Gotta love the "sleepy hands" :)
Ryan is starting to settle in as big brother - but it has been quite a week - lots of ups & downs - happy moments & lots of tantrums :) I'm constantly trying to reassure him but at the same time set some boundaries - he is definitely pushing the envelope with behavior but I know all this will work out - it will just take time. I have caught moments of him really trying to spend time with little Nicholas - but being that he is quite the napper right now - I'm sure he is not the most exciting playmate :) Ryan did enjoy setting up his playmat & helping him test it out :)
We had a family pizza party the other night - Ryan & I made hats & a banner - daddy & him went shopping for all the ingredients :) I was encouraged when Ryan wanted to make Nicholas a hat too - check out my 2 guys :)
And me - I am hanging in here - a bit tired but less tired than I was pregnant believe it or not :) I have already shed off 30 lbs in a week which sounds absolutely ridiculous (and yes I am eating) - that just goes to show you how much water I retained towards the end. It was the same with Ryan - I blew up like a balloon the last month or two - so much swelling. Anyways - still a long way to go to get back to "me" but I am saving that worry for another day :) I did get in a bit of scrapping the other day (gasp) - it felt good - unfortunately I can't share as it was for some DT assignments. I do have a few older assignments to share . . . SEI just featured a layout I created for my January assignment - totally fitting for this week as it is titled "Big Brother" featuring SEI's Monsterville collection :)
Another close-up on my doodled border - don't have a sewing machine people - no worries - a little faux stitching doodled border is a fun way to add a little something to your layout :)
I also have a few layouts from A Page 4 All Seasons to share!! First up is my layout for the February "All the Rage" autoship club. This one features the Lovebirds collection by Fancy Pants. Love the quote border strip I used as a title - "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love makes the ride worthwhile." - so true!!! If you are interested in purchasing this layout - check out all the details HERE.
I also created an extra holiday layout that is up for sale. It features the Fancy Pants Traditions collection . . .
This is up for sale as well - check out all the details HERE.
Hope all is well with each & every one of you - a HUGE thanks for all your sweet comments on the last post - I feel blessed to have such kind, caring online friends out there & truly read each & every comment!! Thank you all!!!
ttyl - julie :)
P.S. I am working on a new collection of scrappy tunes - click on the player in the sidebar to listen if you'd like - there is one song with a curse word - but I like it anyway - please don't be offended :) Enjoy!!