Saturday, January 30, 2010

The BATCAVE is A-Comin’!!!!!

The beginning….before anything was touched! Elijah was FULL of excitement!


There goes the wall!!!!


Looking from the boys’ room, through the cave, into the play room reading nook…Can you see the cat in the hat??

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Sheetrock going up! Next is carpet, painting, and a blacklight =)


I will post pictures of the finished project when it is finished. I also need to show off Paul’s bunk bed =) I just need to finish one of the tents first. The boys are going to have a blast for years to come!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Crafty Tot Tuesday

Today’s craft is a Butterfly Footprint craft!! Yay! Can you tell that I am itching for a little girl? =) For those of you that know me well,  know that I absolutely love butterflies and always have. Yes, if I have a daughter someday her room will be full of them and this craft will probably be made year after year so that i can document her growing feet.  But, today I have to experiment on Noah – and I am sure he could care less about having a butterfly on his Batman/Buzzlightyear wall. But oh-well!

To start with, I gathered together a brown piece of paper (although any paper will do), a trash bag to protect the floor, washable paint, paper plate, and a wet paper towel to wipe his feet after the ‘stamp’.

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I then poured green paint on the plate and stamped one foot at a time. Make sure you stamp them together and leave enough space in between for the body.


And voila!!! A lovely butterly…made out of ‘boy-friendly colors’!


And since we are on the crafty subject, here are the latest earrings being posted to my site this week. I just LOVE them! Have a GREAT week!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crafty Tot Tuesday…..or Thursday =)

    Ha!!!! My schedule has been soooo off this week because of MLK day. BUT, Noah and I did do a craft on Tuesday, which felt like Monday, I downloaded pictures on Wednesday, and I am posting on Thursday – which really feels like Wednesday. Confused yet?

My second crafty Tuesday and I have already posted late =( oh well. We didn’t do a huge craft, just a little fun with body tracing. I did this with Eli when he was two, so I had to try it with Noah. I had him lie/lay on a large sheet of paper, I traced his body, and then let him color. He had so much fun seeing his body from an angle other than a mirror, and it was a great learning tool when trying to place eyes, nose, and mouth correctly (ended up on the chin but that’s ok).


Noah’s is hard to see =( booo – but the brown is the one made by Elijah 2 years ago and Noah’s is white.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Eat for Autism!!!!!!!!!

Did you know that the autistic ratio has just dropped AGAIN! Autism is now thought to affect 1 in every 110 children – 1 in every 70 boys. Scary, sad, and unbelievable.

Tomorrow night, January 21st, every Chili’s restaurant in the Atlanta and metro areas will be participating in ‘autism speaks’ night. 10% of their proceeds will be donated to an organization called Autism Speaks. If you want to go out to eat, but can’t make up your mind on where….just head on over to the closest Chili’s and help support this wonderful organization.

“Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.”   You can visit their website here:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Let’s Go Golfin’

Mark Your Calendars! Camp Caglewood’s Golf Tournament is set for Thursday April 22nd 2010!! Click here for more information: 

Camp Caglewood is a non-profit 501c3 camping organization for special needs individuals. Our camp runs solely on camper tuition and fundraisers throughout the year. With all of our staff being volunteer, every penny that is made from our tournament and from donations goes directly towards funding our camping adventures!! We need golf sponsors, players, donations, and support! We are determined to make this year’s tournament our biggest yet so that we may eventually fulfill our dream of providing a year round facility for our very special people. Our campers need your donations and your time.

To learn more about our purpose, board, and future plans please visit:  


If you or someone you know loves to play golf, come and join us for a great day on the course or just pass on the word. And remember that all donations are tax deductable!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Past Life

Just saw her on TV!! It always takes my breath away when I see her on screen. A childhood friend of mine has been working her tail off for the past 10 years to get where she is today. But here she is, Kelli Giddish in her first night time show ‘Past Life’ – Starts in February on Fox. Check it out…You go GIRL!;bigtitle 

Dr. Kate McGinn (Kelli Giddish), Price Whatley (Nicholas Bishop), Dr. Malachi Talmadge (Richard Schiff), Dr. Rishi Karna (Ravi Patel) - Past Life

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Crafty Tot Tuesday

OK – so every Tuesday from now on I am going to try a new craft with my baby boy and I am going to blog about it! Yippeee! I would like this craft to be something we have never tried before, something creative, and something that requires us to use things from around the house. I very rarely get good alone time with my youngest baby so I want to take advantage of this time while I can. So every Tuesday will be called Crafty Tot Tuesday here on the Freeman blog.

