Brad went away last weekend for a much-deserved Boy's weekend, so the girls and I made sure to have a pretty awesome Girl's Weekend here at home.
We are the Three Musketeers after all and why not celebrate that?
We went to a jamberry nail party Friday night, made waffles and then hit the dog park for a slippery walk Saturday morning, went for burgers and milkshakes at Soda Jerks Saturday night, and wrapped it up with a tea and dance party Sunday morning. Oh and lots of crafts. Lots of them!
Singing and dancing and jumping and twirling. That's what we do when we dance. It must look wild, but it's a lot of giggly fun!
These girls have got moves!!
Flashdance anyone? Haha!
Thanks Gracie for the awesome photos!
A little cropping and I made them all black and white because our house is a riot of colours in these pictures, but this girl can snap a photo!
I made this layout below after seeing a page on Pinterest. Check it out Here.
I like how it turned out. I used flowers, too, which I never do. I never feel like they fit for some reason, but I like them on this page. A few more splashes of Inka Gold, and some feathers and you can tell it's one of my layouts!
Bright, snowy and fun! I love this girl and this dog.
These pictures were taken last winter. I just got to the layout last month.... that's how I roll.
Gracie told me a story the other day, and had me write it down. It took up 2 1/2 12x12 papers (yes, I wrote it on scrapbooking paper) and it would've been longer, but I told her she had to wrap it up so I could make supper.
It was about a girl named Gracie and her dog, Bailey.... suspiciously similar to these two...
I love her imagination and how good Bailey is with the girls. They've got a pretty deep bond.
Here I am, back to my comfort zone, I think. Tried and true, bright and colourful. I'm not sure how many layouts I got out of this Heidi Swapp paper pack and I love these translucent acetate stars, with patterns printed on them. I think I have one left of a pack of 50 or so.....
This pink scanned a little funny, they actually go together....
Here are two layouts using Kaisercraft that showcase Gracie's 3 year old photos.
This first one is a diecut 12x12 paper. The black you see is just blank space. I love the woodgrain papers on the market right now. They make such a great background and Kaisercrafts has three lines called Base Coat which feature woodgrain, brick, cement, and other texture-rich images that are great for scrapbooking and cardmaking.
I added some vellum from Webster's Pages behind the photo on this one.
Both use lots of ephemera pieces from Kaisercraft and feature the company's signature florals.
How sweet is this little three-year-old? Can't believe these were taken over two years ago...
We spent the morning visiting in Crossfield and then headed home. We got the car unpacked, the gifts sorted ad the laundry started while Emma napped and then we had a pizza supper and Emma opened her presents from us before bed.
What a whirlwind trip and what a month! This is where our December Daily ends this year. I stopped recording after the 28th and we just enjoyed some quiet downtime.
Day 27 we drove from Lethbridge to Crossfield and celebrated with the Sacketts.
Gracie and Owen kept trying to put on shows. A few performances were nice, some were about dinosaurs, the more shows, the worse they got... Gracie has been waiting to use her teacher cues from Kindergarten, and this was the perfect opportunity.
"1, 2, 3, eyes on me..."
Grandma Sackett holding Vincent, her newest Great Grandson, not even two months old.
The kid's table.
Emma loved her baby and her wings. She cuddled Baby and Beary so sweetly.
And was so tired, she layed down in William's bed and asked Papa to leave so she could nap ;)
And it lasted for hours.... all to see who had the fastest car. Heats of cars raced to elimination on a 4 lane track, until only one car was left. Since we each paid a $1/car entrance fee, and some people raced up to 5 cars, the ultimate winner went home with $140 dollars, second place took home $40.
These guys mean business!
And the cousins enjoyed more time together.
Plus, great elf hats from Auntie Sheila.
We celebrated Emma's birthday with a fancy Crazy Cakes cake from GG.
Emma is so good at blowing out candles, I never got a photo of it, even though we relit this candle 3 times....
See? The lighter is still in the photo!
She got a few more presents and celebrated with all kinds of extended family.