Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday, October 15

o.k. - I have been a pretty bad blogger lately, but life here at my house has been very crazy. My pictures aren't in order, but here is some of our life since the last blog post. Above, Brenna at a birthday party from last week for our friends' daughter from Germany - I did face painting (I only got one picture of the kids with the face painting - this one of Brenna, so if anyone has any pictures they would like to share, I would really enjoy seeing them. Below, we made an art display wall in our breakfast room - the wire curtain hangers are from IKEA (Dustin goes by there weekly unless he is traveling to elsewhere - like Germany - he is scheduled to go again on Monday - this is like the 3rd or 4th time since my last blog post - at least it seems that way...) Anyway, Brenna loves her art wall - these were for the month of September - we cleared it all off after these pictures for October and our wall is almost full already!

Brenna with two of her jelly fish (or maybe one was an octopus) - anyway, our new kitten, Frankie, was right there hoping to catch one :-)

Since my last blog post, we have adopted two new kittens from an animal shelter close by our house. We have a brother and sister who look almost identical - Brenna likes them to have their collars on so that she can tell them apart (although if one is causing trouble - it is bound to be Frankie, and if one is hiding under the bed, it is bound to be our little girl - Marshmallow (also called Sissie here at home).

Last week with the really warm weather, I took Brenna to the zoo - we had a very enjoyable afternoon there.

my little penguin...

a trip to the Akron zoo isn't complete without sitting on the lion...

pics after our time at the zoo...

Our new little kittens - Marshmallow and Frankie

Brenna decided to be a rock star for Halloween. (Brenna actually wanted to dress up as Hannah Montana's best friend Lily/Lola). So, we bought this great blue wig at Target - she modeled it for me and let me paint a star on her eye - too cute!! (although for the Boo at the Zoo today at the zoo, she wasn't interested in the wig - and with the wind, it probably wasn't a bad idea to skip it).

Frankie at rest - so sweet then...(Marshmallow went and hid under the bed when I got the camera out)

Brenna modeling her new hat that she bought with her birthday money.

My little fashionista...

strike a pose

Brenna dressed up for Boo at the Zoo today. I was going to do face paint, but she asked for make-up instead (as she said, like she had for the dance stage) - I think she looked adorable - although it does make me think that she is growing way too fast!!

what a little model...

Brenna is starting practices for her little dance company - this is one of her new moves from the dance..

another move from the new dance - oh, my - what a face!

sleeping beauty...(only pretending here - she is a good pretend sleeper!!) (and since this is the first picture of her whole costume - I can say that I made the leggings, the pink top, and the white and silver polka dotted top too. She had a feather hair clip in her hair that looked so cute with it (and the clip stays in her hair very well too).

Brenna with Buck - a mascot for Acme supermarket at the zoo

On the Carousel

Brenna with our friends' daughter from Germany (who had the birthday last week) - such little cuties!

oh, boy, Brenna found a bubble maker...

I loved the expression below...


Modeling the costume (before the make-up) - she wore the costume all day, so I think I made a winner in comfort :-)

of course, Brenna wanted to dress up the pets for Halloween - Frankie as a pirate...

Justice modeling the same pirate hat ...

After the birthday party this week, Brenna wanted her face painted for school the next day - i think she looked very cute for the 5 minutes that we had to paint her face :-)

Hello All,

Hope everyone hasn't given up on me - life has been pretty crazy here. Dustin has been traveling to Germany a lot lately (and he goes again next week - yikes!) and my new job has really started to be very demanding (like life wasn't crazy enough before all of this!).

Anyway, I think I put most of the highlights of life recently with the pictures above - Brenna's most exciting news is the new kittens we adopted about a month ago. Brenna loves holding them and petting them. I finished Brenna's Halloween costume today just in time for Boo at the zoo - now just to get 2 other costumes done before Halloween and I may take a long break from sewing while I am working on this contract job...

Well, I gotta get some other work done! Hope everyone enjoys the pictures - I think the only pictures from between posts that didn't go up was our day at the pumpkin farm from a couple weekends ago.

Take Care!


heathmamagam said...

So loving the great smiles of Brenna!! These are some great memories that are all going too fast. Brenna, can you stay 5 a little longer?

The Bean's said...

love the update :o) You did an amazing Job with all the face painting at the birthday party! What fun!!!!