15 July, 2009

Freebie Quick Page and Days 165 to 178

Well, I'm not feeling particularly well today, but I thought I'd post this as quickly as I can, given how long it will be.  I started feeling poorly last night and I don't think it helped that I was awake until the wee hours of the morning!!  Jason and Xander went to Estevan with Jason's Dad, brother-in-law and nephew to see the dirt track racing.  A sometimes NASCAR driver, Kenny Wallace, was going to be racing.  However, the races didn't end until 11:30 p.m. and it's a 2-hour drive home!  Xander had a ton of fun, though, and got to see his very first fireworks (I stayed home with Evan who could not possibly function at that hour!!).  It only rained a little and I'm glad they enjoyed it.  I still have one more day to work this week so hopefully it goes by quickly or I'm feeling a lot better tomorrow.  I have just enough achy muscles and headache to make concentrating very difficult!

Anyway, if you're here for the freebie, I'll interrupt my ramblings and give it to you right away.  I did up this quick page with the Magyk Kit from Scraps of Ellay.  You can still get it free on her blog until the end of the week!  Without further ado, here it is:
You can download it from 4shared here.

Now, on to my pictures and more ramblings.

Day 165 (June 14):
This was my niece Erin's birthday party.  She's all about the princess thing.  She loves Disney princesses and even had to wear a cute little princess tiara at her party.  She just turned 3 and her Mom made a lovely little princess cake.  Since Erin's been in my Sunday School class, she's decided that she likes me so we even got to play Ring Around the Rosie.  It was a good birthday party!

Day 166 (June 15):
Now, I'll be the first to admit that I forgot to take a picture on this day.  Oops.  I guess it's the second time I've forgotten.  However, I have a good reason...this is what I was doing instead...
This is a self-portrait of me sleeping.  I guess I was just really tired that day.  I got home from work, did the stuff with the kids and, when Jason took Xander to bed, I fell asleep on the couch.  Oh well, I guess this will do!  P.S. I don't normally sleep with my glasses on but I forgot about realism with the self-portrait!

Day 167 (June 16):
I wasn't sure what to take a picture of but I had just bought some nectarines and they were SO good so they won out.  I just love fruit and I really like how the water in the glass pitcher looks in the background!

Day 168 (June 17):
Another food picture...I wonder where my mind was these days!  Anyway, here is Jason making chicken mozzas for supper (chicken strips and mozza cheese on garlic (or not) toast grilled - so yummy!!).  Really, this should be a picture of my Griddler.  I got this with my Air Miles and I love it so much.  i cook with it all the time.  I even grilled steak in the winter which is not something I usually do. It has both grill and griddle plates so we can do sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, chicken, steak...you get the picture.  It's awesome!!

Day 169 (June 18):
Here is Xander helping me plant tomatoes.  He was such a good little helper, separating the cages and putting them around the plant.  I was so late that I wasn't going to plant them this year but Xander was so disappointed that he wouldn't get to water tomatoes.  As you can see, like a good Mom, I caved and planted some!

Day 170 (June 19):
The work is starting on the church.  We got a phone call this bright morning from Uncle Craig who let us know that the excavator was starting work at the church.  Off we popped in the stroller and here we sat for over an hour watching him work and chatting with people.  Xander wasn't quite as excited this time because this private operator doesn't have nearly as many dump trucks as the city and there was a lot of waiting for the dump truck to get back!  Still, he had much fun and it was neat to see the progress start on the new building.

Day 171 (June 20):
I thought this picture of Evan was hilarious.  We introduced him to corn on the cob and he loved it but I held it for him the first time or two.  I couldn't get him to hold it (I'm not sure why) so I just put it down on his plate.  He was really cute, trying to eat off of it without picking it up!  He finally did figure out that it goes so much quicker if he just picks it up!

Day 172 (June 21):
This was Father's Day.  I had planned all day that my picture of the day would be my husband with his two boys.  Wouldn't you know, I completely forgot to take the picture.  I took this when we put Xander to bed (about an hour or so after Evan's bedtime).  Luckily, Evan wasn't actually asleep yet, so we didn't have to wake him.  I was just gonna get him in the background sleeping if he had been.

Day 173 (June 22):
Here Xander is trying to learn a new trick - a somersault.  I was trying to teach him but quickly realized that there's a reason adults don't do somersaults.  I couldn't even get going without thinking about how much that would hurt when I landed on the way down!  Xander did managed to get in one or two pretty good ones, though!

Day 174 (June 23):
Jason did actually take this picture but here are Xander and I playing Dance Dance Revolution - Disney Grooves.  This was my Mother's Day present.  Xander can actually get some even though he just jumps around on the mat like a crazy person!  It's actually quite funny and quite fun!

Day 175 (June 24):
Xander and I were playing Wii Sports this day.  Look at that we played "red bowling" (one of the training exercises) and I won!  It's actually quite a feat because Xander is really good at bowling and I am not.  I just bowled extraordinarily well on this game and he bowled really well, too!  He wanted to be in the picture so I let him! :)

Day 176 (June 25):
We went outside to blow bubbles this day.  Evan is just learning how and he likes to put the wand in his mouth (the taste didn't seem to bother him but I think it's starting to now).  He actually got off a couple of good blows before he started eating the stuff!

Day 177 (June 26):
This was the drive out to one of Jason's work functions.  In two weeks, he actually had two.  One for the company he works AT and one for the company he works FOR.  The first one was supper and bowling.  This one was golfing and supper.  We didn't do the golfing but we went out to the golf course for supper (Sherwood Forest or something like that).  This is the lane leading to the clubhouse.

Day 178 (June 27):
This is one of Xander's new favourite books.  I love Dr. Seuss, he is so fun so I'm glad Xander lets me read these to him.  It was actually really cute because the day before I took this picture, Xander brought the book into our bed when he woke up in the morning and he sat there "reading" it.  That child has an amazing memory because we hadn't read it very much by that point.  He would even quote parts exactly and do them how I read it.  It was so cute!

Wow!  I made it through two weeks of pictures so I'm slowly but surely catching up.  Hopefully I'll get caught up soon, but I'm participating in two scrapbooking contests in the next few weeks so that should keep me busy!  The first one, Battle of the Creative Teams at Digiscrap Addicts started today and is a team thing.  Hopefully it should be fun.  The other one, Scrapping Survivor at GingerScraps, starts on Sunday.  I don't watch Survivor but I think it should be fun, anyway.

I'd better go now, since I should try to go to bed early so I can survive work tomorrow!!

Until next time...


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Jul [LA 07:48pm, NY 09:48pm] - 16 Jul [UK 02:48am, OZ 12:48pm] ).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 4 post on Jul. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. I love the bubbles picture. And Evan's curls are to die for :)

  4. I eagerly await your 365 pictures and I wasn't disappointed! They are priceless!! I do think our grandsons are the cutest and smartest ever!!! Love ya

  5. You really WERE eagerly awaiting my Tofino pics, weren't you?!?! I just put them on there and you replied like 15 minutes later!! :)