Monday, July 23, 2012

Just a few things.

First… the blog will be getting another facelift soon.
Second… weeks 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Mason and his Monster Puppy.
In other Mason news… Mason is scooting! I keep telling him that just because he is the size of a six month old does not mean that he has to act like one. This mommy needs him to slow down and be a four month old. It is rather funny to watch though. He gets himself up on his hands and knees, rocks back and forth, then just flings himself forward. He also wiggles about like a worm to also get where he wants. It is very – and I mean very – slow moving though.
Other than the impending start of the next school year (August 2nd!!) nothing is really up to much with the big boys. Zach did go to his first overnight – no parents – trip. He went with the church to Kidz Camp. He had so much fun, and we sent him with a disposable camera. Unfortunately, almost two weeks later and we still haven’t gotten the prints back yet. Wal-Mart apparently sent it off to Kodak without including the return store information. But here are some pictures that I got from the director. The tall boy with brown hair in two is Zach’s whole-life-long best friend. He lives behind my mom and my mom watched him from the time he was 6 weeks until he started school. And yes, Zach is short, just not that short. His friend just so happens to be three years older than him – and he is rather tall also.
No real Bella news to share. She’s an obnoxious cute loveable three year old.
Now… if you made it through all that, I have a little something-something for you.
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That’s all!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Scrapbooking

I promise to come back.

For now… enjoy some of my favorite pages from the 2nd quarter of this year.
72 pages total made in April, May, and June.




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What I’ve been up to on the computer.

For once… it’s not ((all)) scrapbooking related.

Made for a friend…

Made for a sibling….

Made to go over Mason’s bed…

Hey… that Monster Puppy looks awfully familiar…

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to shock an eight year old.


Do you know when making your child learn math turns into a bad thing?

I can tell you when it’s a bad thing.

It’s a bad thing that moment when you and your eight year old have this exact discussion…

*Friday, in the van taking Zach over to play at his friend’s house*

“Momma, you’re the same age as ------ (friend’s older brother), right?”

“Close. I’m 25 and ------ is going to be 26 in a few months.”

“Oh.” *quiet for a few minutes* “So you got married when you were seventeen?”

You see where this is going, don’t you? Me, I totally did NOT see where he was going with that.

“Huh? No. Daddy and I got married when we were nineteen.”

“WHAT??? You mean you weren’t married when you had me!!??”

That (and the following questioning and reassuring of yes, this does still make his dad is his dad, no I never married anyone else, and the fact that yes, that did mean he was almost one when I graduated high school) is the moment when teaching your child math becomes a bad thing.

On a related note…

My baby sister turned sixteen on Sunday. It’s so discombobulating. Right now, she’s the age I was when I got pregnant with Zach, and Zach is the age she was. It just doesn’t seem like it’s been that long at all, yet at that age Zach could make me a grandmother… and HE’S ALREADY HALF WAY TO IT. Say, huh? I know that getting pregnant at sixteen is super young, but since it’s just been well “Yeah I did that…” for me, thinking that one of my kids might makes it seem so much younger. Hell, thinking about my sister getting pregnant at this age is like “Oh hell no.” Thankfully, I’m pretty sure she has more sense than me and is just not having sex. She’s all annoyingly snobby and says stuff like “You are the reason I’m not having sex until I get married.” But it’s OK… she can totally use me as an excuse, I don’t want her having any babies yet also.