Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer has arrived

This past weekend was a scorcher. 80/90 degrees and humid as can be. We decided to break out the sprinkler and try to cool off. In the process I realized many things:
1) We need a fun sprinkler
2) a fun pool would be even better, but a hot tub turned down is a great substitute
3) I can't get a tan if my life depended on it
4) Two parents can have oodles of fun jumping through a sprinkler. Its even more fun to each take a turn leaping through the water while the other tries to capture the perfect action shot.
5) You won't see the pictures because I was told posting them was forbidden

Preparing for the big event

I hate this hat!

'Look at those fools prancing through the sprinkler'

Loved the sprinkler....hated the wet grass

No idea

Swimming in the 'pool' with dad:)

My lovely

Great photo taking skills Kate!

You can't run away from a moving sprinkler my friend

Its only 94 degrees out....
why not wear a winter jacket and mom's shoes.
She later tripped on the shoes....
but since her hands were in her pockets she face-planted into the carpet

Monday, May 24, 2010

Popcorn Party

One of our favorite things to do lately is have a popcorn party. Kate just can't get enough of those golden kernels and she pretty much shovels it in fist over fist.

Blurry but super cute

There we go...and it looks like i need to wash my windows

Fresh out of the bath, fresh popcorn....
life is good


Its hard to say 'cheese' when your mouth is full of kernels

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And the winner of the $50 Pear Tree Giveaway is.......

Amy Slavik
You've just won yourself
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Email me at alnessler@gmail.com and we'll get you set up
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Thanks to everyone who entered and keep your eyes peeled
for more contests to come!

Monday, May 17, 2010

$50 Stationery Giveaway ends tonight!

Don't forget, the $50 giveaway for Pear Tree Greetings
ends tonight at midnight!
Click here to enter

Winner will be announced tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

Well I had a lovely Mother's Day. It started off by some snuggling in bed with Kate and then we headed to church. After church we headed to brunch with Jay's family. We also got a hotel room for a few hours to go swimming. We had a great time. Then Kate and I took a 3 hour nap which was HEAVEN. We finished up the evening by celebrating with my mom at her house. I also dominated in dominos while we were there....pretty sure I dominated every game.
It was a great day celebrating great women:)

I was a little camera happy at the pool so enjoy my madness. I was the only one not swimming (my swimsuit seems to grow 2 sizes once it hits water....although after eating a buffet immediately before it probably would have fit) so I manned 3 cameras and captured the day.

My little nugget and I

Was trying to get her to pose so I could capture her adorable outfit....
not into it

Just itching to get out to the pool

I just love little girl swimsuits

Dad and Kate

Cousin Max, Dad and Kate cheesing it up

Beautiful form kiddo!


Ha, they were being splashed....
give me the good stuff

Doing her '1 for the money, 2 for the show' preparation....

More cheesing in the hot tub
No idea if hot tubs are even good for kids but she was barely in the water

Leading a group jump

Cousin train....choo choo

More poolside excited dancing before the plunge

Sunday, May 9, 2010

$50 in stationery from Pear Tree Greetings

What a great giveaway to start with!
One lucky reader will win $50 in stationery from Pear Tree Greetings!

Here's how to enter:
-(Unlimited entries) In honor of Mother's Day this month, What's the best piece of advice your mom gave you growing up? Add your comment to this post. 1 entry for every comment...so comment away:)
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Giveaway ends Monday, May 17th at midnight!

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Saturday, May 8, 2010


So some of you may have noticed the 'Giveaways' section on the right side of my blog. I'm excited to announce that starting this month I will be able to provide monthly giveaways to my readers. My first giveaway will start tomorrow and is a fabulous gift (if I do say so myself).

Its simple to enter the giveaways. Once I post it, leave a comment. One comment will equal one entry (leave multiple comments for multiple entries). Once the giveaway has ended I will choose a winner using random.org. I know some of you are shy when it comes to commenting but if you read my blog, I consider you a friend, even though I may have never met you....so don't be shy:)

Also, if you have a business/service of your own and would like to gain more exposure for what you have to offer, contact me and I'd love to partner with you for a giveaway. Just contact me at alnessler@gmail.com.

Be on the lookout tomorrow and thanks for following my blog!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bathtime Fun

Kate, Max and Liam took a bath together the other day....it was amazing no one got hurt. I took a million pictures. Don't worry, Vic was there to help supervise......lets begin shall we:

We love to blow bubbles and drink dirty bath water

Cuteness and whole lot of crazy hair....
mad scientist anyone??

Up to something.....

Yep, for sure up to something....

Someone loves the spotlight
I love how max is about to go in for a solid belly smack