Shhhh . . . I'm hanging out in a little cafe, sipping a cold diet coke, listening to Pandora, playing on the internet, kiddo-free. Ryan is at school & Nicholas had his first day of art & music class all by himself. Brutal is all I can say. I'm good now but leaving him - brutal. I had to put in a call to my mom so I could talk it through & cry it out :) He knew something was up, I mean I talked to him last night & today about how he was going to school today all by himself. How mommy would pick him up after a bit and take him home. We discussed all the fun things he would do. But then as soon as we walked in, he was overwhelmed. He stayed by my side as I filled out paperwork. He hugged on me, he kissed my leg . . . then he stepped away to play trains & I went to grab his snack bag. This is when the full on meltdown happened because he realized I wasn't in the chair anymore. By the time I got to him the teacher had already scooped him up and was holding him. Then I grabbed him & brought him over to some toys. I started playing with him a bit & told him I was going to go but I would be back in a little bit. He wiped a little tear from his eye & look at me sadly - that sad face - seriously killed me. I looked back as I walked through the door & he was just staring at me with this little, sad face. He's so attached these days, I know in the end this will be good for him. I just never dealt with this when Ryan started taking classes on his own. He would run right in & not even say goodbye - other kids were wailing & he was busy playing. I used to feel a little bad, like, doesn't he even miss me??? Ha!! Anyways - 15 more minutes until pickup :) I will smother him with hugs & kisses when I see him!!!
On a happier note, we had some SNOW!!!! We had no real snow last year so two inches was AMAZING to a 6 & 2 year old!!! They had so much fun - even though Nick looks pretty much miserable because he so bundled up. But I promise you - this little man LOVED sled riding!!!!
Fun times with special cousins . . .
So I missed sharing my Noel Mignon post from last week - busy with snow & a project for Ryan's school :) I did play again with the fab Soda Shoppe kit & got a bit whimsical with my scrapping (or at least whimsical for me - ha!!) . . .
So I was thinking banners, but I wanted them hanging across little open "windows" of sorts. At least that is what I was envisioned when I began creating. I machine stitched around the cut out circle multiple times. Then stitched a few hearts together and stapled the ends to either aside of the "window".
I cut the title from my Silhouette. It was a fun, funky font that I thought would work with everything else already going on :) I did a bit of doodling on the edges to help it pop a bit more and added a fun Dear Lizzy button in the center of the "O".
You may have noticed that little date stamp in the bottom left corner of the full layout pic. It is from the Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Roller Date Stamp. I recently have fallen in love with these roller stamps - have you??? Well guess what - if you like 'em, I've got one to give away!!! Yay :)
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