Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

The easter bunny came this morning!

My poor child has never had peeps before and that's all she wanted for Easter!
Miley loves easter eggs and was hoping for some bones in them!
Then we went to my sister-in-laws house for Easter.

My sweet nieces

Kendyl and Chloe

Opening their easter baskets
And now for our infamous EASTER EGG FIGHT!
It's a yearly tradition and we wait for it all year long. Everyone picks a number and then a bracket is created. #1 & #2 go against each other and battle egg against egg. Then #3 & #4, #5 & #6, and so on. The one who has the broken egg is out and the one with the non-broken egg goes on to the next round until we have a first and second place winner. First place gets $20 and second place gets $10.

The winners!!
Hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Getting Ready for Easter

We're getting ready for Easter here at the Levan house. The easter bunny is coming tomorrow and Kendyl is so excited!! We colored tons of easter eggs today.


We're going to my sister-in-law's house and having a fish fry. We're trying something new instead of ham and pork loin. My brother-in-law is a master when it comes to cooking so we're looking forward to that! And I've been busy getting all the kids baskets together.
And here's the scary grocery store easter bunny picture!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Project Life 2013 Post #1

Another reason I started this blog was to post my project life pages. I don't do project life weekly, I actually use every picture I take and put it in my albums.  I try to do one whole page or two pages of the same theme/occassion but many times my pages have random pictures too.  I am caught up with 2013 and I have all of 2011 and 2012 done.  I am currently also working on 2010 at the same time as keeping up with 2013. I'm up to about August of 2010.  I plan on putting all my pictures from the last 10 years in project life albums and I'm working backwards.

I decided to start with 2013 on the blog. I figured I'd do a few pages at a time starting from the beginning.

I do project life in chronological order. Here is the first offical page of January 2013.
Left and Insert on Right: January 6, 2013-The Texans were in the playoffs and Matt went to the game. He took all these pictures with his iphone. The picture on the right side was a picture of us on facetime while he was at the game that my daughter took on her ipod. The right side insert is Becky Higgins Design H.

I'm addicted to panoramic pictures with the iphone. The top of the page has a panoramic picture of the stadium that I put in the top 2 4x6 slots.

Just the left side view.

Left Side: This is the back of the insert. We have some bathtub art my daughter made of all of us. And my sweet new niece and making forts while I was cleaning. Right Side (Becky Higgins Design B): These are random pictures from winter break -- getting our nails done, getting some yogurt and other random shots.

Left Side: January 8, 2013-Dance class. I try to take pictures of dance once per month. Right Side: Insert of my daughter's school newsletter. I included it because inside the newsletter there are pictures of my daughter's class playing with bugs (yuck).

Here is the inside of the newsletter. I put it in an 8 1/2 x 11 page protector and cut the left side, then sewed it down the middle so you can open it instead of having to pull it out to look at it.

Right Side (after newsletter): January 8, 2013-Here is our January Girl Scout meeting where the girls painted pictures.

Left Side: January 12, 2013-Birthday party at the roller skating rink. Right Side: Insert of school work.

Left: Back side of insert with more school work. Right: January 12, 2013-Surprise birthday party at Pappadeaux for my sister-in-law. The top 2 4x6 pictures on the left side is an insert (the birthday cake and the one below it with the tab).

Left: Insert flipped over (top 2 4x6 pictures). Right (Becky Higgins Design I): Another insert with 3 4x4 pictures at birthday party with my new niece.

Right side without the insert: - still of the birthday party (oops forgot to take a picture of the backside of the insert).

Full Spread: January 18, 2013-American Girl Store for my daughter's 8th birthday with her BFF. Birthdays are a big deal. We celebrate for a full week. This is Celebration #1 for her. Me, Matt, Kendyl and her BFF went to have dinner there for her birthday. We had reservations for 2 months. We did the party package and she got a hat, birthday cake, full meal. She brought her doll, Cara, too. It was so much fun!
Right Side: There is a 5x7 insert of the girls in front of the American Girl store.

Left: Back of the 5x7 insert with her cake. Right: View without the insert.

Well, that takes us up to January 18, 2013. My next Project Life post will be Celebration #2  which is her spa party with all her friends and Celebration #3 which is a party with all family.

So let me break it down for ya:
Friday: American Girl with her BFF
Saturday: Birthday Party at Sweet N Sassy with all her friends
Sunday: Party at our house with all the family-grandmas, grandpa, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lucky little girl!!
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Ride

Today Kendyl got a new "big girl" bike because she is so over princesses and her Cinderella bike was embarrassing to her.

We were outside tonight riding her "old" princess bike when one of her friends from school came by on his bike and she turned bright red. The first thing she told him was that she is "not into princesses anymore" and that she is going to get a new bike.  He didn't really seem to care but she certainly did. As soon as he left, Matt said let's go get her a new bike. So off we went right then and there. I can't believe she is growing up so fast.

We were on the hunt for a purple bike (her favorite color) but as soon as she saw this neon pink bike with peace signs all over it and a bag attached to the front, the search was over.

This is her on her princess bike yesterday after she fell and was in a bad mood because she hurt her hand. She milked that all night long!

Tomorrow, Good Friday, we plan on riding her bike all day while Matt goes to the Shell Houston Open.