Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I signed up for an online class, at Big Picture Scrapbooking, called "The Challenge of Me." We are to create layouts and do journaling that tells different stories about ourselves. If you remember, I decided to write 40 stories about me before I turn 40, in March. I thought this would be a great way to force me to write those stories, considering I have only written two. The class is 4 weeks and each week we focus on a different category. We are also given a challenge list, which the instructor wants us to try with our LO. One item on the challenge was to use a shape paper - which I did with this layout. If you look closely, I also painted on my paper for the first time. It looks pretty gloppy in the picture, but not so bad in real life. I also sewed the words, "my life" with the Bazzill In-Stitch kit. I really like painting and stitching...I am sure you will see more!!
The class began today and we were to make the section page for this week's topic, which is "Me." So, this is my divider page. It is an 8x8 page as is my entire album. Which is good - I am to make six layouts, that tell a story about me, by next week...wish me luck!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Then we went outside to play a little bean bag toss. Jas got the game from the boys for Father's Day. We gave it to him in the am and headed out right away with our neighbors for three quick games...then we played again with my parents tonight. How sad is it that my right arm is sore and so is my right side...I really need to start to work out again!!
When we headed inside, Sam said that he was addicted to bean bag toss. At bedtime he told me, "Mom, today was a good day." I agree with him...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Me: "Jack. Did you eat the last pudding cup?"
Me in my head, "Liar, liar pants on fire."
Jack in his head, "Go ahead. Take a picture."
Me in my head: "You are so busted once you look in the mirror."
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sam lost two teeth in one day...one at breakfast and the other during lunch. He literally sucked out the first one and bit a Cheeto to lose the second one..obviously the teeth were barley hanging in there!
Monday, June 8, 2009
I found this cool stool... love how the steps fold up!
I am addicted to bingo cards (weird, I know.) These little finds were only 50 cents a piece! BARGAIN!! The brown one actually can hold the little wooden bingo pieces...which I got an entire jar full of little red bingo markers!
JBKnacker had TONS of vintage flashcards...had to limit myself and not buy them all! Also scored a roll of old vintage tags that were sewn into the back of clothes...mom called them "locker tags." Found some keys, old metal tags and small ledger books.
Cannot wait to head back to do more junking!!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
We spent the entire day outside yesterday. It was the first "outing" with bubbles. Jack couldn't get enough of blowing bubbles...he went through an entire bottle!
lost two teeth yesterday and looks like a rabbit!
got a new fishing pole and loves practicing casting in the backyard.
unfortunately his head got pooped on by a bird (big drama!)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sam had a sleep over last night...in Jack's room. They watched a movie together, sang some songs, read some books together and then Sam slept on the top bunk and Jack slept on the bottom bunk. (Actually, it's not a bunk bed, but a loft bed, so Jack really slept on the floor-which is so okay with him!!) when the lights went off, they had "talking" time - I was even asked to leave, so they could have "boy" talk. It was a good night for the boys. (and a late one, so I am counting on them sleeping in!)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
What does Nanny say?
"I love my grand kids."
What does Grandpa R. say?
"Hi Sam!" "Hi Jack!"
What does Grandma Sharon say?
What does Grandpa Eldon say?
"Want to see my guns and horses?"
What does Aunt say?
"Burping contest, anyone?"
What does mom say?
"Stop being such pistols!"
What does dad say?
" What do you want to eat?"
Out of the mouths of babes....
Monday, June 1, 2009
(remember...you chose to read on)
Haven't taken any new pictures lately...even when staying at home, I stay so busy! I thought I would have loads of time on my hands, but I am busy, if not busier, in different ways now...with things that I want to do! That is huge.
Jack told me he wants a dog. ok. Then he shared how he wanted one with no teeth, no claws. Fur only. Hmmm...I think I can find that at the fabric store.
Signed up for another class on Big Picture Scrapbooking. It is a Jenni Bowlin class that goes on for 3 months. I am really pumped to do it. She loves vintage things and lately I have been digging vintage things, too. Unfortunately, she wants us to get some porcelain butter pats and millinery flowers...what the hell are those???
Jason is on the main floor rug doctoring our carpets...it's 9 at night. The boys can't sleep. The whole thing is interrupting my important computer work!! I can't get into the kitchen. I have 2 boys home tomorrow that need to be fed and watered. How's a girl to do that when the entire living room is in her kitchen.
I watch Jon and Kate plus 8. Someone said today that they are having all this drama so more people would watch...ew...
Sam finally gets a haircut tomorrow. His hair is so long and bushy right now (should take a picture of it!) that HE even has asked when he can get it cut!!!
Sam's last day of school was Friday, so the official first day of summer is today. He is excited, but bummed...he loves school.
Jack is excited to have Sam around 24-7. (so why do they keep fighting?)
Jack started the day in time-out and ended the day in time-out. Guess he is predictable and consistent.
My mom and sister have their birthdays this week. they were born on the same day 25 years apart...is that ok to write??? Planning on getting together on Friday with the family and then mom, meg and I are off to shop (vintage things) on Saturday. Maybe I can pick up some butter pats and flowers...
I have been thinking a lot of my friends that have lost their mothers. I can't imagine what they are and have gone through. I don't know what to say to them. I just want them to know I am thinking about them...
saw this quote and absolutely love it...
"That is a good day in which you make someone happy.
It is astonishing how little it takes to make one happy.
Feel that the day is wasted in which you have not succeeded in this."
[ t. de witt talmage ]
Uh, oh...Jas just swore...better go see what is going on...or maybe I should just stay put -that might make him happy right now... hmmm...