Monday, May 19, 2008

This & That

First- I have decided to start posting at night. I have more time to type while the kids are sleeping than I do while they are eating breakfast. So guess what that means? I can be long-winded! He He!

First, I will show you a card since that is why most of you come.

I must admit that I am not loving this card. I just got my first 2 sets of nestibilities (the oval and the scallop oval) and this is the first thing I made with them. I usually hide the seam of my paper with the ribbon- but for some reason I decided not to on this one. Not the best decision! But it is made with my favorite stamp sets (Live Your Dream), my favorite color right now (Soft Sky) and some bling (Rhinestone brads). So it's not all bad!! I tried to do the rock and roll technique with the flowers- but I am not too good with that.
Ok- time for some pics of the kids from this past weekend!!!
You know that Wells Fargo commercial where the kids are all playing in the kiddie pool with a hose? It says "Someday a real Vacation." Well here is our version of the commercial!!
We spent most of the weekend in the blow-up pool in the backyard!! The pool actually has some leaks and so we have to refill it with air every hour or so. But the kids loved it (with the exception of Laynee who refused to get in) so it was worth it! And with the heat we have here- we have to stay in the water. It was 110 degrees here today!! You read that right!!




Aren't they adorable?!!! I am loving the little bikinis! I got them at Marshall's and they were so cheap!!!

And now some kid stories:

- I had Scrapbook Club yesterday (Hi Jill!) and my parents were going to watch the kids for me. My mom came down with the flu so it ended up being just my dad. He has never watched all four kids by himself. He called before church and told me that he was going to take them to the mall for an adventure. I laughed! Four toddlers at the mall would definitely be an adventure! Well- you wanna know what he ended up doing with them??? He took them all to the movies!!!! CRAZY!!! Seriously- would you take fours kids (ages:4, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, and 1 1/2) to the movies by yourself?? But he did!!! And he survived! Maybe I need to step it up a little. Nah.

- I was waken this morning by a four year old in my face. He was repeatedly saying "Mommy, are you awake?" I decided to not move and see if he would leave me be for a little while. He just got louder!!!! I don't even know why we have an alarm clock. I have not had to use it in eons! I have four- walking, talking- alarm clocks!!! And they are kinda like roosters. They get up when the sun does!

-But the wake-up calls are all worth it at night when you get the sweet goodnight! I said "I love you, Danika." And she says "I love you too, mommy." So Sweet! Never get sick of hearing that! So I said "That makes me so happy." And she said "It makes me happy too." That will be journaling on a future scrapbook page for sure!

Sorry this was so long! But I had all day to think about what I wanted to say!!! I'd love to hear from you so please leave a comment!! Especially if you have a cute kid story!


azhawk said...

Just don't ask me what the movie was about! :-)

Anonymous said...

I think you're pretty brave taking all 4 kids to Wendy's!

Tanya said...

Haha, that is very sweet!
I think your dad is very brave, and possibly crazy...but he sounds like a perfect Grandpa!
I thikn your card is pretty too!

beate said...

Your Dad is a hero! What a sweet, patient guy!
Your weekend looks like fun! where do you live that it is so hot! We are having wonderful weather here in North Florida as well.
Your card looks wonderful. I love the bling in the flower center.
Hugs and smiles

Susan (rainy) said...

I think you card is beautiful. I love my nesties.

Your backyard scenes are so delightful. Darling little ones!

Anonymous said...

Okay I gotta ask, what are nesties??? I think I might have to want some... ;)
Whit L

Michelle said...

Awww. That just gives me goosebumps. How very cute. I have that same feeling when my 6 year old says "I wuv you too Mum". Never Never Never tire of hearing it do you?
Long may it last.
Michelle (NZ)