Saturday, December 8, 2012
I can't believe football is behind us and the holiday season is upon us. Whew! It was a blast and long winded! Three teams in the playoffs made the season stretch into early November and made sure we put that cold weather gear into heavy use.
One came out on top making his last year with the league a memorable one for sure. Everyone else unfortunately didn't fair as well but in the end they have so much to be proud of. What a commitment each of my 4 kids made from summer thru late fall. 4-5 days a week of practice plus games, I am so proud! They learned team work and put it to practice on the field and off. As siblings they will always fight but these times help them learn how to support each other. My favorite picture from the season, captured by one of the team Mom's, is my youngest two horsing around on the sideline during their big brother's game.
My daughter loves to keep up with them and its great to see them all out in the backyard playing football together.
We are into the next sport season already with wrestling and competitive cheer, but life seems to have finally settled into a manageable speed. Hope to be back soon with all the recent projects I have been working on between dropping off and picking up kids and watching games! Hope you all are enjoying getting ready for the season!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
My little one is so excited for his first Homecoming game. What fun! The parade floats and candy, pep rally, and halftime show and ofcourse the personalized announcement of each player as they rush the field! LETS GO STEELERS!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
What a perfect day for a trip to the cider mill! Cool, crisp, and sunny! Three Cedars makes the best cinnamon donuts and a family rides on the hay wagon for $5. What a bargain for a family of 6! The scenery is picture perfect quaint. Can't wait to go back for the Christmas barn shop!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Our newest Steeler! He's ready to play and couldn't look cuter! We now have 3 football players in the house so you know our Saturday's will be spent at the field from 9 - 6. Lots of fun and what a way to learn commitment, and being a team player! The volunteer coaches are outstanding and I know my kids will remember these times forever.
I can't beleive we are heading into our final weeks of summer but I guess I am ready too for school to start back up. I find it a struggle to balance kids and Laurie Lou Studio in the summer. Have to say the kids always win and probably the laundry and driving them here and there for sports and friends. Wouldn't change a thing, well maybe the money to reduce the stress for my husband!
I knew life would go fast once the kids were all old enough for activities and that is beyond true so I don't sweat the small stuff and concentrate on living in the here and now. My husband on the other hand can't help worrying about the future and I hope I am helping him live in the present atleast with the kids. My fear is that he will look back and realize all he missed. This fall however he is in his glory with his boys all on the field and the coaches all raving about their skills. He couldn't be prouder and neither can I.
Off soon to meet our new niece in Chicago so I will post pictures of all my adventures in the Studio for her and her soon to be 2 year old sister! Have a great end of summer!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Waiting for the parade to start! Everyone else is too crabby to pose for a picture. Oh well this is a 15 year tradition watching the Plymouth 4th of July parade! The rest will perk up when the marching bands come thru and the monster truck at the end! Hope you are having a great 4th and making great memories!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
He's so thrilled! The pool is ready and its the last few days of school, we have dug out the summer favorites and stacked away the winter bins. Can't wait to get the yard completely summer ready and to have all the kids home underfoot!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Came home today to find a little package at my door. Couldn't think of what it could be and when I opened it there inside was my prize from Lauren Bird's giveaway on her blog. Aren't they cute? Stickers from Print Runner Inc. for free! Can't wait to use these when I am sending out orders! Don't you love it when you win things!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
You can tell its the end of the school year because all the fun has begun. Trips to the zoo, camping trip planning for the fourth grade and this, a thank you for magazine sales. A day in the middle school gym with the bounce houses, slides and ofcourse the velcro wall!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Love this guy! If you haven't already met him, this is Tucket or Tuck as he is most often called. He is my right hand man, always around for a cuddle and just plain good company. He's there before I fall asleep at night, curled right behind my knees and when I wake up in the morning, right by my side, ready for the day. He waits right outside the Studio when I am working but sometimes inside if I can make room. You see, my Studio is rather small but we manage still to keep each other company. Tuck alerts me to the smallest flea moving near our yard, (sometimes this is gets annoying I have to say, but no stranger will dare to cross him). He comes complete with an arch nemisis that makes him go berserk as she walks daily along the sidewalk in front of our house. Secretly I think he wants to be more than friends but her owner is a sweet little old lady and would be overwhelmed with his love so I think he will have to covet from afar or atleast from this side of the door.
We have discovered he has a few unusual tastes that make it a little difficult to have him nearby when these foods are within his reach. Most crazy is the entire stick of butter, wrapper and all, jars of peanut butter and nutella, gogurt and the wrapper as well, pizza especially if he can devour it right out of your hand and then non food items including and most frustrating, anything stuffed animals, slippers and pillows which all thankfully are just slobbered upon. Oh well we all have our quirks. Excuse me while I go rescue my slipper from his slobbers!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
This boy has guts! The girls at school loved it, and he loved the attention I'm sure. So proud of him! I never had the gumption to show up with wacky hair or my least favorite was Clash Day! How could they ask us to show up to school and not match for a whole day? I should have known I would end up working with color and pattern.
Way to go Max!