Friday, December 19, 2008
I was pleased with her response and feel like maybe she will turn out OK in this world where everyone is just so self-centered.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The first thing you need to do is select your photos. I printed mine at Costco. I tried some that I had printed at home but the Mod Podge made the ink run - even after it had dried for a week.
You can use either cardboard or chipboard. Since I had some boxes on hand, I used cardboard. Trace around your photo.
Cut along your lines so the cardboard is the same size as your picture.
I like to use a foam brush that you can get on sale at Michael's at 10/$1.00. Brush the Mod Podge on in even strokes. I try to keep a continuous line from one edge to the next. When it dries, you will see these lines. It will dry clear.
I put 4 layers of Mod Podge, letting it dry completely after each application. I then sanded the edges, rounded some and left others pointed, really that is your choice. I also put a layer of Mod Podge on the back just to seal it. After I finished sanding, I put another layer of Mod Podge around the edges, again, just to seal it.
I think these would be really cute with a patterned scrapbooking paper mod podged on the back.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
He asks to go potty and I let him sit on the toilet. Sometimes he goes and sometimes he doesn't. I do think he will be getting some underwear for Christmas though...
I have been changing diapers for 7 1/2 years straight. I will not be sad to say goodbye to diapers .
When I tried to take pictures of her in her costume, she did not want to cooperate. So this is the best we have.
I did get a nice photo of her during the finale, which I am happy about.
I was impressed with how organized the whole thing was. They hire babysitters to stay with the girls in a separate room so they are safe and entertained during the program (which was 2 hours long). When I went to pick her up, I just had a happy, hungry little girl who had a lot of fun and was ready to go again.
Mia is the one on the far right, back row.