Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jar of Stars

I keep a spice rack in my craft room (yes, a spice rack) and each little container is filled with little crafting goodies.  Tiny buttons,  fancy shaped paper clips, pastel paper brads, and stars.
Lots of gold stars.
Today the boys reached over the baby gate and grabbed the jar of stars.   Normally, I chase after them and grab whatever they aren't supposed to have, but this time, I ran for the camera.

**A jar of stars**
They were mesmerized.
Andrew started out with the jar, and Wesley's interest grew until he snagged it and took off with it.  It was like they were seeing Christmas lights for the first time.
I think everyone should have a jar of stars ;)
Andrew offers me the remote in exchange for letting him keep the star jar.
Holding on tight.
Really tight.
Wesley goes in for the steal. 
Wesley takes off with the coveted jar of stars.
Andrew chases after the star thief.
Wesley keeps a tight grip on the jar of stars.
Ready to share the stars again.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wet and wild

Summer will officially be here tomorrow (Hooray!) and although I'll be outside instead of in front of the computer blogging, I can assure you that there will be  lot of this going on:
We have to enjoy this weather when we can.   In a few more weeks, there'll probably be snow on the ground!
Keep checking out my flickr page, as I intend to upload photos more than blog these next few weeks.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Race for the Cure, 2011

Forgive me for not being around lately.  Since summer finally showed up in western NY, I've found myself in front of the laptop less and less. Throw a new iPhone into the mix and who even needs a computer?

With that being said, this is a short, but important post.  I need to tell you how many amazing people I have in my life and how I'm lucky and blessed to know each and every one of them.   

I was blown away by the turnout at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer 5K this weekend.  I was even more surprised at how many came out to support the team that I created in celebration of my breast-cancer-surviving Mother-In-Law, Dottie.  I was shooting for 10 participants and got 30.  We even managed to raise a few bucks for the cause.

Thanks to all who walked, ran, donated and cheered us on.   I thank you 100 times and more!

Presenting, team Dottie's Hotties:
Our team tent. Go, Dottie's Hotties!
The Guest of Honor, Dottie.
Me and my m-i-l.
Me and the moms.
Dottie and her amazing doctor.
Some truly awesome ladies.
Survivors and supporters, walking for the cure.
The boys and PopPop even helped kick cancer's butt!