Monday, February 16, 2009
The kids were feeling pretty shut in and JJ was feeling a little better, so we took an outing to Wal-Mart. Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen had sent some money for JJ’s birthday and so he finally got to pick out some presents. He was able to get a toy computer and some Spiderman slippers. He even used a little of his money and bought his sister some little horse toys. JJ was so excited to have money and get some new things. He also paid his tithing for the FIRST TIME! So that’s wonderful too!
JJ wants to thank Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen for the card and his new fun stuff and Grandpa and Grandma Smith for their card. He LOVES getting mail and loved to see his name on the envelopes. Thank you!
He wrote this himself (If you can’t read it – it says – Thank you Love, JJ)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It snowed again! JJ stayed home from school – since he still wasn’t feeling good – and I loved seeing their faces as they watched the snow come down. They are still so fascinated and excited about the snow. It was a very laid-back kind of day. We watched some movies. I tried to get some design work done. The kids played together pretty well today and that’s always nice to see!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
While JJ was in school today, I introduced one of my favorite stories to Beth. I grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables series and I still love it. I really enjoy the movies as well. Beth is a little young and the movies are VERY LONG…so we only made it about an hour into the first movie, but I think she enjoyed what she could understand. I hope to read her the books in a couple of years. These books meant a lot to me as a young girl and I hope I can carry on the love of books and stories to my children.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
JJ and Beth both woke up at 6:30 am this morning. I am not sure what was going on – but they wouldn’t go back to sleep! That made for a real exhausting day today. They both had school and I worked all day on a new kit that I need to be done this weekend. I hope I can get it done. I was able to make a good dinner tonight – Stuffed Shells. I combined a couple of recipes and it turned out pretty good.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The kids were both sick AGAIN. But getting the mail brightened up the day. Grandpa and Grandma Smith sent some awesome stickers for the kids. Beth got princess stickers and JJ got Spiderman stickers. PERFECT! They had fun creating their paper masterpieces with the stickers. Thanks Grandpa and Grandma – you made their day!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I have so much to do in the next 3 weeks – kit deadlines, challenges, chats, cleaning, packing and getting ready for our California vacation! Yikes! How am I going to get it all done! I see much more sleepless nights in my future. I made progress today though. Joey was sick, the kids were sick…..so I spent ALL DAY finishing up a new kit! I’m so excited about this kit series – HeroeZ and PlaymateZ. I guess it is because my kids are at a time in their life that movie characters are what they play and dream about. So I’m planning lots of Disney-inspired stuff and other fun characters – super heroes, princesses, etc. The first kit in the series is inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends. I’m really excited about how it turned out and I can’t wait to see the reactions from the Digital Scrapbook Community – I hope they like it as much as I do.
(So you blog readers get a sneak preview now of my new kit – let me know what you think!)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I was hoping that we were all on the mend and that I wouldn’t get sick. But that didn’t happen. I woke up so sick – very sore throat and no voice. We had to cancel our monthly dinner with Cody and Becki – which I’m very sad about because I was looking forward to visiting with them. But we rescheduled for next week. I missed singing in the choir for Ward Conference today too. I’m really ready for this sickness to leave our house. I think JJ is going to have to stay home tomorrow again too. UGH. I ended up getting more design work done today – additions to the new kit and getting ready for the March Challenges/Chats, but I’m still feeling the stress looming around. I really hope I can get it all done.
Joey’s picture today says it all. This sickness is driving us all crazy. Okay, actually this picture is for Lauren. See, Joey can roll his tongue.