Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I started a blog for my Etsy shop. I wanted to keep it more business oriented and not bore all of you with what is going on in that part of my life. I will also start Recipe of the Week again and implement it into that blog as well as featuring other Etsyian artists.
So, please, check it out!! I included details of Samuel's cowboy party there and some recipes already! Add it to your blogroll, bloglines or google reader or become a "follower" and that would make me smile :)
Monday, September 28, 2009
September 23, 2004 Samuel was born. My baby boy is 5 years old now!
What do I like about this little guy? He's tender hearted, imaginative, sweet to his little sister, a great sleeper, and very adaptable. Being the oldest, he's been through many moves, living arrangements, gone through many primary's, homes and cities. He was a perfect traveler while we lived in France.
He's a tall and skinny guy, like his maternal grandpa and his daddy. He loves to play the Wii, fishing with Papa, looking at the Thomas the tank engine advertisement everywhere he goes, becoming less of a picky eater and loves his family! I love you little guy!!
Here are some highlights from his birthday celebrations. You can see a full description and more photos on my shop blog here.
For record keeping sake, I'll mention the gifts he received. And, realistically, his favorite part of having a birthday. He was very nice and let all the others help him open his presents. He received some nice books, plastic animals, a lego car and his favorite, a battery operated Percy train.
From family he received more books :) a sheriff set, a stuffed lizard, and a vintage John Deere tractor. It was his daddy's growing up and is in mint condition. Thanks for holding onto it for all these years Papa S from Colorado!
A cute photo of Samuel and his homemade oreo ice cream cake!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I am back, as promised, with a giveaway. This last week was pretty hectic with Samuel starting pre-school, potty training Jocelyn and planning and hosting Samuel's 5th birthday party, which meant a lot of errand running and disciplining hyper Samuel as he anticipated these events, in addition to cleaning up the occasional pee-pee accident.
I am giving away my newest invention, a fabric birthday countdown chain.
If you'd like to win this please enter in the following ways:
Here are the RULES:
For your first entry, leave your first and last name initial in a comment.
For a third entry, add Bonne Nouvelle, the blog, to your Google reader or Bloglines. Then leave a comment on either blog stating that you did so.
For a fourth entry, post the giveaway to your blog. Then leave ANOTHER comment with a link to your post (not just your blog) so that I know you posted it!
For a fifth entry, become a "follower" on the Bonne Nouvelle blog. Leave me a comment on either blog to let me know.
This ends on Thursday morning at around 10 am!
Enjoy and good luck to you!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I am excited about having another girl mostly for Jocelyn's sake. I think every girl needs a sister. I love having sisters (and luckily, my sister-in-law's). Both children are excited and so are we. We've only got girls names in mind anyway. So, this is good news! She seems to be healthy too. I suppose I don't have to worry about anything anymore. Because I was so sick this pregnancy I wondered if something may have been wrong, but we're all good!
This is post #200 too so to celebrate be checking back for a giveaway!
and ride the carousel.
And sadly, we were adding to the pollution/inversion problem by driving up there. I think the California fires were burning so badly that it blew over to us and made our valley's hazy. The only cool thing about that was that it turned the sun pink!
Mom and all three cubs.
Baby snow leopard.
Baby giraffe licking metal cage.
Mom and baby giraffe.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So Tyler made his and set it down on a rock and told everyone to watch out and not sit on it. Naturally, one minute later, and characteristic of a toddler, Jocelyn sat on it. I forgot to stain stick the pants and consequently have a permanant chocolate stain. Luckily there were jammies