Friday, June 11, 2010

Great gift idea!

Last summer a good friend gave some great gifts to my girls.  I have just now (a year later) gotten brave enough and feel I am able to replicate. It's so easy, in fact, I made five in about 2 hours!  And it's also inexpensive.  You can be very creative or follow the simple steps.  Here are some pics and some instructions to make the most wonderful personalized T-shirts ever!

1.  Print out the letter (or number, or image...) with your preferred font and size.  Cut it out and make sure it fits nicely on the shirt you are using.

2.  Once you have cut the letter out of the paper, trace in backwards on the wrong side of the material.  I used a thin felt tip pen.  It worked great on the material and I could see it to cut the material.  Now cut the material.  I used pinking shearers. Regular scissors would work too.

3. Now pin the material onto the shirt.  The great thing about this project: No need to worry about it being perfect!  The edges are going to fray and look even cuter!

4. Now use your sewing machine to sew the material onto the shirt.  Again, don't worry about perfection! 

I am taking these with us next week to our nieces and my husband's little sisters.  I can't wait to get all the girls in their monogram shirts!  I am now working on some for my own girls.

Thanks for the great gift Amber, and the even better idea!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So, I couldn't help but post these adorable pics of my girls being WONDERFUL!!!

I am so glad my mom thought it was a good idea to save my old cheerleading uniforms, even if I didn't at the time. 
Selah thinks it's so much fun to dress up and go around the house doing "cheers".  Now the top says Panthers, but we are Hawk fans in our house now-a-days!  So she runs around yelling "GOOO Hawks!"  Love it.

I guess little Rinnah has watched her sister so much that she's caught on to how you play with baby dolls.

I saw her getting this all together the other day and had to get my camera ready to see what she was coming up with.  I was so surprised when she started giving the baby the bottle! 
Now that's a smart baby!

I can't believe my girls are getting so big.  In just a few weeks they will both have had their birthday and be one year older!  Time flies. Guess that means I'm having fun.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The girl's 1st Baseball game!

We had a very fun opportunity to go to a Frisco RoughRiders game last week and had a blast!  I thought it was much better to take the girls there than it would have been to a Ranger game.  It was so family oriented, with little games and contests after each inning.  In fact, Rinnah was asked to participate in one!  It was called Lemon heads and she had to taste some lemon juice and the baby that made the funniest face won... well, she didn't win because I think she might have actually liked it!  Here is a picture of us watching the other babies trying their lemon juice.

Selah liked the game, I think... She actually spent a lot of time sitting with her "good friend" Dylan.  They are too cute and just love to hang out and play.  Here is a great picture I got of the two of them "watching" the game.

It was so hot out there, and the girls would not just sit and watch the game, but overall, I think it was a fun time.  The Riders won, there was a beautiful fireworks display (that Selah freaked about), the food and sodas were free with our tickets....We'll call it a successful family outing!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Pool with Daddy

I have some little fishies in my house!  Both of my girls just love to swim.  This past week we took a trip to the pool and I was able to snap some good shots of them. But first, here's where each of the girls are right now.  This is important, because in a few weeks they will both have swim lessons and I love to mark how much they have learned.
Selah:  will jump off a step and swim underwater about 5 feet to someone standing there.  She loves to put her face under and will kick all over the pool in her ring.
Rinnah:  isn't so sure about this pool thing when we are in the big pool, but wants to walk out to the middle all by herself in the little pool.  She likes to splash and thinks it's funny when she gets it in her face.  She has also learned to blow bubbles!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Last Week of School

The last week of Mother's Day Out is always hectic, but so much fun for the kids.  This year was no different and it started with the end of the year program.  Each class sings some cute little songs and recites a memory verse, well, the older classes at least. 
Here is a picture of the girls before we left for school that morning.  They looked adorable thanks to our special Aunt Liz!
This was the first time Rinnah actually kept a bow in her hair!

The next day at school was the ever-so-popular
fun in the sun day.  This year we even had a theme!
Everything that day had to do with Luau.  The kids love
playing all the games and just having fun!  Selah's favorite
activity was riding bikes and digging in the sand.
In this picture she was waiting very patiently for
her snack, popcorn and a juice pouch! YUMMM!
Yup, that's my prissy little girl.  And I love her for it!

We love our program!  The teachers, curriculum, teachers, crafts, music, chapel, Discovery and Computer... Everything!  We are so blessed to have a place for our kids to go, have interaction with others and be fed the Word and Godly principles... and not to mention they have tuns of fun!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Updated post

Here is a link to PJ's blog post about Stoney's homecoming.... She has included pictures.  So wonderful to see!!