Wednesday, April 29, 2009
So, here you go...some simple cards made from kraft cardstock and some old Fancy Pants die cuts I had, some buttons and miscellaneous flowers.
The poor kids and I have colds...again. At least we got a good few weeks of not being sick. At least we don't have the swine flu. At least we didn't have a horrible thunderstorm last night preventing my good night's sleep. At least Matt has a good job and I can stay home with the girls. At least we are blessed in so very many other ways. We are healthy and happy and life is good.
That's Matt and Sarah watching the "Wonder Pets" as they save the cow (from a tornado- how fitting for these parts!)
Here are a few things I heard this morning...
"If you don't give me that stuff back I will go to sleep forever."
That was Hailey...I think she's watched Snow White and Sleeping Beauty a few too many times. Wouldn't you think? This is her retort as Matt "MADE" her clean her papers and crayons off the table so we could eat breakfast. She decided this morning that she would make some hearts for Valentine's Day. Apparently she is really planning ahead. She would bring me a piece of paper one by one with a new crayon she wanted me to use to draw a heart, and I didn't mind because I got a hug each time I drew a new heart for her. She would then color it in and cut it out. She loves to draw and spends time every day doing so. I even found her up to the table early one morning, before 6 o'clock, fallen asleep with her paper and crayons around her.
"If you don't let me cut then I'll run away." Yep, this was from Sarah as she shouted from the stairs after Matt took her scissors away so that we could get ready to eat. Sarah is the sweetest little girl but when she gets upset she means business. No one is going to mess with her even if she's the smallest one around. She's a tough girl.
And I said, "Who wants to have cookies and milk for breakfast?" No, not real cookies, but I thought we all deserved some Cookie Crisp this morning since it was kind of a rough one. I was answered by Hailey with, "Well, we really have to change into something fancy." She went upstairs and changed into her best Cinderella garb complete with gloves and Princess shoes. She was ready for her royal breakfast.
It's been a fairly good day...the kids have all had baths (everyone except for me, which is pretty typical, and perhaps some of you moms can relate), we have strawberries starting to grow and our garden wasn't washed away by the rain last night.
After breakfast the girls wanted to play dress-up. I overheard from my room that I got to be the witch. "Why do I have to be the witch," I asked Hailey. "Because me and Sarah are the princesses and Daddy is the prince so you have to be the wicked witch. If you don't want to be the witch then you can't be in our play." And that was that. I hope my being chosen as the wicked witch has no reflection on my parenting skills.
All is good...now if I could just get my laundry put away and my bathrooms cleaned.
We'll see....time to check on Hailey and Sarah since it's WAY too quiet upstairs.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
For this album I used the new Bo Bunny chipboard book with the different edges (love them!!) and new Pink Paislee Winsome brads, chipboard and papers, some Maya Road pins and flowers and other odds and ends lace, pearls and glitter and some handmade flowers. Most of those items came from the My Scrapbook Nook limited edition kit.
I have yet to be able to find some binder rings at the store so I'll show you the individual pages and later show a pic of the book put together :)
And so, there it is. I hope it has been worth the wait. You should be able to click on the individual pictures to get a closer look if you're interested.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
For this page I used Pink Paislee Winsome Enchanting paper, American Crafts Thickers and ribbon, some Making Memories buttons and Paper Studio lace trim.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The journaling on this layout is about that very thing, and the pictures are some that I took at Ruby Beach in Washington state last summer when we went to visit my parents. The supplies are from the April kit from My Scrapbook Nook featuring the new Winsome Captivating line by Pink Paislee.
For this page I used just the outer edge of the scalloped circle paper and then used strips of another sheet in the collection to make the ruffle. It took 5 strips approximately 1 inch by 12 inches to make it all the way around, just in case anyone was wondering. I used Glossy Accents, commonly for making your own epoxy-type embellishments but I used it to adhere the rickrack to the edge of the paper since it's so quick drying and permanent.
