Friday, November 16, 2007

Loves crackers...

In Owen's diaper bag I keep a container filled with snacks. Usually graham crackers. Lately he's taken to unloading the diaper bag and inspecting the contents. His favorite is the cracker container. Yesterday he unloaded all the crackers ( I don't know why) and then carried around the container just munching away. He'd go back to the pile to get a new one when he was finished. He didn't hold still for the pictures though. That's why they look so silly and unfocused!

Yesterday I finished a little collage I was working on. It started out as just the blue painting and ended up as this collage.

Yesterday my sister came over for the annual "Making of the Hand Turkeys". She's been making these buggers for years and last year started the tradition with Owen. This year's turkeys are a little non-traditional. They will be getting some feathers later today. Mine might need some glitter!
I need to thank Rachel for her great solution to the traveling scraproom dilemma. She suggested a trailer outfitted for scrapping/crafting that we pull behind the RV. Genius! And I've also decided we would have a Vespa with a side car that we would just mount to the trailer or RV somewhere. But since you can park an RV in almost any WalMart in the US we probably wouldn't need it too much. Just for trips to the scrap store or art supply store.

I also wanted to share a bit from a letter I got from Toys R Us this morning. As I'm sure you know there are tons of toy recalls out there. I was overwhelmed checking the list last week for any of Owen's toys. Toys R Us wants us to know they are committed to toy safety and here's the part of the letter I found amazing:

We believe that when a product is recalled, the most important thing is to get that product out of children’s hands. To that end, we have instituted a "no quibble" policy when it comes to toy recalls. This means Toys"R"Us will take back recalled product whether it was purchased at Toys"R"Us or not - with or without a receipt.

I hope this doesn't come back to hurt them. They also say they are committed to being sure the toys they carry are tested by the manufacturers. I'm glad to see a company stepping up to the plate and working for the good of children and consumers. It's a good business plan too.

Today is supposed to be nice out so hopefully we'll get a little outdoors time. Owen's cold has turned into a cough and I've got a sore throat. I'm also taking him for a flu shot today. I hate doing that. I'd make Morgan go if he didn't work 25 miles from home!


Lori said...

I'm loving the traveling scrap room!!! That's just what I need to pull behind our trailer!!!

And seriously, the letter from Toys R Us, you've got to be kidding me!!

Happy Friday!

toners said...

I'm with you on the shot thing, I have never enjoyed that part of being a mom, however much I tell myself it's for their good....

Have a great weekend!!

jill said...

a traveling cool is that!

beautiful collage. love the dimension.

interesting letter from toys r us. i'm curious to see how that plays out for them.

a.l. clark said...

I really love the canvas, it turned out fabulously!

Colleen said...

Love the pictures and what is it with the crackers or "dado" as they're known in our house for some reason?! My little guy has those same pjs too!

Love the turkeys!

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful collage! Hope you & Owen are feeling a bit better. Good idea on the flu shots - I never skip that.


Rachel Whetzel said...

Yep. It's a great idea, if I do say so myself. And don't forget! There's always my little driveway on the coast. You can park for free, AND use my kitchen. :P

Aimeslee said...

<3 <3 xoxo

Lynn said...

I just love your collage! Is that crackle paint at the bottom? Great job.

Kids and their crackers. I don't miss that mess. DJ would even put them down his diaper. I think he was afraid someone would take them from him.

Now a traveling scraproom... that is something I could really use. I could hide in there.

Thanks for the reminder. I have to get my flu shot next week, ugh. I hate getting it, but I have to according to my drs.

Hope you all have a terrific weekend.

Noelia said...

Love your collage! So organic and lively.
Like Lynn + crackers = messy

Maureen said...

those are some cute turkeys.

kim brimhall said...

i love love love this!!! great blog girlie.