Freebie hidden somewhere in this post, lol.
Howdy howdy howdy!!What a gorgeous week of weather it has been here in Northern California. Let me just warn you...this is going to be a doozy of a post...but there will be a freebie somewhere in it, hehehe.
First...let's get the drama out of the way.
This post is called....lesson given, lesson learned.
So...Friday I took the boys to the zoo with a friend and her son. We had such a fun time....the boys made us go into the reptile house TWICE!! Hayden was scared a couple times....especially of the "crock crock...biiiiiggggg....big teeth....big eyes! Scareeee meeee" Hayden's exact words, lol. And at one point I touched his shoulder to tell him something and he jumped out of his skin! Poor things, lol. But he realllly liked all the creatures. We saw the monkeys...one was ahem.....pretty gross, lol. We had a picnic and walked and walked!!!
So...it was time to leave...we left the zoo...got ready to cross the street, but missed the light. Hayden was next to Diane (whom he adores) while Chase was on the other side of her....Tyler by me. This woman was dragggggging these two little girls through moving traffic to catch the bus. We were shocked...staring after her and talking about how we couldn't believe it. The light turned green so we started to cross....I saw Diane walk a bit in front of me and then I saw her left hand...and it was NOT holding Hayden's. I froze and said...where is Hayden....I looked all around...he was NO WHERE in sight. I ran back to the zoo..screaming his name. No WHERE! I looked everywhere...could not see him. I was screaming his name. Then I saw this woman just watching me. She said in a really snotty voice...my daughter and I saw him and took him inside. She is there ...pointing into the zoo's store..inside the gates. Now...from the point I saw him next to diane to the point I noticed he was gone...I turned, we saw the woman, we commented and then started to walk...that fast. A) Thank Godddddd he was ok and returned to me. B) I was really hurt by the snotty tone of the woman and her daughter (yes...the daughter was snotty too) C) how the heck did they get him inside the store that fast....why wouldn't they look for the mom ro dad? D) Thank GODDDD I got my boy back to me safely. When he ran into my arms I literally fell to the ground and held him and cried. I was sooooo scared. He held me and said...shhhhh shhhh momma..no cry...momma scared." Poor guy.
So....there I was thinking how awful that woman was dragging her kiddos through traffic and I let MY child wander off. Judge not lest ye be judged. And...it can happen sooooooo soooooo fast. Sigh.
On to the rest of the week...my mom and dad came up on Thursday....took them to lunch and to the driving range (my dad is really into golf...he even made them a few of their own clubs, teehehee).
While they were doing that I went to lunch by myself and shopping. It was freaking awesome, lol. I forgot how much fun it is to shop and eat without dealing with monkies. Then I went and visited with a gal pal.
Chase had the last day of this session of swim lessons....teacher said he did great. Moved him up to the next level
Today we are supposed to take the boys to the county fair...if they get back in time. They have been helping daddy and grandpa get the orchard sprinklers finished.
Now...on to some layoutssssss!!
Here is one I did with Michelle Swadling's kit--Michelle's All Boy Kit...buy it here
How 'bout some layouts by my great design team????
Here are some they did with my Cherished kit.
Two by Deb:
Here is one by Jae at Digital Freebies using it too.
Here is a new one that Melinda did using Creative Expressions...isn't little Sarah getting so big?
How about another freebie?? Melinda requested a plain glitter alpha for Cherished...so here is the upper and lower...numbers etc to follow at a little later in the week.
Download it here: remember...do not share..send them here. Leave me a comment if you download too. Also....if you have used annnnyyyyy of my creations (freebies or not...) please email them to me or send me the link to them. I wanna see...it totally makes my day.
Ok...off to finish the laundry, do my hair, find something bad to eat (starting the eating/exercise plan again tomorrow, lol) and hope the boys get home soon.
hugs and smooches.