Wednesday, November 21, 2007

So my Disney layouts wouldnt work but I have been futzing with my computer to see if these will work. Let's all cross our fingers that Jessica can get it right this time. I started this blog in order to share my love if scrapbooking and my family. So you have all seen my family and how I love them. Now here is a little of my other love.... scrapbooking. Hope you like it! Now to go back and fix the Disney layouts....what a good thing to do when the guys are watching football and the little one is sleeping. Happy Turkey Day. I hope all are feeling blessed!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ok, So for days now I have nto been able to get into my own blog. I kept telling me that I don't exsist. Finally blogger support got back to me and fixed the problem! Yeah I can be me again. So here are the pictures from my last Disney class I tought at The Scrapbook Store. I know that several of you have been looking for color photos of the layouts that recieved a kit form the store.
Hope you enjoy them!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

My kids rock! Look what they have been up to.......

Look what Q did today....time to baby proof!

Gracie and I went to the pumpkin farm with her kidergarten class! She picked out and picked up this pumpkin all by herself!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

This little man and I went on a mission to find the "perfect" diaper bag on Friday. Did we find it.....I think so. After 2 hours of searching we finally found it at USA baby. I love it. I will have to post a picture of it when I get around to it.

Q is hitting so many milestones right now. He is currently sitting up and has been for about a week now. He was before that but was a little wobbly. Now you can plop him in one spot and he doesn't teeter-totter at all. This picture was actually taken last weekend on the first time he sat up for more then a min. or two. It was about 10 min. that he sat there. Also on Friday he started to say Hi! People were saying Hi to him when we went to pick up Gracie from school and he kept saying it back. It didn't really hit me that that is what he was saying until my friend Maria said "He is saying Hi!" Then we got in the van and Gracie would say Hi and Q would say it right back. He did it about 10 times in a row! The of course by the time we got to my mom and dads house he was all Hied out. He finally said it for my Dad and my sister but not yet for my Mom. Poor Nana still has not heard him say it and they were there all day yesterday while I was at the scrapbook store. He also is gearing up to crawl. He gets up on all fours and rocks back and fourth but then plops down after a few seconds. So my little 7 month old boy is growing really fast and I can not believe it!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It's the second day of school, 9:45 in the morning and I am all done with what I wanted to get done today! Q is napping and I am here on the computer in the middle of the day. How strange is this! I am not really sure what to do with myslef. Ok, I think I will scrapbook. Maybe if I have time later I will post what I worked on. lord knows as soon as I get all my stuff out Q will wake up. LOL

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Today was the first day of school for my Gracie. It was day filled with mixed emotions. I spent last night laying in bed thinking of all the things that could go wrong. I cried and whined to my husband for longer then I am sure he would have liked. Then when the morning hit. I was crabby...way crabby because I had stressed myself out so much the night before. But as every mother was not about me so I had to nip that crabby attitude in the bud and put on a happy face. Her alarm only went off for only a few seconds( we all know that won't be so later in the year) and she shot out of bed. She was excited, singing and dancing though the house. I began to feed off of her energy and the crabby attitude began to melt away. On the ride over to school she talked about how exciting today was going to be and how glad she was that school was starting. I teared up a little because she was growing up and thriving as the beautiful 5 year old that she is. As I pulled open the sliding door of the van she saw some friends walking in and their moms that I also have become friends with from 4k last year. I remember thinking to myself, Yeah! Another mom that I know feels like I do. I love knowing that there are other emotional Moms out there and more importantly Moms that are emotional at the school we are a part of. So as we walk in she is hand in hand with her friends and just elated! I felt a wake of joy come over me. I was truly happy for her that she is loving this and for myself that I will have time to spend with little Q. What a great thing this will be for him as well. As I left her there in the line she was happy, only needed two kisses , one kissing hand (Yes we love that book for those of you that know what I am talking about) and a good bye wave. I teared up a little but felt so lucky that she was happy. I then went and had coffee with other PTA moms and we discussed the dropping off form the morning and how all that went. I was not sad anymore.

