Saturday, March 26, 2011

Whirly Bird Wed*, winning, and a giveaway

How much do I love the toy box collection from Crate paper?!  SO fun to work with and the helicopter was perfect for this layout.
Yes, this is the 2nd of 3 layouts I will be doing about this day.  Each one of my kids had different pictures and different memories so I need to capture that!

Speaking of memories...this week has been hectic with the preparation for the pinewood derby.  For my middle boy this was his last derby, for my youngest the 1st.  They and their dad worked hard all week on their cars, cutting sanding, painting, weighing.  Sort of crazy--REALLY.  I stepped back and had nothing to do with it until this morning when my expertise in sticker application came in to play--then and ONLY then did I help, and that was it.  The weigh in was a mass of male bodies, weighing cars and just being excited--that would be dads AND boys.  With the weigh in came check in and pictures, then the race began.  Wolves raced, Bears raced, Webelos raced--surprising to me, BOTH of my boys ended up in the top 9 for the run offs.  They finished 1 & 2 out of 24 boys!  They couldn't believe it themselves, we haven't EVER finished in the top 10.  Funnier still, after it was all over both men and boys wanted to check out the winning car's design and learn the secrets.  SILLY!

One more thing.  The amazing Kim Arnold is having a giveaway on her blog-go check it out HERE.
Thanks for stopping in, I'm off to enjoy a sort of quiet Saturday!


Nati Tristan said...

Those are some handsome boys! Very nice layout as well!

Jamie Harder said...

Fantastic layout! How PERFECT to have that helicopter embellishment:-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love that lo!! I loveeeeeeee the way you used the helicopter and yayyyyyyyyyyyy to the boys! That is AWESOME!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diane Payne said...

Love the layout Diana! You are right, Toy Box was perfect for it. That is so cool about the Derby event, what a fun thing for them to do together!

LG said...

that collection is perfect for that photo. Love it!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I just love your page, thoseare some handsome boys!!
I loved your blogs and your works are beautiful Demai's.
I'm following you
A big hug from Brazil
Have a wonderful week!

Lisa Andrews said...

Love how you used the Toy Story goodies on this!

Congrats to your boys. How exciting!

Belinda Venables said...

Hi there, Diana.
I just wanted to quickly stop by to say thank you for dropping into my blog and for your lovely comment!!!
Loving this latest layout! I love the title especially!!
Belinda Venables

Tina said...

Have to say I LOVE this layout Diana! All the elements are great! I really need to get back to more layouts...I am so far behind.

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

aww it sounds like your boys had so much fun, i love those pics! Those crate pps match those photos perfectly, its like they were made for you! :)

Rebecca said...

how perfectly awesome is that Crate with those super cool photos. Your boys are too cute too :)