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Monday, May 10, 2010

Dandelions are Pretty

So, how was everyones Mothers Day? My kids tried real hard to make it special for me. They had homemade cards, and projects from school, and they kept asking what they could do to help. Of course, they were still fighting with each other, and making messes, and being kids. Too bad we can't get what we really want for Mother's Day. Perfect kids for one day. Or at least ones who don't fight with each other. hehehe. But I know they were trying :)

Church was crazy. We had a family move out of the ward last week, so we took over their row. We can see Captain America better from there, and I just like the spot better.

Only Hilary and I were there for Primary. Andrea's son, Luke, was having a hard time breathing (asthma-like symptoms), and took him to the ER after sacrament. Karin was out of town in Arizona. Laurie went to Demming, NM where her family lives for Mother's Day. So that just left Hilary and I.

She'd planned on having another member of the Presidency help her with the Mother's Day craft while she taught sharing time for the Junior Primary. Well, since it was just her and I, she did an abreviated Sharing Time, and then I had 45 minutes for singing time. Let me tell you, I may not have known the song by heart when we started Singing time, but by the time we got done, BAM! I knew all the words. hehehe.

We played a game where 2 kids would come up at a time, and roll dice. One rolls red and one rolls back. Red tells us what we are doing during the song.

1-clapping the rhythm
2 - marching the rhythm
3 - hopping the rhythm
4 - standing
5- sitting
6 - spinning

The white would say WHO does the action.

1 - Black/Brown Hair
2 - Wearing red/pink
3 - wearing white
4 - wearing pants
5 - wearing skirt/dress
6 - blue/green eyes

Everyone had to sing, but only the people mentioned with the white dice would get to do the action. They seemed to like it. I was doing a solo most of the time, but they were learning it. We must have sang it 25 times. My voice was SO tired, not to mention my body, after hopping and spinning and junk. Dang, who thought up that game, anyway? hehehe.

Senior primary was much easier, since they could do the craft on their own. We only had 15 minutes worth of singing time. Much easier - hehehe.

I came home, got the kids lunch, and slept for 2 hours. Yeah, that nap felt good. The rest of the day was pretty lazy. We watched some Doctor Who (this season is super good!), cooked some soup for the kids for dinner, and just hung out for the rest of the day.

Here it is, 10:32pm, and I'm gonna watch an episode of Fringe, and go to bed. If I got to bed by midnight, I'll get 7 hours. That's an improvement from the 5 I've been getting the past few nights. hehehe.

OK, so dandelions aren't really pretty. Well, they are to a 2-8 year old. Especially boys. hehehe. They LOVE to pick them for us. I don't know how many little ugly flowers I've gotten for cute little boys over the years I've been a mother. And I love each and every one, for a second. Hehe. Until I can ditch the horrid little flower :) LOL! Anyway, always wanted a cute WordArt to use on picks of little boys (or girls, I guess too), with Dandelions. So here's what I came up with - hehehe.

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


TheOkieToothfairy said...

Girl this is perfect! You are right on target, my little boy LOVES to pick dandelions for me but he goes a step further and gets a handful that he insists on putting in a glass of water! I love it though, I always put the glass of "flowers" out so everyone can see them and he is so proud!! Thanks for the wordart!

Anne said...

Hi Bethany
I hop onto your blog every day to read about your adventures and snag the freebie but am so remiss about saying thanks. Today is the day for me to say a VERY BIG thank you for all your fabulous word art and for sharing your family life. Hugs n stuff xx

Kim said...

This is great! My two kids pick dandelions for me all the time. They have no idea they're weeds -- they just think they're pretty flowers for Mama.

I love the font that you used for the word dandelions, too. Can you tell me what it is?

As always, thanks for the great word art.

Bethany said...


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on May. 10, 2010. Thanks again.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [10 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Angie said...

Love the word art! Thanks so much :o)

Anonymous said...

Love this WA! Thank you for sharing

Pssequimages said...

This is just TOO fun to have--and I LOVED the game you guys played on MOther's Day. Thank you for such great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you -- I love dandelions! Have a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

What kid doesn't love to pick dandelions. This is a perfect wordart for those photos. Thank you