Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sangria, friends and glue....

I'm really very easy to please - just a night (or twelve hours) with a bunch of crazy women waving scissors and glue - oh, and a pitcher (or the girl's juice container) of Sangria!

I got so many pages done and you would have thought that after the Slumber Party I would have headed to bed early, but I cropped from 2pm to 2am. I can only hold the creativity in for so long - and tax season is SO VERY LONG (and over!)

I have had this paper for ages, and finally I found the perfect use! Shane, Pops, Collin and Bryan participated in the first ever New Orleans 1/2 Ironman. Shane was signed up to do the entire thing, but since I gave him about 2 hours in the last three months for training, he stuck to the biking as part of a relay team. I know he totally felt like an Ironman "poser", but I kept reminding him that he is a true Ironman - finishing the entire 140.6 miles in 14 hours (when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant). As a side note, those were some of the worst hours of my life. Envisioning myself raising two babies as a widow - but he made it of course!

All four kids were such troopers. The day of the race was HOT and LONG!!!! They are Ironmen in training - so what else did I expect???

Next up is Morgan's school fieldtrip. Of course there is a story (because it's my life, not someone normal). Morgan brought home the permission slip for the fieldtrip and a note that said a few parents would be randomly chosen as chaperones. Morgan begged me to sign up for the "lottery". Having the fieldtrip fall smack in the middle of tax season wasn't exactly the best for my schedule - but I figured I would never be "the chosen one" - so what the hell? You guessed it, I was chosen. But seriously, I would have MISERABLE had I missed it. I haven't missed a school event yet, how could I miss the first ever fieldtrip??? Every other parent was assigned another child to watch during the fieldtrip except me - Guessing the teacher doesn't exactly trust my parenting skills...

Thanks Melanie for pulling a great title out of thin air. And for all of you journal nazis, I'll get to it. There will plenty - it just didn't go with my creative MOJO last night...

I was having a blast cranking out some one page layouts. My favorite is of Shane and the girls at the Father Daughter Dance. As if Daddy doesn't treat them like royalty everyday, on dance night - they get EXTRA special treats!

I'm tackling Disney World one slow page at a time. There is no way I could sit down and work on Disney for 12 hours, so I'm taking my time, and enjoying the memories.

Hannah Banana had her 3rd birthday party at Jump and Jive. I'm not sure who had more fun - the adults or the kids. Even GiGi went down the BIG SLIDE!

We celebrated Nick's first birthday in February. To go along with the Monkey theme, Nick's mini cake was a bright yellow banana - and he loved EVERY last bite!

Notice I scrapbooked Nick's first birthday on the same night that I worked on his 6 months pictures? That's how long it takes my sisters to get me pictures of their children... pathetic!
That's it for now. I did something crazy today - but it'll have to wait for the next post :)


teri said...

Love them all. I just my have to scraplift a few!

Melanie said...

I had so much fun scrappin next to you......suckin' up all your great ideas and talents (yes I did say that you just pull them out of your a*#.......but I still love ya!!!