Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Now we have Kynzie. She didn't say anything for about the first year and a half of her life. She used to just grunt. Now she's talking and talking and between my two girls I rarely get a moment of peace unless they're sleeping. Kynzie doesn't talk nearly as clear as Maddie did and I find myself having to translate for her all the time. I love that she doesn't talk too clearly because her words are so cute! Here are some examples:
sumpim = something
oars = yours
googrr = good girl
goomers = bloomers
et = yet
ogret = yogurt
ahden = again
sow = school
baby soup = bathing suit
I'm really going to have to keep a record of all these things becuase before I know it...they'll be clear as a bell too...just like Maddie's words.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Normally, Aaron gives the girls cereal for breakfast. Since it's now Summer, they don't get up in time to see him before he leaves for work. When Kynzie got up, she asked if her daddy was still here and I told her no. Then she was all worried that she wasn't going to get any cereal for breakfast. I assured her that I could get her cereal and she was fine with that. We get downstairs and she sees a bag of Cheetos from yesterday and asks if she could have Cheetos. I told her, "No you may not have Cheetos for breakfast." She paused and looked at me and said, "May I please have lunch?". I was laughing so hard. I had to call Aaron and share the funny story with him...he quite enjoyed it.
It's been so busy and hectic for the past couple of weeks. Maddie had her Kindergarten graduation last Thursday (I'll post pics later) and then we had some parties to attend. We got her SAT scores and she did unbelievably well. The test says that she has the listening skills of a 6th grader...so now I have proof that she does hear me, it's just a matter of her obeying!
We signed up for the local YMCA yesterday. It's literally around the corner from our house and it's brand new. It has a splash pad, family pool and a waterpark! Since gas is so expensive, we decided to go ahead an sign up since it's so close by. We went yesterday for the first time and had a blast. The girls can't wait to go back today.
Lastly, since it's my birthday I 'd like to give out some blog candy. I'm going to give to two random people one of these two prizes: a scrapbook embellishment goodie bag or a custom hair bow. You'll be given one entry for every post you put on my blog and another entry for mentioning my blog or bizzybows.com on your blog. Happy posting!
***I forgot to mention that this contest will end on until Friday, June 13th at noon (CST).***
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Do you see how her right eye is almost shut? She had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. She got 5 big bites on her face. I felt so bad. Everywhere I went people would ask her if she got an owie on her eye and I'd tell them she got bitten on her eye. I should've said...if you think that's bad, you should see the other kid! LOL!
I ended up having to take her to the doctor's on Tuesday because Maddie was rough-housing Kynzie on Friday and popped Kynzie's elbow out of socket and then it was reinjured two more times. It's nothing serious, it's called Nursemaid's Elbow. We just have to try to make sure not to pull on that arm or hand to hard because now that it's been popped out once, it's very easy to pop it out. The doctor said it would take about 3 weeks to heal.
Ok, well this has gone on long enough, but one last great thing. Maddie had Awards Chapel on Wednesday and she got the Top Phonics Award and All Year All 'A's Honor Roll. We are so proud of her!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So I will dance with Cinderella
Well, she came home today
So I will dance with Cinderella
I just downloaded the song to my iPod and I can't stop crying. It's so tragic and so sad. If you don't know what happened. Their family was celebrating the engagement of their eldest daughter and the high school graduation of their oldest son. Maria, who turned 5 just 10 days ago, was struck by one of her older brothers in their driveway. He didn't see the little girl. So now amongst all the celebration they must now bury their 5 year old angel.
Please take a moment to pray for their family. This tragic story really makes you take a step back and appreciate what you have. To read a little bit more about this family, please visit www.stevencurtischapman.com I'm going to go hug my little Cinderellas.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We had a great Mother's Day. Aaron actually started Mother's Day for me on Saturday and it lasted through Sunday. He gave me some time alone so I could work on my bow projects (and so he could go Mother's Day shopping). We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and had some yummy country style dishes. Then we hand lunner with the rest of the fam at BJs.
The girls each gave me a Willow Tree Angel. Kynzie gave me one holding a heart and Maddie gave me the Angel of Friendship (she's hugging a puppy). Aaron also got me Popcap Arcade for XBOX 360 and 27 Dresses on DVD. I was very happy.
I also gave Maddie her very own pair of Princess Flop Flops on Mother's Day. She was so happy. Here are some pics!
This is a picture of Kynzie being silly. She decided to put on this headband and tuck her dress into her bloomers. Too funny. She looks like she's about to work out!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Oh wait...I know they don't match, but she HAD to have them on. Here's a pic with her wearing them!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here are pics of the girls enjoying it for the one time:
We also didn't think it would be too water bill friendly. It took a lot of water to fill it just a little and we can't leave it out because we're selling the house. We've decided we're just going to join the new YMCA that opened up down the street. It has a waterpark and everything and it's really close.
