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iPhone Apps: Kindle v. iBooks

I like to read - I've always enjoyed a good book series. And late nights that I was up with a newborn I got a lot of reading done, but it is hard to do without a good light...and no, I don't have a Kindle like all the cool kids, but I did use the Kindle app for my iPhone. It worked out great b/c I never had to turn on any lights. It has a lot of great features, too - easy to search and highlight.

So, last week I upgrade my iPhone to the iOS4 and when I did I downloaded the iBooks app - so far I like it as much as the Kindle app. My one complaint so far, though is that I haven't figured out or if I can lock the screen aspect. I read laying down a lot and that means holding my phone sideways, but not necessarily wanting it to go to landscape view. On the Kindle app I was able to lock the aspect so that even if the phone was horizontal, the aspect would stay in portrait. So far, that is my one and only complaint regarding iBooks. I just bought my first book through iBooks tho…

Moonlit Cherry Blossom

We're done!!

That is mine on the left & Kim's on the right!

Is the holiday weekend here yet??

I'm ready for a long weekend...I am ready to sleep late...we were on the go most of the weekend & Saturday night Aaron decided he wanted to be up in the middle of the night for a couple hours. *yawn*

Friday we took Emma to see Toy Story 3. This was only the 3rd time she has gone to the movies & she loved it. She kept shushing me during the previews reminding me you have to be quiet when you go to the movies! Doesn't work at home, though when I'm trying to watch a movie & she is playing all around me! The movie was really good & yes, I admit, I got teary eyed a couple of times. There were lots of emotional parts & I'm a crier - yes, I am. No apologies - I just am! I didn't actually cry, though, but did sniff a few times! There were also a couple of times when Emma got a little scared, too. Nothing she couldn't handle, though - and she told me later that it was awesome & that she had a great time! She hasn't see the first two movies, b…

Watching USA v. Ghana

They're in my bed again!

Photo Friday - Motionless 

I realized after I looked back through my pics that my kids are in my bed a lot. No wonder I'm always so sleepy!

Aaron's Badge

I made a diaper bag tag for Emma when I used to carry a diaper bag for I decided to make one for Aaron, too and have a little more fun with it than I did with hers. I have been playing with overlay & blending techniques a bit - as well as using new masks - and though I haven't mastered it completely (lots of trial & error), it is still a lot of fun!

Aaron is 4 Months Old Already

I cannot believe that it's been 4 months already since we brought this little darlin' home!! He is growing so fast & he is so happy all the time! I just love to talk with him b/c he smiles so big these days...I love to hear Emma playing with him b/c she really makes him laugh out loud and it's the best sound in the whole wide world!! They are going to have so much fun playing together as he gets older!!!

Next week is his 4 month check up and I think more shots...I hate shot days. I am just glad he gets over them quickly! I can't wait to see how much he weighs now. He's grown so much since his 2 month check up and he weighed a whopping 16lbs 6oz then!!

Happy 4 months baby boy!!!

Father & Son

Finally got some pics of Aaron in a frame! Poor 2nd child!!!!!

One Side Complete

I am so proud of my hubby & Carlton - they did a fantastic job buildnig our fence this past week!! It is finally all finished & we have a much bigger back yard now. We are going to do the other side, too but I think we've decided to wait until the weather is cooler - it's just WAY too hot to be outside right now doing that kind of work! The old fence is still up, but once it is down there is just going to be soooo much more room in the back to play! I am so excited about it! AND we will have a gate now between us & our neighbor so the kids will be able to go back and forth to play!! They'll love that!

Here are pics (click the pictures to advance) of the progress & a little clip of our hard working men!!

I'm ready for the weekend...

It's been a long week for some reason - maybe b/c I'm so tired. We're working out twice a day and for some reason Aaron has decided to change his schedule so that he eats in the middle of the night again. *yawn* At least Emma isn't coming into our bed in the middle of the night still - though I think that was really just b/c of her ear ache that she had.

