Sunday, October 28, 2007
Back to my roots...paper scrapbooking. What fun. My flash blurred some of these out but you get the gist. I got lots of the important ones out of the way. I tend to avoid holidays! And these were heavily inspired by some layouts seen in magazines or online. Jamie Waters and Kelly Noel in particular, thank you!
Ok, then to end the day on Halloween, we are hosting our 2nd annual neighborhood trick or treat kick off party. I have totally lost my mind, it would seem. Everyone brings something to share though, we plug the crockpots into a surge protector, and just dig in so it's relatively laid back. The weather forecast is dry, but cold. We'll survive.
Yesterday, I scrapbooked all day at a "crop". I will share some pages later in the week. It's going to be one of those weeks where the extra memory card might get some use, and all the batteries need to be charged. And oh heck, Halloween is also my sister's birthday too. Party on!Pin It
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
and on that note, i will take a short break from photos!! stay tuned, if there is not a backlash, there may be more! Pin It
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I cannot see them with my spy-noculars-as she held her hands like binoculars to her eyes.
Last week, Olivia said this:
well, heat rises; after I said it is cold down here on the floor.
Just feeling a little moody, as I am leaving my babies for 4 days! Trying to remember their sweetness instead of how I have to practically beat them each morning to get out of bed, eat breakfast, potty, brush teeth and get dressed! It is pretty hard to imagine I get 4 days off from that but I also have to miss 4 days of the endearing details of their sweet little lives :) Pin It
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here's a little layout about my sweet girl Olivia:
The journaling says:
You have been faced withone of the facts of life...that kids can be mean.You told me a few weeks agothat a few girls said you were“hairy”, and that is true. For alittle girl, you hav e a lot of darkhair on your legs and I knewthis day would come, that someone would make fun. Youseemed to take it in stride on thatday but you told me again afew nights ago, that one girl hadsaid it again. Gosh, I want tothrottle that girl! That is my firstmama bear instinct. Instead, Itried to talk to you about howto handle it and what to say toher in return. The reality is, this is going to be the first of manystruggles. Kids always can sniff out a weakness, or somethingabout yourself that you are not sure of, or confident in. Ihope I can give you the tools tosort things out. And always reassure you that you are beautiful.Fall 2007Age 6
Curse the dark hair I tell you!!
Everything is from mydigitalmuse.com. Audra Little Second Spring and graph alpha. Scalloped frame by Jessica Sprague at CK.Pin It
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
What the heck, here is another picture b/c frankly, she is just that cute! Try to erase that filthy mirror out of the background, and your mind. Pin It
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Next stop at the library and I needed a new book to fill my hours of sitting outside patroling kids. I have read many of the Mary Higgins Clark books, and just picked up the newest one I had not read: I Heard that Song Before. It was pretty good and a quick read.
I picked up a new novel last week, the name now escapes me, because that afternoon my neighbor handed over her copy of Paula Deen's "It Ain't all about the Cookin'", which is her memoirs I guess, maybe you'd call it an autobiography. I like Paula, I think she is fun to watch on TV and the book was well done. She had some tough spots in her life, that's for sure. She is a real American success story. And heck, her sons, especially that tall one, are darned cute!
I also picked up Everyday Food at the library. I like the format and style of the recipes. I may have to buy the next copy though, b/c I like to dog ear, and then tear out recipes to try. The whole, magazine from the library, is not really conducive to that!
I am off to round up the girls to go buy a new pumpkin for the classroom. It seems the one they got at last week's field trip, somehow got cracked and is rotting. No way it is going to make it until a decent date for it to be carved. Olivia has taken this particularly hard. And since last week, in my first duty as Room Parent, I missed the teacher's birthday, I thought this might be a nice gesture to acknowledge her day belatedly...replace the pumpkin. I sent a note to all the parents to have the kids bring cards tomorrow, as a belated surprise as well. Olivia made hers earlier and it so sweet...she spelled Mrs. as "misis". And the inside said "look at the picsr bloe" translated to mean: look at the picture below. Love it! Pin It
Thursday, October 4, 2007
At the end of the month, the my digital muse site is closing, sadly. I really enjoyed my few months there, and the products I have received have been overwhelming both in number, and in their awesome-ness! I really found my groove as a digital scrapbooker, and expanded my horzions by about a ton as far as using PhotoShop. It's all good.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Although, how in the world did I accumulate so much schit?! This closet is about as big as a minute. I had stuff stacked on top of stuff. Now...to tackle the two upper shelves and then consult with my handyman/father in law for some shelf installation. I am really trying to stay on task about de-cluttering this house...and it ain't no small task... Pin It
Monday, October 1, 2007
I love this one with my niece Kacie hodling Shelby's hand and their shadows are visible in front of them. That was just a happy accident.
And then this one. Dang, I do not even particularly like animals but this clearly is how you become a pet owner...you see a puppy (or about 8 of them) this stinking cute! The Basset Hounds puppies were for sale at the pumpkin farm. They were not so cute that I forgot that they will still poop and pee (which read below, I have my share of) and that I do not have a fenced yard. My girls were beyond enamored with them. Oh, did I mention the price tag? $450!