Sunday, July 08, 2007

A bit of randomness

We have gone over to "play" at Cathy's house a couple times this past week. The boys play so well together and they all seem to enjoy each other. Last night we brought Cathryn with us so she and Leigha could have a little girl time without all the babies in their way.

I can't say enough how lucky I was to meet Cathy while the boys were in the hospital. It is such a blessing to know someone who goes through just about the same things each day and can relate to some issues that other people would never even think of. And the fact that we can have 8 children all together and the loudest sounds we heard all night were of them giggling and playing loudly, speaks volumes of how well our lives mesh.

In other news, I had gotten tired of the boys pulling books of their shelf so they can lay down in it and go "nye-nyte". As cute as it was, putting the books away five or six times a day was getting on my nerves so I had an idea. With a little brainstorming and the help of my strong handy husband, we made ourselves a bookshelf to hang on the wall.

And lastly, my scrapbooking is coming along pretty well. I still don't have all my pics on discs like I need to, but I keep forgetting to buy DVD's since a wise person told me they hold many more pictures than a regular CD does. Right now I am working on a little ABC book for the boys, but I am having troubles coming up with pictures for the other 2/3rds of the alphabet. I am not wanting to use more names, but if you all can help me think of pictures and words for A,C,E,G,H,I,K, N,O,Q,R,S,U,V,X,Y,Z you would be my heroes!


Cathy said...

A- actors, apples,
C- cake, cuddles,
H- hugs, happy,
I- ice cream...what else?!
K- kids
N- naughty :P,
O- original, open,
Q- quiet, quizical,
R- rest, round,
S- sweet, sun, special, six
U- umbrella, understanding, under,
Y- youthful, young,
Z- zoo

If I think of any others, I will let you know!

allhisblessings said...

Oh Laura!!! I LOVE the bookshelf!!! It is fabulous...will you make us one? LOL, just kidding. I really am impressed looks terrific. You should post directions on how to make one for us--you know, the materials you used, measurements, etc. :)

A- apples, ants, antelope, anteater
C- cat, candy, cake, corn
E- egg, elephant, evergreen tree
G- goose, goat, gum, gumdrop, golf
H- hat, hamburger, happy
I- ice cubes, ice cream, inchworm
K- kite, kangaroo
N- nose, noodle, night
O- ostrich, octopus
Q- queen
R- rabbit, red
S- sun, soap
U- umbrella, unicorn
V- violin
Y- yarn, yak
Z- zoo

Liz said...

What a great book!!!

G- gorgeous...

sorry that was the only one that came to me!

Heather said...

Hey Laura, I made alphabet books for the kids and mostly what I did was look through pics I have of them and picked things for the letters that way. For example, I had a picture of Matthew with a pirate so that was P. I used some left over pics but the most recent pics are all digital so I just looked through and printed what I needed. Both kids books have the same for B, Baby and have pics of them as babies. Let me know if you need any more ideas. Love that your scrapping!

Teresa said...

I LOVE the bookshelves. I'm going to have to remember that for our new house, since we'll have an official playroom.

I'm impressed how crafty you are!!

Wendi said...

A- Action
C- Cuddle
E- Excited
G- Grandparents
H- Hugs
I- Instant Family
K- Kisses
N- Nightie Night
O- Obstacles (NICU)
Q- Quiet Time
R- Running, Reading
S- Shy
U- Upside Down
V- Vaccuum
Y- Yawns
Z- Zoo

LOVE the bookshelves!!!

McNamara said...

First off, thank you for stimulating my mind, we're all doing exercises, that's great!!
I'm not sure what you're looking for, or if this will help, but here you go:
A- Apple, Astronaut
C: Crown (you didn't think anything less from me, did you? I had to say crown!), captain, chalkboard, crayola crayon, cat, choo choo train, caterpillar, candles, chicks, cow
E: eggs, elephant, envelope, eagle
G: girl, giggles, giraffe, gorilla
H: hearts, hands, harp, hammer, horse, hot dog
I: ice skates, insects, ice cream
K: kite
N: Nemo, news, nuts, note, nurse
O: oven, ostrich, owl
Q: quarter, queen, question mark
R: rain drops, rings, rake rocket, rooster, rose
S: shelf, sea, squash
U: unicorn, umbrella
V: voilin, valentine, volcano
Y: yo yo
Z: zebra, zoo