Sunday, May 31, 2009

May Sillies

Here are our silly pictures from May. Enjoy!

Okay, this one's not silly- I just really like it- they're baking in the sun drying off from swimming.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We own our van!!!

We just paid off a significant amount- and the last of what we owe! Not bad considering we traded in our little car for our van in November- just six months! YAY!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I love sunny weather!

Serra and I have both missed our daily walks! But now it's the right weather for us to do it again. And we've joined our same walking buddies- with one new addition [my best friend, Abby had a baby in April- so she's joined us on our walks]. Anyway, here are some cute pics I've taken recently.

This is Serra sharing a stroller with her buddy, Benjamin- and his baby sister in her own stroller.

I love this picture because this is what Serra does for most of our walks- stuff her face! [Another great reason we love sunny weather- fruit is in season!!!]

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Aaarrgh, Matey!

I went garage sale shopping on my birthday [which was nice enough to land on a Saturday this year!] and found this "treasure" for Serra for only a buck! Guess what she's going to be on Halloween either this year or next?
I love this picture because her curly hair works so well with this outfit- it was made for her!


Also, here's a pic of me in my birthday present from Ian- another new outfit!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy mother's day to all you mother's out there! Here are some cute pictures of me in my mother's day present- a new outfit! And Serra wanted to be in the pictures so bad, I figured she was allowed seeing as she's the reason I'm a mother. :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Camera!!!

With our tax returns, we decided to use a little bit of it to spoil me- since we just bought Ian a fancy new laptop, we figured I was owed some fancy new stuff [all of which cost less than his laptop!] So.... I decided to get a new flat iron- and any women settling for something less than a CHI ceramic flat iron is just wasting time doing their hair! I LOVE this flat iron- no more weird flips, body bumps, frizzy hair... and I've straightened all of my hair in a 4th of the time! Here's a pic:

Also, I bought a new purse- well, actually 4 purses in one. It's called the Miche bag- there is a basic bag and then there are magnetic shells that go over it to change the style of the bag to match your outfit- I don't have pictures of it yet because it doesn't arrive until this week- I'll post pictures when I do have it though!

And lastly, I got a new camera- FINALLY! I have had my eye on the Nikon D40 for a long time now and I am SO glad we finally have it! I can take pictures a lot better and a lot faster- with a lot better quality. Every parent should have a good quality camera- I'm just upset we waited so long! So, you'll be seeing a lot more pictures on my blog [I think I took over 300 pictures on the day it arrived in the mail!] :) So here's a picture of my old manual film camera my dad bought me for high school graduation:
Here's the silly little compact digital camera we've been using since a little before Serra was born [would NOT recommend it to anyone!]:
And here is my new snazzy camera [sorry the picture of it stinks, but I can't use it to take a picture of it... so I had to use my silly camera one last time- and believe me, it was the LAST time!]:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yard Work

What Ian was doing while I was busy taking over 300 pictures of Serra with our new camera:
I love this picture- Ian's stretching his back out. :)
Why was he doing yard work?... because our grass was THIS long!
Also, some of you may remember when we moved into our house, the flower beds looked like this:
Well, after two years, we finally not only weeded them completely, but we planted a few lilac and smoke bushes- and we put in gravel! Yay!

Outdoor Play

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Silly Serra Pictures

Playing with Daddy's pool table [Ian's mom & I bought it for his birthday last month].

Helping Daddy vacuum her room. [Whenever she sees the camera she now says "cheese"- something she learned from her cousins... it's hard to explain to a 21 month old that sometimes you want a picture of them concentrating!]

Serra pulled out my shoes and proceeded to walk around the computer room with them on- I HAD to take a picture because it's a classic!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Craft of the Month - April

New bed sheets for Serra! [Ian picked out the fabric when I was pregnant and we didn't know the gender... I know, I know- I'm WAY behind in my crafts!]
What goes better with new sheets than a "new" bed?... Serra's in a transitional/toddler bed now- and LOVING it! She also learned how to open doors- it's a whole new world for our Serra-pie!