Monday, June 30, 2008

Worked the weekend

I taught 2 classes on Saturday, a total of 16 students! Afterwards Jen and I put together our annual christmas card camp that's on July 22.

Then on Sunday we were back at the store decorating for Christmas in July. I also finalized the next three months of "Eat Your Veggies" kits and packed July's kit which is Jen's favorite so far - SEI papers.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Henry

My baby boy is 5 years old today. So far he has had 2 time-outs in 40mins and now is having a meltdown over not getting m&m's. Grandma sent him $20, so he hit me up for fish. He got a 1 gallon jar with some plants & neon gravel, now we're just waiting for the tank to settle before he gets his little neon tetras or something.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's Thursday

On tuesday the ENT drained my ear - he actually punctured my ear and sucked out fluid! He numbed the area and then made a lot of crunchy noise while "working" on the problem. He said there is 2% chance that the hole might not close up, in the mean time plug my ear with some wax to keep water out of it. Also found out that I have 30% hearing loss in my right ear & 10% in my left. Dr said I'll be looking at hearing aids by the time I'm 45.

If I have an issues then come back in before the next appt. in a month. If the ear fills up again or I still feel like a marshmellow is shoved in my ear then he's sending me in for an MRI. He says the issue would not be the ear but the brain. Ughh not what I want to hear.

H. is not happy to get out of bed in the morning, he rolls over and says let me sleep. I agree, I do not like getting out of bed at 6.3oam either. Once he's at school than he's happy to go, he asks me to pick him up early so he can go home and sleep. Ya right that kid take a nap.

Monday, June 23, 2008


H. started VPK this morning - volunteer pre-kinder - at the bright hour of 7.30am. He says he wants to stay all day which ends at 6pm, he hasn't been in a program that lasted that long EVER. I am planning on picking him up around 4.30pm, 6pm is a long time for his first day of "school".

He is in Mrs. F class, he had her last year (3 weeks ago) in kindy integration during the last few months of pre-k. He loves her, I hope he has her for kindergarten which starts 20 days after VPK. The kid is not getting much of a summer break.

I finally did a page about last year's first day of summer school. He was still 3 years old in this picture, he would be four 3.5 weeks later. He hated going to "that school", it was a different elementary school & he said it was boring and the teacher wouldn't let him eat. @@ (eyeroll). The only reason he wanted to go was to ride the bus across town, he was on the bus longer than in the classroom. In the morning it was 30min trip but the trip home was 90-120 mins! But he loved every minute of it. I seriously thought & talked about taking him of the summer program because of the bus ride, but I didn't want him missing out on speech therapy & social cues.


I was down with a strange migraine Tuesday until late Thursday and then lingering headache for the last few days. I rarely have visual auras associated with migraines and Tuesday I had a doozy. It was like I was wearing swim goggles filled with oil, wavy & motion sickness.

H. was love, he knows what a migraine is & how miserable you are. The almost 5 year old has had 3 migraine in the last 8 months, gotta love family genes. He would come in to check on me and ask if I needed anything, then he would shoo nico out of the bedroom and close the door.

All is better and tomorrow I'm going in to the ENT to have my ear drained. Three rounds of antibiotics (last ones made me very icky - top & bottom) and 2 rounds of steroids didn't clean out the fluid so this is the last resort before tubes.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Disney page #2

Decided to do a facing page with some photos from the same day at Disney. I was lucky to find a piece of "tortilla" bazzill cardstock in my stash to match the left side. All I had left over from the other page was a square about 6x6 of pattern paper and some cut out stars.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Digging out some Disney

Totally forgot about this page for the Doodle dt, the packet contained 1 sheet of pattern paper (double sided), 3 sheets of cardstock (orange, lime, tortilla), 3 buttons & the pkg of AC rub-ons (animals). So this is what I came up with an hour later, I threw on some paint to off set the picture and cut out some freehand stars.

DT work can be a hairpuller but I really like to work with just paper & build from there. Not to much of an embellishment person other than handmade or cut from the paper itself.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Few pages

A few pages from the last few days, i've been able to do a page a day. Pretty slow but I like the pages.

H. the chatterbug -sitting on the bed talking, talking, talking...

Nico came out of his bedroom one morning & declared "ME DRESSED!" he sure was - clothes inside out & unders over short.

H. spring 2007 school picture. He such a little guy in this picture, i love that he is wearing the orange UV watch that he found in the toy bin the day before.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Joe's kidney stone

Yesterday morning as we were getting dressed to head over to MOSI, Joe slides to floor in extreme pain. Over the course of the day Joe is withering around in bed and moaning, finally at 7pm he says he's ready to go the the ER.

