Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kids and Craft Weekend Stuff

The kids are still out there. I know you have been missing photos of them;) please ignore the mess.

Here is something that Kari made for me (she rocks!) as you can see it have found a place in the house(heeheeehee).

Here is a table runner that I made.

And a photo of the free motion that I did on it.... I am loving free motion.

Just because I thought it was a cool photo.

Buran happy?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why don't they....

  • make lunch boxes that yell when your 5 year old leaves them in the Burlee?
  • make sewing machines that take full spools of thread?
  • make phones waterproof? (I got a cool new one BTW)
  • make more stores near where I live so that I did not have to drive all the way across town for said phone
  • make laundry baskets that put the laundry away?
  • make something to bring all the shopping in the house?
Glad they made
  • kids that make you smile
  • a husband that makes you laugh
  • great people who will take the lunch down to the lunch room for you
  • nice sales people who try and save you money and take your phone book off your VERY old phone for free
  • money for groceries

Friday, September 25, 2009

All my bags are packed and I'm ready to go.

Does that title make anyone else sing?

This weekend is my quilting weekend getaway.

I have the van packed, except for the one bag that might be to heavy for me to bring down stairs (Mark is getting it as I write this:) I have packed WAY to much fabric, but I have a ton of little projects that I want to work on. I am going to be sewing for almost 3 whole days!!! Think of all the things I can get done.....or how relaxed I will be and have nothing done (heeheeheeh). It looks like rain the whole weekend so I am not sure that we will be doing any hikes or boat rides. Last year we sat on the deck and sewed and talked in the sun, but it is not looking good for that. Oh well I will just have to be GREAT friends with my machine this year.

Now all I have to do is wait (it is only 10 and I do not leave until 1..... 3 whole hours to play with Ada:) I will miss the kids, but need this break and am happy to be taking it. I will try and take photos and give you an update when I get back. Now off to play with the little girl.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why are there not more photos of the kids these days?


Its a bit hard to get them to sit still. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Still Here

So how many more post do you think are going to start with "I am Still Here"? We are all getting used to the new way of life (school everyday). It is fun and it is going well, but some things like blogging, bread making, house cleaning, working out.... are just not happening. I need to get all of these things back in my life, but it might take a little bit of time for me to figure out how to.

I have written tons of blogs in my head over the last week, but most of them are just gone right now. Here is a list of things that I have learned in the last couple of weeks:
  • Ada needs to sleep with her light on. She told me "I like to see with BOTH eyes."
  • Elijah does not like to get up (not sure where that came from.... hummm maybe me)
  • I am sick of making lunches for Elijah. Well not so much the making as the thinking of what to make.
  • I can let go of lots of things that just do not need to be done.
  • Sitting on the sidewalk with a little girl in your lap and watching them make a road is fun.
  • My van is getting better gas mileage (well OK I am just driving it less:)
  • It is OK to sit in Starbucks and read a book for the whole time you daughter is in pre-school.
  • It is also OK to take a nice long walk while your daughter is in pre-school. (I am thinking that that 5 hours a week might be fun.)
  • Ada can take her diaper off ( and then pee in her bed and then cry and then we have to get up and change her and the bed and then we have trouble getting back to sleep and then .... I am thinking that she is not going to be wearing her nightgown much until she stops this.) Sorry for that one being so long I a bit sleepy as this happened last night.
  • I am pretty sure that Ada is sleep walking, but the light being on seems to help.
  • 15 minutes of clean up at night before the kids go to bed has helped get the house in order. (we all do it and it ROCKS!)
I got nothing else right now. I seem to be writing more about Ada then Elijah. Not sure why, but maybe she is just more trouble right now;)

Will right more when I have more time.... off now for a bath, bread making, laundry hanging, and weed picking.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Header

Can you tell I am ready for fall????

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Does she look a little nerves? She and me both. She did great on her first day. I really think she and piggy (piggy is in that wonder backpack of hers) had a great time. She did not even cry when I left. I sent the 2 1/2 hours thrifting and JoAnning (not really a word). It was nice.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slow day

Ada was up at 5:30 after she had a ruff night.... at one point I heard her crying (she sounded far away).

Z: Where are you Ada (up the stairs she comes (again this is the middle of the night)).
Z: What are you doing down there?
A: I do not know.
I did get her back to sleep and I got back to sleep.... I had trouble getting to sleep in the first place because of a cough that I have. Then she was up again at 5:30 and taking off her diaper (she says that they hurt... must be time for a new size.) Since she did not nap yesterday I had hoped that she would have slept in today (keep dreaming girl).

So after getting up to put a new diaper for her, starting the day, getting Elijah going (this takes a lot of little reminders ... goes something like this:

Z: Elijah time to get up (repeat several times)
Z: Elijah time to sit on the potty (repeat several times)
Z: Elijah time to get off the potty (repeat several times)
(are you getting the idea)

Today for some reason (probably because I did not stand there and watch as he did everything) he was VERY slow. Then when he did finally come down he was yelling at his sister and tell her what to do. I went in to stop him, he ran away from the table, then I took is food (he gets more b-fast at school), he spent the next 2-3 mins (could have been more, could have been less.... seemed like 1 hour) yelling at the TOP of his lungs at me, then when that did not get the attention that he was looking for he hit me (not hard, but all the same), so then we had a little bit of vinegar. This is how my day started.... fun yes? Bet you are wishing that you where me today???? (smile)

Anyway the day went up hill from there. We had a nice walk in to school. We had a nice walk home. We had a neighbor over for a little play date. I decided that today was the day to start counting points again. Ada had a nap at 10:30 ( I made her). I had a nap at 10:35 ( I did not have to be made to do that:) Then lunch, Target (for new diapers), and the library.

Here is a photo of Ada's new backpack ..... can you guess what the color is?????? (three queses and the first 2 don't count;).

Her first day is tomorrow. Wish the teachers luck;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Is it Monday again?....

No but, boy does it feel like Monday. I do not have much to say. I have a load of laundry in the washer right now and can not wait to put it on my line (this photo is a couple of days old.) Ada and I went to her new school today for an open house. Wish me luck on Thursday when she goes and I leave (well better yet wish her teachers luck;). Other then that we are having a nice slow day.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Long week

It has been a good long week. There was muffin making, biscuit making, school (up at 6 everyday.... not what I signed up for when I said I would be a stay at home mom;), thrifting, crafting, putting up a clothes line and putting cloths on it, buying a new frig and new dishwasher, cleaning..... I could go on but I will not. Elijah learned this week that he could in fact climb the walls (and I thought that was just an expression).

Here are some Halloween shirts that I made for my kids and a the neighbor kids.
I also got to go help Stephanie make stuff for her sale and I LOVED it. She is going to have a table at this years Craftacular. She is letting me help her with the sales (I LOVE to help at these things!)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School

It is hard to believe that he is starting K today. Just yesterday he was a little baby.... right????

He was a little bit scared, but mostly happy and excited.

His sister will miss him, but I can hear what she is talking about so maybe she will be happy for a little time to dominate the conversation.

Off he goes..... sniff sniff.