Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crop at Scrapdango

There has been an amazing crop going on over at Scrapdango. It started August 22 thru the 31st. There are sketches, ad challenges and scraplift challenges.

I am so excited about this crop because I was hoping to get my mojo back. I haven't had much in the past month. And I have gotten alot of it back I think.
Here are a few of the projects I have gotten done. There will be more in the next few days.

This is pics of Patrick with his cousin Evan at grandmas's.
I love this kit from Scrapdango. Kaiser Kraft is one of my new faves I think.

I love these pics of my mom and dad when they were first married. I don't have many of them together and I cherish these. My mom's sister and her husband are in these pics too.

My niece, Chasity. I used one of the August kits from Paper Popsicles on this layout and I love how it turned out.
Another August kit from Paper Pospicles. I think this is one of my favorite kits so far. Also, did this for the BAM challenge that Sheila has posted over at Paper Popsicles.

I love this pic of Patrick taken while we were on vacation last year.
I love this Doodlebug paper, it is the last of a kit from Scrapdango, from a few years ago.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Oh boy! School has turned into a nightmare in the mornings. I guess everyone realized school was a permenant thing because about day 4 at least half of the class was crying in the morning. Patrick was of course one of them. He loves school but he hates rest time. And being his teacher doesn't have a full time assistant she has to step out of the classroom during rest time. And Patrick can't stand this. He freaks out if he is left alone and he thinks she isn't coming back. Boy I hope this settles down soon. I did tell her if she lets him know she is going out of the room he should be okay. So I guess we will see if it work.

Monday, August 11, 2008

These were my first attempt at atc's and I have to say I think I am hooked. I made these for an atc swap over at Paper Popsicles. Hey I need something to fill that holder

alpha stamps-studio g
bust stamp from a swap
stickles and embossing powder

ATC holder class

This month at Paper Popsicles Stacey has come up with an awesome class to make these too cute ATC holders. I of course decided to make 2. One for atc's and one for coupons. I thought maybe I would remember to take them with me if I had something pretty to put them in. We will see.
I used a couple of the yummy kits at Paper Popsicles for mine. So if you want directions on how to make these check out this thread over there.

Friday, August 8, 2008

1st Day of School!

Today was Patrick's first day of K4. I can't believe my baby is old enough for school!!
He was such a big boy considering he has been saying he wasn't going to go to school. Patrick actually told me he would call his teacher on the phone and talk to her but he wasn't going to school. LOL..where do kids come up with this stuff.
It was a bit of a fight to get him up, which if you know Patrick you know We took the pics in front of the house of course and at the school. He wanted me to spend the day at school with him. And of course my husband told him I could probably stay since it was only till 11. What??? I stayed until after 8 and told him I would leave in a few minutes. He seemed okay with it. I ended up putting supplies away for his teacher and about 9 he told me to leave! I couldn't believe it, my baby didn't need me hoo!!
He didn't cry at all. I was shocked that none of the kids in his class cried. Can you believe it out of 15 noone cried. Thats not to say that most of us moms weren't crying.
I stalked around outside of the class for awhile and now I am home trying to be patient until 11. But I don't know if that will happen.
It is strange all the emotions you can go through on such a big day for your little one. I am so excited for him to be onto this next step in life and I also want to hold him close and keep him home with me. I can't protect him from everything now that he is away from me. And I am not use to giving that up.
Here are a couple of pics from today. I am off now. I think I will go to the school now!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We are back!

We have made it home from our week vacation in MS. It was so great to get to see everyone again. It has been way longer than I wish it had been since we were over last. We saw alot of family members and there were still alot of people we didn't get to see. There just wasn't enough hours in the day. Maybe on the next trip.
I did get a photo of all of the cousins together. It has been way too long. Patrick does at least get to see Trevor, Chasity, Kimber, Malachi and James on a regular basis.

But his other cousins are a different story. We spent alot of time with his grandma, or his Honey as he calls her. I think that is just too cute.
This is a pic of him with his cousins. This is the first time they have all been together in at least 2 years. Everyone is just so spread out.
Chase, Brennon, Chance, Shea and Patrick

Well I am off to get unpacked. We have alot to get together before school starts.