Okay, so I’ve taken a really long break from blogging, but I think about it so much I figured it was just time to come back. We have been ridiculously busy the past few months with 2 birthdays, the holidays, moving, etc. One thing I can say is that I’m LOVING the new house. Not only do we have room for everyone to do more than breathe, room for all our stuff, a wonderfully sized kitchen for me, a huge yard…well, I forgot where I was going with that. Basically, I am so happy here. Also, I’ve been crafting. Alot. Here are my latest 2 creations. Hubby says I should sell them…what do you think?
At Chubbs’ school they celebrate 100′s Day. This is the 100th day of the school year, and they do all kinds of stuff dealing with the number 100. It’s been pushed back a few days this year because of the weather, but that was good for us so we had plenty of time to work on her poster. Her assignment was to bring a poster with 100 things on it. We thought about it, and came up with her ’100 Favorites’. We had a brainstorming session to come up with 10 different categories, then 10 items in each category. This project became a ‘Mommy Nightmare’. We don’t buy magazines, so I didn’t have an abundance for her to cut from. We ended up going online to find most of the pictures. I spent an entire evening saving pictures to my computer, uploading them to snapfish, and making them into collages so we could pick them up from Walgreens, cut them out and attach to the poster. Well, Walgreens wouldn’t print my collages because I didn’t have rights to all the pictures. My fault for not knowing that, but I was furious anyway. So, on to plan B…hook up the photo printer & print them off myself. After a frustrating hour of trying to get the photo printer to do something other than growl and flash lights at me, we moved on to plan C…use a friend’s printer. That worked, although the pages got progressively worse as printing went on since they were almost out of ink. At that time, I was to the point of ‘Who cares!? It’s going on the stinking poster!’ I spent another few hours helping cut and glue everything on. She hand wrote the labels, drew pictures of a few things that didn’t make the printing cut, I got to use my Cricut to make the letters for her title, we glued on some marshmallows, cinnamon stick, a vanilla bean, and voilà!
Big Puppy called me on his way to work to let me know that she was positively glowing walking into school with her poster. I am so pleased with the way it came out, and that she is proud of it. She worked very hard on it, and we did have a lot of fun…minus the printing issues.
Trinity’s birthday party was a huge success! We began actually prepping for the party the week before by making the invitations and planning the evening out a bit. The invitations were simple to make, turned out very cute, and Trinity was quite proud of them. The plan was for her to bring the invitations to school on Monday and give them to her friends. We were only inviting a few girls because of the birthday party being a slumber party, and I wanted to survive the weekend with my sanity intact. There was to be a total of 8 girls (including my 3), one didn’t go to her school, and 2 were sisters, so she really only had 3 invitations to deliver. The last day of school being 2 days before the party wouldn’t pose a problem since she was handing the invitations out on Monday, right? WRONG! First, she ‘forgot’ to bring the invitations to school on Monday…then on Tuesday she informs me that the school won’t let her hand them out. What?! Evidently it is against school policy to hand out invitations…not sure why, but whatever. So, I then had her call her friends to invite them…none of which answered, so I now had a very discouraged birthday girl leaving party invitation messages on voicemail.