Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun

Ryan's School Costume Parade
Getting ready for Trick or Treating

Mario found a familiar face among the trick-or-treaters

No one loves a costume more than Chica!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mod Podge

Before I picked Ryan up from daycare on Friday I stopped by Michael's to pick up some new art supplies. The whole experience of Brave Girls Camp changed me, I feel like I have this new perspective on life and I learned that I really like crafting. Sooooo, off to Michael's I went and I left with Mod Podge (my new most favorite item), and a blank canvas. I also picked up a little wooden airplane that I thought would be a perfect project for Ryan, he loves to paint.
When I picked him up I told him we were gonna have some fun! We were going to do some arts and crafts.
Here he is painting his plane. He had fun, but I got him set up first and let him get started while I was laying all my stuff out. Due to the extreme volume of stuff we were sent home (from Brave Girls Camp) I was still laying my stuff out when he started to lose interest in my fun little activity.'s alot of stuff!!
Greatest stuff ever!
Ryan insisted on taking a picture and I was pleased that he at least captured the Brave Girls logo.
We had fun, but like I said he was pretty much finished before I even got started. Then he played while I "Mod Podged". Occasionally he would run over and ask me, "Mom, are you almost done with Arts and Cracks?" I laughed so hard the first time he said it. Later, when Daddy got home, Ryan said "Daddy, look at Mommy's Arts and Cracks" Daddy laughed too.
I have corrected him, but I really love it when he says it that way. I guess it wouldn't be so funny if he was still saying that way when he's 12.

I want to finish this post by saying thank you to Melody and Kathy for creating such an amazing experience for all of us who attended. I really feel changed and I hope I can hold on to that feeling. So many of the other girls posted eloquent and beautiful entries about the camp and I second every last thing they said. AMAZING!! I truly loved every minute of it.
To the staff, otherwise known as the hardest working girls ever! Thank you for putting so much effort into making everything beyond amazing. And, doing it so happily. It was a joy to see you interact with each other.

To all my new Brave Girl friends - I miss you guys!!! Thanks for all the laughs, and tears, and shared experiences!

Now on to leading a "Life Uncommon"!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am A Brave Girl....

I got back from Brave Girls Camp late late Sunday night, and then went to work early Monday morning. Needless to say I was pretty tired and didn't quite make it a full day. I spent the evening playing with Ryan. He said to me "Mom, I want to give you a kiss", so I bent down and he said I'm going to kiss you here and here, pointing to each cheek. It was so sweet. I really miss my sisters, and all my new Brave Girl Friends, but that was really nice to come home to. This is one of the MANY gifts we got at Brave Girls Camp. I put her on my bookshelf where I can see her easily and she will remind me to be brave. I feel so rejuvinated after our week.
I can't say enough Thanks to Kathy and Melody and the wonderful staff who pampered us at every opputunity. I felt so special.