At the end of May, the little Dude had an end of the year carnival party.
next, they added a weekly private lesson to their karate schedule--check out that high leg kick!
In June, Little Miss turned SEVEN. Eek. Seven sounds so big!
They went to Build a Bear (thanks to Nona and Pop Pop!)
Nona came out for a visit:
Little Miss tested for her blue belt and passed!
and the little Dude graduated from Pre-K! (oh and wore his first tie ;) )
finally, just yesterday, Little Miss had her best friends over to swim and celebrate her birthday.
Phew! Now I am ready to sleep for about 100 hours straight. Just kidding, now I am ready to burn the midnight oil getting all these photos onto layouts ;)
But before I go, I do have some big exciting news. Starting in August when both kids are in school full time, I will be working at Scrapbook.com! I will be doing lots of cool behind the scenes stuff and I get to design with their Kit of the Month. This month's kit is called Noteworthy and I LOVE it:
Scrapbook.com has some fun challenges for using the kit. One is to make a monochromatic layout, here is my blues:
and this one is based on the sketch they provided:
For this one I really wanted to use the cute fireworks stamp. So I stamped using Tim Holtz ink multiple times and poured embossing powder over each image. I heat embossed them all and I love the look in real life:
I believe some kits are still available, so go check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and making it through all those photos! Hope you and yours are having a happy summer!