Today we did paint stamping. Started off by finding an old sponge (not used) from the garage. We then found objects from around the house with different textures and shapes. Then we added paint to the top of the sponge until it soaked in just a bit, dabbed our shape of choice, then stamped it onto the white paper. Noah had so much fun with this, he was so giddy about the fact that he was getting to paint on the floor (on the paper). But this boy does not like to get his hands dirty so we were washing within 10 minutes of our project. Fun day!


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See you again next Tuesday!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Camp Caglewood 2010 Schedule

I have finally finalized our 2010 Caglewood Schedule.  It has been a long road, but finally finished!! A few new places to visit this year…Okeefenokee, Brass Town Bald, and DISNEY! What a great year ahead, a new, very determined board who is ready to see the camp grow and reach some new goals!!

Please note the golf tournament in April – if you or anyone you know would like to support Camp Caglewood by playing in a wonderful tournament, please visit our website at   Yay!!!!!!

· February 19 – 20—Lake Lanier Cabin/Downtown Aquarium

· April 9 – 11—Okeefenokee Swamp

· April 22—Golf Tournament

· May 21-23- Stone Mountain Park

· June 25-26—Unicoi State Park and Helen (tubing)

· August 6-8—White Water Rafting (Location TBD)

· September 25-26—Appalachian Trail Hike Inn

· November 5-7—Brass Town Bald, Blairsville Cabin

· December—DISNEY!!!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Noah’s New Trick

Now here is Elijah trying Noah’s new trick =) hehe….

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder


This morning was the first morning my boys were able to be with each other since Monday evening and this is how they spent their first moments together =) soooo cozy. They were so excited to see each other and they have been playing ever since.

Elijah is feeling almost 100%. He hasn’t had a fever since Wednesday but he still gets tired very easily. Noah has been playing fine this whole time, gets tired easily, but has a very nagging cough when he tries to sleep. So Noah and Mommy slept about 3 hours last night…rough night. But we are finally on the mend (we hope)!!!

They felt well enough to do this, this morning:

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We played outside for about 10 minutes…until both boys were making this face:


And INSIDE the Freeman household…the bunk beds are HALF-WAY there!!!!!!!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Merge has begun….

of the Freeman boys sharing a room!!!! They are ready, so that means Paul has to get busy building their bunk beds. Today was the beginning….and he is getting so giddy and carried away with ideas. They should be ready in the next few days….stay tuned for more photos of the ‘army bunk’ …


Friday, January 1, 2010

Ringing in the New Year…Freeman Style

Happy New year! The boys and I tried our first annual ‘stay up until midnight party’ this new year’s eve. By ‘BOYS’ I mean my 2 smallest boys – my husband was in bed by 7pm…..that is a story for another time.

Poor Elijah was just ecstatic about staying up until 12 – all day he talked about it. He stayed up until 11:30 and then crashed! We blew up a mattress in the living room, ate snacks and watched movies all night long! Sooooo much fun, great times with my little joys. Noah fell asleep at 11, Elijah 11:30, and I went out at 12:15. Maybe next year he will make it. We have paid for it today with grumpy boys and a lot of moodiness. But it was fun while it lasted and we all got to sleep and snuggle together.

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Today, a great old friend of mine, Megan and her man, Steve came over to visit and spend some time with the boys. Megan is Eli’s girlfriend and he doesn’t mind that she brought her boyfriend along =) Great times catching up, doing sparklers, fireworks, and reminiscing.

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Happy New Year from the Freeman Clan!!! May 2010 bring GREAT memories!