Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day of School

Well, we started our day VERY early when Cole woke me up at 2 a.m. crying.  He couldn't get back to sleep in his room...he'd been having a bad dream and I could tell there was no use in trying to force him to go back to sleep in his room.  So, it was off to the couch for the two of us.  Now remember....he had to be up about 6:30 or so to start getting ready for his first day of KINDERGARTEN!!  I attempted to sleep on the couch with him, but he was so wiggly I couldn't get much sleep.  Brad came through about 6:40 to tell me my alarm had been going off.  I told Cole to get up and get ready...that's when he told me he wasn't going to big school today.  Uh oh...LOL!!  Well, Brad talked him into getting ready and he seemed back into the swing of it all...until we went to leave and I wanted some pics of the kids....when I said "say I love Rosman!!," I got "I hate Rosman" and a dirty look from Cole (and now looking at the pics I notice the poor baby's bags under his eyes!!)....Austin was surprisingly coorperative (I've decided he felt bad for me)...

I did manage to get a smile out of him before we left...and a few when we got to school........

Brad and I walked Cole to his class and I was tearing up as we walked down the hall.  I tried to play it cool when we got to the class, but it was a little overwhelming.  I managed to nod and wave to other parents I knew, but I sure as heck could muster up any words for them.  It was awful....the tears poured and Cole looked at me like "WTH, Mom??"  lol  I dabbed my eyes and tried to calm down but I knew if I didn't get out soon, I'd have a real meltdown and I didn't want that. 

I snapped a few more pics of Cole and then Brad and I jetted to go have a very quiet, depressing which time I realized that I had toilet paper all in my hair, on my shirt and stuck in my eyelashes...note to self---stash Kleenex in pocket next time...NOT toilet paper!!

Brad called me when he picked Cole up and I talked to him on the phone...he told me he'd cried after we left b/c he wanted awful!!!  As I ask about his day, he tells me he was too tired to eat lunch....I found out he SLEPT through the cafeteria!!  POOR BABY!!  So, then Brad takes Cole to his dentist appt. (maybe not the best idea to schedule a denist appt. after the very first day of school) and sends me a text with this pic......, needless to say, I left work and went to the dentist office to rescue my baby...he was SOO tired and just wanted his mama.  He QUICKLY got his teeth cleaned while laying on me (and they felt so bad for him he left with a Woody and Lightening McQueen toothbrush) and I took him back to work with me while Brad waited for Austin's appt to finish up.  Cole napped at the store and then we took him to "the Donalds" for some dinner.  Then it was a nice hot bath at the house and bed time...

Here's hoping that tonight is a better night for him, so that he can have a better day at school tomorrow!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Guest Designer at 3 Scrappy Boys!

Good morning, all!  August is here and that means there are new kits over at 3 Scrappy Boys.  I was so excited when Heather asked me to help her out this month and be a guest designer.  She gave me the August Trio  and I went to work.  This kit is packed with great papers, lots of stickers (2 sets of alphas!!) and some cool embellies (as usual!)....I really enjoyed using it. 
I created these three layouts using the Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket and Jillibean Soup papers in the kit.

I still had lots of patterned papers and stickers left, so I started making cards.  When I ran out of cardstock to make full cards, I made a few card fronts that I can stick on cards as needed.

So, I got 3 layouts, 1 card and 3 card fronts out of the August Trio....and I still have an entire set of Jillibean Soup alphas, lots of Studio Calico letters, some Echo Park and Jillibean Soup cardstock stickers, a few buttons, some Jillibean Soup sprouts, lots of scraps of patterned paper and so much more!!  In other words, with the addition of some of my stash of cardstock, I can make SEVERAL more layouts using this awesome kit!!  I can't wait to have some more scrappy time so that I can use up the rest of this kit!  Thanks so much, Heather and 3 Scrappy Boys, for asking me to be create with the August Trio!

Until next time.....................