Only 2 full days left until this little guy starts Kindergarten . . .
I can't believe it has been 5 1/2 years since this kiddo entered my world :) It seems like just yesterday :) What will it be like without this little man by my side every day??????????????? I can't even imagine it . Ryan is super excited to begin his new school & learn all kinds of new stuff but I know there is a little bit of worry too - although he is not saying it. We attended his orientation just the other day and although he was a bit nervous at first, he left so happy :) I'm not going to lie, mommy is a bit fearful over here. Just hoping I can hold back the tears to after I've dropped him off :)
Of course I'll still be busy at home with this little guy . . .
He is just growing, growing, growing. But, still not quite walking on his own completely. Yes he is 19 mths & yes that is late, very late. But he does love to walk, just only if he is holding your hand. We had our first session the other day with a physical therapist to help get him where he should be with the walking and low & behold he took 20 steps at once all by himself!!! That little sneak, hiding his walking abilities :) Since the he has been surprising us with his new found abilities here & there. It is so funny to actually see him walking on his own. But he only does a bit & then fusses for mommy to hold his hand :) And I'm not gonna lie, usually I'm a sucker for the tears :)
And me, well tired as usual, but I think that is just all mommies, right??? I have been doing some scrapping, both for assignments & just for my own fun :) We had a fun week of scraplifting members over at Noel Mignon a few weeks ago. Here is a layout I created lifting a page by Teresa Gillman using the Noel Mignon August West Coast kit.
These adorable kraft butterflies were actually little butterfly pennants but I flattened them out & created this little butterfly banner :)
Loved this gorgeous pink doily in the kit . . .
Oh & a close-up of the "pull-out" journaling card. I have wanted to tell this story for a while now & the West Coast kit had just the right ingredients . . .
Okay now I know a lot of my readers like sketches so guess what I have . . . a sketch for the August Sketch Challenge over at Noel Mignon!!! We have a few entries so far but I'd love to see even more!!! You don't have to use a kit to participate & one lucky participant will win a $10 gift certificate to the store :) You can find all the details HERE. Check it out the sketch . . .
Here's what I came up with using the gorgeous West Coast kit, love this pic of my dad with the kids . . .
Creating this last layout was just pure fun for me :) I say that because I just played around and really didn't think every little detail through. Abnormal for me :) Anyways, my little guy is in LOVE with Legos these days & he is so good with them. It just amazes me . . .
The teal polka-dotted ruffle is really a Studio Calico Fabrip from the West Coast kit. I actually folded it back and forth, sticking it down as I went on a small strip of cardstock. This made it easier for me to work with it :)
I loved using these Heidi Swapp polaroid frames for both my pics and text :)
The NEW September Noel Mignon kit, "Evening Stroll" will be up for sale tomorrow HERE & it is awesome (as they always are) . . .
If you haven't tried Noel's kits you must!!! I know I am a DT member but I bought her kits for years before I started working with her. They are jam-packed with so many fabulous papers & goodies. Many kit clubs have add-ons each month but her kit's are so full you don't need to add in anything more. I love that there is always such a great mix of alphas and paper lines. And SO MANY little bits & pieces to add on your pages - which I LOVE!!!!
Be back sooner than later (fingers crossed)!!!