We also attended the Jeff bball game, where our picture was also taken by a fellow blogger's son. He's quite the photographer like Nathan.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thus you have an album that stands like this:
Now you just need to cover the bag with beautiful scrapbook paper in these sizes:
1. First pattern paper 3" x 5" (A) and 5" x 8.5" (B)
2. Second pattern paper 5.5" x 5" (C) and 11" x 5" (D)
(A) goes on the flap created when the bottom of the bag was cut off.
(B) goes on the back side of the flap continuing on the inside of the album.
(C) goes on the inside of the album on the far right side.
(D) goes along the entire outside of the album.
You will also need two 6" inch strands of thin ribbon to tie the album together when finished.
Here's the sample album that I purchased:
You may also add 3 "pages" of cardstock for extra pictures or stories, these should be 5.5" x 5" and fit nicely in the opening of the bag.
Happy Scrapping! :)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today we participated in the Baby Dedication Service at our church by proclaiming our desire to raise our boys to accept Jesus as their Savior. There were also new believers being baptized during the service. Nathan asked why they were in the water and I told him that they decided to have Jesus in their hearts forever. I wasn't sure what his response to this explanation would be or if he would even accept it as truth in his toddler mind. But to my surprise he brought out the biggest smile that I have seen on him. There is much truth in a "childlike faith" because Nathan didn't say "how come?" like he does for every other explanation that I give him now.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So the now all consuming thought is the impending return to work and the 'real world' tomorrow/Monday Nov. 3rd. This coming week will bring many transitions for our little family of four now. The boys will be well loved at the Marga's house during the school day while Zach and I work, but we can all ride in one car now because tennis season is officially finished for this year. The completion of this season brings more time for Zach to be at home with the little boys and me. I am also concerned with the future of our country in the next week with the election being completed.
I'm exhausted just thinking about the numerous things I could be doing rather than adding a blog entry, so I'm going to try to rest...
Thursday, October 16, 2008
on the note of loving your child, i am so infatuated with nathan learning to use the potty and wear real underwear. i have said for months that he knows the concept because we began 'training' him by entertaining his curiousity since he has turned two. it took a common cold virus to make me want to be homebound for an entire day and we have taken steps closer each day to not using diapers any longer. i'm realizing as i help nathan learn this important skill that my focus on teaching is just as influential in him learning as his own interest. if i'm lazy about getting him to the potty every so often, then he will be lazy and wet his undies. i was lucky to dodge the big mess when he had his first bm at marga's house, but i'm hoping that i can convince nathan to get that in the potty soon. so we are at day 3 of thomas underwear and still doing a small load of 3t undies each day, but i'm pretty sure by the time i am headed back to work nathan will have this down. ewwww...work is now only 2.5 weeks away, on that note this thought bubble is popping.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
on saturday morning we met the duke's at harvest homecoming and began our journey through the booths in downtown. i headed straight for the redman's club chicken and dumplings and then topped it off with pumpkin ice cream. nathan had fun making a bookmark at the kids' day event in the big tent by the riverfront and getting temporary tattoos at a church booth. i think he ended up getting four in total. because of the extraordinary heat we left hh earlier than i hoped and went to the duke's to chill, literally. brent ordered some garlic parmesean breadsticks and they were so good. after realizing we were almost out of diapers for nathan, we left duke's to get a package of diapers at walmart. then we returned to hh for a visit with my sister at the tribune booth. during this trip i tried the corn from the boy scout troop, but it was not quite as i hoped, a little undercooked. once nathan got his final two tattoos of the day we went back to my dad's house for dinner that he was making.
sunday morning brought a horrible reaction and full body misery with the onset of a cold virus. nathan went to huber's with papaw and grandma carla to ride a horse, pet goats and llamas, walk the corn maze and rope maze, and purchase pumpkins for both boys. after a nap, i felt much better and was able to sit up to eat lunch. my dad gave us some wonderful news from my brother, but i'm not sure i can share it just yet. the margas took nathan for the evening and brought him back home with them today, so i was able to get cameron's 2 month pictures taken and hang some new draperies that i purchased at 75 percent off the original price.
now that the benadryl is kicking in again my eyes are finally droopy, so i think i'll head to bed now.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
oh and now that zach doesn't have to teach tomorrow either due to a small fire at the high school, we can possibly take the boys to the indy zoo on the way to new albany in the morning. so we are just the happy family of four right now.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
first, the shift keys on the laptop computer have been working very inconsistently, thus i have resorted to not using them at all. sorry if it is bothersome to others that enjoy appropriate capitalization, but with such a sporadic work schedule for the shift key i have terminated its use in my typing. one would think that a simple black key on a keyboard would not be so bothersome, however, it's decision to not follow my directives when i need to shift to another character is not acceptable.
secondly, i am elated to have another four weeks at home with my boys thanks to the generosity of my obgyn doctor in writing me a note to be released from work until november 3rd. i know that both boys will be in great care with the grandmas when i do return to work, but i love that i will get to spend more time at home with them while they are little. this also increases my time to participate in wild wednesdays with my fellow young mothers and friends.
i could continue this post into twenty more points, but exhaustion from early morning garage sale fun is setting in and i still need to get cameron to the photographer for his one month picture before he turns two months. ;0 that's a smiley without a shift key