Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the official end of Marching Band. They do all three local parades and let me tell you it is a LONG day. The kids have to be at the high school at 7:15 AM and they march in the Norwood/Prospect Park parade, then the Tinicum Parade and then finally the Glenolden Parade. Not only do they march in the parades they have to play the National Anthem at the memorial services at each town, which means they have to stand for however long the speeches are. We had one kid get sick before the last parade and one girl pass near the end of the last parade. Not too bad for as hot as it was and how long of a day they had. Friday night was the band banquet. Nothing fancy just some food at the high school cafeteria, awards ceremony, photo montage DVD and then some dancing (or messing around) to a DJ. It was a fun night. Sad to see another year coming to an end. The Seniors get special recognition at the banquet and it was nice to see them all and touching at how emotional some of them got at saying good bye to their high school years. Just four short years and that will be Katy (yikes!).
Katy and my mother after all of the parades were done.
Katy with her tenor sax and too short pants. She must have grown a lot since August when they were fitted for her, LOL! This is at the Norwood parade.

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Updates..... Cards, Creatures and Couture

I have been neglectful of my blog again =-( Anyway at my last crop I decided to work on cards instead of photo layouts and here is what I came up with. I was happy with the cards I created!! Here are three of my favorites:

On to another topic - my bunnies and birdies.... My baby bunny is growing up really fast, I see him all over my yard and my neighbors yards with his parents pretty soon he will be as big as his mom and dad and I won't be able to tell them apart. Sadly, my Robin's nest seems to have been abandoned. It has been a month and the eggs are not hatched. Evidently something happened to the momma Robin causing her to leave her eggs. I am going to remove the eggs and may another bird will use the nest once it is empty.

And last but not least Katy has found the first of two dresses we need for her 8th grade dance and graduation. Yes that is right, not one but TWO dresses for my skater girl - emo - punk chick - who lives in black sweat pants and cami tops and hates being labeled. My creature of darkness with her black eyeliner and black nails and multiple piercings (ears only 'cause that is all I will allow!) This is my tomboy who hasn't worn a dress in no less than 6 years! But after a very frustrating evening at the mall we managed to find one that is just perfect. It is a really pretty teal green and looks incredible with her red hair. We will be venturing out again this weekend to find a dress for graduation. Wish me luck that we manage to find something without killing each other in the process!

Front of Dress

Back of Dress

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring is in the air....

You can tell that spring is in full swing. My yard, although somewhat small, is full of wildlife this spring. I have several birds nesting in my Blue Spruce, plus another family of birds in the little birdhouse DH made and hung on our Maple tree. Plus we have a family of bunnies and more squirrels than I can count!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hamburg Hideaway

Two weekends ago I went to the Hamburg Hideaway Scrapbook Retreat House with a group of friends. I had an awesome time and can't wait to go back again real soon. I didn't get as much done as I was hoping but I did manage to complete Katy's band pictures from LAST band season!! Here are the layouts that finished up the 2007-2008 band season.

And then the last parades of the year. The Band does three Memorial Day parades. Prospect Park/Norwood, Tinicum and then Glenolden.

Week 3 and 4 Sketch Challenge

These are the final two layouts I did using Pam's Sketches from April. I really enjoyed particpating in Pam's Sketch Artist of the Month on her blog. It really challenged me to get out of my comfort zone when doing layouts. I love all four layouts I did using her sketches and can't wait to see May's sketches!! Thanks Pam!!