Behind the Scrapbook

Good evening scrappers, if you’re still up if not good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I had a quiet day. I drove the hubby to the airport today, he is gone till Friday:( So it’s an all girl week… I feeling some rice, chicken and broccoli coming on and maybe even a little shopping!!! Then I made my hour drive home take about 5 hours!! OK so I spent a little time searching for Geo Caches all the way home! I have found 68 caches to date! It’s really nice to have some quiet time walking around in the bush looking for junk but the quiet time is the real treasure. I’m also getting ready to launch my own caches soon. I made some super cool cache containers and I’ll share some photos next week!

So I was chatting with Amy and she is looking forward to having some quiet time too…. kinda….

Amy is pretty excited that her husband is taking their three year old to the “Big Guy, Little guy and Gal” overnight camping trip on the 10th. She will have one evening with just her one year old (who goes to sleep at 7pm), and the the “big guys” will get a fun experience. (Next year the one year old will be old enough to join them!)

I remember those days!! And look forward to maybe seeing some fun photos!! IDK do dad’s take pictures??

Oh and Jodi had a big week…

Tuesday September 7th Jodi started home schooling Rebekah! Rebekah is 3 and will be 4 in December so is in Pre-School. Rebekah was very excited about starting school and asked if it was time for school yet everyday for weeks before she started. The day after Labor Day was the big day and Rebekah was thrilled to get started. She picked out a backpack that she wanted just a few weeks before.
This week Rebekah learned about the letter A, the state of NJ (where she lives), the planet Earth, the number 1, the shapes heart, diamond, circle, and square and the colors red, blue, yellow, and pink. She also learned from her Bible about creation and Adam and Eve. She painted with paint and water colors, colored with markers and crayons, and wrote the letter A and a and the number 1. Boy she’s had a full week!

Her Dora desk that she loves so much!

The backpack she picked out…

Painting in one of her daddy’s old shirts…

Coloring a heart with markers…

And the letters A she made with cereal (Apple Jacks and Alphabet Cereal)

Jodi realized after she took the picture that she put the lowercase a upside down for the picture. hehe

Wonderful work Rebekah!!! Jodi is such an ambitious mom to take on this big job!! I know there are quite a few of you mom’s out there that decide to home school your children…. my hats off to you!! I have no idea how you do it!! I sure look forward to updates along the way and seeing some more art projects!!

While I’m on the topic of school and kids… my sister an I were talking about school uniforms yesterday. I have to say I’m all for the school uniform. I love that everyone at school would wear the same thing and it wouldn’t cost parents a small fortune buying all the brands our kids love!! My sister on the other hand is totally against it! Her stance is that a school uniform only comes in limited if not only one style and that we are all different body shapes. So the same outfit doesn’t work for everybody!! I can see her point but I have to say that I’m still all for it.

So I’m wondering, did you ever have to wear a uniform and how did you feel about it?? Would you want your kids to have school uniforms??

Behind the Scrapbook

So summer is slowly winding down. Kids are back in school and now the mommy’s have a little more time to do mommy things! I know I’m excited and so is Shannon, A.K.A Shananigans! Here’s what she wrote me when I asked what was her favorite thing about this summer….

My kids start school on the 1st. Officially one more year before my “baby” can go to pre-kindergarten, which really means one more year before I get 2 hours to myself everyday!

My favorite thing about the summer was starting to work for Ginger Scraps!

Awww isn’t she awesome!? It so awesome that she loves Ginger Scraps as much as we do!! I know in the morning GS is my first stop. I have to check out the chatter section and see what you’re all up to!!

I was also talking with Rachel, She’s had a few milestones this summer…

If you remember a few weeks ago Rachel of Pretty in Green shared with us a little milestone of Ana’s, she got a Big Girl bed! Well now little miss Ana is 2!!! She turned 2 on the 31st of August and is officially in the “terrible twos” lol no really she’s always terrible but she knows how to steal your heart and get away with it, lol! Here’s a few pics of here birthday cupcakes, Rachel made the frosting from scratch, she said it was a big hit! Happy Birthday Anastasia!

One other Milestone she wants to share with us, her little boy, Gage, is now a biker! He learned how to work his big bike with training wheels, no more trike for him! We are all very proud of him!

Mandy has had a fun summer… their last outing before school started was the Calgary Zoo!! Here are a few snaps…

Julie, Kelsey and Ben:)

Mandy’s favorite part of the whole day was the butterfly tent!!

And here is the little one carrying the big one…

Poor Kelsey’s feet where getting sore so Julie thought she’d help out!

And of course Mandy’s favorite summertime activity… this was her first ammo box find!!! If she’s not at Ginger Scraps you can find her Geo Caching!!

So what was your favorite summer activity??

Behind The Scrapbook

Oh my gosh!! Has anyone else had a crazy busy week?? Kiddos are out of school, Canada day and Independence Day tomorrow. I know there’s lots of festivities going on.  I was supposed to go to the cabin with my BFF but I just couldn’t get it together in time… real life sometimes gets in the way of my fun life. Although I’m sitting here in the quite… first time I sat down all day and I have to say I’m feeling good. Sure my week was long but I have a great sense of a accomplishment and I can sit here with my feet up sipping my nighty night tea and feel guilt free about sleeping in tomorrow morning!

It’s also been pretty busy around Ginger Scraps this week. I know I’m missing my ladies and looking forward to a new month filled with fun challenges! I’ve been taking pictures like crazy so I’m set!

I have been a little absent but I did check out Rachel’s new store… Hmmm yup that’s right I’m so excited to welcome Pretty in Green to Ginger Scraps. I’ve been a fan of her freebies and LO’s for some time and she is such a welcome addition to the team:) I am so excited about her new puppy love series… I have sooo many puppy photos that still need to be scrapped!

She also has other breeds of dogs as well… which is good because I have a whole pack!!

Rachel also has some good news on the home front. Her dear daughter Ana is really getting used to her new glasses she has even caught her even fixing them on her face rather than taking them off  she just looks so grown up in them, way too cute! Way to go Ana!!

In other goings on… I happened to talk to Mandy and she is recovering from her Ryliegh hangover! She had her niece Rye spend the week at her house… now keep in mind that her kids are 16 (we’ll get to that later!) and 11…

I’m going to copy and paste a post of hers from our private DT thread…. haha shhh…

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Seriously I have no idea how you guys get anything done with little ones running around. I had my niece Rye for the past week and a bit and I am soooo pooped!!

She fun and pretty easy to look after but needs constant supervision! One day when she was running to the potty I was trying to just finish up gathering dishes… like 10 seconds goes by and I’m hot on her heels. I go to the bathroom and she’s not there…I find her in the kitchen … she had dumped a water bottle full of water into my big container of rice! So I made some rice that night for dinner…

She’s also doesn’t not like to be messy so if she gets a spot of mess on her clothes she needs to change…. it got to the point she showed me how to turn on my washing machine!! She’s brilliant! It’s a front load washer so she loads it with all her clothes I just need to do the soap!

Anyways life should be getting back to normal so I can catch up with my scrapping…

While I sit here a have a beer….... <—- that’s my favorite part ha!

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And here’s a picture of the sweetie.. BTW totally getting the potty thing… Yay Rye!

Mandy also had another milestone this week. Her daughter Kelsey turned 16!!! And got her licence!! And a car!!!! That a whole lot for a mom to take in all in one week!!

Here’s Kelsey in her car…

Well I’m off to go dig around for some more juicy gossip…. cya next Saturday!!