Thanks Gina for suggesting that I put this on the blog- almost forgot about it! OK, so here are some pix of the window project I did. I had seen something similar in BetterHomes and Gardens Scrapbook Magazine and fell in love. It took me almost a year to actually do it-I had been hoarding windows since we did the construction on the house like 5 years ago-but I just never knew exactly what I wanted to do. I am still always on the lookout for any good old windows (yes, that does mean that I pick thru people’s garbage and scour any homes under construction- I admit it. but hey, whatever it takes to find those windows…). I also have another one that I did that I have to take pictures of to post on here. I’ll do that later this week. So here are the windows which are hanging on the stairway wall. And sorry that the quality of the pix isn’t the best. It’s a hard angle to take the pix from and there is not a whole lot of light there. The background paper behind each pane is 12×12 scrapbook paper in coordinating colors cut into strips. Then some pictures and embellishments. Some rubons applied directly to the glass fronts. Thanks for looking!
Now that I received permission from my recent photoshoot families, I can post some highlights from a few recent photoshoots. There are a few from each shoot below (you can click on each picture to enlarge), but if you look on the left side column there is an album from each family’s shoots. If you are one of my recent shoots and you see any edits that you particularly like, please shoot me an email and let me know if there is something you’d like me to do. I just got a new PS program which has really helped me to try to step up my processing.
just some stuff timmy is doing or saying these days that I want to remember:
how bout mores?
everything with any slight resemblance to a castle is automatically "cinderella castle". this includes climbing structures, churches, the top of the boys school.
c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
gives real kisses all the time. gives great hugs. Loves his brothers so much. "pick up boys".
kisses your boo-boos and gives you a hug so you feel better. "i kiss it".
talks about the Buzz Lightyear ride every single day, still.
asks to watch Toy Story every single day (at least once).
says "coach graeme" every time he wears his Liverpool shirt.
Space ship shoes
always wants to go higher on the swings
working on giving up the car papi (it broke cause he chewed it to death and I haven’t replaced it yet).
loves to play outside.
hates circle time at school and at tumbles. Dosen’t want to sit and particpate, would rather run.
knows and recognizes almost every letter in the alphabet, numbers 1-10 too.
loves the beach. sleeps like crazy after a day there. mommy therefore loves the beach too. loves the pool as well-even when it’s freezing.
calls the sunroof the "woo-hoo", as in "open the woo-hoo, mommy".
asks for nappy-papi when tired. can’t beat a kid who asks for a nap!
still lets me rock him to sleep for naps. i will miss that terribly when it’s over.
cuddles in bed in the mornings-if he’s up early enough, he will go back to sleep with me.
knows how to turn on/off the TV. Loves MickeyMouse Clubhouse. Loves to watch Mahna-Mahna, Lime in the Coconut (ie co-a-nut), Josie and the Pussycats theme song on the computer.
I comin’ down. Climb, climb. I did it! Waddle, waddle, waddle (along with proper movements). Mommy do it. Says "shhhhhh" when he dosen’t like what you are saying or doing.
Is a very happy, good natured, sweet boy almost all the time. But can throw a real good fit when things don’t go his way.
says “cheers”, not only for drinks, but for anything that he has and you have the same (ie. towels in the bathroom.
“one to mommy, one to timmy”
Robin is really the best. She came over after work with a PS book (a gift) and a wealth of knowledge to share on Photoshop(a bigger gift). She taught me a ton of new tricks for photo manipulation and for learning how to do all kinds of other stuff. She is an awesome friend. I’m her maid of honor at her upcoming wedding in September- yes, I said maid. I cannot stand "matron"- it makes me feel like a 500lb prison guard with grey hair and a mole, so I made her promise to call me maid instead. And she’s a good sushi partner. And a very talented artist. Thanks so much, Rob!
Well, I saw this on Heidi Swapp’s Blog the other day (she got the idea from a Rachel Ray magazine article) and thought it would be a good idea to put into action at our house. I went to a local restaurant supply store and bought a huge roll of white butcher paper to cover the table with. Also hit Target (looooove Target) and bought a bunch of new markers, crayons and pencils of various widths and types, along with a platter, placemat and some cute cups. And voila- the dining room table will now be a craft area for the summer.
As the paper gets covered by drawings (and dinner spills) I’ll just roll out a new covering and start over. Everyone seems to be enjoying it so far- there is a lot of nice artwork already (a ton of Webkinz drawings from the boys, scribbles from Timmy). Timmy is constantly covered in marker in assorted colors. We are getting a lot of use out of the stain stick! I am hoping this set up will prevent a lot of "I’m bored"s over the summer.