Sunday, February 22, 2009

Project 365: Feb 16 - 22

The latest.....

Monday February 16 (Day 47) Is this not the cutest Valentine's Day dino you've ever seen?!? WHAT? You've never seen a Valentine's Day dino before? Well, you have now! Noah brought this home from school today.

Tuesday February 17 (Day 48) Clothespin photo holder that I decorated for Valentine's Day and sat on the mantle.

Wednesday February 18 (Day 49) Rose shaped candle - a gift from my secret sipper Thursday February 19 (Day 50) My "seeing eye husband" as I jokingly call him who drives me everywhere I need to go right now without complaining too terribly much!

Friday February 20 (Day 51) Cute popcorn bowls that were a Christmas gift from my niece. (Noah LOVES popcorn!)

Saturday February 21 (Day 52) I've always wanted to take a picture of myself in the mirror like I've seen others do so I did. That's me behind the camera where I like to be.

Sunday February 22 (Day 53) No No hanging out in the Clemson chair. He's just had his bath and is ready for beddy bye.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Project 365: The Layouts Thus Far

I've been a bit behind on creating the week layouts of my Project 365 pictures. I'm doing things a little bit different as opposed to some of the other layouts I've seen.

I'm doing one week on a page as opposed to one week on two pages like others. This will cut down on the number of pages needed and I'll be able to have everything in one book. I'm also breaking things up by month. Each month will have a "cover page" where I'm choosing a favorite picture from that particular month. And each month will have its own color scheme. So, here are the layouts from January.....


January Cover Page Credits - Papers: True Blue from A Work in Progress Snowflakes: Winter Convoyby PinkuPixie Designs Calendar: Sueli Colbert Designs Word Art: Me

jan-wk1 jan-wk21 Jan Week One and Week Two form a two page layout. Credits - Paper: Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs Days of the Week Strips, Date Circles, and Notebook paper: Life 365 by Weeds and Wildflowers Template: Me jan-wk3 janwk4 Week Three and Four also form a two page layout. Credits - Paper: Chill Factor by Snowman and Winter Word Art: Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs Date and Days of the Week Labels: Life 365 by Weeds and Wildflowers Template: By Me (You can download it here if you like.) jan-wk5 Last of Jan Credits: Paper and snowflakes from Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Project 365: Feb 5 - 15

I'm behind on posting but not taking my Project 365 pics! Here's the latest batch.....


Thursday, Feb 5 (Day 36) Noah's Cologne Seriously, I almost cried because my baby is old enough to wear cologne! feb-6

Friday, Feb 6 (Day 37) One of my tea cups My best friend gave me this one. I got it down from the shelf and cleaned it up for the tea at church on Sunday but Noah shared his bug with me and I stayed home sick instead. feb-7

Saturday, Feb 7 (Day 38) My Valentine's Day Wreath

feb-8 Sunday Feb 8 (Day 39) Noah was getting a little stressed out so J took him in his room to listen to music which has been calming him down lately. He's currently very into the Beatles. feb-9

Monday Feb 9 (Day 40) This box arrived in the mail today from a friend and was full of goodies for ME! What a nice surprise! (Ok, there were a few goodies for Noahie too!)


Tuesday Feb 10 (Day 41) I love these picture symbol/signs at Noah's school.


Wednesday Feb 11 (Day 42) The tooth fairy came to visit Noah!

feb-12 Thursday Feb 12 (Day 43) Reading the book Noahie bought with his tooth fairy money.

feb-131 Friday Feb 13 (Day 44) Another Valentine's Day wreath. Noah helped make this one. He really likes glue! I was going to have him help me glue glitter on the front of it but we ran out of time.


Saturday Feb 14 (Day 45) Valentine's Day is also J's birthday. The candles and singing Happy Birthday are Noah's favorite part of any birthday so he ALWAYS helps no matter who's birthday it is!

feb-15 Sunday Feb 15 (Day 46) J's Birthday Balloons

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Tooth Fairy Stopped By

The tooth fairy paid a visit to our house this week. Even with this bad economny, you wouldn't beleive the inflation in the price of teeth. The tooth fairy left Noah four dollars!


She wanted Noah to actually be able to buy something with his money and knew that 4.00 would be about enough to buy a book (in the Children's section) at WalMart. She also left Noah a little with his money which he thought was very cool. It was wrapped around the money.