Wow! All in all that was pretty easy. I kept busy, had a good day and am looking forward to the school year. I have plenty off opportunities to see her at school with all my involvement in PTA and classroom parent. I will get to see my Gracie blossom and grow. This day has totally reminded me of what a wonderful world this truly is.

Oh and by the way when I asked her what she did today it was all bunch of rambling and then she took a deep breath before she said "And I played the flute in music class!" Then when she told my husband over dinner he asked are you good at the flute? her reply was "Well......I sure was loud!"

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tonight was all about my fab. 5 year old. We had her school orientation. It was all very overwhelming for me but a good overwhelming. Gracie seemed to really enjoy it and loved meeting her new teacher Mrs. Stein. Although she still wants to take Miss Lohrey with her from her 4k class. She jumped right in playing with the other children when the meeting portion was over. What a delight it was to see her not being shy and going right along with the others. I guess I don't need to worry about her making friends.

The other day Gracie and I had a conversation about what makes us think of each other. I said things like Disney Princesses and anything pink and here is what she said about me:

Croc's-"whenever I see someone wearing Croc's I always think of you because you always wear them" (She is right I do wear them almost every day. It's almost weird when I don't wear them)

Frozen Coke-"I know you love those Mom" (I think I stop to get one of these at least 4 times a week.)

People Taking Pictures-"You always do that"( I was the only mom in the class to take a picture of her on orientation day...need I say more)

Big Sunglasses-"You look so cute in them Mommy and you always have them on your head" (Confession- I feel naked without them)

So my little 5 year old knows me very well. I think this list almost says more about her then it does about me. She is observant and even complimented me a few times in there. What a little sweetie!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It's been a rough week around the house with stress levels high. I went to work today thinking that it was going to stress me out even more because I would be thinking of all the things I need to get done when I get home from work and in the next few days. WRONG!!!! It was great. Have I ever said how much I love my job? I work at The Scrapbook Store with a group of women that I am proud to say are all my friends as well as some of the customers. My first customer of the day was just such a delight and it seemed to be a whole day of customers that I know as well as new ones that where just such fun to be around! I love having grown up conversation time! It made me forget about all my worries even if they were there waiting for me when I got home. But then when I had to deal with some of my stress I had a fresh pair of eyes to look at it with due to the break from life. The kidlets spent the day with Nana going to Sam's Club to get a jumbo pack of blueberries (seriously-the thing is huge) and Popsicles. Gracie loves Blueberries!! In fact on our 15 min. drive home from my moms I think Gracie made sure we had the blueberries in the van at least 3 times.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

OK, I am guilty!
Guilty of not posting in my blog. I found this picture of Q and he just looks guilty so I thought this was a good "you caught me not posting in my blog" look. It's a little after 2am and I was scrapbooking at the store I work at until 1:00 am or so and there was so much fog in my area that my normal 20 min. drive home took me 1 hour! Plus because the air was so dense my asthma that rarely bothers me was really acting up. I knew that if mine was bad that if my little Gracie had been outside at all that she would have trouble too. Hers is bad enough that she has been admitted into the hospital for it a few times to many for my book. So I rush int he house and listen to her breath. Her breathing was fine. Then I got to thinking what a blessing it is to hear her breathing normally. I found myself on the edge of her bed just listening to her for several min. It's just so comforting to know that she is breathing easy tonight. I think now I will sleep well knowing that all is well.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I can't believe I let this blog go for this long. It has been way to long since I wrote. There are so many new things in my life including these feet over here. I vowed that after my life settled down a little that I would jump back on the blog train. Well, I soon realized that life never slows down it just picks up momentum with every life change and addition to the family for that matter. I guess when i was the mother of one I never knew how easy I had it. But I think every mom says that. Its really pretty late and I need my rest fora day at state fair tomorrow.