Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
How do we spend our time? Within our family? As a family?
How do I spend my time? What’s important to me?
For us, fall has included taking both boys to school everyday. Picking them up for lunch and taking Austin back to school after lunch. (Except on Tuesdays when he has voluntary choir and eats at school.) Then we go and pick him up after school.
On Mondays, we have skating lessons after an early supper.
On Tuesdays, Jonah, Sage & I go to Stay & Play in the afternoon, from 2 to 3:30pm.
On Wednesdays, Sage & I go to Bible Study in the morning at church.
On Thursdays, we drop Austin off at piano lessons at 8:30am, take Jonah to school, go back for the rest of Austin’s lesson and then take him to school. Sage & I have been going to Shake, Rattle & Roll, which is now done, and playgroup will start every second week. And we have skating lessons after school.
Fridays are our free day, but might included coffee with a friend or running errands.
Add to this the job of taking care of a home (tidying up, laundry, etc.), meetings for R.O.X., helping Austin with spelling & dictée homework and practicing piano, devotions together in the evenings, connecting with friends and wanting to pursue my hobbies and interests …
I want to be productive and for my kids to be exposed to different activities that will be good for them, but I don’t want to be crazy busy.
So lately, it’s been about finding a balance that works for us.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A friend of ours dropped off this costume on Saturday and Jonah has worn it every minute that we'll let him (I make him take it off for night, for church and for school!)
I think it would be an understatement to say that he really likes it!
(Btw, a crocodialian is the family to which alligators, crocodiles and caymans belong. Since the costume has no lower jaw, we can't tell which one it is, so it's Crocky the Crocodilian.)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Here are the layouts that I made:
For Marcy's challenge to include 5 patterned papers, a number, your handwriting, staples, chipboard and stitching on a layout:
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The baby shower went well. Not a bad turnout and my game was a hit (I think!)
The Take-It-Home event was a success as well. Almost all of the grade ones attended with one or both parents.
Huge sigh of relief.
So, here's what I've been up to since.
On Sunday afternoon, we decided to take the kids public skating. They loved showing off their skills and Sage loved skating with her Daddy.
Yesterday, I decided to paint my kitchen. I picked a dark olive colour called Eucalyptus Leaf. It's pretty dark, but I think it goes well with my light maple cabinets. I'm currently painting my shelving unit that sits under the phone (Windmere Cream) and once it's done, I'll take some pictures and post them. I want to hang some pictures of my kids along the wall, so these are my favourite from the past few months, which I just ordered from Walmart in 8x10.
(Man, I miss those curls!)
Friday, October 12, 2007
Coffee with Val this morning.
My Scenic Route prize arrived on Wednesday:
I got 12 sheets of patterned paper, a sheet of die cuts, some alphabet stickers, word stickers and chipboard words. Nice!
We started skating last night. Austin, Jonah & Sage are all taking lessons this year.
They were all pretty excited, especially Sage.
I was a little worried because she fell down a lot, but she was smiling when she came off the ice and said she loved it! :)
I had a children's ministry meeting last night at Marlo's and she invited me to scrapbook with her afterward and I got these two layouts done:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I used Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper and alphabet stickers, a Bohemia transparency for the title page, some 7 gypsies tags, Basic Grey rub-ons, my Heidi Swapp acrylic stamps and my new label punch.