The next day we went to WalMart after school and Noah chose a book. He bought Not Going to Get up Today by Dr Seuss. He is a big Seuss fan and always giggles at the silly rhymes. Between J and I, we've probably already read the book at least 10 times!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Proudest Mom in America,

america-flairI think I just might be the proudest Mom in America today. Yesterday we had parent/teacher conferences and workshops at Noah's school. For those of you who know Noah, you know that behavior can sometimes be a struggle for Noah. He has at times been physically (hitting, biting, scratching himself and others) and verbally (yelling and screaming loudly) aggressive. This isn't something new - it's something that has been going on for years. The frequency has slowed down a lot over the years though. His teacher was very happy to report that he has not had any verbal or physical aggression since NOVEMBER!!! It's hard to put into words how proud I am of that little guy!! Noah is the type of child who responds very well to praise so J and I told him (and later Nana and Grandad did too!) how proud of him we were over and over. I told him I was the "proudest Mom in America." He thought this was funny and wanted me to say it over and over. I think I really am the Proudest Mom in America. :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Project 365: Jan 29 - Feb 4

The latest installment of my Project 365 Photos........

Thursday January 29 (Day 29 ) I love pictures of sleeping children, especially mine!


Friday January 30 (Day 30 ) Me - Cooking dinner. I'm making one of my specialities, a recipe I invented called "Mississippi Girl Chicken Enchiladas." (They are one of J's favorites.) You probably can't tell in the photo but my apron says "Domestic Diva."


Saturday January 31 (Day 31 ) Sushi for lunch - yumo!


Sunday February 1 (Day 32 ) My Momma with her kitties feb_1

Monday February 2 (Day 33) J's new GPS thingie. It was an early birthday gift from my parents and came quite handy on our trip to Atlanta. I really like the restaurant finder! feb-21

Tuesday February 3 (Day 34) We had lunch with my Bestest Bud on the way home from Atlanta.feb-3

Wednesday February 4 (Day 35) Nothing could be finer than to be back home in South Carolina!feb-4

I'm So Vain

For Christmas one of the things on my list was a tripod. My original reason for asking for a tripod was to be able to take posed pictures of Noah easier. While I prefer candid photos, there are times that I want posed pictures. Studio pictures just never seem to turn out too well with him so I've decided to just take my own from now on and thought a tripod would be helpful in this manner. I did receive a tripod for Christmas. I waited until school started back up to use it and played with it on the first day Noah went back to school. I took some self portraits that day and it was fun! I went to use it again later and it broke!. I think that my camera might have been too heavy for that type of tripod. My parents were nice enough to buy me another one and I got it last week. Since I got it, I have been taking a lot of self portraits and still haven't used it for the purpose I had intended. I didn't realize taking self portraits would end up being so fun! I'm still learning and getting used to using a tripod as well as the timer on my camera that lets me be able to take self portraits. I aspire to take self portraits as creative and good as this gal's. Although, I don't look so hot in this picture, there's still something about it that I like. It feels a smidge self absorbed to take self portraits so I've had that song "You're So Vain" (by Carly Simon) stuck in my head.

Self Portrait - Reading my Bible

You're so vain, You probably think this song is about you. You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you. Don't you? Don't you?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Project 365: Jan 22 - 28

Thursday January 22 This is my quote box. I love quotes and this way I can keep them handy. Each time I come across a quote I like, I jot in down on an index card and stick it in the box. jan-22

Friday January 23 (Day 23) I love these snowman salt and pepper shakers that were a gift from a friend. Sadly, it's almost time to put them up. I've been on the lookout for some Valentine's Day salt and pepper shakers as well as some Easter/Spring/Summer themed ones. Aside from these, I have leaf shaped ones and tigers for football season. jan-22

Saturday January 24 (Day 24 ) During this time of year, this "Uncle Sam" can be seen on a busy intersesction in our town holding a sign for Liberty Tax Services. He cracks me up! jan-24

Sunday January 25 (Day 25) My new glasses - picked them up yesterday. jan-25

Monday January 26 (Day 26) In the buggy at Wally World. jan-26

Tuesday January 28 (Day 28) I received this card in the mail today from my Secret Sipper. I love the quote she wrote on the inside: "Those of us who have hope have everything." jan-27

Wednesday January 28 (Day 28 ) Unlce Sam was out earlier in the week but today (the male version of) the Statue of Liberty was out waving at drivers. This time I just snapped the photo from the moving car. jan-28