Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I Hope So...

Took Evan shopping today for some back to school things. All his pants were in flood-stage and I think his arms grew about 2 inches! :)

We had a good day together.

While we were having our favorite lunch out ~ Chick-fil-A ~ I was asking him how he felt about starting kindergarten in less than 2 weeks.

Me: You know, I'm going to miss you when you start school, Ev.

Evan: Why?

Me: Because I'm used to having you around and you'll be at school every day for a few hours.

Evan: I'll come home, mom.

Fast-forward 2o years ~ I hope he's still saying the same thing. :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Five for Friday

1. Apparently when you turn 3, you become the authority on EVERYTHING....

Ryan tells everyone he's 4 years old.

He vehemently claims he has blue eyes [they're brown].

And yesterday while we were watching Michael Phelps win another gold medal, he turned to me and said, "I the fastest swimmer, right, Mommy?"

Right, Ryan.

Gotta pick your battles :)

2. The summer is winding down WAY too quickly for me. We've got one more week at home and one more week at the beach and then Evan starts kindergarten! We found out his teacher's a man, so that's pretty exciting for us. Aren't many male teachers at the elementary level where they're so needed, so I'm happy Evan's first "real-school" experience will be with Mr. B.

3. I've decided I have a new pet peeve. Not really that new, but I'm finally writing about it - been bothering me for a while now. You know that Bath & Body Works pump hand soap?

Well, I love it. I've got it by every sink in my house.

What I don't love is how everyone who uses it [everyone except me, apparently] uses a full pump to wash their hands.

What a waste!!!!!!! Not only does that use up my soap - which isn't cheap - but it also leaves gross clumps of it in the sink that I inevitably have to clean out [another pet peeve which maybe I'll get to another time :)]

PEOPLE, all you need is about a 1/4 squirt of soap, about the size of a pea, to get your hands completely washed. As my grandmother says, "A little dab'll do you." {Isn't she cute ~ here with the boys this past week}

I'll get off my soapbox now... :)
Moving on....

4. Went to a playdate yesterday with the ladies from our church home group. We are quite prolific in this group btw...7 couples with 17 kids + 1 on the way. Did I mention they're all under the age of 7?

Anyway, Nathan was the bully. He kept stealing toys from other kids. And when he got bored, he would just go up and push them down. LOVELY...

I guess that's to be expected from an almost 2 year old with 2 older brothers, but I'm not prepared to deal with it. He's just too darn cute to spank, especially when he puts his head down and lifts up his big brown puppy dog eyes at me like, "Who? Me?"

Here we go....AGAIN~

5. Lately, I've had a case of so much to do and so little time. I've got all these creative ideas for things I want to make and set up an Etsy shop, but haven't had the time to do it.

Hoping that will change and soon.

I was able to get this scrapbook layout done this week while watching the Olympics, though.

This was the first time I "rolled" the paper. This is the perfect technique for someone like me who is both indecisive and loves paper. You don't know which side of the 2 sided patterned paper to use, so you get to show a little of both sides. I like how it turned out, but I'm going to keep trying it to make it look better. Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I made these name tags for the favors for Ryan's birthday party. I really like the way they turned out. Used my Cricut machine and a Stampin' Up scallop circle punch and some yummy Scenic Route paper. My mom has a laminator, so she was able to laminate them for me. Then, I just punched a hole and ran some We R Memory Keepers ribbon through to tie them on the sand buckets.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Monday

Just sending some pretty flowers from my hydrangea bush your way. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Not Yet

Signs that your 3 year old may not be quite ready to completely give up his nap:

5:00 pm

4:30 pm

6:00 pm

5:30 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mirrors on the What?!?

This past weekend, my friend, Karen, and I went to a scrapbook convention. YES, they have those... :)

We had a blast. We got to see Stacy Julian ~ a celebrity in the scrapbook world, I don't know why I didn't get her picture ~ and we both took our first ever scrapbook classes. We spent 2 days and too much money on wonderful new scrappy goodies. And we got to meet up with some CKMBers IRL [Creating Keepsakes Message Boarders In Real Life]

Rosi (Lil Rosi), Me, Cassie (CDScraps)

Me, Cassie, Kristen (kck182)

The funniest thing that happened while we were there was when we checked in at the hotel. They directed us to our room, saying we took the elevator to the 14th floor and then had to walk up to the 15th floor - we were in a "secluded" part of the hotel.

Well, Karen and I didn't think twice about this but we about died when we got to the 15th floor ~ a.k.a. The Fantasy Suite Floor. (!!!!) What the heck!?! Each door had a title on it ~ like "King for a Night" or "Jungle Room" or "Hollywood." Ours was "Titanic."

We were making so much noise laughing about this in the hallway that another scrapbooker opened her door and said, "Do you believe this?" So, we got to see Pompeii and she came to see the Titanic. She said she expected to see mirrors on the ceiling in her room. Imagine our surprise when we went back to ours and found just that! We even had a hot tub in the middle of the room ~ can you say EWWWWWW?

The best part of our fantasy suite was the fact that there were NO windows and it was still pitch black in our room at 7:15 a.m. Ahhhhhh, sleeping in! Now if that's not a fantasy, I don't know what is...