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!


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Cassie said...

I have the same pet peave. I've explained to them SO many times that they don't have to push the pump all the way down, but it doesn't seem to sink in.
BTW, Bath and Body Works has a big sale on those soaps right now 5 for $15 or 7 for $20. I came home with a bag full two days ago!