Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Duke's Dozers was a big hit with my "Bob the Builder" boy!
Benjamin never misses a chance to "bam" the enemy...you can tell he has big brothers!
This was a self-propelled little ride that he enjoyed several times!
Here he is all smiles on the sky ride...I was a bit nervous way up there, but he did fine!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
6. Write an acceptance speech in the style of the Academy Awards, thanking everybody's mother, father, sister, brother, aunties and uncles and kitchen staff at your favorite restaurant!
So, here is my Academy Awards style award acceptance speech (you'll have to imagine the tears of happiness and gorgeous gown!)...
A year or so ago, I barely knew what a blog was, but thanks to my youngest sister, Steph, and my dear friend, Beth, I was quickly bit by the blogging bug and began to read various blogs quite faithfully. It wasn't until this past January that I decided to write a blog as a personal journaling venue--and now I'm hooked! I wish to thank my dear husband, Dave, for working second shift so that I have nothing better to do late at night than read and write blogs...just kidding (well, sort of!)...and for supporting me on this endeavor. I would thank my kids, but I don't think they have a clue about this blog...maybe I should thank them for that! And I wish to thank my faithful blog readers, many of whom are now new friends via cyberspace because of this blog and the blogs of others. You encourage me and inspire me in so many ways--thank you for being there--wherever there is!
And now for my nominations for the Brillante Weblog Award...may I have the envelope please?
(I'm afraid I won't have seven, though...I don't know that many other bloggers who haven't already been nominated!)
My sister, Stephanie, at Garcias2Chile...for a glimpse of life with three small children in a foreign country, check out her blog! She's also adopting two babies from Haiti...you can see that blog here.
My long time friend, Ricardo, at Sudaca Americano...we go way back to my high school days in Chile, and he is just starting his blog after some encouragement as a way to keep in touch with family and friends in the US and Chile. I hope my nomination encourages him to keep going with his blog!
A friend and homeschooling mother of (almost!) eight, Lisa, at A Second Generation of Homeschooling...her ability to juggle teacher, mom, and wife amazes me!
Another homeschooling mom of seven, Laura, at Laura Williams' Musings...she has great money saving tips, links to contests, and just glimpses into her family's life that are neat to read!
A fellow adoptive mom and blogger, Angie, at The Downtown Boutique...her blog has information on all kinds of goodies, but I especially like how she highlights various Etsy shops and also has giveaways each week for homemade items!And now the orchestra is playing and I'm supposed to stop talking...have a great week everyone!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
These came from the plant Sabastian has been caring for, so technically, they are his tomatoes. We'll see how many more we are able to harvest yet this summer, along with some peppers which are looking pretty promising. Salsa, anyone?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The older of the two did most of the work, but they both enjoyed playing in it once it was completed.
I thought they were quite creative in their use of household items from all over the house as building materials. They even had a back door as shown in the two photos below.
The little dog, Roxy, was well taken care of in the fort as well. She had her own little corner where she could sleep and eat. The fort provided a good hour or so of play time before it had to be dismantled for lunch--we needed the dining room chairs back! I can't wait to see what they come up with next!