Friday, September 18, 2009

Last of Summer, First of Fall

Aris really enjoyed it this year. It is amazing what a difference a year makes.

Zoe & Dean

Our second year of going to the Great Reno Balloon Races. We woke up early and got there as the sun was coming up. This year was a little overcast but it was still so magical watching all of the balloons go up into the air. Kinda makes you feel like a kid again. Come on, who doesn't like hot air balloons?

Grandpa Erick

Grandma Cindy

Little Miss Hotsa-mot-sauce in her socks and "waffle" shoes as she likes to call them. This girl has suddenly become obsessed with belts and socks. It cracks me up. Oh ad if I let her she would wear mittens everywhere. I'm not kidding you.

Sweetest guy I know

Erick & Cindy

I thought I would share the last of the b-b-q pictures. Life has been good to us. So grateful for so many good memories. The b-b-q was a great way to end the summer & the balloon races were a great way to start the fall.

I Finally Won!

This darling cake can look like this or..........


I can't believe it! I finally won a Grosgrain Giveaway! I had all but given up on the idea of ever winning something from Grosgrain & what do you know. Little ol' me won the felt giveaway! Jessie from the darling blog Clouds in Chicago provided the giveaway on Kathleens blog. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop. It is chock full of the cutest felt kits I have ever seen. I got the cake in the mail last week and it is super cute. All the little pieces came in a bag so that the girls could dress the cake however they want. I am going to sew the pieces on before I post a picture of it. If I don't sew them on they will be lost before the end of the week. I love the idea of a decorate as you please, my little ones are just to good at loosing things. This would be a perfect gift for any little girl or boy. I think it would be great for a school classroom too. My girls can hardly wait to get their hands on it. Me either. I might have as much fun with it as they will. Run over and say hello to Jessie. Take a peek at her newest pattern for Halloween. So cute!

P.S. Did I mention that we both have little darlings with the same name? Aris! She spells her daughters a little different but how fun is that?