Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oscar in a box

My baby has been left behind. This week we broke down and sent Howard and David to daycare. It was something we should have done from the beginning of summer but didn't want to. Now we see it was the best thing we could have done. They were bored and constantly in trouble here at the office with us. At least at daycare they can play outside, run around, play with their toys, and just be kids! That leaves Oscar alone again with us. I think he doesn't mind the boys being gone, it's definitely quieter for him. I think the boys riled him up too much during the day and wore him out all the time. Now he can play at his leisure and get our attention.

It's funny to turn around from the computer and find him playing in the box. He takes off his shoes and puts them in the box then dumps them out. He gets in the box and out. He sits in the box and gets stuck. At least he hasn't cried about it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I did some scrapping today...

I don't have any hardcopy layouts to show, but I made some pages with Smilebox. Now I need to decide if I want to pay a membership to print them out. But I can post to the blog!! I'm gonna try it today and decide about the membership later.

I also uploaded the photos off of my iPhone to the computer and have printed them out, too! They are really good-quality photos. Of course they were taken outside at the park with some overcast. I think they are perfect. I used one of the photos for my banner. That is unaltered! I did not mess with the color at all.

Okay, let's see if this Smilebox thing works, or how...

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Here we are

Wanna see my cuties? Here they are...

It's Saturday, July 5 and we are at home. It's been rainy today so we haven't been able to be outside. The boys are getting cabin fever and it's driving me a little crazy. We'll probably go to the video store and get something to watch for the evening. Maybe we'll have some company and just relax and watch tv. Meanwhile, I'm setting up this blog and getting all my scrapbooking stuff organized. I've got tons of traditional scrapbooking supplies to organize along with all the digital stuff I'm starting to collect. But it's fun...learning new things and trying to get inspired to use what I have.

I told myself that if I started this blog I would use it to post my pages as I made them. I've got to devise a point system, though. Digital pages can be worth 1 point and a full-on scrapbook page with all the goodies, scanned and posted can be worth 5. If I can get 15 points or more per week, maybe I can reward myself with something good - like more scrapbook stuff!!

So you might wonder why my name is "McScraps5". Well, our last name is McDaniel and there are 5 of us and I'm a scrapper. When I first started using this name, there were only 4 of us - me, dh, and two sons. In March 2008 we added son #3, so I'm using the "5" now to accurately count the number of people I scrap for in my household.