Monday, August 11, 2008

My Lil Preschooler!

Ok so I've been having anxiety about today all weekend long. I could hardly sleep last night. I had her outfit picked out and most of her lunchbag packed since Sunday. When we got to the school, my stomach had butterflies. WEll Jenny couldn't wait! She was so excited, and so anxious to go inside. While I was filling out the paperwork she was overly anxious and started making her way down the hall. I kept thinking, just wait you'll be crying soon. Well as soon as we walked into the classrooom her eyes lit up! She had such a smile on her face. Her teacher, Ms. Crista welcomed her with a hug and a kiss, and then Jenny was off and running! She started playing with the toy kitchen in the corner and didn't even have time to say bye to me! Well she had a blast all day, never cried once. I was the one crying when I left this morning. At least she's in the same plaza as I am. I was able to walk over and sneek a peek at her. I felt better seeing how she was playing and having a good time. I'm so glad it went so easy, I just hope it will be so easy the following days.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

It's Finally Happened...

Up until now I've been very fortunate to have my parents take care of Jenny. She's 2 1/2 years old and has never been to daycare. I know I'm lucky that way, and very appreciative too. Recently my mom has gotten a full-time job and is no longer able to watch her during the days. Well my dad made the sacrifice to stay with Jen all week so I could work and then he would work on weekends. Since the real estate market has been so slow, it's forced my dad to look for a job. So he's been looking for a few weeks now, and he finally found one. On Friday he called me at work to let me know he starts this Monday!!! So I racked my brain trying to think of options for Jenny and realized the only one I had was daycare, or preschool. Whatever, I"m not even familiar with the school terms for her age. Anyways, there's a center in the same plaza as the Paper Niche. I've been asking our customers who take their kids there and they love it. I've only heard good things about it. So, Friday I went to register Jenny. :( So she starts on Monday. I can't believe it. I know she needs the outside interaction, but it's so hard for me. Well I've been trying to prepare her by telling her all the fun things she'll be doing, making new friends, etc. So today we're off to buy a lunch bag and lunch for the week and other school "stuff," whatever that it. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Finally a layout!

I know it's been a long time since you've seen a layout from me. And this one is definitely not my normal, but I'm proud of how it came together. I wa busy working on some deadlines last night and when I was finished, I wanted to scrap something of my own. So at 12:45 am I was flippin through a magazine and saw a similar layout to this one. I thought it was cute and simple to scraplift, just to get inspired. But I realized i needed 3 coordinating patterned papers, so started hunting through my stash. And there it was, after less than a minute i found these papers next to each other. That never happens to me. Now for those of you who know me, I HATE to use old papers. I feel like they're too old and I don't want to use them. It's my worst habit, because all the papers I have are "old." (as long as they came out more than a few months ago) Anyhoo, this layout came together so quickly after that. I was finished by 1:30. It was outside my element and that's what I'm proud of. The fact that I almost completely scraplifted the entire layout, I used old papers, and I used stamps on patterned papers. These are new clear stamps from Making Memories that I got as a sample from CHA. I even stamped it on the back of a piece of left over patterned paper. So I just thought I would share my proud moment with you.