Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cute Painting Set

This is a cute set by Hannah Stamps. As soon as I seen the set, I knew I had to have it. In real life it does not look like she is painting on the hanging picture. I probably should have moved the wall hanging over more. Oh well, next time:).......

Tammy M

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

Today our little one turns 3!! It has been an amazing 10 months and 14 days since we walked off the airplane in Lexington. To watch her grow and "blossom" (as my MIL put it) has been an experience John and I will never forget. In the short time she has been home, we have seen her personality come to light, to match that little glint that has always been in her eyes. She has amazed us with learning the English language at a pace we never expected. She can now put together 5 and 6 words. There are very few times she cannot express, in English, what she is trying to tell us. Considering English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, I find it amazing she has discovered the "slang" and puts it to use. For example, "oh man", "get back here", etc.

Needless to say, we are head over heels in love with this little girl. We have watched her siblings love and accept her the moment they set eyes on her. There is something about watching your "cool" 11.5 year old tell a 2 year old that he loves her and openly gives her hugs and kisses on the cheek. Then again, to see the same 11.5 year old tell his 2 and 3 year old sisters to come outside and play baseball with him just melts my heart. How did I get so lucky to be the mom to 3 angels and 4 great kids?


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Just A Swing'n..............

This is the perfect card for this week!! The other night I was talking to John when our 4 year old wanted her cup filled up. I walked over to the fridge to fill her cup up with water when I seen a shadow move by my foot. I automatically jumped back midstride and looked down to see what I had missed. There scampering across the floor was a MOUSE!!!!! It was slipping and scampering across the floor and headed to my stove. It was moving so fast it had to do a nose dive to keep from running head first into the stove. So it flattened itself and slid under the stove. All the while I was doing some scampering myself..........right behind John.

I HATE mice. Did I mention HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE them? I think it stems from growing up in an old farm house. We always had mice and they always seemed to not mind coming out whenever they liked, no matter how much noise was going on. So I was always jumping on chairs or table tops to get away from them. It just became a habit when I seen or heard one to jump and make my "I see/hear a mouse" noise. Anyway, I was making that noise and John went into his "calm down"mode and donned on his "let's fix this" face.

Where are the mouse traps? Ut oh............ It's 10:45 at night and we have no traps. Time to act sweet and beg for hubby to be my hero and make a run to the I guess he knew he might as well go to the store or he would not get any sleep. Any noise that sounds like a mouse will wake me from a dead sleep. So while he went on his trap run, I got the cat in the house. I figured the mouse would smell the cat and cower under the stove until John got back.

When John came home, he set 4 traps, then we turned off the lights and TV. Off to the bedroom we went and sat on the bed to listen for the "click". It wasn't 4 minutes and we heard it. Of course, John was just smirking and said he was going to go see what bait it went for. Apparently he had put peanut butter on some and roast beef on the others. He figured it had went for the peanut butter. We were very surprised when it turned up in the roast beef trap. I did not know mice went for that type of food........ So needless to say, I was able to get some sleep that night.

I know some people will say a mouse trap is not the humane way to dispose of mice. I'm sorry, but I HATE them, always have and always will. I admire people who can catch and release a mouse. But my theory is, if you catch them and release them, they will head right back in!! John said the one we caught was a female and I have a feeling it was trying to come in and make a nest......ick.

Anyway, the traps are still set and I have my 2 ultrasonic boxes plugged in with 3 more on the way to me. I have read reports that the boxes do not work, but we have lived here almost 12 years and have only had 3 mice in the house. Each time one has gotten in the house, I have had the boxes unplugged. So I am a firm believer in them. I just need to remember to go back and plug them in whenever I remove them to use the outlet..........


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back To School Card

I was in a "crafty mood" but was short on time (more like NO time), so I quickly threw this card together. I had my daughter give it to a teacher, who was heading back to school, she had helped keep an eye on her at the ball park. I like the set from Stampin' Up, but have not been able to sit down and put it to good use.......