Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sewing sewing sewing

I've been trying to make at least some of our kids Christmas gifts this year. These are some of the things I've done so far. Mostly play food for Elijah but some other fun things too.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I got tagged.

I know I know usually I don't participate in internet games but this seemed cute. I got tagged by Sabrina over at "My Little Slice Of Pie". She is one of my friends from Sewingmamas and I really should add her to my list of blogs I visit. Anyways here are the rules.


Seven random things about me.
1) My kids love to get sick over the Thanksgiving holiday. In a strange way this helps remind me of one of the biggest things I have to be thankful for. That is that there is nothing seriously wrong with either of them just colds, ear infections, stomach bugs, and once an infected finger.

2)I'm currently obsessed with the Twilight books.

3) If I don't make something at least every few days I get really tense. Something about the process of putting things together relaxes me.

4) I use my crock pot a few times a week.

5) I wear a size 11 in ladies shoes.

6) I've been married for seven years.

7) I do yoga.

Now to tag seven people. Well at least some people several of the blogs I would pick have already been done and I really don't read a lot of personal blogs. Also just so ya'll know I won't be bothered at all if you don't play along I just figured I would for once.

1) Aaron at

2) Chrissey who's trying to blog daily so this will give her something to do

3) Frank at

4) Sherry at

5) Erin at

6)Angela at

7) Sorry not doing seven. I would have done thehandmade dress but she was already tagged or Jen but she has a brand new baby.

Friday, November 21, 2008

teeth most of our issues have to do with teeth

I have lots of pictures to upload but I'm waiting for Neil to put them up on flikr and since its his Birthday I'm not going to bug him about it today. That said lots of stuff has been going on around here well that and I don't feel like picking up the living room.

Emily has been miserable for a few days. I took her to the ped yesterday sure it was an ear infection and somewhat hoping that it was bc then she could have gotten some nice amoxacilin and started to feel better in a day or so alas her ears are fine, her throat is fine, her nose is a little snotty but fine, her mouth however is a mess. Poor baby is currently working of four regular teeth and one molar which explains the screaming, the snot, and the low grade fever. I guess I'm glad she's not sick but she is miserable even with origel and baby Motrin and she is inflicting her misery on those around her.

Elijah lost his fort tooth at school on Wednesday. I decided that your first tooth was worth 5 bucks. Neil was arguing for a quarter since that what he got but I told him that I got at least a dollar and more for the first so he agreed. Now his money is burning a whole in his pocket though so I'm going to have to take him up to science safari today after school.

Non teeth related we got to go to Elijah's school on Wednesday for a parent teacher conference and he is mostly doing well. He get distracted and day dreams which we knew already but he is at the top of his class in most activities. Some of the focus is that he does what I used to do and gets a bit off track on thinking about the reasons behind the assignment.

OK I've got to go clean. My parents get here tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Elijah lost his first tooth

I have more to say but for now Elijah lost his first tooth today at school during lunch.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Really Captian Morgan

I'm watching Scooby Doo with Elijah right now and its all about a sea captain named Morgan causing everyone to have to run around looking for Captain Morgan. This is almost as funny as the baby boobie bird episode of Little Einsteins.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Pictures take 1

I'd like to begin this post by saying that no one need to panic Angela has already agreed to take pictures of my kids in their Christmas outfits. That said I used to be a pretty decent photographer from time to time too back before Elijah was born I could take great pictures of the kids at the daycare I worked at and what not. So yesterday part way through a school holiday and all around crummy day I decided to take my kids over to the lake in their Christmas outfits to take pictures. It was beautiful plus Angela doesn't like ducks so she would rather not take them there. The debacle started with it take 30 minutes and a lot of screaming to get Elijah into all three pieces of his outfit plus socks and shoes. By the time we got there the sun was in a weird position and well madness ensued. .She was yelling ducks.

I like this one except for the glare.

In this one Elijah is sneezing on Emily. Oh and they are beside a giant ant hill.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Haloween Pictures

Elijah decorated this cake himself at Wednesday Night live. Then he got bored and took himself to the nursery.

The Brave Knight and the Dragon Fly.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

babble babble babble

I do have lots of new pictures to post and perhaps I'll stumble back over here in a day or so to do it but right now I just going to babble. Its been an interesting but of time. Not bad interesting actually good interesting. I'm not sure how to describe it but I've just been in a really good place lately. Almost waiting for the other shoe to drop good. Not for any particular reason just enjoying my kids, my husband, and my life in general. So on that topic here comes the babbling.

I've been spending a lot of time just watching Emily lately. She got some bigger girl toys for her birthday which is good bc it hadn't dawned on us that she would enjoy little people and ride on toys yet but oh boy does she. She has been figuring things out and I have been staring at her. I join her when she wants but I always tried to engage Elijah and now I understand that you babies will not always let you stare at them. It seems like a little thing but about a year ago Elijah started getting annoyed with me when I did this so I'm going to eat it up while Emily is to little to be self conscious about it and if you little ones are still little enough I encourage you to do the same. You may think you have years but Elijah started to get annoyed with me at four.

Elijah is doing well though thanks to the election he has been out of school for two days and we are ready to go back. We are enjoying are walks on the greenway and he has made good friends with some of the little girls down the street.

I'm exercising a lot and doing stuff for church. Both of which I'm doing my best to enjoy. I may not be skinnier then I was before Emily but I am definitely stronger. I'm not sure quite how it happened I think it started with the power moms class that included running and weights two things that I did not do before. I've also made it back to yoga so I'm feeling more centered and my back feels better. I'm not sure what else but its all good there.

Oh and I've become a bit obsessed with my crock pot. It started with the blog you see linked on the side. I've been using it at least 2 or 3 times a week bc I'd much rather spend a few minutes throwing stuff into the crock pot in the morning then 30min of actual cooking in the evening. I've also been sewing but haven't taken pictures of much lately so eventually I'll pile it all together and take a picture.