Sunday, May 16, 2010

May: 2 weeks in...(a longish post)

So I keep keepin' on. I can't believe how fast days go.
I blinked and half the month is gone.

The beginning of the month was filled with play practices and performances for Colin.
He landed a major part in his school's annual production. This year, it was a play called "The Book Report." The story was about a classroom of characters who are presenting their book reports. Colin played Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes fame) and Max (of Where the Wild Things Are). He was amazing, enthusiastic and his talent surprised many at the shool. I can't tell you how many people thought he was a "natural." Here he is with two of his best buds, also in the play.

Baseball season for Ryan and Jimmy is in full swing.
Speaking of swinging, here are some pics of Jimmy at bat.

It's his first year of coach pitch and batting has been a bit of a challenge for him. But he hangs in there and doesn't seem to get flustered. I worried he'd get discouraged because he tends to worry about making mistakes. Very type A. But he gets up to bat and just takes his missed swings in stride. Guess he's growing up. So proud of him.

Even prouder when he gets on base. Go buddy!

On the scrappy front..

Here is a page I created from the Noel Mignon kit I purchased. The story behind this page is that there were NO fish to be caught when we went to Schroon Lake. Well, just one. This sunfish that Jimmy brought in the first few minutes of fishing. Then nothing else for 2 days. That sunny must have been lonely, LOL.

The Crate Paper colors were just perfect for these pictures.

Tonight I posted the May challenge for New England Scrapbook Company.

The sample and sketch is for a 2 pager. When I began scrapping, I only did 2 pagers.
Over time, I evolved into a single page scrapper. It can be a challenge for me now to go back to 2 pagers. But I really had fun making this one. the design clicked for me. I'm looking forward to doing more.

The challenge criteria?
Use something green
Use something chipboard
Use a plant in some form (tree, leaf, flower)
Use something with wings
Use a die cut paper.

Be sure to drop off your entry at the store to be entered in the voting!

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