I am stillllll hereeeee! Honest I am! Between the holiday weekend and Chase's last week of Kindergarten (wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...almost a first grader) I am going nuts,lol. I have been going a mile a minute and am T.I.R.E.D.
Didn't do anything too terribly exciting over the holiday...just trying to get things organzied and saw some friends.
We are having a Luau for Chase's school tomorrow...making leis and grass skirts and kabobs etc...and then they will each read their animal reports. Speaking of Animal Reports...let's talk a minute, shall we people? So...their assignment. Pick an animal. Read about animal in books, online etc. Write 4+ sentices talking about the animal: it's eating habits, enivironment etc. Draw and/or find pictures of animal and habitat to include on report. Glue all to a poster board or file folder. Have child make a copy of writing so they can read it and have them practive reading to you. Pretty simple, eh? So why why why are these reports coming back totally hooked up to the max? I am talking the works??? It is clear the child did not do most of some of these....they are 5 and six...while capable of great things...let's be real,lol. I let chase do it all except cutting out the title letters since they were so small. That is how they learn. That is the assignment. When I became a parent, I vowed I would NOT do their science projects and reports for them. I just don't understand the thinking behind some parents...you are NOT doing them any favors by doing their work for them. And then other children who acutally DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO end up feeling yucky because theirs aren't as fancy as chase put it. sighhhhh. but we talked about it and I told him how great his was and how proud I was that he did it all himself and how he put all that effort into it! he was beaming by the end of our talk. Sorry...off soapbox now...blushing.
My nephew graduates tomorrow...I can't believe it. when I came into this family he was just a little thing...barely 8 years old. sighhhhh. Such a big moment. We can't actually go to the graduation...they have limited tickets and it doesn't start till 8p what is up with THATTTT?
I have no layouts finished...a couple still "almost" done...I really need to just say they are done. I have been spending way too much time doing layouts lately...like just moving something a smidge, then back...then over to the right..lol. just say it is done already!!!
I do have a new template for you..hope you like it!
I named it wierd when creating it and forgot to change it. I am too tired to go back and rename it, rezip it and reupload it tonight...and I won't be home till late afternoon tomorrow...so here ya go. the folder is named right, heheheh.
click here to download. Do's...say hi and hugs. Don'ts: Please don't write your fake phone number on it and give to some loser at the bar. No using it to write "kick Me" on and then tape to the back of your boss or the office geek (or if a SAHM...your hubby, heheheh). No using as "starter" for a campfire...and no sharing, claiming, selling, stealing, throwing, burning etc.
Also...last days to pick up our supa mega kit parts for FREE......so run over and snatch them up...they are fun. Here is the preview of mine.
And...if you are just aching for another wonderful freebie...I so have one for you...from Kim Smith...head on over to SDK's Blog and grab it...make sure to leave her some love Please!
hugs and happy scrapping...hope to have some layouts, some pictures and some intelligent posts coming soon...I promise...my brain matter is regenerating as we speak...I don't care what they told me in college ;)