Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bad Bad Mommy

Ok, so here it is,
I am a bad Mommy.

It is now the 31st of March and the only pictures I have taken ALL month are the ones I took of the purse I made to post here.

I know, you are all shaking your heads. I am too.

I had better pull up these big girl pants and do much better in April!! At least the weather will be nicer and the trees should start getting some green buds, if not whole leaves.

I think March is just so dreary and grey that I have no gumption to take pictures. I just want to crawl into bed and read all day long.

One thing that has me VERY happy though is the weekend forcast. By Saturday we are supposed to be up to 22 C with only cloudy periods. AND we just might get out first outdoor egg hunt this year. Sunday is a little cooler at 14 C but it is still calling for SUN with cloudy periods.
I just hope that bunny remembers to put the chocolate INSIDE or the critters are going be running sround on sugar highs. I picture the squirrel from Over the hedge after having caffine,

Kevin and I are hoping to take the boys to see How to train your Dragon over the Easter weekend. We have been waiting for this one for quite a while. The first time the boys saw the trailer was when we took them to see A Christmas Carol. They are excited to see it but wewill leave it as a surpise!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sewing again!

With all the hard work my sewing Machine did before Christmas, it decided to go on strike. I guess 12 pairs of flannel PJ's in a month was just too tiring. After a couple weeks away at Gertie's Sewing Machine Repair Service getting oiled and pampered was all it needed. I now have it back we are hanging out at the dining room table together,lol.
I just finished making my own purse. Thisis the firt timeI have attempted anythinglike this and I am happy with how it turned out. I used Ashley's instuctions for her Portable DVD player tote at Make it and Love I just made it a litte larger to suit my needs.

One of the reasonsI liked this tote was the sections inside.I have been reading alot, and I mean a LOT lately and my book goes everywhere wtih me. Having the divider inside is perfect because I have one side for my book(keeps it from getting marked or bent) and the other side for everything else.
I added a little loop inside with a small hiking clip to attach my key to. This will save me having to dig at the bottom of the bag to try and find them.

I liked the pocket on the back that Ashley used for the cables so I added it to my bag. I use this pocket for my phone I-touch. My earphones will fit in there as well but it is a little snug.

It has a top cover like a message bag so that things are not openfor al to see. I am still contemplating added a button or fastener of some sort to it.

I made a nice wide strap in hopes that it will stay onmy shoulder better. I generaly hate carrying a purse because the straps never stay onmy shoulders and I end up carrying inmy hand which is a royal pain.
All in all I am happy with my first attempt and I am checking out ideas for a second one.
I have to say thank you to Ashley(even though she will never see this) for her Make it and Love it blog!! She has amazing ideas on it and simple, easy to follow instruction with LOTs of pictures.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What a week,PHEW!!

We have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off, lol.

Monday the boys had eye doctors appointment. Both did well, no worries.
Tuesday I had a family lunch with my Mom,My Aunts and another cousin. Very fun, and lunch was delicious. After lunch Mom and I took my Aunt Nellie to Fabricland so she could checkout the closing sales. I came home with some fabric to make myself a new bag/purse.
Wednesday I finally had a chance to clean up a bit and Owen had tutoring after school.
Thursday Kevin and I went into town while the boys were in school to do groceries. He also got his hair cut and I got some fabric. then home to get the boys because had dentist appointments. Gavin did great, no cavities. Owen on the other hand....
Friday, Owen BACK to the dentist to get 3 cavities filled. All were apparently very small, one in a molar that is take FOREVER to pop up. Dr Sun said that wasn't completely Owen's fault. the food was getting trapped under his gums which is what caused that cavity. While fixing that tooth he cut Owen's Gums so that his tooth can come up a little easier and stop the problem with food getting trapped. The other 2 cavities are in baby teeth but we took care of them anyways. I think they were getting sick of seeing us because Kevin had been in there inthe morning to get his root cannel finishsed off.

Which brings us to today Saturday, a day of relaxing and doing whatever comes along that sounds good. Started of reading in bed. I then finished off some sewing I was doing for a friend. And now I am sitting drinking my nice warm tea and catching up here. At some point we will be heading over to my parents for a visit. The boys are going to read to Gammie and Kevin is going to have a game of Wii golf with Dad. Just winging today.

I am hoping to start a new sewing project and possibly finish off my latest book, The Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz. Will have to see which wins out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Making Mom Proud!!

That is what my boys have been doing today. It started with Owen getting a character award at school today for Fairness.

