For most- it’s Christmas- but Fall is my most favorite time of the year! I love all of the fun and fantasy that Halloween brings… the costumes and decorations and seeing my friends and family (of all ages) dress up and act like kids. It’s a blast! Of course it can get a little crazy- with costume making and party planning, but it’s all worth it! Here are some of my favorite pictures of the kids from Halloweens past!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tonight we were a one-child family for the first time in.... what? 9-and-a-half years?? Cole spend the night at a friend's house and Aria had us all to herself. She spent some time on the computer, with me standing by to help, working on a special project for her "BCF" (best cousin friend) for her birthday. Of course it's 2 months away- but we're teaching her how NOT to procrastinate. All the while, I was finishing her Halloween costume and Daddy was working in the yard. Then we three convened in the kitchen to make breakfast for dinner and had a great time! I think every kid should have alone time with their parents. It was a special night!
Posted by Sarah Norman at 10:39 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Back in March, we decided to fix up our old computer in order to present it to Cole for his birthday. In the process, all of our old photos were lost, and as far as I could tell, gone forever….. until today. I can’t express how amazing it was to find that all of these pictures! I had not realized, and Greg must have forgotton, that he saved them onto disks. So many memories… especially of Aria’s earliest years, back with us again! My day couldn’t get better!
Posted by Sarah Norman at 10:37 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Here’s another little collage I made while playing with this new Picnik feature. I like it, although I wish it had more options for picture quantity in a collage. If you could choose how many pictures went into each one and could manipulate the sizes- that would be perfecto! Until then….
PS- These are pics from my closest friend’s birthday this year and the cake I made her! Beautiful!
Posted by Sarah Norman at 10:33 PM
Monday, October 10, 2011
So I am not always able to do it, but when I can, I like to add a little something fun to the kids lunch- something beyond the usual sandwich, fruit and veggies. It can be monotonous to open your lunch to the same ol’ thing day after day! I know that’s how it is for me! So here is a little example of what I like to do to change things up. Fall is my favorite time for these little details! I know my kids really love them!
Posted by Sarah Norman at 11:21 AM
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Picnic is one of my favorite sites for picture editing. You can use a couple of the applications for free or have access to them all for an entire year for only $24.99. My favorite features are wrinkle remover and clone. Here’s one of my latest experiments with the collage feature using pictures from Stephanie's shower. Pretty cool!
Posted by Sarah Norman at 10:26 PM
The kids and I have been working on a cookbook since Summer 2010. Together we are making and taking pictures of our favorite family meals. I thought it would have been done a while ago, but there always seems to me more to add.!
Here is Aria with some scalloped potatoes she and I made one evening! Soo pretty! And the potatoes look great too!
(That was for you Greg!)
Here is Cole making a jalapeño-spinach pesto in the Cuisinart.
Me and my girl in our green aprons
The kids usually help me create their most-loved meals for the book. Here is Cole with one of his favorite dinners-
Salisbury Steak and mashed potatoes. Yum!
My favorite part of this project is the time I get to spend with my kids. These are moments where I can teach them what I know, and they come away feeling proud of what they created.
I couldn’t be more proud of what I have created.
Posted by Sarah Norman at 3:42 AM