Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fist off....Congrats Pat M!!!! You won the Birthday Doodle Kit (picked from the comments to the first part by my son) woohoooo!!! I will email the link to you.

It is Saturdayyyyy! I got to sleep innnnnn! I never ever ever ever get up later than 7a...usually it 6:15a. I got to sleep untill 8:30a today....can you believeittititititi????? Now...I am shipping the boys and the husband out to Grandpa's and I get to scrap! For a little bit anyway, lol. Today is Chase's Graduation, so my family is coming up this afternoon.

Here are the pics from the end of the year at school. I cannot believe a) how grown up he looks and b)how goofy boys are....check out some of the smiles in the group photo. The one with the crazy goofy smile two over from Chase...that is Gunner. He is the class clown. For mother's day they asked each child what they loved most about their moms. He said that she could fart really good. I laughed so hard!!!



Speaking of my kiddo graduating...growing up....thought I would share some thoughts about some issues I am having. My children are my everything. When they were born, I finally felt like my life's plan had come to fruition. I like the saying I saw on a greeting card: "Having children is a lot like having your heart walk outside of your body." That is how I feel.

Their whole lives I have been battling myself...letting them do things for themselves, letting them run full speed while worrying that they will fall, letting daddy teach Chase to jump from a moving swing (the latest in stunts that makes me crazy), letting them pick out their own clothes, letting them cook with out helping to make it go faster or cleaner etc. I deal with my fear, with my impatience, with my wanting their clothes to match. I battle my desire to always protect them and my pride at what well adjusted young people they are.

They are growing so fast...way too fast. I fear that they will one day not need me. I worry that they (being boys) will turn to their dad more than me....that I will one day be replaced. I know these are normal fears. I know that we do what we can. Just thought I would share.

So...before I go scrap (woohooo) thought I would share some layouts I have done:


my oldest stepdaughter with her daddy: used Miss Mint's(peppermint creative)Strawberry Picnic kit

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And her are my little monkeys after Hayden was born...used Miss Mint's Denim Ink kit

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Also...time to grap part two of my Birthday Doodle Kit bonus

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Download the second part (1 paper and element) here (remember to comment--include your email address--for chances to win--one person today will get the Full Bday doodle kit. You also have a chance to win both that kit and the finished add on. Even if you commented w/email last time, you can still try this time. If you want...you can email me at tmblankenship@gmail.com with your email addy if you don't feel comfy leaving it. I promise only to email you if you won...no ads, lol) Check back for the third part soon.

23 comments:

Heatherdumas said...

Hello Tracy,

I love the pic of your step-daughter and her daddy. Thanx for the 2nd part of the birthday kit Have a great Saturday. Heatherdumas@sbcglobal.net

Erin said...

I know exactly what you mean about worrying that daddy will become more important than you. I am already having similar issues with my son, and he's only 19 months! I'm a SAHM, and he always seems so much happier to see DH than me, and he gets upset if DH has to leave him (even just to go upstairs) but not if I do. Even though I know he doesn't mean anything by it, it still hurts. {{{hugs}}} And thanks for the freebie part 2. :-)

Anonymous said...

Your work is so great! Don't worry about their father becoming more important - you are giving so much of yourself.

thank you for the kits - bensenc@yahoo.com

Maby said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the 2nd part of this addon bday kit. it's so cute!
~Claudia
maby.mnmy2@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for such an awesome freebie! michelle_franey@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for Part2!

Fiona said...

I can totally relate about the not being needed Tracy. Everytime I look at my boys, I'm reminded that one day they will have families of their own. *sigh* I just want them to stay this age where they need their Mummy!
Anyway, now that i've depressed myself, lol, thanks for this kit! It rocks!! :)

hosanhelwa said...

Great LOs! Especially love the one of your sons!
Thanks for the 2nd part of the kit!
(gwenevere_dupus@hotmail.com)

Melinda said...

Thanks doll! Just remember that if your boys ever have the chance to be on TV, they will always say "Hi MOM" :) A mom is always important in their kids' eyes!

Tania said...

You are so right about boys and the smiles, that photo is tooo funny, and I can't believe he said that! Great layouts!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing these birthday goodies with us! They look terrific!
Sharon
sorzy@wideopenwest.com

Kim said...

Cute photos! ROTFL at the fart comment. Wonderful layouts. :)

LoveMyFonts said...

Thanks again for the second part!!!

Shirley said...

Thank you for the second part. Love the colors.
Shirley

calico5@hotmail.com

Lori said...

Great add-on! Thanks for sharing it!

buttns86@yahoo.com

corri/mlmmom said...

That's okay- I get your ads. I got part two but didn't have time to leave a comment as I had to be at Girl Scout Day camp early. TU.
Yes--they do grow up fast don't they?!

Marina said...

I just DL'ed parts 1 & 2 of your birthday add-on today I will leave my comment for both here. Thanks for the fun freebies!

NaNaMaMa said...

Hi Tracy,

I love going to your blog, it is so refreshing. The kit you are sharing is a delightful birthday kit. If I win I hope to do a lot of my grandkids birthdays as I have 7 of them and this kit would work nicely for them all. TFS

-donn

donmoblue said...

THANK YOU! The freebie is just what I need for my neice's b-day!

Lela Fleetwood said...

Love your pages Tracy! They are gorgeous! CUTE add on! Thank you!

prettyglo said...

thanks!!!I love it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these Tracy
I found your blog from Rak Scraps and im also a member at Digital Freebies. thank you for sharing as much as you do
Belind(dont have my own blog here)

Kathy said...

Thanks for leaving part 2 up for this long. ;) I was able to get all of it!