Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DONE with swimming lessons

We're done.

24 hours before each lesson, Katrina works herself into a fit. She can't eat and she starts complaining that she doesn't feel good. The morning of swim lessons she can't function. I can't even distract her with TV. Her stomach hurts, her head hurts and she starts looking for any scrape or bruise on her body that might make it too hard for her to do swim lessons that day.

Trent has started with the anxiety, too. While his is not nearly as bad as Kat's, he's gotten to the point where he will just NOT do what the instructor asks him to do because he is too scared.

He wouldn't even swim today. Since it was their last day, they were to do one thing the instructor asked them to do and the rest of the time was going to be super fun time. Nope. Trent wouldn't do it so he sat out next to me.

So, I made the decision (with Erik's agreement) this morning that we were done.

You can see the relief on Katrina's face.

They CAN swim. I'm pretty sure if they accidentally fall into a pool, they can make it back to the edge. They'll doggie paddle back to the edge. That's all I can ask for. We'll probably pick up swimming lessons again in the spring but for now I'm just going to accept that my kids will not be swim team material...

just like I've accepted the fact that I will never have nice looking upper arms.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Blog Hop

Good Morning!! Hopefully, you've made it here from my buddy, Ms. Carole's blog.

Thank you for playing along with the blog hop this week. All you need to do to win the little prize package below is leave a comment in the comment section. I LOVE comments. :D Also, please sign up to be a follower on my blog.

When you're done visiting me, PLEASE go visit Marina for a chance to win something else.

Have fun!! We love visitors from BBTB2. :D
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

George and Martha

Why do you think the sculpter made Martha so old, frail and homely looking while standing next to her tall, strong and much younger looking husband?

I felt like rolling paper. I obviously need a little more practice. I'm not sure where I got the idea. Sorry if I'm lifting it from someone and not giving you credit.

BasicGrey Olivia
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

a few projects

October Afternoon. This was at Arlington cemetary. The groundskeeper sprayed the kids down with the sprinkler he was adjusting.

Mostly Pink Paislee. The kids at the Capitol building.

BBTB2 post. Shelly's Images hosted us this month. We also had to use the hinges from Fabulous Finds.
Thanks for looking. :D
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Pics for my friends that aren't on Facebook. ;)

WW2 Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Ford's Theatre

Arlington. It was so hot and humid. I love that the groundskeeper sprayed the kids with water to cool them off.
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Monday, July 05, 2010

Happy Birthday

This week at Bitten by the Bug, it was Reader's Choice. We had several requests to use the Going Places cart. I gave thd handbook to Katrina and she chose the dog or cat cut.

I decided to turn mine into a birthday card. I used the new Cherry Limeade font the Cricut Lite series for the sentiment. Be sure to visit the other projects on the BBTB2 blog.

Thanks for visiting! :D
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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th

It is hot here! Whew!

Trent finally got his hair cut. He's not going for the Justin Bieber look anymore. I made the kids stand in front of the garden with their little flags for a photo op. They're both dressed in all the American stuff they could find.

Look at Trent's hand. Katrina wanted to hold his hand but he wanted nothing to do with that. I'm sure he's thinking, "If I keep my hand as straight as a board, she can't hold it".

Have a happy, safe holiday!
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

You & Me

The title is from one of my new Cricut Lite carts, Lacy Labels.

New BasicGrey Oliver and a little bit of Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for looking. :D
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