I apologize for the funky layout picture. I don't know if it was because of wierd lighting when I took the picture or if it's just because of the shading in the paper itself. Perhaps I'll take a new picture tomorrow and see if I can get this any better.
Have a great night!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Do you see the color of the marker at the top of the box where it says, "Broad Line"? That is Primrose, and that was the color of Hailey this afternoon. Seriously. All over her.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This is the front cover of the mini album I've been working on featuring Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee and Maya Road. I'll share some more pics tomorrow.
Here are some pictures of the girls outside today. We could not resist with the weather as beautiful as it was. Have I mentioned how much I love my new camera? I was playing with some of the other modes, so these aren't fabulous, but the girls are still adorable.
And, lastly, a sign of spring. This is also a sign of longevity, of perseverence and hardiness. We bought some trees a couple of months ago with every intention of planting them right away...then Matt injured his foot, and we got sick and we went out of town and it snowed and we had thunderstorms and...you name it. These trees have seen lots of harsh conditions since that day we purchased them and they made it through. I was so worried that the trees had died, that we'd wasted the money spent and that we'd have to get something else to replace them until I saw these little green leaves. The trees will be beautiful in the spring of next year when all of the pink and white flowers are blooming.
As Sarah likes to say, "Have a wonderful day!"
Monday, April 20, 2009
I am tired so I'll make this a quick post tonight but had to share the sad, sad tale of my poor little baby girl. Not so little, though, since she turned 18 months old today, and yes, we celebrated. This little girl was such a miracle baby that we celebrate every day. How I love that sweet girl, I absolutely adore her, so seeing her get hurt today was so very sad. I don't even know how she did it but one minute she looked like this:
and the next she'd somehow bumped her mouth on the floor and split open her lip and she looked like this:
Poor, sweet little baby girl. It made me so sad. She sometimes throws herself onto the floor when she gets upset and this time she must have forgotten where she was and really hit hard on the ceramic tile floor. Ouch!! I think this was her first real accident, which is incredible considering how rough her sisters are with her sometimes. She didn't want to let me hold a cold cloth on her little mouth so I remedied that and tried to help her feel better by giving her popsicles and got two things accomplished that way. Her upper lip was so puffy she didn't even look like herself. By dinner time the swelling had started to go down...thank goodness since she has her 18 month check-up tomorrow. I'd hate to have her look like someone had beaten her up. Poor baby.
And now for something fun!! Hailey and Sarah were playing with their Play-Doh while I did some things around the house and I walked in to see this little delicacy: It was quite intricate and detailed for a four year old. Perhaps she has a future in cake decorating? I think she has a pretty good start!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
So, here you go! It's not one of my favorites but it's something new and something with a picture of me and Matt instead of the girls. And, I used the lovely March kit from My Scrapbook Nook.
So, just you wait...I'll have something fabulous to share with you.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I took this picture standing on my front porch looking slightly northwest. I love that you can see the beautiful day we had enjoyed just moments before when the kids were swinging in the backyard contrasted with the rain that started just after this picture was taken.
Now it is raining steadily, something we surely need in these dry parts, something those cotton farmers will be grateful for today.
I hope that you are having a good day wherever you might be.
Cute pics, huh? If you want to see them again just check back in a week or so and I'm sure I'll have them on a scrapbook page by then :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
It was a sad show to watch, but inspirational at the same time, and quite timely because we have been struggling with the fact that our Aimee is still not walking on her own and she's almost 18 months old. She is progressing, and she DID crawl late, and we think that she is just being cautious and will figure it out eventually. She can walk if she holds onto something, can even push the kids' little shopping cart without help. I am sure she'll be fine...watching it kind of put things into perspective with Aimee.
Aimee woke up late last night while we were watching this show and I sat there just thankful that she has "normal" legs and feet, that she CAN walk with help and will probably walk on her own in the near future. And, she's darn cute, huh?