Wednesday, May 28, 2008

9 days

Till summer break begins. 3 work days. 3 camping days. 2 school picnics. 1 bake sale. 1 field trip. 1-2 day (overnight) field trip. 1 bi-athalon. 1 awards night. 1 friends over for dessert. 1 birthday. 3 days cat-sitting. 1 book club meeting (it's my turn to facilitate, too) house is so messy, laundry is not done, etc. I feel overwhelmed. I think I'm not cooking dinner tomorrow.

All that aside...Z can ride his bike! R convinced him to go on a ride with him, then refused to help him start. woo-hooo! Good job boys. I'm proud of both of them.

*update: 4 days to go! camping was great, field trip was fun, bi-athalon was good, boy off safe for overnighter, I think I'll make it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

done and done

Here it is! The WIP with a deadline...It's an advent calendar. The tree is the 3rd grade class' (Z's class) hand prints, the decorations are drawn with their fingerprints. I did this once with R's 1st grade class and still love it! (but that time I hand-sewed 25 felt ornaments myself.ugh. I like this better)This (like the old one) is for the MCCSchool auction.The ornaments hang on the bottom, and as you count-down to Christmas day, you decorate the tree! I love advent calendars.
No ornaments left on the bottom...It must be Christmas!! Merry Christmas!!

Sorry it's sideways, I forgot to rotate the pics and am too lazy to go back and fix it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I wanted to make these as Easter gifts, but just got around to them the other day....
now they are just because! (for my big kid nephews). Freezer-paper stenciled with clip-art from my publishing program. I think I'll add their names so no one can fuss about which is whose!