Easter celebrations

I have not really figured out exactly why I love to watch the kids hunt for Easter Eggs.   Maybe I just like to share in their anticipation and excited about what treasures lie within.  Nadia's school hosts an annual Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast.   Nadia really wanted to go and see all her friends.   They school had obviously host this hunt before because they were very well organized.  Each age group had it's own section to search with plenty of eggs, so everyone had plenty.   Nadia and Ethan participated, but Ben was to old.  It was really cold and windy, but the kids enjoyed the morning. 

Sunday, Easter dinner was at our house.  We had another Egg hunt for the little ones, while the big boys played Wiffle ball in the backyard.   

The 5 year old gang (Ab turns 5 in 2 months), preparing to hunt. 
Isn't she adorable?!  Lila found an egg and was more interested in eating the jelly beans than looking for more eggs. 
Great Grandma enjoyed watching the kids play. 
Nadia on the hunt. 

Digital Page share

Here's a few pages that I have been working on the last few weeks.  I have slowly been working through my digital scrapbook class from Jessica Sprague called Digi in Deeper.  If you want to learn how to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, this is the way to go! I love her classes and am always amazed how many things she teaches us in 1 page. 

This page will look familiar.  I previously posted this page with big fishy wings.   Our assignment was to re-work a page that we were not satisfied with.   I took off the fish wings and added a hint of other wings in the background.   Definitely better,  but it might still be missing something.  What do you think?

The next few lessons were exploring free style.  This style is a bit of a stretch for me, but here's what I did.
This page documents my trip to Nicaragua.  I am standing on the top of a Mountain, completely amazed by the scenery and the gorgeous flowers. 
Hockey is free style.  Photos from this hockey season.

This page is from our summer vacation in 2009.  I listed a few of the highlights of our trip.    Winnipeggers will notice that is the actual Winnipeg sky line.   Pretty cool, eh? 


Celebrating 5

Guess who's 5!  yep, my baby girl turned 5 this week.
Here's a few things about Nadia at 5:
1.  She loves to create.  She is often coloring pictures and giving them us.  She address each picture to someone, usually Mom or Dad and then signs her name. 

2.  She is very social and loves to make new friends.  Her preschool teacher had to separate her from the group the other day,  NOT because she was misbehaving, but because the other kids were fighting over sitting beside her. She tells me about a new friend almost everyday. 

3.  She love clothes and will often change several times a day.  I know,  we are in big trouble when she reaches the tween years. 

4.  She enjoys playing outside, especially riding her bike. 

5.  She is very loving.  She is always full of hugs and kisses. 

Canvas Mini Album

 I spend many hours, (more than I will admit to you publicly,)  on the internet looking at all the amazingly talented people out there and the projects that have completed.  I have decided to periodically share something with you that has caught my eye.  Maybe you can be Wowed / inspired  as well. 

Today I ran across this cute canvas mini album.  I was drawn to the fact that this mini album would combine more than just paper and glue, but actually use many crafty skills.   Sewing, embroidery and Scrapbooking.  I was considering how cute this would be for a baby gift.   What about an  album honoring a grandparents or a Mother's day mini album?  (I won't even attempt to complete one by this Mother's day)  What ideas do you have,  I would love to hear them .  

 Scrapbooks etc.  magazine has many more photos, along with the sewing instructions. 


Create A Canvas Mini Album


Hints of Spring

Spring is hiding just around the corner and it peeked out this weekend, but went back into hiding for the week. 

Saturday and Sunday were absolutely beautiful and we took full advantage. 

On Saturday, we went for a bike ride around the lake.   This was Nadia's first time on the tag-along bike.  She was a bit apprehensive at first, but caught on quickly.   She had a great time following behind Dad.   Ben tested out his bigger bike.   We bought him a bigger bike at the end of last summer, but he had not really had a chance to try it out.  

On Sunday, I took the boys to the Disc Golf course.   It was almost hot outside, with temperatures in the 70s.

Monday morning was a different story.  Today was windy and down right cold after the beautiful weekend.  We really can't complain because Spring is almost here.  It's a promise:  While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”  Genesis 8:22