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Sometimes we go through life and we think we know things. At one point I thought Annie and Kimberly were the only children I would ever have. (Well, actually before them I thought I would never be able to have children.) Then Madeline came along and surprised us. After she was born we knew we [...]
It is obvious that Kimberly and Annie are asserting their personalities more and more. They are both very strong, opinoinated girls. Sometimes this takes the form of wanting to dress a particular way and sometimes it shows itself when they want to do whatever they please. Dressing with their own style, within reason is something [...]
You may have heard the new song by Sugarland, Stuck Like Glue. Paul and Madeline love this song and anytime it comes on the radio they want it turned up and they sing to each other. Seriously cute moment! Today during lunch Paul started singing the song to me over and over. It was so [...]
Paul has been having a hard time adjusting to the Sisters not being home. He mainly wants to watch tv until they come back. The last time I pulled out puzzles he threw pieces, stacked the pieces like blocks, pretty much anything that didn’t have to do with building a puzzle he did with the [...]
Today when I picked up Annie and Kimberly from school Annie had a very cute tooth necklace around her neck. Inside was her tooth. She said that she twisted it during PE today and it fell out.
It has been 4 months since someone has rubbed the top of my head and called me “little Sandi.” It may not seem like a lot but it means a lot to me. I miss my Dad. I miss him all the time. I want to call him or drop by and see him. I [...]
“Paul where is Daddy?” ~ Mommy “He’s at work.” ~ Paul “What is he doing at work?” ~ Mommy “He is having a tea party.” ~ Paul
On Saturday Bill and I escaped calmly walked out from our house and left Grammy in charge of the kids. We left and spent the time together at the Arizona Biltmore. The Biltmore is a very lovely hotel and one we had been meaning to spend some time at but never got around to. When [...]
One of the main drawbacks to having a huge pantry is that sometimes it get stuffed full of food. We are currently in that situation. It is also a sign that the kids have been shopping with me a lot. We have so many cereal varieties down there! The shelf above it is lined with [...]
I was participating in the Doll Quilt Swap for Newbies on flickr. My partner has received her quilt and I have received mine. It was fun to create something for someone. She loves the quilt and that is just icing on the cake. I was feeling very inspired by rainbows when I created this quilt. [...]
Paul and I are adjusting well to our time without the Girls. He is still lost without their constant direction but he is getting along. He likes to swim and hang out with just Mom. He hasn’t really gotten into playing by himself yet, but I know it will come. We have only been on [...]
“I can’t aleive you.” ~ Paul Paul says this all the time. He says I love you and then he says “I can’t believe you.” His amazement of the love he has for us amazes me.
It has become very clear that I need my children more than they need me. Today as I dropped Annie and Kimberly off they rushed off onto the playground. I had to call them back to give me a hug and kiss. (*I had the camera with me and was tempted to pull it out [...]
First Day Sassy Outfits Madeline had her first day in Kindergarten. We celebrated the day with First Day cakes. It was a nice day. The kids all enjoyed their classes, except for the fact that Annie and Kimberly said recess was way to short.
Today was the last day of summer for my kids. Tomorrow a new school year begins. Because of this we did some family traditions and started a new one. The kids really took their time in the bath tonight making sure they would be clean enough for school. We reviewed their morning checklist. They laid [...]
Tomorrow is my Father’s birthday. He won’t be here to celebrate. It breaks my heart. Tuesday is Elizabeth’s birthday. She isn’t here. Every year this date opens that wound and makes my heart ache. “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted [...]
Rainbows have always been a symbol that represents peace and love to me. As a child I slept in a bedroom that had a bright rainbow across one entire wall with a sky blue background. This mural was painted by my Father. I remember clearly watching The Muppet Movie with my parents and listening to [...]
The kids are so excited and ready to go back to school. Each has their “sassy” outfit and two new pairs of shoes (one running and one any style). They have played every video game until they are bored with them. The swimming pool is no longer a great source of excitement. And they are [...]
I finally finished up the PDF sewing pattern for the Snack Bags. If you would like to make your own snack bags follow this link. I will email the pattern to you within 24 hours and you can get started working on your own bags!!!
Since I first made the gussted snack bags I have been having many other ideas swirl around in my head. I finally perfected a pattern for regular snack bags and large sandwich bags. I have listed a lot of new fabric options in my shop. If you haven’t checked them out you should. They are [...]« Previous Entries