Friday, October 24, 2008

ooh, ooh, looky, looky

I found something NEW! I went stalking other people's blogs and someone mentioned scrapblog and look at what I made!!!!!!!!!!

Cool, huh?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Modified Tag

Not that anyone has tagged me, but I've been crusing around some blogs and have seen this tag: go to your my photos folder and post the 6th photo of the sixth folder. Well, I don't have photos in my "my photos" folder; they reside in an external hard drive. AND I found the 6th photo in the 6th folder and I didn't like it (it was a cake - definitely not one of my better ones) so I went to the 7th folder and here is the 7th picture:

It was taken on June 12th 2005 and it is Gabrielle with her Aunt Dorothy at my in-law's
Isn't she the very cutest?!!!

Totally Trampoline

In my "television is a 24 hour event" household, a trampoline is almost an essential home appliance if I don't want the kids to be holed up in the house zombified in front of the set indefinitely. This is why, when the boys BROKE the tramploline in March, we went ahead and bought a new one (just recently, for Tre's birthday). Generally, I would have never done that, but since television watching tripled after that event, I decided against my initial anger

Even Gabrielle got in on the fun once the baby had found his way to the trampoline

Peter, however, could not be bothered with that kid's stuff. He was way too busy helping Dad clean up the brush. BUT, he was OUTSIDE

The boys and their love for burning brush:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thank you Bumbo

Not that I have read, nor would heed if I did, any of the webelicious accounts of how bad the bumbo seat is for your child, so I am going to praise away anyhow.

This little lovely seat that my wonderful friend Carrie procured at giant consignment sale for me has done its job

Benjamin just last Thursday completely amazed me when I set him in his baby papsan (also courtesy of Carrie, or Donelle, I can't remember which, but they are almost one in the same) and instead of reclining, he sat straight up. I was not expecting this for another few weeks. But as we all know, my memory is hazy and he could have been developmentally expected to sit upright weeks ago. But hey, I give credit to the bumbo seat anyway

Of course, we must remember that in sweet, sweet babyland, ANY piece of equipment, regardless of intended use is the perfect place to sleep

If only I could sleep like that

Friday, October 3, 2008

Because I am an unconscionable braggart

This is the front of the card that I have been planning to mail my cousin for WEEKS. It took forever to make (not to mention the fact that I recently got sucked into a series of novels that totally took up all of my time, as well).
My cousin just adopted a sweet baby boy from China!!!!!! And I am so terribly excited for them.
So I decided to send a few little things and this idea for a card popped in my head.
The front has several pics from China (the two small bottom ones my cousin took herself and the other two were snagged off the internet) and the text says: "Of all the wondrous and fantastic things in this mysterious and beautiful land"
and on the inside, there is a pic of her sweet baby that says "You get to keep the very best one!"
I can't post the inside because I don't have permission to post his beautiful face and it would be a terrible shame to fuzz it out. So just imagine a sweet chubby cheeked angel face smiling (and eating) with the words and you got the inside.
I wish the image was bigger because the black paper is actually this color infused paper with the black resting on yellow and I wet, sanded, & crumpled so that some of the yellow showed through. But it is far from "archival" because I totally used scotch tape to secure the pictures onto the frame. I was originally going to go with a red background (red, yellow and black are just the colors that scream"China" to me) but the green looked so much better with the pics.
IT TOOK FOREVER! But I think it was worth it. I can't wait to mail it