Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My green thumb...

Well, my thumb is not very green even in the most figurative sense! Although, once a year I get the itch to do something to make our landscaping just a bit prettier than what it already is. It usually happens when the weather is not too warm. And last week I got that itch! I planted a few flowers in our forest area in the back yard. I also transplanted some tulips that were growing under my hubby's ladders. I have been asking him to move his ladder pile for me to this this since last year and even though he did not move the pile, it was moved just enough for me to lean over and dig a few up. I figure that it's worth the chance of them dying since I can't enjoy them under his pile of ladders! Also, I bought a cute bird house that I stuck in there and a metal cat that bounces, so it's looking cute already, it just needs a little bit of color! Oh, I did buy 2 hanging baskets that are so low to the ground I can't really call them hanging, but they are out there too. I will not hold my breath (because I may die) for my flowers to bloom, but I am keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Corey's dad came over for Father's day and as usual it was a beautiful day! Here is Cassidy with her Gramps.

Corey took the kids on ATV rides.

Caytlynn read, no surprise here!

Cali almost jumped out of her Jumperoo!

And all the kids, minus Cali (she was too busy jumping away!) drove away on daddy's ATV, haha!

I forgot to mention that if you want one of the Summer Build-A-Book Mini Album Kits (see 2 posts below), just mention that you saw it on my blog and you will get $5 off! I now have them up at my store - click here.
Scrap On Peeps!
becbeck out

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

If you suddenly stop hearing from me...

that means I did not survive the summer with all 4 kids at home!

Caytlynn got off the bus at 11:45 yesterday and with in the first hour of her summer vacation there were several time outs and at one point all 4 kids were crying!! Luckily things turned around!

On the very bright side, Caytlynn received a fabulous report from her teacher! She will be entering first grade next year, and right now she is at a begining second grade reading level! She got the award for most improved :) It seems as though every time her teacher sent a note or I talked to her she was amazed at Caytlynn's progress! I am so pround of her!!! We will be working hard this summer to excel her reading and writing skills. The best part about this is that she LOVES to read and write! In the past 24 hours she has written in her journal several times and has read at least 10 books! This is a pic from her graduation.

Anyone live in Southern WI or Northern IL??? I will be having a 12 hour crop in Mukwonago Wi on August 23. Let me know if you want the deets!

becbeck out.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

This is for you mom!

My mom doesn't understand what a blog is, so I figured I would post and send her a link. Besides, it gives me a kick on the rear to update.

I just taught my first Prima Sponsored Class this past weekend! It was so much fun! Here is what I taught:
Everybody left with a completed book :)

I am selling these kits with detailed instructions, so if you are interested, please let me know!

Other Random things going on in my life...

Caytlynn and Cassidy had their dance recital a few weeks ago. Can you tell how much they love each other by the way they are in this pic? I wish they would act like this all of the time - haha!!!

Caytlynn will graduate from Kindergarten on Friday - YEA! I am so proud of her! She had early release today and read most of the afternoon. She reads ALL the time! Even when she was outside yesterday, she was reading most of the time. She loves to read!
Cullen turned 2 in April and has offically hit the terrible twos just recently. Any suggestions on dealing with the tantrums is greatly appreciated!!! ;) Most of the time he is sweetest little guy, but watch out if he doesn't get his way!
Cali Bear just turned 7 months and is cute as ever! She really knows how to get around without even crawling. She will be crawling very soon!

Last, but not least, here is one of my recent LOs... I used Glimmer Mist to "paint" the paintables!

Thanks for visiting me!

Scrap On,

becbeck out