Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
So last night was another rough one for sleep. Isabel cried a lot and I ended up
wrestling holding her for over an hour last night. After I had just gotten back to sleep, Jordan got up. Then I got up a few other times last night with kids. Rough kind of night.
When I got up with the kids, on the kitchen table was breakfast ready, and a hand written note to each of us from Papa` telling us that he loved us. It made the bad night not feel so bad after all. Double blessed- to have a husband/father that loves and supports and gives when life is hard.
Then..... I got ANOTHER package in the mail. This time and envelope from my friend Kati. She happens to be another quilt and fabric lover like myself and we used to go to a quilting group together. She's also a great friend (and not because she sends me packages).
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
So here's the lesson: don't always give your toddler what they ask for... or you may end up with this, and some good pictures. :)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
|Pinwheel quilt side 2|
|side 1 pinwheel quilt|
Pinwheel Quilt approx 42x60 inches
Double hour glass quilt 42x60 inches
Wonky Log cabins 45 x 60 inches. This one I made one very, very similar for a friend's baby, but made enough blocks to make one for Isabel too. I love the wonky blocks, but think they're easier to do in a bigger sized block than the one I did.
|double hour glass front|
|wonky log cabins front|
|wonky log cabins back|
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
|Paolo pulling Isabel on the sled|
|Aaron making a snowman|
|at school, celebrating Carnevale|
I did learn a lesson: put the costumes on AFTER you get to school (or wherever it is that you're going)!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Aaron had a "first ever" and decided to fill his plate with broccoli instead of spaghetti, so that he "could be the strongest of everyone". And he did it. He ate a huge plate of broccoli! So much has changed in a year.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I've learned my lesson. I should put a post that starts with "nothing special is going on around here." Apparently it's just asking for it! Because then one of your kids does something spectacular to change your mind. Isabel was my child. Aside from breaking more dishes, she did about the world's GROSSEST thing ever!
I was alone in the house with her waiting for the boys to come back from their music class. I had walked into the bathroom to pull out the laundry to hang up to dry. Isabel had followed me into the bathroom. After I had walked out and hung about 2 things I realized that she hadn't followed me out of the bathroom. At that same moment I heard noises in the bathroom. I said to myself outloud: "she's going to be doing something totally gross."
Indeed she had. As I was walking the 4-5 steps to the bathroom I heard slurping noises, like drinking from a cup. I found her with the toilet brush container, drinking her "tea", and then she smiled at me really big. Trying my best not to vomit, and holding in the gagging, I washed her hands and promised to never kiss the cutest face on the planet ever again (or at least not for 24 hours!).
Try not to loose sleep over this one tonight folks. ;)
There's not a lot of anything special going on around here. It's just the daily grind of convincing my kids to take turns, brush their teeth, not to punch each other to death, to remember to say please and thank you... In addition there's the rule of no splashing lots of water out of the bathtub. For those of you who have never lived in a cement only house where 100% humidity prevails and seeps in through the walls, it hard to keep my bathroom dry, despite the heater in the bathroom. I always have to wipe down the walls and floors because there's constantly water/dew on them.
Well yesterday I walked back in the bathroom after stepping out for 4.3 seconds and the floor was already covered in water and Aaron was spouting water from a toy whale ALL OVER. I asked him what on earth he was doing. He answered me "but mom! The water's on fire! I'm putting out the fire." There was indeed mist coming up from the water, a mini fog (because of our high density humidity). Despite being a little annoyed about all the water on the floor, I had to laugh! So we had a little talk about mist verses smoke from fire. Sigh.