Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What I'm learning and some great templates.

My scrapbooking class only has a few weeks left. I have much more then that of work left but am going at a good pace. Here are a few of the things I'm learning.

Asymmetrical Balance - the two halves are not the same but are still balanced

Sketch 1 - had to do a layout for both boys.

- we also see repetition and a visual triangle

Sketch 2 - A great template to highlight a birthday. I was also happy to get this one done before Aiden's 3ed party. :)

Repetition - repeating something

in a mini album

This was very fun and I plan to expand it to include more of our family members so be warned, you will be asked to gimme 5. :) and yes I know I still need to fill this in.

White Space - open space
This is another digital layout. I'm getting better with them.

(Layouts and concepts provided by Cathy Zielske, Design Your Life workshop at

Well these are some of the class assignments that I have finished. It been a great class!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Teddy Bear Parade

Today Aiden's class and the other 2s class had a Teddy Bear Parade. Aiden wore his pajamas and took a stuffed animal to school. I went early to pick him up and got to watch the kids parade their stuffed animals down the hall. Very cute!
The parents stayed for snacks and songs. They did a teddy bear song and their goodbye song.

Monday, February 15, 2010

This past week

we've had a "house full of plague carriers" as Bill (the healthy one) describes us. Yes it's been a rough past week and some. On the 5th, after a few miserable days, Aiden went in to see the Dr and got meds for an ear infection. Last week I battled with a cold and the cold won...went to the Dr today for meds. Aiden has another cold...mild, and Logan's had a cough and runny nose since last week as well but no fevers for either of them. Through all this Bill has somehow managed to stay health so far.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Aiden's Birthday Party

Here are just a few pictures from Aiden's party last weekend. There were 13 kids total and they all had a great time in the jumping area. A friend of mine was having her baby shower at the same time so several of Aiden's friends were there with their dad's, whom seemed to have a good time as well. :)

Birthday Boy ready to start!

Jump N Jungle fun


Dino cake

yumm cake!

Opening gifts
with lots of help

cool dragon

dino wrapping paper from dad and mom

The kids and parents jumped and played for about an hour and half and then we did cake and gifts. Aiden had a great time playing with his friends and classmates. He loves all his gifts and said "big thank you" after opening them. Each kid got a dino favor box to take home with them. Everything turned out really well. Aiden was one tired boy at by the end.