Saturday, June 30, 2007
But no! The rain here will not stop. We have had rain everyday for like two weeks. Some streets are closed because of flooding. I am accustomed to wacky Oklahoma weather (hello, tornadoes!) but I am really tired of seeing our local weathermen on tv every second. And Harrison longingly looks out the glass door at the wet yard. He say, "Oh, no, rain!!!Not again. What a mess!" every day. I know there are areas of the US that need rain, and I also know that Texas is fairing worse now, but I wish I could sing the "Rain, rain go away" song like I would when I was a little girl, and it would disappear. Tomorrow we are going to the Sam Noble Museum to look at dinosaur bones. I am tired of watching videos or going shopping out of rain boredom. Thanks for listening to a grumpy gal!
BTW, we saw Ratatouille. Ben and I loved it, but Harrison was bored towards the end.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
designs on them. All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you started scrapbooking or why you would like to start scrapbooking. One winner will be chosen at random on July 5, 2007-Thursday. Good luck! I will post the winner here and on the boy scraps blog! :)
My scrapbook desk (where the magic happens...j/k)
More supplies, paper, cricut and light box
My shelf with all our a/l free albums and magazines I subscribe to
My paint, ribbon and button stash-I like to see the colors!
I plan on painting the tops of the little jars to match the buttons someday.
At the bottom you can see my ATG gun that I love so much, some small Fiskars
cutters and a Marvy mat.
Thanks for checking out my messy scrapbook room!!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
- Calista Flockhart tells the Daily Telegraph
I saw this on Perezzers. What a sweet quote!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Yay for her! That's so cool. I know its unusual for a Harrison to be reading at age 2 (he will be 2 and a half this Thursday!). And he knows his abcs (in and out of order--not just the song but can identify the letters), their sounds, shapes (even pentagon, hexagon, oval), and colors. But I have no immediate plans for any testing--even just the local school district test. I don't ever want to be one of those "MY CHILD IS SMARTER THAN YOURS" moms. That's just annoying. I love him as he is and no, I don't sit and do flashcards or anything like that with him. He learns at his own pace. I just make sure his little brain stays stimulated by hands-on situations. Its hard just being a parent nowadays period. And CNN has you constantly wondering if your child will be abducted, eat ecoli, etc.
Today I am rearranging my scrapbook room so my desk is by the window. I am always changing stuff in there.
I had a pleasant surprise when I checked my inbox and my pal Melisa sent me some Hobby Lobby coupons. Cool! So much to buy and do...
And our friend Darcey and I are planning on getting Zane and Harrison together for a Thursday playdate at the park (stay away RAIN!!).
We have been having rain for like the past 3 weeks everyday! At least it is so sunny it dries fast but then we have mud everywhere. Yesterday we were swimming and it started raining on us in the pool.
3 more days until our 4th wedding anniversary!!! YAY!!!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
We went swimming (even with rain clouds above) and now Harrison is napping.
We are having our garage sale tomorrow !!! We had to cancel it earlier because all we keep getting is RAIN here. Keep you fingers crossed for me that the rain clouds stay away because mama needs some SB money LOL.
I have officially registered to attend the big Oklahoma crop at the state fair in September...yay! I get to meet other local weirdos obsessed like me with paper!!!
8 days until our 4th wedding anniversary!!!!! I cannot believe how fast time goes by...
Sunday, June 17, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Go to this site but make sure you also click their link to see the pictures of the recalled ones.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Friday, June 8, 2007
OMG! I almost tinkled watching this!!! I can't wait to show it to Ben. I seriously think they have been secretly taping us. Poor Ben has hauled stuff for me, and I was planning on looking for inspiration this weekend LOL!!!!! I mean c'mon fellow scrappers...we have to laugh at ourselves sometimes! :)
" Itty bitty Hollywood Boulevard babe Nicole Richie may be well on her way to packing on some pregnancy pounds.
According to Life & Style magazine, the “Simple Life” star recently underwent a series of blood and urine tests which confirmed she is pregnant. This follows a sighting of Richie two weeks ago at a reproductive clinic.
“Nicole’s determined to get healthy for her own sake and the baby’s,” an insider told the magazine.
The Tinseltown tiny is yet to refute the rumors, with her reps refusing to comment."
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I think I've posted the original Youtube Sesame Street clip before but here's a new remix. They put a little of Yellow Submarine in the animation . I swear they have subliminal stuff in this LOL j/k. Harrison loves it! And it teaches counting!!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
GIANT COWBOY COOKIES!~
These oversized cookies combine favorite trail mix ingredients with a classic oatmeal cookie. The precise flavor--from M&M's to dried fruit--is the chef's choice.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups total mix-ins: semisweet chocolate chips, M&M's, chopped walnuts or other nuts, and/or raisins or other dried fruit
Kids' Cooking Skills: Use this recipe to teach your child how to customize cookies with favorite ingredients, use a spatula to fold in ingredients, and flatten cookies with a wet glass.
Directions1. Heat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour mixture.
3. Using a spatula, fold in the rolled oats until thoroughly combined. Pour the desired mix-ins into separate small bowls and ask your child to select and measure 2 1/2 cups total of her favorites. She can then fold her choices into the dough.
4. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to transfer the cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet (you'll be able to fit about 6 on a sheet). Wet the bottom of a wide glass and press it onto each cookie to flatten it (alternatively, you can flour the bottom of the glass). Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool. Makes approximately 22 cookies.
TIP: To prevent the dough from sticking to the glass, wet or flour the bottom of the glass frequently
I just did a search for scrapbooking on YouTube...I had never thought to look there as a resource. Enjoy! twinklescrapbooks
Monday, June 4, 2007
Argh. It kind of reminds me of my own surgery. I had surgery this past Christmas to remove a tumor from my leg. I still have the Frankenstein scar to remind me of it...and the pain!
Well, today we took Harrison to the library (yep, again). He met two of his goals for the summer reading program so he was super excited about getting a ribbon. He wore it on his overalls very proudly as we made our way to the zoo. Went to the zoo, and that is where our day kind of went sour. I don't want to make this too lengthy so I will give you a summarized version. Basically, someone was doing professional filming of some man talking about the zoo. We saw the camera and tried to stay far away from them because we are aware we have a toddler and toddlers make noise when excited! So anyway, sure enough they follow us into one of the exhibits, Harrison makes noise, we go to take him away from the camera crew when one of the ladies with them approaches and says "Shhhh. Can't you get him to be quiet?" Oh, no she di'int!!!
Ben just looked at her with his teacher look and said, "What?" Harrison started crying very badly! We left that area, and I took Harrison into an empty exhibit building to try and calm him. SURE ENOUGH! They follow. So we go outside and just wait until they get really far ahead of us with their filming and such...this dragged out forever because the man went into detail about everything, Ben was mad and Harrison was sad. When they wrapped up, the man left. We were looking at the red wolves. The film crew starts freaking filming us!!!! We leave, and Ben goes to the office and talks to 3 people before getting to the head of marketing. She apologizes, goes to the gift store, picks out a book for Harrison and then walks to find me and Harrison and apologizes to him. The man they were filming was the zoo director!!!! And I have no idea what exactly the film is for but I know we are on it several times without our permission and not very happy about it all. I know we got an apology, and that was very nice of her, but I wish we could have got one from the lady who was rude instead. It hurts when you see your child sad because of something someone said and yes, I know it will continue to happen in life and I cannot always be there to protect him...but when I saw his little red-cheeked tear-stained face reading that silly book the lady gave him...I wondered...does it make the hurt go away?
(On the upside-we came home and had a great time swimming. I was really happy to see him laughing and smiling).
Sunday, June 3, 2007
My ID there is twinklescrapbooks. PM me anytime if you ever have questions.
This is my HOWDY! card I made using a pic from that summer reading program (read yesterday's post). I really like the history behind the two boys in it--Bud and Temple Abernathy rode across the U.S. circa 1910 from Oklahoma on horseback ALONE at ages 9 and 5, believe it or not. Here is a poem about them:
You can read about their book (Bud & Me) here:
I made this card for Ben. Just for fun. I used paisley paper from The Paper Studio because it reminded me of a bandana print. I tore it open because the effect reminds me of a Wanted poster. Then I made a Daisy D's paper frame for the pic. There is a woven rope print behind it from The Paper Studio. I added a silver metal heart-shaped furniture tack, gold rope ribbon and raw letters, and inked edges. FUN!
Here are some scans of the prints from the reading packet~
I know they are a little crooked, but I did them in a rush and cropped in Photoshop. LOL
You can actually get fun clipart that ties into this western/Oklahoma stuff here:
Saturday, June 2, 2007
I got some great books to read from the library.
Here they are:
Yup, I know most of them are about scrapbooking. That's because I make a bee-line for that section everytime! I love that we have access to 4 libraries around us (and can request stuff online) because I have to say Oklahoma has great scrapbooking selections!
The Pottery Barn Kids' Room book got a little cut off. I want to read the Mexican Revolution one because I think it has fascinating photographs.
Speaking of fascinating stuff~ Harrison signed up for the summer reading program (goal: 8 books per visit LOL), and you would not believe the AWESOME vintage-looking postcards they gave him! I will scan and post them sometime this weekend, but I was very impressed with them. And, yes, I am going to use them because he only wanted the stickers.
We attended the Red Earth festival (a Native American celebration here in OK)
and here are some pics I took at the parade-
These were chiefs. They looked amazing...very wise and solemn.
This was a beautiful princess. She posed for me but there was so much rain that the close-up did not pan out. Then I took another while she was in the parade but the tree was in the way! Finally, I got a pic because she came back and decided to wait near us. I saw her on the news later that night! I love how the sidewalk and grass look in this shot...like it narrows in on her.
My husband Ben is registered with the Cherokee tribe. He also has enough blood for Shawnee, but you can only choose to be in one tribe. I think its important for Harrison to be apart of his culture, his Native American side as well as his Hispanic side (Although, bad mommy that I am, we did not make it to the Cinco de Mayo festival this year).
Played ABC's Bingo last night. Nooooooo Bingo!
This weekend I plan to alter a clock (sitting on my desk now!) and make some photo holders. Around the house I plan to clean really well today and play Hi Ho Cherry-O! with Harrison. My mom is coming to visit today so my house better be white glove clean and smell like pine trees!
If anyone wants to email me their blog or web site-do it! I will put it up here as a link. I need to update some links anyhow. Just make sure you put BLOG in caps in your subject line because otherwise I might delete it as SPAM.