Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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 ;)

19 comments:

Sarebear said...

Great template, thank you!

Nicole said...

I know exactly how you feel about the school project thing. I HATE that when parents do it for the kids. Like you said, how are they going to learn? Thanks for the great template.

twoboyz00 said...

Thanks so much for the awesome template!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Thanks for the template and I promise not to write a fake number on the back of it! lol

I so totally agree with you on the parent verses child doing the homework thing. I so don't get that!!

Sounds like you have been crazy busy, hope you get a break soon :)

wt said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much.

Tanya said...

Thanks for the wonderful template!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for ALL the wonderful designs that you've shared!

Anonymous said...

Hi and hugs!!! And a big thank you so much for sharing this cute template! It is appreciated! BettyJoR

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone else had a problem. But the download did not give me today's template. It downloaded the template from May 23rd? I think it was name 6freebiemay also???? Thanks....BettyJoR

Denise Umlauf said...

Hi Tracy ! Thank you for sharing this template. It´s gorgeous, as always !

Smanda said...

thanks for sharing but it the wrong download link. I really like last weeks template too and didnt get a chance to download it. now i have hehe :)

thanks for sharing your great designs!!

totally agree with your whole soapbox!

Mara said...

your tunky town is great, I love the colors and dotted paper, thank you very much.
I will download the template too, thank you, it will be exciting to go this new way, that it shows for me

Ally S. said...

Great template! Thanks so much!

Kathy M said...

Thanks for the template!

ettey said...

HI! the content of the link is different from the template posted! but thank you for sharing it with us!

Cheryl said...

Hi and Hugs! thanks for the template, love it even tho it's different...it's the one I missed! Thanks so much, I am loving your templates!

Muka said...

agreed!! I remember how terrible I always felt whenever one of my classmates had their parents do their projects for them and the teachers ooohed and ahhed over it - seriously, I think I had the dumbest teachers a kid could have. Like, hello - did they REALLY think a 4th-grader could make a science exhibit THAT great? (apparently, yes... LOL)
thanks for the fab-o template too, btw - and I just wanted to tell you how hysterical I always find your do's and dont's. you seriously crack me up :) I promise not to give the template to some drunkard at a bar and I promise I won't write "kick me" on it... thanks for the good advice and the laugh, lol - I needed it :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am hard pressed not to staple this to my boss - she so deserves it at times, lol!!

Mimi2six said...

Tray,
I love this template and was looking forward to downloading it, unfortunately, the link is not valid. Has the time to download this expired? I sure hope it hasn't.
Sammie