Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tea Parties and Retreat

I can't remember if I talked about the Mad Hatter Tea Party Online Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks...it was a blast! I actually got 6 layouts done...the design team came up with some FABULOUS challenges all set in the Alice in Wonderland theme...I am pleased with what I did and everyone else who participated was sure busy with their layouts too!

Here are a couple of the ones I did...

Queen of my heart is Miss Grace with her silly facial expressions...Full HOuse of Love was a challenge to use a card in the layout somewhere...6 Year old drama queen is my daughter again...I was trying to get some picts of her with a good smile, but they were kinda cheesy, so I kept saying, okay...one more...so she got tired of that real quick and some picts show her pouting, making a funny face, etc...

The pink Layout says "I'm a Mom"...this was a challenge to show pictures of the "hats" we where as moms...So I have pictures of my hands doing things I do each day...washing dishes, laundry, teaching school...etc...the last two picts were inspired by a great song, called...what else??? I'm a Mom....I'll copy it below, but the tooth brusher and potty flusher come from it...the song lyrics are also the journaling on the page....

I see every hour that’s on the clock
I hit the ground running and I never stop
While I do the work of a hundred men
I get it done by the sweat of my brow
And most folks marvel at just how
I get up in the morning and I do it all again
Three hundred sixty-five days a year
I’m paving a new frontier
And I’m a long, long way from the queen of the prom
From Monday to Sunday without fail
Rain or shine or sleet or hail
I’m a hard working woman, I’m a mom
I’m the ringmaster of the three ring circus
That I fondly call my home
I’m a peacekeeper, part time preacher
Coach and chaperone
I’m the head carpooler, the golden ruler
And my life’s a marathon
I’m a hard working woman, I’m a mom
Yes it’s true as some suggest
I should wear an “S” upon my chest
And have my face on the cover of a magazine
I can leap tall buildings with a single bound
And on the average, pound for pound
I’m the bestest mom my kids have ever seen
I’m the ringmaster of the three ring circus
That I fondly call my home
I’m the mediator, exterminator
Savings and loan
I’m a tooth fairy, a dictionary and a lexicon
I’m a hard working woman, I’m a mom
Well it’s a thankless job at times
I get beat down by the daily grind
And people ask what planet I am from
But when I tuck in my kids, turn out the light
They say, “I love you” and hold me tight
I remember how glad I am to be a mom
I’m the ringmaster of the three ring circus
That I fondly call my home
I’m the tooth brusher, the potty flusher
My life is not my own
I’m the bed maker, the cookie baker
But above and beyond
I’m a hard working woman, I’m a mom

Great, Great song! It is written by Kenna Turner West


So...I am going to a homeschool Mom's retreat this weekend, which means I will not be able to attend our Mother's Day Tea at church, with my daughter...she is bummed, but I think I will try to see if we can go out to tea next week...we have a couple of little tea houses in our neighborhood...they may be all booked with Mother/Daughter events already...

I had two dresses made for her...and they came today...they are so long though, that I think I will need to hem them...they are REALLY long...she is tall for her age, but this is a bit much...they are beautiful though...in the Pride and Prejudice style...She really needed a couple of new dresses and this lady contacted some people (that she had sewn for before)about making the dresses at her cost, so I figured it was a good deal...so much in the stores makes them look like little adults...I want her to look like a girl for as long as I can.

Well, I need to get back to reality here at the house!
See you all later!
C~

2 comments:

Croppycatter said...

have fun at your retreat Carrie!

wendipooh13 said...

love all your pages you got done and have a wonderful at the retreat!!! sounds like fun