At the end of this month I'm having a National Scrapbook Month event at my house. Planning for that has been stressful because I have to spend most of my time filling bow orders, but after that event, I will no longer be organizing that group in order to prepare for our move back to CA. We still haven't had an offer, but the realtor said things are picking up so hopefully soon!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
My bow business is really growing. I've sold more than 50 bows in a week and half's time (that's a lot of time and a lot of work for little old me). It's so much fun though...I can't complain. I love to make these hair accessory creations. I do miss Kynzie though. I feel like I don't sit and play with her as much as I normally do...so that's my plan for the day. Today is my off day...I just officially decided that.
Maddie is taking her Kindergarten graduation pictures today. I can't believe she only has a little over month of school left. Her first year of school just flew by and she's grown so much from it. She's reading like a pro and I'm so proud of her.
We still haven't had an offer on the house, but we're ok. We know God has a plan and we're excited to see how that will unfold. He's always taken care of us.
Anyhow...time for me to go enjoy Kynzie. I hope you find joy and blessings for the rest of your day (and always)!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
So yesterday was the first day I decided to take a break from making bows. I was just going to kick back with Kynzie, work on some web devlopment for my new site and catch up on some TV. My morning was the same ol' same ol', after getting home from dropping Maddie off at school, I was loading the dishwasher from the morning dishes and then checking e-mail, feeding Kynzie and myself, etc. So I get Kynize down for her nap (at around noon), make myself a little lunch and sit down to watch TV. Phone rings. The Caller ID says, "Central Showing". Since I didn't want it to keep ringing I answered it and hung up right away. A couple seconds later it rings again with the same caller ID, so I answer it. It was a realtor wanting to show my house in 2 hours to a prospective buyer. TWO HOURS!!! My house was trashed (well trashed in my eyes).
This was the first time we had kinda let the house get messy since we first put it up for sale. I had bow stuff everywhere dried up glue from my hot glue gun all over my granite counters and ribbon fragments everywhere. There was laundry in a huge pile in my room that needed to be attended to and the kids left a bunch of little things laying around.
I have never worked so hard to get a house spic and span in two hours in my life. I was sweating so much I wasn't sure if I was actually sweating or crying from head to toe. I just kept praying that I would get it done in time.
Fortunately, Kynzie was asleep during my cleaning rampage (and her room was fine so I didn't need to do anything in there except fix her bed when I got her up). So I got to clean uninterrupted. I not only cleaned and straightened out all of our almost 3600 sf home, I also straightened out the backyard some and was able to get the gardener to come out and mow and edge the lawn before the buyers came.
Please pray that the buyers liked our home and are wanting to purchase our home. The sooner the better for us.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
There's only one more day for my "Happy Tax Day!" RAK giveaway. So comment away to increase your chances of winnning. If you don't know anything about this giveaway, please read the post entitled "Happy Tax Day!". Here's another little Bizzy Bug Clippie I made over the weekend. My girls are loving these clippies!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Here's a pick of my Bizzy Butterfly Clip. The wing span is approx. 3" and it is a little over 2 1/4" long. The eyes are made of genuine Swarovski Crystals!
Here's the Bizzy Bumble Bee. It measures approximately 1" wide by 2" and includes some Swarovski bling!
Here's my Angel Fish Clippie. The body of the fish measures approximately 1" x 1". Like the Bizzy Butterfly, the eye is a genuine Swarovski Crystal.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Red Velvet Cupcake Bow (approx 5" wide)
Blueberry Cupcake (approx. 5" wide)
Sprinkles Cupcake (approx 5" wide)
Chocolate Strawberry Cupcake Bow (approx 5"wide).
Strawberry Cupcake Bow (approx. 5" wide)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
To help you start thinking of what kind of bow color combo you'd like, here are a few samples of bows I've made (the picture above is my Yellow Cupcake Bow).
This is my Lots of Love Bow (approx. 4.5" wide):
Here's my Bubble Gum Ice Cream Bow (approx 4.5" wide):
Here's a single solid color Boutique Bow in Papaya (approx. 7" wide):
Here's a close up of the blue bow.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Other than that we didn't do much else. I made some more bitty bows and dinner, but now the kids are in bed and I'm kicking myself in the butt for not taking advantage of the time we had without them. Oh well...such is life!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A friend of mine wanted me to make her a double ruffle bow for her 3 month old daughter, but she wanted a small one. So I tried my hand at it today and it came out so cute! I'm so happy that I've figured out how to work with this double ruffle ribbon. Now they are my favorite kind of bows.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Here's some pretty green and white leafy plants.