Friday, December 11, 2009

Most improved

This year taking Rachel to see Santa was a breeze. She freaked out last year and was screaming in the picture. This year we told her that Santa was like a grandpa so she wouldn't be afraid. She sat on his lap and snuggled right into him. She even smiled! She never smiles when we ask. So that was a pretty big deal.

We lucked out and took her on half price day so our package only cost $13 and came with a $10 shutterfly gift card. Pretty sweet!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday Rachel turned two. Although if you ask her how old she is, she tells you she is 4. We had a family birthday party for her and took some of her cousins swimming and then came back for dinner, cake and ice cream, a pinata and of course presents. She loved having her family together and all the attention she received. Thanks to everyone who came. We had a really good time.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wanna have some fun?

Crayola is offering free coloring pages of your personal pictures. You can upload 5. All you have to do is go to Click on enter the code, then register and use code pr24qcht. I was able to make some fun coloring pages of my family. Have fun!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vote vote vote!

You have seen the room now go to the blog site below to vote for the vinyl! The voting ends on Labor Day (Monday) so make those votes count! Thanks!

You can also become a fan of eLLeMeNOPea on Facebook and vote there too! The more votes the merrier!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rachel's Big Girl Room

After months of bargain shopping, I think I am finally done with Rachel's big girl room. That's pretty much what I have been doing with my spare time. It's funny because I never realized how girlie I was until I decorated a little girls room. I found this material on line called 'Polly goes to Paris' and used it to make the pillow and cover the chair. My Mom was awesome enough to sew for us. I had fun recovering the chair and used the fabric as inspiration to customizing some vinyl ( I saw some wire flowers at anthropologie and stole the idea. I used wire from Home Depot and created my own to put above her headboard (they look cooler in person). Kevin painted stripes on the accent wall by using clear semi gloss paint. He taped and then just painted over some of the existing paint. Overall Rachel, Kevin and I are happy with the results!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Little Mermaid

I am so behind on blogging but wanted to share a funny story from today. Rachel was getting ready to take a nap and we decided to read Disney's The little mermaid. We opened the book and Rachel sees Eric (who is the Handsome prince) and points to him and says Dada. I thought that was sweet. We flipped the page and there is Ariel the beautiful mermaid and Ursala the ugly fat villain. You'll never guess who was " Mama." That's right my 1 yr old daughter pointed to Ursala and said Mama. I love you Rachel. You always make me laugh!