Well I'm back doing substitute teaching for the year.
First class was not the best so "NO TREAT FOR YOU!"
I also had a teacher ask me to make her some of my name magnets. I had previously made them for her class when I was subbing for her.
I use fun (small print) paper. I use one kind for the boys and another for the girls. I put each child's name on the paper making sure it will fit within the size of the clear flat glass marble. Then I put diamond glaze on each marble and place on top of the names. I let it dry and then cut out around the marble and use hot glue to put a round flat magnet on the back.
You can use rub-ons, or clear stickers of any image you like.
Well I used an older kit of Meredith Cardall called "Bushels of Fun" to make this for my sons team teachers. I printed on photo paper then cut in half and tied it to a multi pack of tissue boxes and a pack of sparkly magnets.
Well I have a 5th grader, 7th grader and a 9th grader. And I'm glad they are back in school on a regular routine other than sitting around playing Minecraft all day- except my daughter luckily has not found it interesting- she on the other hand found twitter.
Josh gets an extra picture because as a 7th grader he got to start on Monday and learn his schedule and figure out the whole Jr. High thing.
But luckily I still have Nick in elementary school and I walked with him to school and got the traditional picture by the school sign and he didn't even mind me waiting around to see him line up and walk in with his class.
The house is quieter during the day and I like it. But after school it's hustle and bustle just the way it should be.
I finally made some scrapbook pages and probably only because I needed to put them up at church to show everyone the fun we had at girls camp. I used the new kit "Keep Calm-Garden On" by Meredith Cardall so go check it out along with all her other fabulous designs.
I am the girls camp director and copied this awesome art idea that my sisters had done in their ward. By using an art canvas, pieces of scrapbook paper, mod podge (homemade too- 1 cup water to 1 cup white glue.) paint and then all sorts of embellishments. With the words: I AM and then they could pick any of the other words to represent who they are. They seemed to really like it and I think they turned out fabulous. I only got a few of the leaders to do it so I included their pics too.
Well my husband likes to buy things on Ebay and he was buying a truck from San Diego so we decided to make it into another Disneyland mini vacation. We flew out early on a Wednesday morning. He dropped the kids and I off at Disneyland and then drove down to pick up the truck while we played a while at Disneyland. This happened to be the week that the new Cars Land was opening up at California Adventure. So we hit a few things at C.A. on Wednesday because it was closing on Thursday so they could have a media and celebrity day. So Thursday we just enjoyed Disneyland and took in a few sites that we had previously missed like the Lincoln show, the parade and the train ride around the park. Plus the normal fun rides we enjoy like Space Mountain, Indiana Jones ride, etc. I wasn't going to bring my camera since we were just there 2 months ago but thought better of it and got a lot of new pics. On Friday we waited until the huge line to get into California Adventure went down and then we ventured in. WOW! 4+ hour wait to ride the car racing ride. There were even lines to get into the shops there. We just walked around and looked and then headed out. Then we drove to Las Vegas and stayed the night. The next day we hit the M&M factory, Coke store and the Hard Rock Cafe and got some tee shirts. Stopped and saw my brothers new house in St. George, UT. It was 109 degrees when we were there (too hot for this girl) and then made it home by about 1 in the morning. It was a mini vacation that felt like at least a weeks worth of activities. Now I have about a billion pictures so hope you like.
We also went to downtown Disney for dinner at The Rainforest Cafe and went to the LEGO store. They had the mose awesome displays.
They had some cute buses too
We saw the area that they were going to have a Mat Hatter party but sadly it was for Friday and Saturday and we wouldn't be there. Maybe next time.