Monday, March 10, 2008

Avery is definitely learning how to get what she wants. And 'that look' will do it! Or her sweet, little "Pweees, pweese" gets me every time! How do you say no to that face? But I have one quick question, when does the 'I hate my car seat and I will not get in it no matter how hard you try' stage end?
Just a quick page using yummy products from Poppy Ink's March kit!
My sis Emily inspired me yesterday to give up something in honor of lent. So I decided I am not going to eat any sugar for a week. Well, at least not candy, cupcakes, ice cream etc. I was trying to get my family to make a bet out of it, but no takers. How come I am more likely to do better if there's a competition involved? I guess I'm on my own. But I'm excited to not eat any...until we take Avery on an Easter Egg Hunt & I'll eat her hard earned treats. I was thinking of putting her through some training to prepare her for it. I wanna see her throw some elbows and get those eggs! ;)
Join me and let me know if there's something you're willing to withdraw from doing, saying, eating...or do you need a bribe too? :) Happy Monday!

33 comments:

Cathy said...

I'm going to refrain from road rage...or try! hee hee

Anonymous said...

Cute page!! I'll have to think of something to give up.
Jen

Tiffany said...

aahhhh the child who doesn't like her car seat. Yes I have one of those. I can't help you...sorry.

And for lent, gosh I haven't even thought about it! Mostly because I have absolutely no willpower or restraint. hmmmm *think, think, think*

Patti said...

I always give up doughnuts and taco bell for lent. Not entirely hard, but doughnuts are my fav!

My Mom gives up chocolate and chips every year, and she gives up all chocolate, like in cake, cookies whatever..she has will power, i could never. he.

Love the LO, mostly the face!
Good luck with ur sugar-less week.

Lan said...

My son is currently in that carseat hating stage too. We haven't found a solution yet, I give in and sit in the back holding him.

Good luck on the sugar cravings :)

Marie said...

You do know that Easter is in two weeks not one right?

Sara said...

I gave up soda for lent. I had started to cut back on drinking them before lent but cut it out completely. Water and lemonaid have become my friends.

Good luck!

Ally0005 said...

My friend makes these real cool car seat covers. She had a mom contact because her son would not get in his car seat it was a battle all the time. Now he loves his personal seat made just for him. Let me know if you are interested and I will get her information.

emily said...

this page is so great...i'm always inspired by your work.
anyways...i hear ya on the "stealing your kids hard earned easter candy"...i also like to steal the halloween/christmas/birthday/labor day/whatever holiday candy as well :)
have a great day!!

Susette said...

Oh my goodness!! I am the biggest sugar addict. I applaud your efforts there in giving it up for a week. I can definitely do it though if I'm in a competition. Too bad not many people wanna compete with me. Have a great day. I love the layout. She's a sweetie.

Brooke said...

Good luck with the no sugar! I should follow your lead, but darn it I bought oreo's this weekend. . . I don't know if I can say no!!!

I just wanted to let you know, (so you don't think I am a freak) I was just looking through your blog for craft ideas. . . all of your work is so inspiring! You totally deserved scrapbooker of the year!

Sara Ancich said...

When Avery gets in her seat willingly, she gets to pick the CD we listen to on the ride. Otherwise its mom's choice.

I too, am motivated by the thrill of competition...I am in a diet/ fitness war with my husband right now!!

I swear he just thinks about carrots and he loses 5 lbs!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute little girl you have. I have two daughters 15 months apart. They are 8 and 9 now. And one is still in a booster seat! Just wrap your mind around that for awhile. Its best to find a solution now. Heres what I did... My girls both had blankies but this would work with a toy too. I'd outsmart them before we got in the car and ask them if I could give blankie a snuggle (they fell for it every time) then we'd get in the car and i'd ask them once to get in their seat. If they didn't then i'd just sit quietly looking straight ahead and ignore any tantrum or request for theitr blankies. Soon they would get really interested in why I wasn't reacting to their struggle and i'd quietly say "when you get in your seat, i'll give you what you want, and we can go". If the fight started again, i'd go back to my quiet peaceful place and ignore them. When they got in and let me buckle them I gave them what they wanted. It only took a few times, plan ahead and allow for some time. I still use that trick now for different things. When you don't react they get real curious.
Have fun! Deena zigszoo@cox.net www.deenaziegler.typepad.com

Pamela said...