We have a few tentative plans for the weekend, but much of them really just depend on Michael - he and Carlton, our neighbor, are building fences - or rather moving fences - and they are just about finished. I know Michael is ready to get it done, so before we do anything else he wants to work on that. I hope they'll finish tonight or in the morning. *fingers crossed*

Kid news: Aaron is becoming mobile! Not to the point that I have to chase him around or anything, but he is turning around - the baby sitter said he turns over, but I haven't seen that yet, so until I see it, it's not going in the baby book!! …


New pages for Aaron's album!

I got a couple more of Aaron's pages done for his album - one for the baby shower and another about during my pregnancy. I have one finished for his 1-2months as well, but I need to find the sticker with his weight & length, so that one isn't completely finished just yet.

Bright & Shiny!

I wanted a nice summery layout - something with bright colors! Well, I think I hit the bright part right on the dot!! LOL! I like it, though - okay, so I ended up not using either of the headers I had created before, but I came across this cute little kit, thought it was cute, so I went with it! I can always still use the others later!

It's Monday - Wanna know what we did this weekend??

We had a good weekend. Michael had to work all weekend, but he went in early so he got home early, which was good!

Saturday we had planned to go see Kevin Fowler, but when he found out he would be working Sunday we figured it wasn't a good idea to be out all night Saturday. I had already told Emma she could spend the night with Teta & Geddo, though so Saturday morning when Michael left for work I headed to my parents' house with the kiddos. It turned out she got to spend the day with all her cousins, too which she loved. My sister had a couple of her grandkids over so we took Emma & Aaron over to her house & Emma got to play in the water with Isabel & Gianna. I didn't take any pics, though :( but they had a good time! Aaron & I left them there around 1:00 to head back home to meet Michael and the three of us went out to dinner, then just hung out & watched It's Complicated...well, Michael & I watched It's Complicated. Turned out to be a …

Emma's Drum Solo

Google Background Image

Maybe they are chasing after Bing - I've noticed the layout of the Google Search page changing in that direction a lot lately and that's fine. I like the new changes...I would have stuck with Google over Bing even if they hadn't made the changes probably - I just like Google (and I haven't really played much with Bing)! So, now they give the ability to change the background image of your Google search page to either one of their stock pics or one of your own! Of course, I went with one of my own - one of my little monkey doing her "cool" flip on the trapeze bar!!

My babies are all over the web for me - I recently changed my twitter background image to a custom one as well with a picture of each of them & then one of the entire family. I really like the way it turned out - and now I can Google while looking at one of my beauties, too! Love it!!I don't know if Bing let's you put your own picture, though or if it's just their choice of pictures..…

June Desktop

Well, March thru May didn't make it to my desktop, but at least I got June's calendar up!

If you would like this template let me know via comment & I'll email you the png file so you can put your own picture in...though the little girl in this one is just too cute for words in my honest opinion! :)

Playing with headers...

I started working on Aaron's scrapbook (which I need to get back to work on) and then after doing an inventory of all my digital scrapbook "stuff" I started playing around with the layout for my blog - I've been making new headers, but making myself stick with the same layout for a while so things are not constantly changing around here - so I refuse to make the backgrounds, buttons, dividers, etc. that match each header so that I won't be tempted to make changes daily!! LOL

Here are a couple headers I've done that will be up at some point in the future - maybe with different pictures, though!

One thing I've found I really enjoy is making frames. I made all the frames on my current header and all the frames on the 1st of these two headers. The 2nd header frames were from a digital kit I had, though. I have tons of layer styles that I've been using and learning new techniques for different effects. I used to think they were so hard and would try to fin…

My Little Chef

So glad to skip a Monday!

We had such a great long weekend - it was so relaxing & fun! Sunday my parents came over and we grilled - it was so yummy, too!! We had a feast - so much that we didn't have to cook anything yesterday either. Which was nice b/c we had some running around to do yesterday and the last thing I wanted was to spend the evening cooking after being out all day. We managed to find some new rugs for the house yesterday (mainly one for the play room, still looking for a nice big one for the living room) and we bought new W/D - finally got a front end loader that I have wanted for a while! It won't be delivered until the 12th, but I figure I've waited this long, what's a couple more weeks. (That means I have a W/D for sale, too if anyone is interested - I wanna have it gone before the new ones arrive!!)
We played outside with the neighbors yesterday, too. They swam and sprayed one another with water - and I even let Aaron take a little dip. He wasn't too impressed! It wa…