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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Ok... if you have never visited this blog... please go now... right now and read Guilty as Charged... belly laughs to follow and the realization that you are not the only one...http://themeanestmom.blogspot.com/. Let me know which one you do most often... I am also...guilty as charged! Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So, you know, I hate to disappoint... so without further adieu... Seth's Suitcase of Love... Yes, Valentine's celebrations will be happening all over the country in elementary, middle and high schools on Friday... and with this celebration comes the task of parents helping their children create "boxes" to collect their valentines in...So, with that said, let me remind you that Seth is his mother's son! So, after working on the covering with his dad, I asked him what he wanted to 'title' his box... he said, "It isn't a box, it is a suitcase, a suitcase of LOVE!" "Oh, well, ok..." I mumbled trying my best not to giggle at the seriousness in his voice... well, the suitcase of love it will be. With that, we cut a love hole, tied a handle and used my scrapbooking supplies to create the title he desired. Tonight we will embellish it. Just had to share that cute little story... my kids, they keep me on my toes...
That leads to Josh today. While I have been sick, I slept until almost noon (I know... that NEVER happens to me anymore-that is how I knew I was sick) and got up to see we had another beautiful day. So, Donnie and Josh headed outside to teach Josh to ride "without training wheels" This was a huge success and I took a few pictures to document the occasion... ok, to scrapbook! And you can see the immense joy on his face and the pleasure in doing something his big brothers do... you know, sometimes it is hard to be the baby... He said he can't wait until his brothers get home from school so he can show them... Go Josh!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Today was a beautiful 70 degree day and I had to sleep through most of it. That still didn't ruin the appreciation of such beautiful weather. While I always have trouble sending the older two boys to school without me (just out of habit), I really enjoyed Josh today playing in the dirt outside. It is soooooo nice to have a little sunshine in February to boost our spirits and get some much needed exercise and fresh air. The boys came home from school and for the first time in forever didn't need any prodding from me to go out and play.
Yesterday was just as nice and so we ventured over to our friends' goat farm to see the 30 some (yes, I did say 30 plus) brand new baby goats. The boys ran through the hills and got as muddy as they could so they could play in the creek... I so love watching them play and remembering how much fun we had when we were their age.
Notice the one muddy shoe...
I also got to scrapbook with April on Saturday (made the very CUTE layout you see in the header-love it), the day in which I noticed I was coming down with some type of creeping crud. I stayed home sick today and think I will probably have to bite the bullet and go to the doctor tomorrow. I hate to miss two days with my students but don't think I will be much good to them the way I feel.
Tomorrow I will post Seth's Suitcase of LOVE... yes, he created that title all by himself. I will leave you hanging on that until tomorrow...
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Well, it has officially been a week since I last posted and lo and behold, it is another snow day. Before I talk about that, let's talk about how I survived a slumber party on Friday night with 15 boys and one great little girl. Seth turned nine on Tuesday and we had all of his friends over for a rousing slumber party. Seth is so much like me he wanted his cake to say, "Have an artsy-fartsy birthday" So I took out the fartsy part and ordered this cake from my FAVORITE bakery (an hour's drive from here-also the death of my diet!) The boys were great and we actually got 6 hours of sleep!
OK, on to the snow day... I absolutely LOVE waking up to a text from friends that says "No school!" Notice, if you will, the exclamation point at the end... can you tell we love a few snow days? After yesterday at school, a little break was warrented. My 9 year old woke up this morning to find out he didn't have to go to third grade today and said, "Woo-hoo, no open response writing today!" That says it all! Tomorrow is dress as your favorite character day, so, instead of scrapping, I will be trying to pull together costumes. We, the second grade teachers, will be sporting costumes of our favorite book "Pinkalicious" with a crown, wand and pink feather boa... can you imagine? We do have a lot of fun. My sister, the wonderful lawyer, texted back to me this morning that in her next life she was going to be a teacher... lol! I do love it, especially when we get a little surprise like this...
And, with that, I will post my latest layout, made last week on a snow day... I love this picture of Seth and tried to do something new... I inked the white chipboard letters darker at the top and lighter at the bottom in order to add some visual interest. I then inked the top of each letter to make it pop a little. I had a lot of fun and have put it aside for a while to come back to it a little later to add something... I also submitted several layouts to magazines this week for possible publication... wish me luck... best of luck to you. Have a wonderful snow day and please pray for all of the people who are still out of power this week and for those people who have left their families to go and help... We are so blessed!