Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why summer is kind of cool

I'm apparently into lists, because in my head I was thinking of what to blog and it was another list. Bulletpoints are great. So... why I think summer is kind of cool.

We have a great big tree in our front yard that shades the deck. And no matter how hot it is, it's shady & cool on that deck.

Roman can have playdates on any day. No school nights to beware of! And if I do it right, like right now, Roman can have a more-quiet friend over while Charlie naps & I get precious time to myself.

If I grab the hose & "accidentally" get the kids & myself wet, it's okay. We have all day to dry off.

Charlie can go in just a diaper and it's acceptable.

If I feel like going to a store, I can just go. No narrow window between work & school pickup & dinner making.

I have the patience to do a craft with the kids. And they think it's fun.

A slight downside - I take pictures of everything. And then want to scrap it. And can't find the time! But I do have the space in my mind to think about scrapbooking.

By pictures of everything, I mean even the chipmunk that we saw crawl up to the bird feeder. Because we haven't seen chipmunks around here on account of the neighborhood cats, & we named him Alvin, and we wonder if he's friends with Jumpy the Squirrel who lives in our tree, and Jumpy has a girlfriend & I want a picture of her...

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday.

Sweeter white wine or Mike's Hard Lemonade just tastes soooo good.

Strawberries, blueberries, & watermelon. Had 2 of the 3 for lunch today!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My hopeful to-do list

Things I'd like to get around to, or even possibly complete, by August 31:
Get into the "39 Clues" series
See Eclipse & Toy Story 3
Clean out the 2nd closet in Charlie's room
Get our master bedroom (finally!) stripped of wallpaper
Go out to Kensington MetroPark a couple times
Spend a day with Roman & Charlie individually
Finish up the 2009 Project 365 album
Scrapbook a few more pages
Declutter the house
Spray-paint a couple items for fun

And always on the list: Laugh a lot with these adorable boys.






Saturday, June 12, 2010

A boy who is seven.









Happy seventh birthday, Roman. We love you so very, very much.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

the creative side

I have been wanting to make cards for awhile now, but have never been pleased with the results when I attempted it with paper. You'd think it'd be just like scrapbooking on a smaller scale, but the cute things I saw just never translated when made by my hands. I began to see it as a chore, and so went back to buying dollar-store cards for the past year. And then...
At the scrapbooking convention there was a place that sold digital card templates. Don't ask me why, but it never occurred to me to make the cards on my computer and print them. I bought it on the spot and have now made 2 cards, one with a template and one without. And I enjoyed it! In fact, I was excited to make them and had fun playing around with it. Looking forward to making a couple for Father's Day, too, not to mention Roman's birthday next week! Now the only problem is finding the time to be creative.