Great page!!!

Haley said...

Hi Elizabeth. I'm so inspired by all of your work. This is the 1st time that I've actually posted anything to your blog...or anyone's for that matter. I have a general question about your scrapbooking. Do you typically only do 1 12x12 layout? I'm just now starting my daughter's book...6 months behind...shame on me! and I'm torn as to how I should start it. I've always done 2 12x12's side by side...but sometimes it's just too much space to work with. Just thought I would pick your brain since you are so inspiring to me.

Mary and Ryan said...

What a little sweetheart! I just love her! Im not sure you are going to be able to do the no sugar thing, I know I couldn't and we are two peas in a pod on that one as you know:)

Kara said...

shhh...i did the same for lent. and it actually makes you feel mucho better.
i guess so since i was so addicted to the junk!! LOL!!

love the new layout!! :]

Lindsey said...

okay, I can't quite remember when the carseat thing ends, but don't worry, it is actually just replaced with a new refusal :)

do i dare take away the sweets...for a WEEK...i end everyday with a bowl of ice cream and milk...i'll have to think about it. maybe i should do a day at a time. i'm real bad :[

Jessica said...

Great LO and super cute pics! I've given up chocolate for lent, it's been 5 weeks and I haven't had any!

Latrice said...

We've passed the " I hate my carseat" stage but we're on to the I Do it!! stage. She wants to get in on her own, buckle herself and shu the door. I can't wait till this stage ends. LOL!!

As for Lent I gave up Soda and candy. My teeth need the break. I'm doing pretty well so far.The DH gave up nothing. Humpf!! Not fair.

noel joy said...

happy monday, my dear! :)
i'll make a bet with you... if you make it until easter with no sweets (collin, you'll have to hold her accountable) i'll send you a little scrappy present... if not, you send one to me. ;) i bet you make it now!

love your page too... wonderfully amazing & beautiful as always!

{{hugs}}

Kay said...

What a cute page!! I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking of putting my kidlet through the paces a couple times before the big hunt! LOL

As for lent, I decided to give up fast food completely. It has not been easy!! I'm hoping to make it through and maybe even keep it up after Easter! You know it a problem though when you drive by a mickey-D's and your 2year old says "No Donoods Mommy? Peeeas Donoods!". Yep, we gotta work on that one! LOL

Erika said...

This is such an adorable page! I love the colors. Good luck with your sugar-free week! I'm going to have to come up with something to give up also...

Scrappy Girl said...

I am such a competitive girl too! My sister-in-law, a friend, and I are currently competing to lose weight. My grandfather said that when I reach 50 pounds lost he will give me $1,000. I offered them $250 of it if they could beat me to the 50 pounds. So far neither can touch me!

Janell said...

I gave up chocolate for Lent and I absolutely CAN'T WAIT for Easter!!! Good luck!

Salina said...

Adorable page! The thing I'm giving up isn't so much something I need to "give up" but something I should have been doing all along, and that is excercising! My goal is that last aweful 15 pounds! Good luck on your "no sugar"! That is another tough one for me too!

Anonymous said...

Lent??? I thought you were Mormon...No?!?!

Collin said...

Mormons need to lay off the sugar too anony...which only means more Cadbury Eggs for me!!

Sarah said...

I love this layout. So great to capture that "look", the one that can melt butter and gets you every time! I have always loved the idea of lent, my husband and I have talked about doing it in the past but never actually done it. But you've inspired me. So goodbye to sugar till Easter (my weakness also, I agree with Collin definately a Mormon vice, probably a result of lack of caffeine):)

elizabeth said...

Haley,
Let's chat! What's your email? Either way 1 or 2 layouts is good!!


:)

Haley said...

My email is haleybaur@gmail.com

Looking forward to chatting!

Christen Krumm said...

For lent --- the entire 40 days :( -- I gave up going to the candy jar at work :) I like working with bribes better too...

joscelyne cutchens said...

love all your stuff, as usual... :)