28 April 2010
The Kindergarten classes performed for us today in their Spring concert. Madison did a wonderful job. She looked very cute with her updo and pretty dress. We got to visit with her in class after the concert. Her silver things in her hair are actually Air Force uniform buttons. I attached them to bobby pins by the loops and pinned them in her hair!
23 April 2010
19 April 2010
We did up her hair for her first game. I started by french braiding up the back. Then left a section of hair from ear to ear... from her bangs to about an inch back. Everything else went into a pony tail. Then french braided the section we left out.... pulling sections from the pony tail.
16 April 2010
Isn't she cute! I'm not entirely sold that these are what she needs though. She seems to fatigue when reading so I'm pretty certain she needs glasses, I just don't think the Dr. got her prescription right. The first Dr. we talked to said she was far sighted like her daddy, but she wouldn't need glasses right away. The second Dr. said she was near sighted and she only needed reading glasses. When she wears them I notice her rubbing her eyes a lot and I'm not certain if it is because the prescription is wrong for her or because she is not used to them yet. I will give it a few days and keep an eye on her. If I don't notice her doing better I'll take her to another Dr.
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14 April 2010
My party plan: When kids arrive at the party they will make superhero masks. We will give kids about 30min to make their masks and arrive and then we will start the training. Training includes a over & under relay, web blasting, and pass the kryptonite. I will have certificates printed for the kids and they will have a little "graduation" ceremony after the training. We will then sing happy birthday and present Christian with his cake and everyone can eat. I'm praying the weather will be nice enough for us to keep the party outside and Todd can grill.
Here are some "previews" of the capes and invitations.
12 April 2010
10 April 2010
Anyway... thanks to apples remarkable advertisers they once again sold the nation on something. Well everyone but me that is.
With Ipad's heavy tablet that CAN NOT replace your laptop, there are a few more reasons IPad is not my first pick. Now don't get me wrong... if you love your Iphone and want to get a super version of it... this is a buy for you. But if your struggling with the economy and want a cool toy at a better deal.. then check out the Hp's Slate.
- It is about the size of a piece of paper
- It is everything you would expect from a apple touch screen experience
- The battery life (so far) is great
- Slightly lighter than the Ipad
- Offers features that are missing on the iPad, such as a built-in camera, a USB port (a real one, not an adapter), and an SD card slot.
- 3MP lens in back and a front-facing VGA camera for video conferencing
- "conventional" SIM tray for 3G networking
- HDMI-out video capabilities (not to mention 1080p playback) via the Slate's dock connector
- Windows 7, a full-on, multitasking, desktop-caliber operating system
- Heavier than you would think
- The keyboard app is ackward to type on and would leave you hunched over a table.
- Apps are expensive
- No flash support
- Won't replace your laptop
- You will have to buy other assesories, like a keyboard
- Shorter battery life (5hrs compared to the 10 hours on the Ipad)
- Price tag may be slightly higher than the IPad
Check it out for yourself...
Story time last Thursday was about dog mushing. The kids had a lot of fun meeting a dog and checking out the sled.
We participated in a scavenger hunt Friday and one of the things we needed was a Halloween greeting card... so I whipped this one up real fast. We had a lot of fun though running around ... I think the greatest was the pictures... We had to wear wigs and take a picture with smokey the bear, play twister in the bowling alley, wear diving fins at the playground... and so much more.
Madison is getting reading glasses. Christian thinks he needs them too... I couldn't help but giggle to myself when he tried on a pair. He looks so much like his daddy...lol
A new place for my craft stuff. I still have a ways to go but this is the start. I actually have an area dedicated to everything now. I started to paint the walls... but then couldn't bear to cover all the kids art. Especially since this is a room of inspiration and nothing inspires me more than my kids. The room is L shaped so on one end I have my cricut, computer, and sewing machine... things I use together a lot. I put all my fabric into the old wood toy chest and got under the bed cases for the kids toys.
The other end of the room is the paper area and a table for me to sit and do my cutting, stamping, and card making... most of the supplies which have been moved into the drawers of the huge case behind the table.
So it may not look like much... but if you look at what I came from...
Lol... yeah... what a mess!!
09 April 2010
06 April 2010
I found a really cool blog http://www.tipjunkie.com/. While browsing the site I found the coolest thing I think I've found on the web yet! A guide to chores by age!!! View the chart here.
Well, I'm going to go check out the Northern lights for a few minutes and then get myself in bed.
I also got a new stamp set... 2step seasons set from stampin up. I kinda made it more than 2 steps though...embossing and using extra colors where I wanted... really cute set though!
05 April 2010
I think I used the Stampin' Solutions, Going places, and Plantin cartridges. The paper was a combination of cardstock and a freebie paper pack with my last Stampin' Up purchase, I think it was called welcome to the neighborhood.
Card #2... This one was made with my friend Courtney in mind... She loves owls...
04 April 2010
The 1000 followers freebie set included a cute little bear with wings leaning over a sign... as soon as I saw this picture I thought of a military wife, thus inspiring my most recent card.
I think I will use this card in the Let's Get Cookie Recipe On DDS Challenge Blog
Recipe = DDS Image, 3 Designer Papers, Ribbon, and Bling...
And here is the finished project...
I had a chance to play with my new favorite crafting tools also... my embossing items. I got the versamarker pen out and used it to color in the wings and then added the kaleidoscope embossing powder. I love the Embossing Heat Tool which I got for only a couple bucks using a 40% off coupon at JoAnns.
Lord, Give me the strenth of heart to see, The difference in duty and his love for me, Give me the understanding to know, that when duty calls, he must go, give me the patience to know in my heart, that he is serving his country and doing his part, Give me the strength to carry on, when he's working late or must be gone, Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time while he is away, Give me others who can share, the ups and downs and who'll really care, Give me the wisdom to get me through, And Lord, while our family is here, Keep us healthy, safe and ful of cheer.