Owen was then retested at school for his reading level. In the past month he has gone from a level 4 or 5 to a level 12!! He has been working so hard with Mrs C. I can't thank her enough. Both the boys just adore her.

Then while at tutoring today, Mrs C and I took turns reading with both boys. We do this once in a while so I can see what she is doing and so that Owen will read to me. He won't at home. Gavin is about a level 11 which is where he is supposed to be, so we are not worried about him being behind like Owen, though Owen won't be behind much longer if he keeps working THIS hard.

So as you can see I have many reasons to be a Proud Momma today.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Olympic Pride

Well, it has now been a whole week since we watched the opening performance of the Olympic Games. The only time our TV has not been been on the CTV Olympic watch is when there was no one home. Even the boys have been watching it, though sometimes not of their choice. They have shown a great amount of pride in our wonderful country and out amazing Canadian athletes. Cheering and yelling at the TV to encourage our athletes as been done more then a few times,lol. It is a good thing we live in the country and not in an apartment in town.
One of the of the events we have watched regularly over the past few days is the speed skating. The boys are just amazed with this sport. This is what I saw this afternoon in my dining room. I took Gavin outside to get a couple pictures while we still had some sunshine.

Needed so ice to take the top picture but it was getting to late, maybe tomorrow.
If there is one thing I have noticed in these pictures, it's that Gavin is no longer my baby boy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day On The Road

I was out on tour today with my friend Tamara. We took a drive up to Minden and around to Peterborugh then home in time to pick the boys up at the bus stop. We take these trips every once in a while with the intention of taking pictures. The first time we had a photo tour we took many many pictures. Ever since then we get talking and don't remember to watch for photo ops. today wasn't much different. However, we did stop at a Cemetery that had a lot of beauty to it. this is my favorite picture from today. We plan on going back in the spring to take some more photos when the ground isn't covered in snow and ice.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here is a LO I finished yesterday for a challenge that I posted on Scrap central. The february theme is to use up your stash (to make room for all the fun CHA stuff that is about to ne released) My challenge is to use Paint, buttons and ribbon. I was going to add a digital element to the list but not everyone digi/hybrid scraps and that isn't going to make roomfor anythingnew so I left it off the list.

This picture was taken on December16th when the Olympic torch was carried through Lindsay. Our school went to support one of the torch carriers, Jack Prinns (not in this picture).Jack has huge ties to our school,not only did he attend the school, but BOTH his parents are teacher there. I think I am safe in saying that we all felt our heart swell with pride to watch him carry the torch up onto the stage and light the caldron.

After the ceremonies on stage took place the relay runners were walking around getting pictures taken with fans. This is us, (unfortunately I do not know this wonderful mans namebut I am trying to find it) of course Gavin being his shy self wouldn't look at the camera for the picture. Thank you Heide for taking it.

It is now a couple months later and the boys are still talking about this day. Hopefully if we keep them talking, they will remember this feeling for the rest of thier lives. This wonderful, over powering, all incompassing feeling of PRIDE. TRUE CANADIAN PRIDE!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fun In The Winter Sun

On Saturday we met up with friends and went sledding. It was the first time the boys had been on a bigger hill all winter. We only had one mishap, Owen got a bloody nose. He bounced right off of his tube and did a nose dive into the snow,lol.
After Owen's bloody nose he got right back into the fun of the hill, though he did stay away from the little bit of a jump at the bottom, lesson learned.

Gavin had a blast. He laughed and giggle all afternoon.

One of the things that impressed me most on Saturday was the way they took turns pushing each other down the hill. We will definately beingdoing this again.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wow Time Flies

Time just keeps fading away on me. I can't believe I haven't posted since November. Well we had a great Christmas here at home and went our friends for New Year's. Our holiday was fun and relaxed.

I have had a lot of fun this past month using my scrapbooking supplies again. I hadn't done much after the move in June and really have gotten the bug again.

Here are a few of the LOs I have done in the past couple weeks. I will start withthe digital LO I finished last night.

This is my first digital LO in MONTHS. I used supplies from a few different kits. digidesins resort - background PP, Digi Scrap Obsession - ribbon, beaded pin, gem flower, Little Dreamer Designs - mesh behind photo, Two Peas In a Bucket - title font, and "french Laundry" photo overlay Divine digital - green florals and glitter mist, and the 12x12 overlay is from the Wish kit by AJA Abney(sorry can't find kit again to get a lnk). I think I spend as much time looking through kits as I do actually creating the LO, lol.