Thursday, June 18, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up

Here's my week 24. I have not fallen behind on this project and I am so happy. Let's pray that the next half of the year holds the same consistency as the first half.

Week 24 Side One:
Week 24 Side Two:

This one was fun to make because I used the homemade spray inks that Bree taught us to make over at Crop Suey's Blog. Check it out!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A couple of cards with a little fun something!

Go check out the Photo Tutorial posted over at Crop Suey's blog.

It's a fun little tutorial on how to use up all of those beads that you have left over in the depths of your craft room (you know the box that has cobwebs all over it)!

I made these cards to thank my son's playschool teachers for ALL the work they put into the year and the kids. I am so thankful for teachers -it's a calling that I have NOT felt led to pursue!

Teachers are AMAZING people and form children daily with the effort they put into their "jobs" (that's in quotation marks because I think it's much more than a job)!

Here is a HUGE THANK YOU to all the teachers out there. You are truly blessings to the kids you influence.



Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Milestone has been reached!

Yesterday, my son graduated from preschool. It was a wonderful afternoon, he received his diploma, had some cake, played in the JumpyThings that were rented and then got a tattoo.

It was a regular celebration; but one that made me realize that we are about to embark into the BIG world of school! I'm happy and sad. Robert will no longer be home with me and Reese to have spontaneous adventures during the know the impromptu walks around the lake to see how many dandelions we can pick, or the trips to the 7-11 for the much needed slurpees in the middle of the afternoon.

Thinking about it; our lives will never be the same again once September befalls us. I know it's a stepping stone and Robert is really looking forward to school, but I'm a protective and greedy mom who wants to keep my kids young for as long as I can.

Ok, enough of that.

Here is a big congrats going out to my big man! You've reached a milestone my son!!

Also, my DH had been away for the past 3 weeks and was not expected back until yesterday evening and he surprised us by getting home almost 12 hours early and being able to share in the graduation. It was nice to be there as a family and not have to recount the day later over the phone or a facebook msg!

Here is our graduate:
And of course, the most fun was had after the graduation ceremony when the kids got their tattoos!
Congratulations on the milestone that you've reached!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Puppy Love...

As you may recall, we got a Bichon Frise puppy last November. He came into our home and has changed my kids' view of dogs.

My kids were once fearful of every dog that they saw, then we brought home our puppy; a blessing to our family. He was named "Toot" and has grown into his name 100%. I'm embarrassed to say that his name is fitting. He can toot and burp like no other dog!

Anyhow, I was saying that he was a blessing...right, let me get back to that! Toot has helped my kids overcome their fear of dogs...almost too much. He is the most docile dog and lets the kids do anything with him. One day I couldn't find him and Reese informed me that he was having a nap in her room; I walked into find the dog in her dolly play pen covered in a nice blanket with some stuffies to keep him company. He was just sitting there waiting to be rescued. Another time, Robert told me that he was playing hide-and-seek with Toot and that it was Toot's turn to hide. Robert asked me to find the dog and after a few minutes of "honest to goodness" searching, I gave up. Robert went up to the end table drawer and opened it up -you guessed it, there was Toot patiently waiting to be rescued yet again!

Making this LO made me realize that we really did make a great family decision in getting Toot.

Here's the LO:
I've come to the conclusion that good things come in small packages (Toot only weighs 7 lbs)!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up!

Wow, on time and actually posting the ATC...this is good for me.

I've been feeling quite tired this week with my DH out of town and today is the first day in almost a week that I feel like being creative and taking up the scissors and cutting up paper, piecing it together to make something that I can call a LO.

After camping over the weekend with my side of the family, I came home and was completely exhausted. It's nice to feel creative again.

Here's my Week 23 ATC.

Week 23 Side One:
Week 23 Side Two:
Enjoy! I will be putting my kiddies to be soon, making a nice cup of steaming hot coffee and settling down at my scrap table to create some more! Hope you can find some "creative" time too!


Monday, June 8, 2009

A Little fun with Jelly Belly Beans!

Well, I meant to hit post a couple of days ago, but time got away on me.

I went camping with my family this weekend the lead up to camping (you know the packing and all that "preparation" stuff got a little more time consuming than anticipated...

...I wanted to share this with you though!

I've been playing around with Jelly Belly Beans and it has been so much fun. I made this LO with the fun We R Memory Keepers papers.

You may or may not know, I've been avoiding going to the optometrist because I was FULLY aware that I needed glasses but wanted to AVOID it!
So, when my son had his check up, my whole family booked appointments and I finally, and reluctantly admitted that I needed glasses (also, the optometrist told me so!).

So, I made a LO embracing the change.
Here it is:

There are stories from our weekend camping trip coming mom took tons of pics and I'll share a few with you tomorrow!


Monday, June 1, 2009

My own Blue Man Group!

Do your kids have things they love to play with that you know you should teach them NOT to play with?

Well, one of those things in our house are our laundry bags. The kids love playing with them. They drape the bags over their heads (they are mesh bags, not a choking hazard...) and pretend to be MONSTERS!

This happens at least weekly in our home; the bags are starting to show signs of wearing...and it's not from all the dirty laundry!
So, I finally decided to take a picture of them playing around. Once the pic was taken, I laughed out loud at how much they glowed blue!

I thought they looked strikingly like the Blue Man group!! Here they are:
I love the expression on Reese's face...she wasn't too happy to have to stand still for the picture! My lesson in that was this: when she is being a monster...don't interrupt!