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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 16:11

since mine is grown I can't but she came home one day with a hand print in plaster how would you put a magnet on that !!! another idea is make a collage


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Posted on Thu, May 10, 2007 22:12

Thank you honey!!! Gotta love those orange legs!! Oh and did you say YOU did what to you blog?? Wait I can't hear you... you pleated it?? you meated it?? no wait.. OH YOU DELETED it my accident!! LMAO Honey... it's okay we know it's a brain thing!! Kiss Hug


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Posted on Thu, May 10, 2007 20:43

Bambi Baby! You and Kenny are so adoreable... He got you down perfectly! LOL!


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Posted on Thu, May 10, 2007 20:41

Sarah That's awesome! I wish I had anything that I did as a kid... Remember some things, but they are long gone. Parents defintely keep this stuff no matter how much room it takes. A couple of boxes in the attic. Big deal, or save it electronically... Can't wait to see their faces 20 years from now...


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Posted on Thu, May 10, 2007 04:51

This blog is so cute. Kids are so sweet. My mum gave me back all my school stuff so I'm just going to embarrass myself by putting up a pic with a little story. Each week we had to tell the teacher a story about what we got up to at the weekend and draw a picture. I was 7 when I did this. sarah :-p

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Posted on Wed, May 09, 2007 08:08

You are so right...throwing it away stumps their creativity...encourage it by framing it. I have a friend that proudly shows me a picture she drew at 5 that her parents kept for her and she grew up and framed it and it is now a conversational piece that makes her proud although she did not become an artist.


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Posted on Tue, May 08, 2007 21:11

Barb, I talked to him. He reminded me more about the picture. He did it on the computer at school, using one of those Paint programs. He did it by looking at a photograph of his Uncle's house in New York. So, I guess it is kind of cheating, but it is pretty cool. He is 12 1/2 now and he did it two years ago. He has other pieces. I will post them after I get them this weekend. Got one they have at school that they won't let me have until school is over... He is so proud! Gotta love it...\


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Posted on Tue, May 08, 2007 16:27

bob, how old is your son that did that..i can't tell what he made it with...like is it a painting or drawing or...what? i couldn't do anything close to that now! from what i remember your children are all young. i am so impressed! tina....you too! 2nd grade are you kidding me? deb my mom used to do that with me...it's so nice to look back at them because sometimes we couldn't remember what i was drawing 10 years after, but when there are little comments on the drawing it not only makes me remember where we went but the time i spent with my brothers and parents after. i was and am a terrible artist...so my parents kept a few school things but they also kept all of my report cards and essays and videotaped all of my singing recitals and stuff...it made me feel special when i was younger. now that i am older, my parents can get all teary eyed remembering my younger days and when they are gone i'll always have the things that they thought to save...what i wrote/drew for them or with them...the paper i wrote about the book my dad read to me... i think it's great you guys save all of this stuff. i can't wait to see more! i don't have any children but the kids at the childrens hospital have made the cutest drawings for me and i save all of them. i'll put one up later if that's allowed.


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Posted on Tue, May 08, 2007 04:50

Nicegirl... Now there is a taleted 2nd grader. ANd I know that look, and that feeling... priceless... Sunshine - Perfect! Anyone else have Mom's day cards? Post them too... That's great!


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Posted on Tue, May 08, 2007 04:47

Hootz!! lol. I hope MM doesn't delete this blog because of you!! Honey - great tips!!! you made me think of this sticky board material i use to hang inportant papers and notes on the wall near my desk at work. no thumb tacks or staples needed. papers stick on and peel right back off. got it at Office max or depot, not staples. with or without frame. comes in beige, plum or burgundy... coolest stuff.


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 22:05

My mom saved every little note and piece of artwork and gave it to me when I graduated from college. All the I'm sorry notes I'd slip under the bedroom door and the letters from camp and the report cards. They are all precious. I suggest to label the age on each peace and keep a big box for each child in a dry place. They will love you for it later. You can buy strip cork in a roll at some art stores or use softwood thin trim to tack on the wall where the child can reach in his or her room. Then you can use thumbtacks to hold up papers until they make it into the box. I made a bulletin board for my classroom out of scrap combined ceiling squares and covered it with cheap blue and red burlap by stapling on the back. It held staples well and I got fancy cardboard borders at Stables in the school section. It is a good idea for young ones. OR, some teachers drop a thick colored rope (Home depot or Lowes) from corner to corner of the room and use colored plastic clothespins to hold up their children's artwork. It's the easiest and the cheapest way to go.


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 19:11

Thanks for doing this Smiley. Here's a mother's day card/drawing I received years ago from my (now 26) son. I've laminated this and have it hanging by my computer to look at all the time........and look how appropriate......with mother's day just around the corner

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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 18:02

Bam! LOL... Wow... I love the little notes... "and I was never scared." is cracking me up...


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 17:19

Thanks HnS! OK, I would love to see some more artwork .... anyone? I think i hear those scanners whirring in the background...


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 17:12

I bought it at a photo store. It fits sheets 8 1/2 x 11.


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 17:05

Barb, I'll have to ask the artist? What are you willing to pay? How many marbles, jacks, super balls, Spiderman Comic books and Ty Cobbs are you will to trade for it? Huh? :-) Heart, How big is the book? It fits whole drawings?


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 17:02

I recently bought an album for a friend of mine who has his daughter's artwork pinned to the walks. She is old enough to be able to attach the pictures to the pages herself and the cover of the album goes nicely with the decor. There are also pages that she can insert a few of her favorite photos. She loves it!


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 16:48

THanks HnS! and Thanks to you too Barb, I will tell him you liked it! Yeah, some are just too amazing not to keep... (beaming proud parent). :o) And Angel, they do have a frame in their mom's house that is in the upstairs hall... The frig is just more convenient for the volume that you get with 4 young kids!


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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 16:44

I know what you do.... you frame it! I did this to one of my daughter's paintings when she was in second grade. It was by surprise, she came home one day, and it was hanging in our formal dining room. The look on her face was priceless, I couldn't have gotten a better feeling, even if it was a Van Gogh. Her self esteem soared and her appreciation for art is beyond her years.~T~

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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2007 16:41

Hey Smiley! That's really good! Definitely encourage your child to continue being creative. Thank you for sharing! @-->-- XHeartNSoulO


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