Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Kylie loves playing with my computer and doing her letters. I printed her manuscript out and glued it on as the background for this page then used a creamy wash over it.
She hates Santa, as you can see!
Two books I bought at Borders in Keene when we went down to our son's for Thanksgiving: Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (excellent!) and Double Cross by James Patterson (I'm hooked on Alex Cross!).
Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Kylie had no idea what Christmas was all about...at the beginning. Once we started opening gifts, she got the hang of it and loved guessing what was inside the packages. She delivered the presents from Gwampa to the lucky recipient and helped that person open the gift. "What is it?" she kept asking.
She was thrilled with her Radio Flyer tricycle and her LLBean rocking moose.
As you can see, our Charlie Brown tree was small but filled with memories. I used my mom's 60-year old ornaments. We got the tree from my husband's logging job. He had cut a bunch of fir trees but couldn't limb them until the temperature got colder. So, we went up there on Saturday morning and he sawed a top off before running over the trees with his skidder to delimb them in the freezing temperatures.
I like this tree as opposed to the ones you can buy that come from a tree farm because those are just too perfect. The trimmed branches don't hold the ornaments like the old-fashioned ones do.
All in all, a great Christmas!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this page. There really wasn't a theme to it so I just started matching colors to the pictures and before I knew it, somehting was happening. I've always enjoyed Erin's visits, but this day was nuts with everything that was going on.
I was so happy to get back to babysitting Kylie when Erin went back to work at the mountain.
On this day we did my favorite thing: visited a bookstore.
This is the last page in the album. As it turned out I babysat Kylie on her first birthday. We had celebrated it before this day because both Erin and Shaun had to work. They get days off during the week but have to work on the weekends. Such is the ski business.
I really need to start an album for her second year which is coming to a close next Sunday!
Friday, December 7, 2007
I was happy to get a picture of Kylie and her dad, Shaun. She looks so much like him.
I used burlap for the background and tried to keep it from getting to girly.
Here are the three of them. They do make a beautiful family!
Kylie and I had so much fun this day by ourselves while the others went tuna fishing.
Monday, December 3, 2007
We are in the middle of a snow storm today so school was cancelled.
I had a hard time with this layout because there were so many different colors in the photos. As you can see, I ended up changing them into black and white and going with red, silver and black. Kind of different for a baby's album but I was getting sick of pink!
This one is my first time using a transparency. I added the yellow under the stars and strip on the left. It was an easy way of getting a page done quickly. It almost felt like cheating!
We finally got a decent picture of four generations of women in our family. My mom hates this picture of her because she's looking in the wrong direction. I think she looks beautiful. I, on the other hand, am a mess! This was taken at my sister Nancy's birthday party and it was cool and windy and my hair went crazy. (It does that often! I got my dad's curls!)
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Once Erin was done working at the ski area for the spring, she didn't need me to babysit anymore and, boy, did we miss seeing her every Sunday. Funny how these little ones burrow into our hearts and settle in!
These pictures were taken on Easter. Kylie is wearing the cute jumper that my friend sent her from Florida.
The stamp is one I had made but can't remember the web site just now. The stamps really work!
Great Gloria is what my husband's mother decided she wanted Kylie to call her. When she saw her last week, Kylie was actually able to say it, sort of: "Gweat Gloalia."
It was a beautiful day and Gary had his motorcycle out and couldn't resist putting his doorag on her head. Such a cute little biker chick!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
The first image was taken on my birthday and I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do than baby sit her. "Gwampa" went down with me, too, and she slept on his shoulder for quite a while. It was a nice day so we took her for a walk in her stroller.
The following Saturday Erin brought her up to our house and she stayed overnight and graced us with her first smiles. It was so great to see her reacting to us. Gary even held her for about an hour. He'd stick his tongue out at her and she'd stick hers out right back at him. We knew then that she'd be a pip. I think that's the moment he really fell in love with her.
I didn't take any pictures of Kylie the following Sunday because on my way down to babysit, I hit some black ice and rolled my 4-Runner over and totaled it. Luckily, I had my seat belt on so didn't get hurt at all but I was shaken up and just couldn't do anything after that except hold her.
I was so lucky to be able to baby sit her every Sunday and watch her change.