and family members framed pictures of the kids and I made canvas clocks for our parents, because this is what WE can do for other family members.

Anyways sorry to get of on a rant about that, it's just what has been on my mind and stressing me out a bit right now, that and I need to come up with something I can do for D this month. I know we said we were not going to do anything for eachother until January but I still want to do something nice for him, KWIM? I was thinking of doing something that involves the three kids, I am just not sure what. If you have any ideas please let me know :)

Lets see, things that have happened since last I posted. Well we fixed up the boys room and it looks great thanks to the help from my folks for the boys new beds and Austin's new desk (early Christmas gift for the boys) and we ALL got a chance to help out with the painting of their room. D and I did the top color and the boys helped their dad do the bottom color (both blues) and their is a white stripe that goes through the middle. My mother helped with the trim. She was so sweet and came over to help with all the trim. Their bedspreads and sheets match the walls only they have hints of green through out them, so their room colors are, two shades of blues, two shades of greens and white. Here is a picture so you can kinda see what I am talking about lol.

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There is still a few things we need to finish in there but iut is coming along great! Lets see what else, Austin lost his first tooth and got $3 from the tooth fairy lol, which we made a deal with him if he did his chores then we would picth in $3 more and he could get a starwars action figure. He also learned to ride his bike without the training wheels and kicks BUTT at it! Aidan is doing great, he loves working in his kindergarten workbook we got for him and he is learning so much! Adriana is growing up so fast, I can not believe she is already 6 months old :( where did my baby go? She is doing so much now, she walks around in her walker, she is starting to crawel now, she has a favorite blanket. When she goes to sleep she likes to put this blanket over her head, no matter how many times we pull it away she will put it back, so we have to wait until she is asleep to pull it away. I did this when I was little to, it made me feel safe. Another thing I have noticed to is that she likes to twirl her fingers in my hair, and she is so sweet with it, I did the same thing and I still do it when I am nervous, bord or am watching tv lol.

I know I got behind on the pictures so I will post them all in this post, I am missing the 22 week pictures, they are already burned on a CD and It's not labeled so I did not want to go through them all, sorry lol, I am being lazy :) Well I better get off this thing and go spend sometime with Dustin, we have a couple movies to watch that we rented from netflix. Here are the pictures...

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Here is one of my boy ;)

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And one more of my silly, muddy boy!

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Okay Night all!

Nikki

Monday, November 5, 2007

Adri 21 Week pictures

Here are Adriana's 21 week pictures.

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lol she still does not like tummy time for to long....see lol

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I took these on Friday, Nov 2 , when she turned 21 weeks. I dressed her back up in her black onsie and her black hairclip. I need to get her more hair clips and head bands for babies (I have only found them for girl's not babies :( ) She is doing really good. She is 12 pounds now and can still fit in her size 0-3 month clothes but we are now buying here 3-6 months and she can fit into them they are just a little big on her. I think this will be her size for a while. The bummer thing about this is she has hardly any winter clothes. all her winter clothes are 6-9 month clothes (which she should be in now if she was born weighing what we though she would be lol (7-8 lbs like most newborns these days). So we need to get her some winter clothes in 3-6 month sizes. She is now tucking her legs under and trying to push off into a crawl when on her tummy and she has gotten so much more faster with her back crawling lol. She has gotten into a stage now where she can not sleep or nap unless I am laying next to her, she likes to watch me lay there, her eyes moving all around my face or just looking into my eyes. So a few times during the day I have to lay down with her until she falls asleep. I love it! She is always so happy, hardly ever crys and she is babbling so much now. We make her laugh when we blow raspberry kisses on her tummy. One of her favorite things to do right now is touch our hair lol. when I lean over her and my hair falls in her face or I am blowing raspberries on her tummy she will touch it so gentle and coo at it lol. She also loves to touch our faces, she touches so soft and gentle, never hitting, poking or pulling, this is so different from the boys lol, they both use to scratch, poke and pull our faces lol. She is such a good baby!

Thanks for letting me share :)

Nikki

Halloween

Halloween was awesome! D got the whole day off from work. It was great! We did the parade at Austin's school, Dustin stayed for Austin's lunch and recess. Aidan and I stayed home and baked Halloween cupcakes.

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We went trick or treating in MIL's neighborhood. We do that every year. She lives in such a nice neighborhood and there are always so many kids and neat things going on there, plus the boys get to see their aunt Kate. We were out walking for almost two hours. It was great! The boys got lots of candy, we got to see Dustin's boss and his family (concrete design job, he lives across from MIL's house lol) a couple haunted houses, spooky costumes and of course Aunt Kate and her boyfriend. Oh yeah and aunt Leigh was at the house to. All the walking made the boys so tired. We got back to MIL's house and Austin and Dustin played the wii games, Aidan just sat in a chair so tired and I had Adriana. On the car ride home all the kids went to sleep lol. When we got home we put the boys to bed and Adriana and D and I were suppose to watch some scary movies lol (Hostel 2 and 1408) but we ended up going to bed to. We ended up watching the movies the next night, BTW, hostel 2 was just to much for me, not only did I guess what was going to happen before it did (things were alot like the first movie) it just seemed way to fake I guess. I loved the forst one, but this one was just not good. 1408 was really good, and while I am on movies lol I saw a movie called "Mozart and the Whale" with Josh Hartnett (anyone who knows me knows what a fan I am of his ;) lol) it was so good, and if you are looking for a good movie, you have to see this one!

Okay anyways lol, here are our Halloween pictures...

The butterfly-

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(I have a ton more poses I did with her lol but I will spare you lol)

the clone trooper-

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the ninja-

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Aidan is a little harder to photograph these days lol, all he wants to do is silly faces or signs at the camera.

Enjoy :)

Nikki

The pumpkin Patch, 20 week pictures

We went to the pumpkin patch last week after D got home from work at the concrete design job. We ran all over town going to different patches but they were all so full of people. We finally settled for this big Victorian type home that this elder woman owns and sells pumpkins from every year. She is such a nice lady amd it is usually where MIL gets the pumpkin each year that she carves with the boys at her home. We were looking forward to going to the Grant street pumpkin farm but it was torn down this year :( That patch had been opened since D and I were kids, such a bummer! I still wanted pumpkin patch pictures so Dustin said he knew of one more place and we could check it out. It was opend, full of people but alot bigger lol so we went and I got a few pictures of the boys and Adriana with some pumpkins :) and the boys got to play on the jump houses and slides. I also took some pumpkin pictures of Adriana on Halloween before trick or treating on the grass near the club house of our community. Anyways, here are all the pictures and some 20 week pictures of Adriana.

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The sun hit her eyes here and they got so light, I was not sure these pictures were going to come out because the sun was right on her face.

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There are so many more I took lol (Blush) but these are some of my favorites. Okay now I will make another post and post our Halloween pictures.

Nikki