Tuesday, January 15, 2008

First written story!

Thank you all for the nice comments you left Macy on her layouts!! They really made her day!! She said "I guess I'm really good!" She told me that she's a better scrapper than me! LOL

She's getting really good at her reading and writing!! It's amazing what kindergartners learn! I guess the days of naps and watching chicks in an incubator are over, huh? That's what I did in kindergarten!! I can still remember everything about my kindergarten room, from where the bathroom was, to where we napped, and where the incubator sat!!

Anyway, she wrote this story while Jack was taking his bath tonight. The first page is the title of the book and the second is the story.

Pretty good for a 5 1/2 year old!! She asked for no help at all!!! I'm a proud mama!!

The other exciting news around here is that our kitchen is finally underway!!! The cabinet guy took his last measurements last night and I picked out the grout color for our floor. We went with glazed porcelain tiles instead of ceramic. The check is written, everything is ordered, he headed back to his shop to begin work on our custom pantry cabinets!! Installation will probably begin in about 3-4 weeks! Woohoo!!! Now we need to work on getting some wallpaper down, fixing the ceiling and painting! We'll also be ripping out the old ceramic tiles ourselves. Here is what our choices are. I'm fairly certain this will be the wall color. I may get a few different quarts of colors to test out first though!


Haven't done a ton of scrapping. I am starting to get a little mojo back, so that is nice! I used an empty Maya Road tin to make this candy tin. I got the idea of wrapping the Hershey's Nuggets from my very talented friend, Mary!!


That's it for now!! Thanks for reading!!

37 comments:

micayla said...

OMG I have tears in my eyes, that story book is just too cute! She is a talented little miss!
The choc box looks delish, what a good idea!
Have a fab week.

Trish said...

Love Macy's store!

I can't wait to see the kitchen when it is all done!

We wrote the check for the bathrooms to be redone here. Now off to pick out new tile and paint.

Love the chocolate tin idea!

Aline said...

The story book is adorable, she's so talented! :)) BEautiful candy tin too!

Melanie said...

My DD is in kindergarten, and she doesn't write nearly as well as that! :) How exciting about your new kitchen!

ellen said...

that is just too cute, what a treasure! she is a sweetie for sure! love your goodies too...YUM!

scrappermimi said...

Adorable, yes Mary is an inspiration to us all!

That Macy is one bright 5 year old!

twinsand2boys said...

What a great idea for that tin! I may have to try that!

AliciaSharp said...

That Maya Poad candy tin rocks! Tell her great story on the puppy!

myfrogprince said...

What an adorable little story! Congrats on getting your kitchen remodeled, I like your color scheme. It's going to look amazing when it is finished.

Dalovely Damanda said...

I am LOVING that little tin filled with candy..too cute! Have a great day! :)

Marlene said...

Your daughter is a smart one!

Yummy - when can I expect those choccies to be delivered? ;)

Waleska said...

awww that story is so cute. she did great!
how exciting about the kitchen... can't wait
to see pics of the finished result.
oh, and love your candy tin too :)

Gabrielle Beck said...

How cute is that drawing and story! :) I have a Macey too. :)

Love your kitchen choices!

What a cute V Day project, I have a ton of those Maya Road boxes!

noelia said...

Very cute story Macey wrote!
And congrats on the new kitchen! I wish I could do mine, can't wait to see pictures once it's done :)
Love the candy idea to!

Sarah C. said...

What a cute story! Love her illustration. :)

How great about the kitchen remodel! There are soo many things I would love to do to ours, but keep thinking maybe in the next house. LOL Looking fwd to seeing photos of your gorgeous new kitchen! :)

Deb said...

How sweet, love the story!
Gorgeous tin of candy, I must look out for some suitable choccies i can 'dress'

Kimberly said...

the tin is adorable. is it for me? :wink:

good job macy on that fab story!! that is awesome. you SHOULD be proud!!

as for the kitchen, it's going to be so great when it's done!!

Nicole Carro said...

Rachael, I love your little dressed up candies - too cute. Congrats on the kitchen renov. so exciting.

melissa said...

Macy did an awesome job!
congrats on your new kitchen-cant wait to see results ;)
and love those adorable covered candies

DIANE said...

Macy's story is so cute...and what wonderful illustrations. LOVE your new kitchen elements. I am particularly fond of the wall color, but that is probably because it is the color of my kitchen walls :-)

Kathleen Summers said...

Hey, thanks for coming to visit my blog last week! Your dd's first story is so cute and so are her layouts from the previous post (as well as your awesome house album!)

Cheers!

ScrapperBee said...

Cute little story. I'm sure that will be one of many. I find pages full of stories every where in my house. Great Kitchen colors, the paint is very simular to my kitchen wall paint. Those candies look yummy, who's the lucky one getting that cute tin full of chocolates?

~ Amy W ~ said...

So much happening for you Rach! Love the mini book of Macy's too :)

Great color choices for your kitchen. Good luck on living through the next few months of 'kitchen under construction' I hear it's a challenge.

keep the mojo flowin' - maybe I'll get some back myself.

~Nancy~ said...

Such a great idea to wrap up those candies!!

And wow.. your little girl is on a roll with her writing.. that looks awesome!!!

XOXO

Lizee said...

diggin the v-day candy idea!
i might have to lift that!

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh i am so loving this maya road box idea ! Awesome ! And i am loving your new kitchen scheme, im so jealous !
That is too cute with the story , things like that are such treasures that will always make us smile :)

karin said...

love the tin, and you have reason to be proud of your child!!
take care
k
xx

Scrapbook Princess said...

Macy is one super talented girl!!!

Love the chocolate

Shelbe626 said...

Love Macy's story....great job for Kindergarten. I LOVE the candy tin what a great idea! Love the Hershey's nugets too!

happydays525 said...

That story is just precious, my dd is just starting to draw people that actually look like little people! =) So exciting to see little things like that!

I also have one of those tins from MR, great idea, thanks for sharing!

Aimeslee said...

Good job, Macy. The cabinet plans sound yum. I have almost that same wall color in my scraproom and love it, especially in the daylight, it mellows it so nicely.

milkcan said...

So cool! Love that tin!

milkcan said...

So cool! Love that tin!

just lisa said...

Adorable drawings and story Macy!

Your mom will cherish them forever.

Rachael - I love, love the tin! I want to make them for my girls for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing!

Lora said...

LOVE the nuggets! I must remember this. :)

Tell Macy thank you for letting you share her story. :)

Nura Keif said...

That is so cute!! Love the candy tin:-D

jp said...

Love her little story! Very nice printing, too! Hey...your new wall color is just about identical to the color we painted our bathroom and laundry room. I LOVE it! It's going to look great!