Friday, June 12, 2009

New Layout.s

I thought I'd post some of the projects I have been working on. Some of them were done last month, and some recently.This one is about my little Cade. Such a cutie!

This one is about Popcorn time at home.

This one is about my other cutie, Cole and how he seems older than 6.This one is about Carrick and how he started the summer off wrong.This final one is about the last day of school. Hard to believe that the year is over already!

I think that all of these pages are from the past two Studio Calico kits. Just love them.

Feeling kind of under the weather today. Not sure if it is that monthly thing or something else, but I have been crampy and my back has hurt all day. Not even 1000mg of Tylenol could help.
Hopefully it will go away soon. I have a birthday party to take Cole to tonight and then watch the Pens win the Stanley Cup! Gotta have faith.

Today was also weekly house cleaning day. Haven't done it in a few weeks, so it really needed done, especially since the kids have been dragging dirt in from the dirty driveway. I'll have to go into detail one time about how I have changed to "green cleaning" and how much better I like it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I didn't think it had been that long!

My goodness! Where has time gone? I guess I have just been busy. Working outside. Putting in a garden, doing daily outside work like weeding and grass-cutting, and trying to keep the kids busy now that they are out of school.

There has been plenty else going on too. Carrick fractured his arm over Memorial Day. Spent 3 hours in the ER. He fell off the back of the hot tub while goofing off (we told him to stop, but did he listen?). He had to wear a splint for 4 days until we could get in to see a specialist at the new Childern's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He had a bone chip in his elbow and they were not sure where it had come from. He ended up having about 8 x-rays and a CT scan until it was determined they would not have to operate and he could be casted. A whole day spent at the hospital, $20 for parking and I had to have CASH to pay for lunch! Huh? So I had to pay $2.00 to get out $20 from the ATM. #$&(*%. At least everything turned out well. He goes back to see the Dr. on the 26th. At least we don't have to travel downtown for that.

Then we had the last day of school last week. They have been home for an entire week now and I have heard "I don't know what to do." about a million times. They are getting better at keeping themselves busy as the days go by. They only get to watch a little TV in the mornings and then from 2 to 5 they have to share playing Wii. I have also started quiet time from the end of lunch until they play Wii. They have to keep quiet and not bother me for that time --reading, coloring, playing. But they have to be quiet. It worked pretty good today and I got a whole layout done.
Been working on the house outside a lot too. Still grading for the new driveway, putting in the stone steps in the front with walls (we used stone from an old barn foundation here in the property) and planting beds. Have been planting lots of plants (roses, perennials, trees) and cutting lots of grass. I'll post photos of the front when I get a chance. It's raining out right now.

Lastly, we have been watching the awesome Pens. Hope they can come out victorious tomorrow. I know they can, but Joe Lewis seems to have a spell over them. Let's hope it is broken along with the Redwings chances. Go Pens! At least I have that to look forward to since we are not going to the Michigan race this weekend. It's always nice to go and camp out with relatives, but Mark says we have too much work. He always says that...