Monthly Archives: February 2009

Saturday February 21, 2009

The month is slipping by quickly.  One nice thing about being pregnant with small children in the house is, you don’t sit around counting the seconds until baby comes.

Making Valentine’s Day cupcakes for Awanas.  Don’t they look helpful?

Daddy got the boys a trampoline, help get out some of that extra energy.

Lunch at the park and a trip to the library proved to be a nice Friday afternoon diversion.

He was looking for the chocolate candy hidden at the bottom of the box.

They did NOT want their picture taken!

Hopefully the next three and a half weeks will go as quickly as the last three weeks.


Tuesday February 17, 2009

He is sitting at the table looking at the drinkable yogurt container and this is the conversation we have with each other-

“There’s too many calories in this.”

“Really!  I think it’s the perfect amount for a growing boy.”

“Yeah, ’cause boys need to be strong.  They want to be strong like their daddies, but girls don’t need to be strong.”

“They don’t?”

“No, they need to grow up and be like their mothers.”

He squeezes my arm and continues…

“They need to grow up and be about your size.  Yeah, you’re a good size for a mom, Mommy.”

“Thank you.”

We’ve never really had discussions about gender differences and it’s fun (and funny) to watch him make observations about mommies and daddies and boys and girls.  I am also once again, challenged with the knowledge that they are taking in EVERYTHING.  I don’t need to let that knowledge frighten me but I do need to let it motivate me be a Godly example in word and deed.

Wednesday February 11, 2009

- My house is slowly but surely getting cleaned and organized.

-The boys have been sleeping happily in the new beds for over a week now.

- I keep looking at my flowerbeds filled with little weeds and wishing I could do something about it, but bending over for that length of time is just not possible.

- I’m going to my OB once a week now.  Which really only serves to get my hopes up and make me feel obligated to shave my legs more often.

- I ate HoHos the other day for the first time in over a decade.

- My husband has become my hero for tackling my list of “to do before baby arrives” items.

- I accidentally spilled dog food on the floor of the garage last week.  My husband reminded my that mice really like dog food and encouraged me to avoid spilling it in the future.  My oldest was listening in on our conversation and said, “Don’t worry mom.  I’ll get my boots on and kick those mice.”  I don’t know why, but the thought of him running around the garage with rain boots on trying to kick mice, just cracked me up.  I laughed so hard I snorted.

-I picked out the baby’s birth announcement card. 

- I’m going now.  I’m going to watch some TV and eat a Butterfinger.  Good night.

Thursday February 5, 2009

Lately I’ve really been enjoying working on sewing projects.  Most of them have been centered around things for the baby, but I’ve also made some things for the boys and my nieces, nephews, and friends.

I’m relatively new to the world of sewing, so my skills often don’t match my ambition, but I’m looking forward becoming a better seamstress.  I get a lot of satisfaction out of making something really cute for less than I know I could buy it at the store or a specialty boutique.  I want stylish, fun things; I just don’t want to pay a lot of money for them!

Her baby quilt is finished, thanks to my my mom.

This is the diaper bag I just finished making last week.  It turned out to be more of an undertaking than I expected!

This is my all-in-one diaper changing bag (sorry I forgot to rotate the picture before I downloaded it)

I bought a plain dust ruffle from the clearance rack at Target and then added some yo-yo flowers, just to add a bit of extra color.

This is a crayon pocket. I made them as Christmas gifts for my sons, nieces and nephews, and friends.

This is what it looks like when it’s all folded up.  It comes in real handy at church.

I also made some funky little dollies for my nieces, and appliqued a few onesies for the babies (but I don’t have any pictures of those).  I would like to make some more burp rags and a nursing cover before the baby comes but I’m not sure it will happen.

If anyone is interested in any of these patterns or techniques, I would be more than happy to assist!

Sunday February 1, 2009

Our household has experienced another milestone event.  Both of the boys will be sleeping in their brand new (at least to us) bunk beds tonight. 

All of this is thanks to my sweet husband and my sweet Dad, who gave up most of their Super Bowl Sunday, to travel to Livermore and pick them up.

He was so excited.

He got his box of random plastic tools out and “helped” Grandpa and Dad.

Waiting so patiently!

The finished product.

In all of my busy planning, getting ready to welcome this new baby and move into a new stage of our lives, I suddenly realized I am also closing a chapter on memorable times in our lives.  Something that I became acutely aware of as I placed the boys washed and folded baby quilts into storage containers.  They’re still little but they are growing up fast.  I don’t want to be too busy to notice or to celebrate and enjoy all of their “firsts”.

Hopefully this “first” night of sleeping in bunk beds becomes a pleasant memory.