Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sneaky Peek and other stuff

Here is a sneak peek of a LO for the next Dreamgirls challenge:

That's all I can share for now, but be sure to check out Challenge #5 on June 1st! You have GOT to see the inspiring projects the DT has created!

I have a toot to share too. I was asked to be the Guest DT member at Scrap for a Cure for July. I am so excited!

Oh, and I realized I never shared this LO that I made for last week's challenge at Scrapping the Music. This is Jimmy, last spring at a playground. Love this picture of him. The song inspo last week was Breathe In, Breathe Out by Matt Kearney. I used some of the lyrics for my journaling.

The week has flown by. I wasn't needed at work on Tuesday, so I haven't gone back yet. But I spoke with my manager and it looks like I'll be working Saturday night.

Tommy spiked a fever Tuesday night and a trip to the pediatrician netted us a bronchitis diagnosis and yet another antibiotic to add to our medicine regime. Dr. Russ also told Tommy he needed to start pooping on the potty like a big boy. This was greeted with giggles of laughter by Tommy, who refused to acknowledge the authority of a doctor.

The kids had their school spring concert the other night. While I always do the dutiful mom thing and smile through these concerts, I especially enjoyed this one. Maybe because it wasn't as hot in the auditorium this year, or maybe it's because I was there alone. (Mike stayed home with Tommy who was in all his "I'm sick, so I'll terrorize you" 3 year old glory.) I think it's because this year all the kids (especially my 11 year old) REALLY sang. They sang a variety of traditional church hymns as well as some contemporary Praise songs. I was so sorry I chose to leave my camera home. I felt so uplifted by the children's performance. Their innocence and love of God touched me. After I was home, I learned our family was chosen to receive some scholarship monies from our school and Parish for the next school year. It is such a timely blessing, since we've been living on a tight budget for some time now. I actually cried tears of joy as I read it. It will really help us as we work to get back to normal.

I wanted to share some pictures of Jimmy. They had a "Road Race" at his preschool. Each child needed to make a "vehicle" with his family to race at school. His teacher was amazing, creating a course marked with homemade checkered flags and a "Car wash" through plastic fringe and bubbles. It was SO fun to see and I can't wait to scrap these pictures:

On the assembly line, making the car...

Gentleman, start your engines!

VROOOM! He's off...

Jimmy, in fact, did "win" the race, although there was never an official race. They ended their day with hot dogs and cupcakes and watched the movie "Cars." He loved every minute of it!

Well, have a great weekend everyone! I will be working this weekend and will be very happy to do!


Anonymous said...

your comment about pooping on the toliet cracked me up!!!!! Had a nephew who his mom swore he would go to kindergarden with a diaper on! But one day when he was 4 1/2 walked into the bathroom saying he had to go and that was that!
For some reason before that he was afraid of the toliet......AFRAID! So when she quit pushing it and alowed him to choose when he would go it just happened.

jothescrapaddict said...

hi there i love the boy layout you made using with ki memories lace paper -- love it -- i hope i can lift that for my boys also,... you do such great work and the recent post with cake and banner at nook -- I am so inspired !