We load up and head over UCH carrollwood ER, luckily its not busy at all and Joe is seen within 15mins. I left with the boys right before he was called back, they were acting up and tired.

Joe called me at 10.30pm saying he is being released, come get me. Once again I load up the sleeping boys and head over the hospital.

Joe was in fact passing a kidney stone. Doc told him to drink lots more water and watch his weight.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Funny boys

While cooking dinner last night, the boys were painting at the table or so I thought. I wasn't paying that much attention to them since they were chatting and not bothering me. H tells me to look at them "we being statues". I looked over at them and there they were covered in paint from head to toe.

The look on Nico's face is priceless - wonder what he was thinking.

I should have kept a closer watch on them because the night before H covered himself and became ....."SUPER PAINTER GUY!" seriously that's what he called himself. Here he is showing off his super power moves - blasting a hole in the wall.

It's only paint and I got some good pictures out of these "artistic adventures".

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This week's pages

I did the first 3 pages while at the doodle, so I use what I had on hand.

Where is Nico? - Inque Boutique paper, circle diecut (?), Doodlebug letters (love them). Just noticed that the button emb. that I had on the right of the title is missing. There is something there to balance the title.

Evil Eyes - funny joe stated this gag with post it notes to the forehead. H. loved to get the laughs. Pink Paislee stamps (alpha), Scenic Route papers.

Oh Boy! = using up leftover pieces of Cosmo Cricket papers. The bkgd is Daisy D.

AHH! - crazy H. whooping it up for the camera. Prima "dude collection" paper, Bazzill cardstock strip, Inque Boutique chipboard bubble, Pink Paislee stamp.

Watch Me! - a very different page, i didn't have a clue what I wanted to do with 6 pics but I knew it wasn't going to be a double pager! After 2 days of staring at them on my desk I just painted/stenciled some arrows around the edge of the paper and glued the pics down. I actually like the way it came out - I wanted to some motion.

H. had a headache most of yesterday and then a full blown migraine by 8pm. Poor kid. He fell asleep around 9pm and woke up 30 mins later screaming. Joe picked him up and H. tossed his milk all over joe & the luckily the bathroom. Joe was taking H to the bathroom, quick thinking. I had to run out to the store and get some motrin & tylenol how ever you spell it, I had given him the last drops early in the day. Within 30mins of throwing up and taking a Tylenol meltaway, he was asleep again and sleep all through the night. This morning he woke up like his perky regular self and said he feels much better.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Kits Kits Kits

I went to the doodle and put together 3 pages in 13 hrs. Actually I did 3 pages and then picked the next 3 months of kits, so a lot of time was me walking in circles and thinking about the kits & embellishments.

The first kit of Eat Your Veggies has done spectacularly well, there is only one kit left! We sold more kits in these 3 weeks than the number of layouts I have done in 2 months.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

3 pages

I finally got around to scrapping a few pages yesterday & today. I am loving those Doodlebug letters.

Basic Grey Cupcake line, AL stamp, felt, 7g & MM heidi rub-ons - those suckers are probably 4 yrs old and still work great.

Boy Under
Goofy H and his under problem - wearing them backwards. New Inque Boutique papers, AL stamp & AC felt letters. It needs something added for balance, I'm still digging thru the bins.

Monkey Boy- FP felt monkey that I stitched white thread through for some shape & Cosmo Cricket papers. 12x12 page with one picture OMG. I rarely waste a 12x12 cardstock for one picture but it works (it was a semi lift).

Monday, June 2, 2008

Nico disappeared again, this time on Joe. He fell asleep under his little couch in the living room, he blends in well.

Here's another gift card holder done in different papers.

Just 2 more days of school, then a 3 week break and school starts up again. I so hope they do not have to wear uniforms for the summer session, i am so tired of green & khaki! H has clothes in his closet that he has only worn twice before he outgrew them. I'm about to not buy any clothes other than khaki shorts & hunter green or white shirts.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

All about the boy

We celebrated H's birthday today at chuckecheese, yep its a month early but he wanted his classmates at his party so I did it early.

Henry said he had lots of fun, that's what I wanted to hear.

1. habitrail that joe hates, he says its a fire hazard.
2. not sure what the look on h's face is about - looks like a lecture.
3. told h. to smile for the picture
4. didn't think about the loud music sitting up at the front of the "theatre", h just sat there with his fingers in his ears. As soon as the music & singing stop he was back to his old self.

5. H showing off his birthday medallion
6. H says "thank you grandma!" he knew immed. who gave it.
7. "Thank you every, give me a hug!" that's what he said

8. not sure what's going on here, got to ask jen - it must have been funny.
9. H did great on this ticket game, he kept getting "7 tickets" lucky button pushing.