Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Maricela

Okay, this post is over a week late, but better late than never, right?

Maricela turned 2 on July 21. I can't believe my baby is 2!! I guess that means I can't call her my baby anymore. :( She rang in her birthday in style though, with an Oscar worthy hissy fit performance. She has continued to bless us with the joys of hissy-fitting every day since. Honestly, that girl had probably only thrown a hissy fit a few times before, but it's like she thought "I'm gonna show them what the 'terrible twos' are really like, and what better day to start than on my 2nd birthday?" Today she literally threw herself off my bed during a hissy fit because I hadn't put her shoe on the way she wanted it. Luckily she was okay, but falling off the bed only made the fit worse. Argh. Hopefully this will pass quickly. :)

Since my camera died right after I took the picture of her holding her birthday money from Noel, I have no other pictures of her birthday. :( So I've decided to share lots of other pictures to help describe what she's been up to lately.

She loves playing in water, whether it's stomping in puddles, getting Daddy wet with the hose, shooting water guns, or playing in the little pool at the farm.

She LOVES jewelry. She has this pink necklace that she wears EVERYWHERE. She loves to put 'pretties' in her hair (that's what we call ponytails) and she gets into my makeup.

Maricela loves to draw. She scribbles on everything with anything she can get her hands on. We've had to pay for marked up library books, there's a new art gallery on my wall, she colors on herself and her clothes, etc.

She is definitely an eater. She takes after her daddy. Here's she's eating a bean tapatía. Apparently she was more interested in the beans than the tortilla.

She loves to wear pretty dresses and skirts and is always willing to put on a cheesy grin for a picture.

She loves to be outside. Whenever she hears the door open (we have squeaky doors) she starts yelling "Ah-siy" (outside) over and over, while running towards the door.

She's a goofy little girl who loves to make us laugh. We definitely have another Keith Jr. on our hands in that department.

She loves anything that has to do with Princesses. She has this funny way of saying princess, something like "lellellellella". I'll have to get video of her saying it and post it.

Maricela also loves babies. She has to have her baby with her when she goes to sleep and she carries it around with her all day long.

She's also into bugs. She loves to go out with Téa and hunt for roly-polys. She calls them po-wees, and any other bug she sees is a pi-der (spider).

We love our little Maricela and are so glad she is a part of our family! Happy Birthday Mari!!!

p.s. Mom, these photos are big enough to print and should still look good, not all pixelated.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I LOVE how this page came out!!! I spent most of yesterday working on it...not at the computer the whole time, but coming back to it after cleaning, cooking, etc. Hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Friday, July 25, 2008


One more from today....


Memmie Dresses

These are dresses that my grandma, Memmie, got for the girls. They were originally for Amya, Elena, and Téa. But now the girls have grown and they fit Elena, Téa, and Maricela. Cute girls in cute dresses.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2 speedscraps today

There were two speed scraps over at Scrap Matters today and I was able to participate in both! Here are my two pages.

Eli's Baptism


and Playground


And Maricela's birthday post is coming soon!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Butterfly Catcher

I participated in another speedscrap over at Scrap Matters tonight. Amy came over and we worked together to get our pages done. For some reason, it didn't go as smoothly for me this week and I was really stressing at the end. We had till 9:15 to upload our pages and I uploaded mine at 9:16. It was still fun, but I hope next week will be easier. :)

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Watching Fireworks

I don't think I've mentioned this here on the blog, but I applied for and was accepted on a digital scrapbooking creative team. A creative team is a group of people who make scrapbook pages using a designer's products to showcase on the internet to get other people interested in buying the products. Make sense? So the team I applied for is a new designer to ScrapMatters who specializes in templates. Her store can be found here. I'm really excited to be able to do this. Here's the first page I've done as a member of her creative team...this is for a template pack that will be available tomorrow.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This could be interesting.....

I saw this on Elaine's blog and decided to play along...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Happy Remembering!

holy cow

The girls have been really enjoying the English Primary. They're learning all the songs and singing them all the time around the house. We play a game together to practice the songs. I start to sing and then when I stop singing they have to say the next word that comes in the song. It doesn't always go smoothly, and today was a perfect example. Téa and I were singing "I love to see the temple" and here's how it went...

Me: I love to see the

Téa: temple

Me: I'm going there some

Téa: day

Me: To feel the holy

Téa: cow

Yeah, we need to work on that.... (For those of you not familiar with the song, the correct answer was spirit.)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

lil' mermaid

I did this page for a speedscrap tonight. It was a little hectic...I got home after it started, I was trying to watch So You Think You Can Dance, I was cooking a pizza, and I had to leave to go get another pizza halfway through. So while it's not my best work, I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, considering the amount of time I had to do it in.

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fun in the sun

I did this page last night for Elena.

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so I wish I could dance

So You Think You Can Dance is one of my most favorite TV shows. Seriously. Definitely my favorite reality show. And you can laugh at me all you want (believe me, Keith does) but I don't care. I love it. ("I'm in love! I'm in love! And I don't care who knows it!" What's that from?) And I am LOVING this season. So far, here are my two favorite routines from this season.

This is Jessica and Will. I have seriously watched this about 15 times just now. I can't get enough of it.

And here's Chelsea and Mark. Can't get enough of this one either.

And finally, here's Allison. She was on Season 2 and this was her last solo before she left. This is my all time favorite (it doesn't hurt that she picked a song from one of my favorite movies...anyone know which it is? Kara's not allowed to guess).

Sunday, July 06, 2008

queen of the roly polys

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