Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Since last week was his last week home, I didn't do as much on the craft front, instead I really focused on time with him ... and of course Colton's birthday too. But, Amandajean was having a baby quilt week and I did have two quilt tops to show for it ... both are for Grandma to tie. I was planning on giving the barnyard blanket to my SIL, who I just *knew* would be having a boy this time (baby #4 ... and with the previous three girls it seemed about time, right???), but the ultrasound showed her in all her girl glory ... so I'm going to keep that cute blanket for myself. So that's today's goal ... getting over this dang cold & sewing up this blanket. Then I only have two more to make for Grandma followed by a break. Grandpa made the point that I am the only grand-daughter who has been having babies and she now has eight stocked up, should be enough for a while.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Then it is Hunter's last week before the dreaded all-day kindergarten, so this week's goal isn't going to be craftin, but instead taking full advantage of these last few days I have with him. :) So, last night we went to the strip (sometimes I even forget it's there) and saw the flowers at the Bellagio. This time it had some large, mechanical bald eagles, American flags everywhere and trains. :) It's one of our favorite things to see here in Vegas, and then checking out the chocolate fountain right next to it and the fountains in front. Makes for a really fun, and free family night.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Mati told me about this quilt of dreams sponsored by Hancock fabrics each year. This is her posting of her submission from last year. I was tempted to do it, but money is not exactly falling off of trees lately with the gas price/food price increase and I had so many other unfinished projects I didn't want to add one more thing on. But then she called me to tell me she had enough fabric for three quilt tops and offered the fabric to me. I finished it just BARELY in time and turned it in last Tuesday, right before the flu bug hit and kept me down on my couch for days. Here's the finished project ...it felt so good to turn this in ... and I really liked it. So Mati, I'm hooked! I'll make sure to do one again next year too!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
- Individual bags with their initials on them - they just grab their own bag & head out to the car!
- Juice Box & little snack - they love having the control over that!
- Crayon Rolls - made them these for Christmas - and a coloring book
- Legos - baby loves them -
- Felt Boards - and I made some shapes, but mainly threw in some felt things we already had around the house.
I'm trying to add different things each week, like a puzzle one time or a different toy. I know there are mom's out there who are absolutely amazing. Who have children who sit there, reverently and never struggle. I am not that Mom. But, the last two Sundays have been fantastic and when each child gets a little older than I'll expect a little less in the way of distractions and more listening. In the meantime, pure bliss!