Monday, May 6, 2013

Carpe Diem

Supplies Used: Suncatcher Kit - One Little Bird; Circle It No. 2 - Emily Merritt; The Contessa Font - Heather Joyce

Sometimes we need a reminder to carpe diem. (Or rather, carpe kairos.)

Encounter

Supplies Used: May 2013 Freebie Template - Amy Martin; Knockout Mask Woodgrain - Splendid Fiins; Birch Tree Elements, Nectar Paint, Trellis Borders - Sara Gleason; Layered Up In You Circles - Lauren Grier; Sunday Afternoon Papers - Laurie Ann; They Keep Falling Alpha - Allison Pennington; The Contessa Font - Heather Joyce; Lost in the Meadows Papers - Micheline Martin; School Is In Papers - Kaye Winiecki; Mini Miss Mess Alpha - CD Muckosky

He would've made a super tiny T-Rex snack, wouldn't he?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

This Makes Me Happy

Supplies Used: Telling It Templates v3 - Amy Martin; Going Places Kit - One Little Bird/Ardent Sparrow; Wood Veneer Arrows - Sahlin Studio; Markerific Alpha

This.

Big Boy Bed

Supplies Used: Knockout Mask Which Way, Messy Stitches - Splendid Fiins; Take a Walk Paper Pack - Rachel Young; Birch Tree Elements - Sara Gleason; Dymo-Bet v2, They Keep Falling Alpha - Allison Pennington; The Contessa - Heather Joyce; Thumbs Way Up - Emily Merritt; Calendar Stamps - Designs by Lili; Messy Paint - Amy Martin

It was just earlier this year that Carter "graduated" to a toddler bed when we took the side off his crib. That change went more smoothly than I expected. We decided to go ahead and replace the uncomfortable crib mattress with a twin-sized "big boy bed". I can't say this change has gone quite as smoothly. He seems to feel a bit more empowered to get up and down from the bed now and he still doesn't sleep under the covers. But part of me realizes that battles over staying in bed will turn into battles over getting out of bed before I'm ready and this little face will be all grown up. Until then I'll enjoy cuddling up for book reading each night and relenting to requests for "just one more kiss".

Animal Lover

Supplies Used: Wishy Washi Brights - Splendid Fiins; Anchored Alphabet - Allison Pennington; Birch Tree Elements - Sara Gleason; Sunday Afternoon Papers - Laurie Ann; Calendar Stamps - Designs by Lili; The Contessa Font - Heather Joyce; Vintage Sunshine Alpha - Amy Wolff; Take a Walk Paper Pack - Rachel Young

Journaling reads: "You can be a pretty rough and tumble little boy, but when you are around animals your gentle side comes out. you met these goats and sheep at the Natural Science Center and spent a long time petting, hugging, and talking to them. A veterinarian in the works perhaps?"

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Momspeak

Supplies Used: Mom Speak Journaling Cards, Wishy Washi Brights, Bring Your 'Brella Kit, Say What? Stamps, Make a Mess Overlays v1, Baker's Twine, Very Krafty Neutrals Paper Pack - Splendid Fiins; Chalklet Doodles - Valorie Wibbens; Four(x6) Frames v2 - Amy Martin; Embellish Arrows - Sahlin Studio

I'd be lying if I told you I've never said any of these things to my kids. (Particularly "How many times do I have to tell you?") Sometimes we Moms can be such buzz-killers. We just can't help it. But occasionally we will let our guard down and go along with some of the antics the kids dream up. I was outside this particular weeknight, watering the garden. The kids love to run under the spray of the hose, moving a little closer and closer each time, trying to get wet. Usually I tell them to stay away. But tonight I thought, "what the heck?" So I soaked them. They had a BLAST. And I enjoyed a few moments of being silly.

New Grass

Supplies Used: May Journaling Cards and Paper Pack - Splendid Fiins; Typography Templates No. 18 - Valorie Wibbens; Field Trip Kit - Sahlin Studio; Neutral Date Bits No. 1 - Katie Pertiet; Misty Alpha - Lynne-Marie

The other day the kids and I were enjoying a spring day outside (finally!) and we had a few patches of grass that were extremely tall. (This was before the first mow of the year.) Both of the boys seemed a bit entranced with sitting in it, feeling the blades between their fingers. There is something wonderful about enjoying nature, isn't there?