Sunday, September 21, 2008

my latest project

Ok well I guess at this point I will have to leave this photo on its side since I have no idea why I have uploaded it three times and it comes up this way each time. Frustrations set in since I have better things to do than sit here to try to figure out why when a photo is horizontal before uploading why it comes up vertical. CRAZY!! So here is a layout I did with the sketch from a class I did awhile back online but never got around to doing the layouts and it was also the same layout that Down Memory Lane had for their Challenge this month. I did take my layout into the store but of course since I am still employed there, I could not have mine in the competition. It is on display in the store by the cute Crate Papers that I used in my layout.

I thought I would give you a little close-up shot of the butterflies on the layout. I actually cut four butterflies out of the backgroud paper before assembling the layout. I planned everything out so I could cut out the butterflies yet cover up that area with some of the strips of paper that I added to the page. It was super easy and then I didn't have to search for embellishments to go with the theme. I also bent up their wings a bit and then put some foam pop-up dots under them so they would stand out.

Onto other things in life...

So I have been busy teaching those lovely elementary school students and of course I knew it would happen, I got sick. I got a nasty sore throat for 24 hours which soon turned into a head cold with painful sinus troubles. And as we all know as parents that sometimes when we are sick we don't get any time to rest or time to ourselves. On Thursday night Nathan had to work late and I was stuck watching Jaidyn. This was when I was at my sickest point...if that is a word. Noah went to his mom's house this weekend so I thought for sure that Nathan and I could get a babysitter on Saturday and we could go golfing or to a movie or something. Well that did not happen as Friday night Jaidyn did not sleep more than 30 to 45 minutes at a time. I seriously saw the clock once an hour all night long. That was totally draining and we all felt yucky. Nathan is still not used to the coolers at work now that he delivers for General Beer and I was already sick. So with daddy have 101 temperature, mommy sneezy and coughing, now Jaidyn has a terrible runny nose and won't sleep. We kept waking up to her screaming. We slept on the couch, we stood by her crib, we rubbed her back...nothing seemed to work. We did finally run to Wallgreens and get her some Benadryl so her nose isn't so runny and that has helped. Now daddy is doing ok, mommy still feels yucky and Jaidyn is also doing ok. She is finally sleeping better but is exhausted from lack of sleep. She did finally take a 2 hour nap earlier today... THANK GOODNESS!

Here is my little, rednosed, sweetheart posing for the camera this morning. As I went to get the camera from the kitchen to upload a picture of the layout that I had created she stook in the doorway giggling and smiling for me to take her photo. She learned how to do this at Grandma's house when she was standing on one of Noah's toys that she knew she should not have been. She has a nasty red nose from all of the wiping and runny nose.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Jaidyn is getting big!

Well all is pretty good here. I know I have not taken much time lately to post because I have started teaching in Chippewa Falls until November. Last week I was exhausted to the point of sleeping at 7:00 p.m. I was at least able to get back up at 10:00 p.m. to go to bed. I just could not believe how hard it was for me to stay awake last week. But the first week of school is done and things are getting better. The kids are LOUD and cannot sit and listen but at the end of the day things are still ok. That tells me that teaching is still a good job for me! School must have taken a toll on Noah last week as well. Noah missed school today (his fourth day of Kindergarten) because he had a fever. Of course he went to his mom's house last weekend and got sick there. He is doing just fine now and will be going back to school tomorrow. He says he loves school - which is great!!!! He always is glad to see me when I pick him up each day. I can tell that a whole day of school gets long and tiring for the little guy.

Well since Jaidyn was 14 months on Sunday, I finally decided to take her to get her one year pictures done. She did good but it is hard to get a 14 month old to cooperate!!! She was standing on a table and the lady expected her to stand there and not fall RIIIGHT! Jaidyn did fine. Here are a few pics of the cute little tyke....

Jaidyn is doing well and getting herself into plenty of trouble. I stopped into Down Memory Lane a couple weeks ago and she got into so many things. It is nothing like before when I could take her into a store and she would sit on the floor. Now she is RUNNING around, literally, and touching everything. She loves the garbage the most at home and loves to open and close everything. I think she enjoys driving daddy and mommy crazy. When the two of us are home together, she gets into everything but when she in home with just mommy or just daddy she plays just fine. It is the craziest thing!! She is so precious and so much fun to play with. I really miss playing with her on my days off since I now have none for awhile. But all is good and Thursday I have my first class to teach at Down Memory Lane since I started teaching and someone excited about getting back to that. It shall be fun!
Long Days and Short Nights are all I see now...