Tuesday. The first day of school. Every year I’m emotional, and Ella’s excited. She’s has missed her friends, and classroom learning all summer, but sending her into “the world” on her own – it leaves me a mess! We pray as we drive to school each morning that she would be safe and have a great day of learning – on Tuesday I just about lost it, yep, while driving. I quickly regained composure and finished our prayer together. She is all smiles, ready to get on with her day. I give her a kiss and hug as she rushes out of the van. She turns around for one last smile and wave, as the door closes between us. This episode has repeated each morning this week – except for … Read More »
An innocent summer cold . . . has turned into a bit of a problem. Including 4 sick kids and one sick mama, just in time for Ella to start 3rd grade. :)
As we are working back into our school year routine, I feel busier than previous years and I’m hoping that things will settle here real quick! Hope you are having a great week!Amy
The last couple of days have started to feel like fall!
I’m not ready.
I’ve woken up yesterday and today huddled under our down comforter (no quilt there, yet) with that cool crisp air that reminds me that it will be cold before I know it. I was just telling you how hot it was here, and now all the sudden I have to rummage through the closets looking for pants that fit all the kiddos. My girls are probably fine, but Owen doesn’t have the same hand-me-down ability as they do :)
Oh well! It will most likely be hot again next week, but the nights will continue to be cold. So I need to begin to prepare myself now. This is my favorite picture of all 4 kids outside last winter. They were sitting … Read More »
I hope that you are having a great Friday, and that your weekend is great! I decided this morning that I was going to take the kiddos to the park. I feel like we are just getting to where I can trust everyone, on my own. Without help. My strategy is to put the 2 younger in swings and push them, while watching the older two go up and down the slide, monkey bars, and whatnot. I was pushing three for a while today.
At this particular park, there is a 12 foot tall circular slide. For this mommy it may as well be a skyscraper! I’m not bad with heights, but last time we were there (about a month ago) Sophia (3) climbed to the top with every intention of going down, but … Read More »
Sophia is a little over 3, at this age our family is her entire life. This morning I overheard her tell Emmalie – “Emmy you are my best friend.” In a very sweet and gentle manner, which isn’t always the case. Emmalie smiles and keeps going with whatever she was doing. Later she tells me – “I love my baby brother, mommy.” So sweet! I often tell her (and her sisters) that Owen loves her too – you can see it in his eyes whenever he sees one of his sisters. On the good days, they all play nicely together, we mostly have good days. The other days I find myself playing referee in the midst of the chaos. I just want them all to love each other when they are older:)
After paying a few bills online I walked back into the kitchen and found Owen exploring. :)In the kitchen cart that is usually full of canned goods, but happens to be empty enough at the moment for him to climb on in!After grabbing the camera and taking a quick pic, I called his name. All the sudden the space was too small, and he started on his way out. And then I saw his what his quest was all about. The elusive crayon – I always take them away, ’cause all he does is this. . .and yes he is wearing a necklace belonging to his sister.I managed to get my diamond quilt basted today, I spent my afternoon outdoors yesterday. But now I am out of thread – something that I should have written … Read More »
Well, here’s the extent of my creative endeavors for today! A bink connector for my little man. As we started walking a lot in the spring, Owen began tossing his bink right out of the stroller. We even found one the next day one time! I have not had much luck or fondness of the typical contraption found at Target or Wal-Mart, and being crafty would not pay for someone else’s when I was clearly able! I found the clips on ebay for cheap and got started. I used scraps from Owen’s quilt and whalaa! Until about 2 weeks later – the clip lost it’s grab, just gave up! It could have something to do with Owen yanking on it when he was not wanting it on him. . . So this … Read More »
Well I had plans to work on a new bag that I have been formulating – but I have no interfacing. Next!Remember this quilt top? I had quite a bit of fabric left so I cut it into squares – I have no idea how many or an exact plan yet, but I do have a little library inspiration, so more to come soon :)
Ella pulled her 3rd tooth out last night. We noticed in the afternoon that her big tooth was emerging, and the baby tooth was going to come out soon. At bedtime, (of course) she is worried. She heard a story recently of a boy swallowing his tooth in his sleep because it was so loose but he refused to pull it out. . . She worked on it for over an … Read More »
I ended up cutting this out of Emmalie’s hair today – yuck! I had started with the ice and trying to pry each hair from the sticky gooey mess, with each moment Em was growing more and more upset. It was odd though – I was on the phone with my mom and she came up to me(ask me for a snack), and just hugged my leg (I have worked long and hard to not be interrupted while on the phone). I started to play with her hair, and got stuck, and she didn’t think anything of it! She wasn’t going to say a thing – just go find some more gum! Don’t worry we waited on that for a while – and then with closer supervision =)I was thinking about me trying … Read More »
How some mom’s seem to do it all? This is how Ella came home from a birthday party yesterday. Not only was there face painting, there was a clown who did magic and made balloon animals, a pinata, and a SpongeBob Birthday Cake! Needless to say Ella had a blast.
She did have one birthday party with friends when she was in Kindergarten, but since then I have just been too overwhelmed/poor to think about having a bunch of friends over, and have the family over later. It is enough making goodies for her to take to school for her classroom. Maybe when our kids are a bit older, it may be more possible – but I wouldn’t want them to expect major parties every year!
My kids are loved and happy – and I am … Read More »
1. BD, 2. bd2, 3. 2wk2, 4. 2wk4, 5. 2wk, 6. 2wk3, 7. 3mo, 8. 4mo3, 9. 4mo2, 10. 4mo, 11. 6mo, 12. 6mo2, 13. 6mo3, 14. 7mo, 15. 8mo, 16. 2mo2, 17. 2mo, 18. 10mo, 19. 10mo2, 20. 10mo3, 21. 11mo, 22. 11mo2, 23. 12mo, 24. 11mo3My intentions were to find 12 pictures of Owen, but as I looked through all my files I could not pare it down anymore than this! I love the progression of the pics – you can see him turning from a baby to a boy. =)
Owen is our sweet boy, little man, always looking for trouble and loved by all. I remember telling Joe as we drove home from the hospital last year, as a family, “Now I feel like our family is complete.” And this year … Read More »
Well – I managed to sit and have a little sewing time last night. Just me and my machine. =) I squared up my diamond quilt and add the borders. I will have to post pictures when time is more available – it has been such a busy week, and I was sewing in the dark. Not the best time for photos. I have read that a few people have named their sewing machine. At first, I kinda laughed, but then I thought about how much I enjoy spending time with my machine. So, why not? I need help though – any ideas? I think feminine would suite my machine best.
We went to the final ceremony of VBS today. I have to say that if it weren’t for the … Read More »