Friday, September 19, 2008

Football, BC Lions - September 2007

Here is a layout I did virtually the same for both boys. This was their very first BC Lions game. It was in September 2007. Carsyn looks a bit like a cancer patient, but it was because they had just shaved their heads (which had been red and blue moehawks) for Cops for Cancer.

Disney Autograph Pages

6x6 Pooh Autograph Page

6x6 Piglet Autograph Page

6x6 Tigger Autograph Page

6x6 Pluto Autograph Page

6x6 Donald Autograph Page

6x6 Goofy Autograph Page

Where did the time go??

Has it really been that long since I posted?! Well I can't believe it is Friday already.. seems like just yesterday we were getting ready for the weekend - and here it has arrived again! We've all been sick... Brayden got sick at the end of August.. he's still suffering.. Carsyn's got a runny nose, Butch is really sick - actually came home from work today.. and somehow I managed to shake the most of it... just a little congested. I guess I have to stay healthy to keep the rest of the house running! I don't like it when Butch is sick... I have to cook! Hope he gets better soon!!

I've been busy with hockey stuff... although it has settled down a bit... I fear that busy times are about to happen as we will be picking teams very soon... eek!! I imagine it will be somewhat like placing students in classrooms and when parents (who haven't sent the school their requests) find out that little Jimmy isn't where they want them to be and they are upset. I'm not looking forward to cranky parents - and hopefully there will be none. I am not going to stress about it until if/when it happens.

Carsyn made the Junior Development U11 Soccer Team! Yeah!! I'm so proud of him, and this is a super boost for his self-esteem. This will mean an extra soccer practice each week - skills and drills - they run them hard! It also means there will be a little bit of travel for tournaments, only 3 or 4 times in the season - possibly even to BC Place around Christmas. At least we aren't off somewhere every weekend!

Since I haven't been teaching yet... but I do have a couple of days booked in the next couple of weeks.. I have been doing lots, and lots of scrapbooking. On one of my favourite sites (Scrapbook Bingo) we are doing a Virtual Crop - and we get points for everything we do. I've been working on all of my swap stuff so that I can earn points. This has also helped me with all of the swaps I've signed up for on Split Coast Stampers.

I have even been able to get a couple of pages for the boys done - mind you they are basically the same pages - just pictures placed differently depending on whose book they were going in.

I want to upload some pictures... so I'll keep this update short.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Busy Times Ahead!

Well.. fall has started and so has everything else. The boys started school on Tuesday - and it went amazingly well. No meltdowns the night before, no meltdown the morning of... no meltdowns at all! Wooohooo... I think I was more worked up than they were - fearing their struggle with new transitions! But once again they surprised me. I'm so proud of how they are progressing, it really just amazes me to see how much they have grown in the past 15 months.

We still don't know who their teachers are (will know tomorrow afternoon), but have an inkling that Carsyn will have the same teacher as last year. Thank goodness! He was such a wonderful teacher and totally got the "adoption" thing. He was actually telling us how things would happen - and when changes would occur, etc. Carsyn LOVES him, and I think that is why he had such a good beginning this year - he knew he would be in his class, for the first week at least. As for Brayden, we aren't sure... I put in my request (for both boys) and hope that he ends up with the teacher I think will be best for him.

Hockey has started........ the Campbell River Storm - who we all volunteer for - Butch does security and is the assistant trainer, I do all the game day events, Brayden is an "On-ice Kid" (picking up pucks etc) and Carsyn is fan! Butch traveled with the team to Victoria tonight as the trainer, and the home opener is tomorrow.

Minor hockey has also started, and the fool that I am has taken on the Division Manager position... eek!! So far it has just been lots and lots of emails, but once we get into assigning teams, I fear that the real workload has yet to come! Brayden LOVES hockey... and I want to be involved.. I can't coach so figured I'd help out where needed... we will see if I've made a mistake or not! LOL

I'm also on the board for the Soccer Association - Carsyn LOVES soccer, Butch coaches and my sister Megan and I are in charge of Awards - nothing much to do until the end of the year.. phew... hockey will be over by then.

Butch has taken on the Vice President of the P.A.C. at the boys' school - but as there is currently no President he is having to do all the work. Unless someone comes forward at the first PAC meeting, he has offered to be the President - yes... we are crazy!!

Somehow I've managed to find time to do some scrapbooking.. not for me.. for swaps. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and update some of the things I've been working on. I've also made a few really cute cards... at least I think they are cute! I've even started on Christmas cards - most for a swap - but I liked them so much I made a couple for me.

Yesterday the boys went to Grandma's to make cards - she's the resident expert on card making. It is also a fun way for the boys to spend some one on one time with Grandma - and give mom and dad a bit of a break. It is Nana, Caedra and Uncle Rod's birthdays this weekend - so they decided to make cards for Nana and Uncle Rod. They made really nice cards - and the one that Carsyn made for Rod is very nice (I'll take a picture of that tomorrow too!) We will make Caedra's card this weekend, before we head to Nana's for birthday dinner!

Well.... I've rambled and have to be up in 6 hours to go to Curves.. so off to bed I go.

Thanks for looking!