Thursday, January 31, 2008
First some cute stories:
The phone rang and Aussie picked it up. I heard him talk just a little bit and then he hung up. I said, "Aussie, who was that." He said, "A stranger so I hung up!"
Ashley's foot fell asleep. She told me her foot was sizzling. I told her she needed to get up and walk on it. So she got up and hopped on her other foot around the room. I said, "Ashley, you need to walk on the foot." She said, "no, that's not how you do it." I said, "In order for it to stop, you actually need to walk on the foot." She said, "that doesn't make any sense."
Ashley: Mommy, what are those dots on you?
Me: those are freckles. Some people have freckles across their noses. Most people with red hair have freckles. Your Gramma has freckles all over.
Ashley: Do I have freckles?
Me: I'm not sure, you might have some.
Ashley: Where do freckles come from?
Me: Well God gives them to some people when they are born and some other people get them from being out in the sun a lot.
(A BIG SMILE came across her face)
Ashley: I can do that! I want to have speckles just like my Mommy!
Today we went to see a play at the Children's theatre with our homeschool group. It was Junie B. Jones. It was SO cute! I just loved it. And then we went to McD's for lunch. Sometimes fast food tastes SO GOOD! Today was one of those days.
Before we went to the theatre I taught the kids :30 on the clock. It's fun to watch them learn now. I feel like it has only been a couple of weeks since they have started learning "new" things. It seems as though every thing before now has been review. (not all of it...but it was all pretty boring) Now it is exciting- even though they still feel the same way about school.
Ok last- I had to do another layout. I just couldn't miss the LAST day. So I put this together quickly. These are my lefties! Journaling says: I tried to put the pencil in your right hand, but all of you insist on writing with your left hand.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I've had a lot of quirky dreams lately, since I've been sick. One of the dreams was of a pegasus on a layout. I can't really remember what it looked like, but I just knew I HAD to do it. So I woke up, searched the internet for a pegasus, I enlarged it, flipped it, drew it, painted it, and embellished it. Then I came to my senses and said, What in the world am I going to do with and 8x10 pegasus? So this is what became of it. The journaling reads: A princess is more than jewels and crowns and unicorns. It's a little girl dreaming of the woman she'll become.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
But first wanted to give an update.
We all have a lingering cough, but we are doing great!
I had CABIN FEVER bad bad bad today.
I almost begged to get out of the house and then realized that it was ME who was the sickest yesterday, so I thought I better suck it up and stay in for the allotted 24 hours after a fever.
But tomorrow....Baby we are SO OUT OF HERE!
I did decide since we couldn't go anywhere, that i would let the kids do their dinosaur excavation kits. I took pictures, but I'll have to upload/download the pictures tomorrow.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I don't believe I have ever had this happen.
Our family is SICK!
Friday we took the kids to the doctor. STREP! UGH!
So me and the kids got on so antibiotics.
We started getting better, but then Tuesday night we took a turn for the worse.
Mason woke up with a very scary cough and having a hard time breathing.
Back to the doctor's office on Wednesday.
Diagnosis: the flu DOUBLE UGH!
All of us including hubby has the flu.
So as we were there...
they told us about a doctor, one of his staff members and a receptionist were all sent home
on FRIDAY because of the flu.
Hmmmmmm.....We have not been anywhere after being diagnosed with strep. So where do you think we picked up the flu?
Greg was really bad yesterday. Today is my day I guess. I'm tired, but really tired of being in my bed!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Greg is sick today. If you read this please say a little prayer for him. He can't sleep and he went to bed around 7:30.
Homeschooling: I love to hear the kids read. All of them are doing well. Mason is excellent with math. He just whips through it with little or no instruction and he does it all in his head. The boys are really fast with their work (when they want to be). It really bothers Ashley that they get done so much faster than her. I'm not quite sure how to handle it. Ashley just cried and cried today because I made her finish her work. I even let her sit on my lap. When she was finished she went upstairs and took a nap. (EXTREMELY RARE) I guess she is still not feeling well. Did I tell you our family has Strep? We've been on antibiotics for 5 days. She had it the worst though.
Monday, January 21, 2008
This is just a fun layout I did using my USERNAME. I haven't done that before, so I thought I would on this layout.
I found a white pen I just love. So this layout is basically of experimenting with the pen.
This was another round robin and I simply adore this layout! There were 8 of us in this round and each person again took 5 minutes. I got the date wrong on my journaling so I will have to go back and change that.
This is the layout I did with the fun game I don't know what it is called. We got a picture, an adhesive, scissors and a pen. Then someone else picked out 5 things from my stuff that I had to use to make the layout. The 5 things picked out: 1. black paper 2. blue/white lace paper 3. black letters 4. ribbon 5. a pack of fancy black embellishments. Then we were allowed to pick out 1 item to use. I picked out the journaling box. We had 30 minutes to complete the layout. For those of you who are NOT scrapbookers that is not really a long time. I just love how it turned out. The word charmer was blending in too much, so I used the transparency from what the ribbon was wrapped around to make it have a little depth. I also used a little piece of packaging from one of the things i had and put it on the bottom, it says Remember When.
This layout was another round robin and there were 9 of us. This was so much fun!
Again this was another round robin with 9 people.
This last layout is of Aussie and Uncle John. I was SO surprised to actually find paper that would go with this bright red Chuck E. Cheese picture and other picture of Aussie. I think it turned out pretty cute.
So that's it. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The weather people say it should snow all night long. I'm hoping that the ground will be covered in the morning. I told the kids if it is, we should get out there first thing in the morning to play in it, because by the afternoon it will probably be all melted.
It wasn't really cold until you stood out in it for several minutes. So I was casually taking pictures thinking that it really wasn't that cold. Then all of a sudden, I was freezing. I feel bad that I neglected to zip up the kids coats. But to my defense, I literally parked 5 feet from the door and our intentions were to run to the car and get in. I'm writing my apology publicly b/c I know I'm going to hear it from hubby!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday I took the kids to the indoor playground. Aussie met a girl there named Madeline. He was smitten. He asked me for a piece of paper. I gave him one and he wrote his phone number really big on it and tried to give it to the little girl. She played hard to get and wouldn't take the paper, so Austin gave it to her mom. It was so cute! But I couldn't help think how his heart is going to be broken when she doesn't call. (The Mom gave me the paper back when he wasn't looking.) ~Wow starting young!!!
Aussie has been so polite and sweet recently! He has been telling me, I'm the best Mom in the whole wide world etc. Then he would turn to Greg and say, "I like saying things that will build people up!"
Last night we got to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical. It was good. Not as good as the movie, but I enjoyed it. Before we left...Aussie said, "I don't know why we need a babysitter". I said, "Well why not?" And he said, "because we already have the best Mom!"
Oh I forgot to say in the previous post that I scraplifted the cat page from Scrapdolly on the Get a Load of This challenge.
Greg and I have decided to watch Lost. Season 4 starts on January 31. I don't think we will be able to get caught up by then. We have been staying up late at the end of our busy days and watching anywhere between 1 and 3 episodes. I don't think we are even 1/2 way through the 1st season. We did 2 nights in a row to 2AM. I don't think I can handle that anymore. It makes me so tired the next day.
Anyway, I need to start school. I just thought I would pop in real quick to give you a short update.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Then this morning, Austin was talking to Greg. He was being very serious and sincere and he said, "Dad, I'm sorry that Mee-maw was terminated."
...Out of the mouth of babes!