Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I have to admit that this camera is so intense that I'm a little intimidated by it. But I am up to the challenge. Such a fabulous camera!!!
I am so excited about my new toy that I've decided it needs a name. I don't want to refer to it as 'The new camera' or 'The nice camera'. I'm looking for something the makes me smile and has a little pizazz. So. . . here is your challenge. What should I name my new camera and why? The winner will get a little care package from me.
So start posting those name choices. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'll admit I'm leaning towards a boy name since there are so many ladies in the house. But. . . it can be a boy or girl. Heck unisex name even.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The first ride on the carousel. B asked very enthusiastically do go again so I took her the second time. Ah- to be 2 1/2. Saturday she turned 2 1/2 or 2 point 5 as she says.
We met up with our friend Brett for the tailend of our zoo visit. He took a family photo for us and I realize that I didn't get one with him. Where is my head. It was good to see you Brett!! Next time we'll have more time.
Playing with Dad's ties. She only wanted to wear her Crocs. Forget the fancy dress shoes.
Mmm. . . cake. We have 20 of these cupcakes in our fridge. So much for a bikini bod by the 4th of July (oozing with sarcasm here) I love this photo
Friday, June 20, 2008
The officer showed up and told me the boy's name (Let's call him Marty to protect his innocence) and that a call had already been placed looking for him. He had snuck away from daycare. The person that came to pick him up was the daughter of the daycare owner. In my opinion she did not understand the severity of what could have happened. She was almost non-chalant about it. When the officer asked her how old he was she said "Oh I don't know. 5? He's not mine. I was helping my mom at daycare." Considering I was choking back tears I guess I expected more emotion. I'm sure it will hit her later.
As a mom of two little kids I understand what can happen in the short moments you aren't looking. I get that. Trust me- not a day goes by where one of them isn't getting into something they shouldn't. And Bennet goes to a wonderful inhome care provider. (Amy- you're the BEST!) But when you have a special needs child you need to be all the more vigilant. What would have happened had his parents come to pick him up tonight to hear "We can't find him" or worse. That little boy is lucky he wasn't hurt or killed.
I passed Marty off to the woman and the officer. As time went away I got to thinking. I hope his parent's find out what happened today. Yes- I am one of those people who calls the police department to make sure that happens. I know mistakes happen but as a parent I'd want to know about it. I called the Police Department after lunch since I couldn't stop thinking about wanting to make sure his parents were aware of what happened to their son. The Lieutenant on duty assured me that the parents are always notified in cases like this. Here is the path that Marty may have taken today.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.
How Classes Work:
All classes are held online through our special Feeling Scrappy Class Forum. It is a private forum where you can share your layouts, discuss the techniques, ask questions and share information with instructors and fellow students. Part of the fun is sharing the experience and hanging out with like-minded women while you learn! Since our classes are held on-line on a message board you can "attend" class when it is convenient for you making it perfect for SAH moms and working ladies alike! It is not required that you complete every challenge and technique taught during the classes but you will get the most out of the classes if you work along with us. We will also have many "extra credit" assignments with opportunities to win prizes throughout the classes.You will be sent a class syllabus, supply list and access code after you register for a class
I'd love to see some familiar faces and can't wait to meet some new!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thanks to my scrappy friend Char for the blooms. As always I did this page for several challenges. One at Scrapbook.com and Scrap4Life.com
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Last Father's Day we spent the weekend at the cabin.
This year Nick was treated to the breakfast of champions. Smokehouse bacon and deep fried french toast made with french bread. We are still moving slow.
B wasn't thrilled, until . . . Scout joined her.
Nick had a light lunch so he has room for his steak dinner. :) Although I'm already eyeing up the homemade AngelFood cake with berries and cream.
And now- at nearly 4 he's finally done working and is ready to dive into his present- a PS3. I'll never see him again.
Happy Father's Day Nick. Our girls are lucky to have you. Don't you forget it! We love you!!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The tab in the upper right corner pulls out to reveal journaling.
In some ways my Dad and I are a lot alike. In other ways we’re very different. We both are thrifty and will brag about a good bargain. We are hard workers and get satisfaction at a job well done. We like to drink beer and take naps. In certain situations we both have short tempers and stubborn streaks. We understand the importance of good car maintenance. Oil changes and tire pressure are the key to happiness.
We are very different too. I am very outwardly & vocally emotional. I wear my heart on my sleeve. My Dad doesn’t emote very much. Doesn’t bother me at all. I know that he loves me and is proud of me without saying a word. I buy foreign, he buys domestic. If it’s yellow it mellows- I flush it down J
On this Father’s Day 2008 I am proud to be his daughter for all the reasons we’re alike and for those reasons that we’re not. They make us, US. I love you Dad!
Happy Father's Day Dad! Happy Father's Day Dad/Roger!! Happy Father's Day Nick!! I love you!
I'll post some celebration photos tomorrow.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Well Mr. Farmer I can tell you this much. Your pregnant Nanny Goat isn't preggers anymore b/c I saw her babies munching on grass yesterday morning. So after multiple attempts to call the station I couldn't get through. So I sent them an email. The DJ responded and sent it onto the farmer. How crazy is that? That I was listening to that station at that time. Weird.
I will probably never know what happened with the mama goat her babies. But I do feel good that I did my part and sent the email. And to know that I wasn't seeing things.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Then I thought- wait- that would fit perfectly with the Styles the Word challenge. (I'm a DT member there). That challenge begged the question "Why are you wonderful?"
To get me started I used the challenge at Scrap4Life to use Nancy's lo as a launching point. So really a triple dipper this time.
So when people ask me how I find the time to scrap and participate in challenges/etc. little do they know . . .
Here is the layout. Melissa- to answer your question. The toe next to my big toe is 2 1/4 inches long. And skinny. Measure your pinkie. I'd bet it's about the same length. :) Bennet has Nick's toes. Scout has Trunnell toes.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
After breakfast today Bennet and I went to the nursery for flowers. Of course B splashed in every pond and climbed every hill but we had fun. She helped me pick the colors. White, Pink and Red.
Since there is 2 years plus of dirt we had to prep the box for planting. B is REALLY into helping these days which is alot of fun. "I help" is a common phrase at our house. I know it will be fleeting so we're taking advantage now.