Archive for February, 2008
Emma had her Grade 2 R.A.D. Ballet “presentation” this week. She was very excited. Everything had to be spotless for the examiner. I ironed her character skirt that morning. The kids watched me ironing & asked “what is THAT?”. I’d like to say that I iron after they go to bed, but that would be a lie … DH laughed, as I had to as well.
She did quite well on her jumping especially! Toes pointed, height, & soft landings.
Here is a scrapbook layout of Emma from a couple of years ago, working on, what else? Her jumping.
Liam was the last of the kids to get sick … poor kid. He had it pretty bad. Thankfully was improving on Friday/Saturday. Just in time for Mike & I to have the flu thing? I dunno. Sigh. We have some pretty awesome neighbours & they took Emma & Malcolm after school with their kids & kept them until early that evening. “No worries, I’m make pizza for them, watch a movie, you just take it easy”. That was a God-send! Having friends & family … can’t tell you what it means.
This layout (pics from last autumn) uses the S.U. new “Rub-Ons“. They kinda remind me of those temporary tattoos the kids put on their arms, with no water. As you can see, Liam doesn’t sleep with out Pooh Bear.
Liam is napping, (so far he hasn’t picked up the bug his siblings had), so I thought I’d try out my Stamp-a-ma-jig (without helping hands). This is my first go at it & it seems to centre things much better than my own eye does. I see Kristina Werner use it all the time on her tutorials & her stuff looks great. (Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Seeing Spots, So Many Scallops, Terrific Tulips, Ruby Red Maker, Scallop Punch) Okay back to my chores, enough!
After looking around different websites like iSTAMP , NoTimeToStamp , CaptureTheMoment, and a few others. I thought I liked the file folder style best. That way bitty scraps can go back in & be recycled.
I have been watching too many organizing shows with Peter Walsh, I guess, because I cut up my old S.U. CatalogueSSSS and used them for the labeling.
I also cut the precious catalogues up to make a binder of what stamp sets I have & examples of using them. (still under construction)
It’s not all that wide, but then again, it doesn’t take up all that room on the desk top.
Okay so Emma-Sian is all better & will be going off to school this morning. Malcolm; however, about 1/2 before supper last night, “My tummy huuuuuuurts”. Isn’t it nice when sibblings share? I guess this house has been hit with a virus, that thankfully passes quickly. Malcolm is quite upset that he isn’t allowed to go to school, because he feels better. I told him to give it a meal or two & I had already left a message for the school last night. He is not pleased.
I only have 3 children. I think of my grandmothers, one with 6 children, one with 13 children. Can you imagine how much washing alone those women did? I guess they were too busy to think about it.
The reason I do crafts … my wee therapy LOL. Above are some pages of Malcolm (from a few years ago).
Emma is home sick today, “I don’t feeeeel good Mum, my tummy hurts …” hmmm, no fever, a bit pale”. Well better safe than sorry. It was a good idea … she didn’t last long & there is a bucket by the bed. At least at 8 years old they give you warning. I’m trying to keep Liam (2) away from her & keep it rather quiet. Poor kiddo. I am reminded that all these little sickness build their immune system for strength.
Above are some scrapbook pages of her, some from years ago & the “off the dock” was this summer, when we went to a friends cabin near Val-Des-Monts, Quebec, where we had a fabulous time there. Back to checking on her to see if she’s still snoozin’ okay.
The provincial government had declared Monday, February 18th as Family Day. A holiday for many in Ontario … stores closed, hope you remembered to buy your milk yesterday. We had thought about going skating on the canal or tobogganing; however, the weather didn’t cooperate. Instead, we decided to go 5 pin bowling, at the local lanes
We had a blast, Emma had 2 strikes in a row (so close to a turkey) & Malcolm had many a spare. Liam, 2, wanted to do it all on his own & being that the ball was heavy, but pint size, he managed to slowly get it to the other side & almost beat my score … it was fun. All electronic so we just needed to corral the kids. The neon lights/glow in the dark dance part was a blast for all . We ended off going out for lunch at ESM
All & all a relaxing day.