Last week my parents in law who watch my kids for me while I work went away on holiday, so I took leave and stayed home. Besides the oven blowing and the electricity tripping, and a few near misses while trying out all new recipes, I enjoyed having the boys to myself a lot. I'm not sure the feeling is mutual though, lol, they are not used to having mom watching over them all the time!
I realised although Ryan rarely calls anyone, he receives many phone calls from his friends. His conversations are now full of phrases I never use, like " that is so not me..." and he never says "yes" to me anymore, he says "obviously" instead! I can get him to help me out with the journaling and titles for my scrapbook pages, like the "In the Tomb" layout below. How sweet right?
Jared is still innocent and cute, but such an "interesting" kid. The other day his teacher called me and said Jared left stuff in school which he would need for revision. I went to school and picked up an entire stack of books, files, art folio..!! On Thursday evening, they have classes at a chinese language school about ten minutes walk away. We always walked the distance but he was grumbling and wanted to take a bus or taxi. When Ryan called him a lazy bum, he said " I'm not a lazy bum, I'm a sign of the times." I think my eyes rolled three rounds!! All classic moments I must capture in my scrapbooks! For now the blog will have to keep records for me... :)
Here are the layouts I completed this week. I'm getting to a point where I'm despairing if I will ever finish this US trip, have I started a bigger project than I can handle?? But I love the process and can't speed it up. Oh well, a happy problem!
Another love affair with the art at the MET! We are no artist nor critic but we do love impressionists.
Credits: Background paper by Gina Cabrera, blended with Ami Collofello's scalloped paper, stitch also by Ami Collofello, blue ornamental swirl by Goretta Rocha.
I can't say I greatly enjoyed the armour gallery, but the boys and daddy were thrilled!
Credits: chain and hinge from Miss Mint's Wild Weekend, note paper by Tangie designs, knight sketch by LeslyB, mesh by Kim Christensen, striped paper by Nangy Kubo, folded edge by Gunhild, background paper by A Work in Progress by Vicki.
And the templates are available in the store here thanks for looking!
And us at the Egyptian section of the MET
Credits: Black paper from Lauren Reid's BlossomShine, red paper from BiebelScraps Pyramid Collection, Alpha from Natalie Braxton's Snippy bets
This template will be available in the store soon