Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pay It Forward

I can't wait to get something fun from my friend Chandra and I'm already "planning" what I'll send.  Those who know me well know not to get too excited; I'm not very crafty!!

The Rules

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on their blog, meaning that they will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on their post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate pictures and comments!

If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along.Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! SO, REMEMBER...Pay it forward!P.S. If you are one of the first three and don't have a blog to post you can take the next three friends that call you just to chat and Pay It Forward to them! Then challenge them to do the same. Let's help make this a wonderful world to live in and show our friends how much we care for them

Friday, February 20, 2009

Gardening 101...

This is the day we began our garden...

It's a first really, well at least a first for many, many years.  I vaguely remember planting a garden with my grandad when I was a little girl.  It seemed huge at the time.  We're not going to be quite that ambitious, but I am looking forward to some fresh herbs and veggies.  So, here are all the supplies a good gardner should need, or at least all I could bring myself to buy at Wal-Mart.  There were also some pretty cool little "greenhouse" gizmos, but I refrained.

I had a couple of great helpers...

My son, who had the job of smiling, cooing and blowing bubbles.

And my daughter, who was in charge of keeping up with the seeds.

We had such fun putting the dirt into the little containers and then adding water and the seeds. 

I certainly hope we reap a harvest...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Growing up so fast...

This is the day my daughter gets her first haircut.

Honestly, she doesn't have much hair, but it has been growing in in such a funky way, I wanted to get some "shape" cut into it. Yes, I probably could have done it myself, but I was afraid. So, we went to the salon.

Here she is prior to the big cute!   

Everything started out great. We talked about it all morning and on the way to the salon. She was excited, kept touching her hair, us girls, we always like a new hairdo you know. At any rate, we got to the salon and she picked a toy to hold and sat in the chair like such a big girl.

She was taking absolutely everything in...she loved all of the visiting and all of the activity going on around her. However, the minute Mrs. Crystal, her hairdresser, put that cute car cape around her neck she was done in. She wanted nothing to do with the entire process. Eventually, she just sat in my lap and all was well. Afterwards she gave Mrs. Crystal a hug and off we went to show daddy.

Isn't she precious?  AND yes, there is a person, there is definitely a difference!