Thursday, August 20, 2009

Minnie Mouse

This was a fun layout to do. Once it started coming together, it almost seemed to create itself. Minnie was cut from Mickey and Friends, as were the hearts and her name. I used stickles on her bow, dress, and shoes (isn't she so fashionable!), around the big heart and on her signature.

I used the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder on the hearts along the side. To mimic the polka dots in Minnie's outfit, I rubbed the embossed image over my white inkpad. The border underneath the picture is Martha Stewart's Scallop Dot punch.

Another view to show detail:

I had my OB appointment yesterday. All went well and my boys were thrilled to hear the baby's heartbeat, which they decided sounded like a train coming down the tracks. Since they are both train fanatics, I think it raised their opinion of the baby inside. Baby Bird is measuring 2 weeks ahead, which is no big surprise since my other boys were not exactly what you would consider petite at their birth. :)

We spent the evening at California Adventure and Disneyland. The boys got to see the Disneyland Electrical Parade for the first time and the looks on their faces was just priceless. Scott and I got a kick out of the fact that, about 2/3 of the way through the parade of a half million lights, Noah turned to us with wild excitement in his eyes and said, "I see a light!" He's the observant one, alright. I LOVE that the parade hasn't changed since I was a small child. It's almost like watching Disney history go by--the movies represented are from the era of Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and Pete's Dragon.

After the parade we sat for the fireworks show, which is always so fun. Noah is always afraid for the first half and then something always clicks and he morphs into a different kid for the second half of the show. He literally goes from screaming and hiding his face in our shoulders to turning around, smiling and saying "kaBOOM" with every firework.

While our friends followed the fireworks show with Fantasmic (we learned our lesson the first time we saw that show with the kids and the crowds had us pinned into viewing area so we had to stay through the entire show with 2 traumatized toddlers), we went on the kid-friendly rides in Storybookland...the carousel, the teacups, and It's A Small World. It's such a fun place to be at night with all the lights. We completely wore the kids out and they both slept in the stroller on the way back to the car (which, if you know anything about our children, is a supernatural event).

thanks for reading/looking today!

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