Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Just Me and the Girls

John's time off eventually came to an end and today is day two of being at home all day by myself with the girls. It may sound silly to be a little apprehensive about that, but I'm still a little sore from the C-section and not completely back to being able to take care of all the household chores. Also things like, how quick I can take a shower, and how can I occupy Natalie while I'm feeding Abigail half the day; cross my mind. It's gives me a greater appreciation for single moms and people like this girl, whose husband is about to deploy for 15 months.

I have had several comments about being "super mom" or "wonderwoman" because I'm also finding time to scrapbook. Let me just put those ideas right out of your head. LOL! See scrapbooking requires little physical energy. I can grab a few supplies and sit on the couch and do a couple pages. Now ask me if my bathrooms are clean or if my kitchen floor needs mopping and you'll see I'm no June Cleaver. But you know what; I'm ok with that. I'm enjoying just hanging out with my girls. Things have gone really well and I have no doubt we'll be back into a good regular routine before long.

So of course during nap time I got some scrapping done. I needed to finish up a layout for a challenge over at the Scrapbook Nook about where I'm from. Also wanted to participate in some of the challenges at paperpopsicles. So this layout is doing double duty. The challenge over at PP was to use circle punches to create a "fishscale". Journaling says: There's nothing like a nice spring day down south. Hanging out at Papa's was one of those simple pleasures on this day. Spending time with family feels like home to me.

Another challenge over at PP was to do a summer/water layout. So here's what I did for that.

Also you'll notice a new blinkie over on the right in my sidebar. DixiePieces is having an online crop the first weekend in August. I hope some of my scrappy friends will get over there and register and join in the fun!


Jude said...

Your still a Superwoman to me!! I can totally understand how you feel about being ALONE and on your OWN with all the kiddos... it will get easier as you get into your routine though. Honestly it was harder to go from 1 to 2 than from 2 to 3... I will be praying for you!

Jamie said...

I hope things are going well for you at home this week.

Let me know if you need any tips. I am pretty good at juggling lots of babies. :)

~Telah said...

You'll be fine once you get the hang of taking showers and feeding and so on... It's all about figuring out how to balance it all, I guess..LOL.

Your pages are inspiring me...I can't wait until Friday night to do some pages. I think I'm gonna find several challenges to jumpstart myself. Thanks for your links! ;)

SheilaB said...

I have to work through the week, but if John is working on weekends and you need me, I'm just a phone call away. I can be there in less than 15 mins. :-)

Kimberly said...

Hope you are having a good day with the girls! Love your layouts...will u make it Friday?

Heather M. said...

Beautiful layouts! I hope your time with your DH back at work continues to get better and easier. :) Thinking of you!

Cheryl Wray said...

I LOVE both of those layouts, and the pics of Natalie in the pool are great (I LOVE any kind of water pics!!).

You are still a supermom to me. I haven't scrapped in over a month!! :-)

Michelle B said...

oh i remember those days like they were yesterday! When Owen was born {2 years ago on Monday}, Ethan was just 22 months old. I remember feeling nervous about being all alone with both of them. Have you tried to leave the house alone yet {just you and the girls}? I remember that was a very big deal! Just know that it gets easier and that you are doing a great job. and forget aobut those dirty floors and bathrooms. Scrap! It is good for the soul!