Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday evening I grabbed some stuff up out of the storage area, rounded up my kids and started 6 baskets with all three of them helping me cut the materials.
This is what a small, organized area of my kitchen looked like.
This is what I packed up to take on Monday morning.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
He does sleep occasionally. In his bed. Occasionally.
And this week, when he has been sleeping, I've been making bags. 3 to be exact. For gifts I needed by yesterday. Done in the nick of time.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I love you little Ashley!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
He's good for about 3 minutes. You'd be amazed at what you can get done in that time.
Bea likes it for oh, a good 30 minutes at least.
He likes it better when she uses it too.
This was also the day Bea was experimenting with eye make - up. She needs more practice.
Monday, January 12, 2009
And what does saving everything have to do with this post? Baby clothes. I saved all of them.
A brief history: In 2005 before I travelled to Kenya, I sorted out half of the stuff I had saved for the fundraising yard sale.
When Bea was born, I again, culled off the baby things. Probably by 25%. And the girl things by maybe 40%. Take in mind, that I also purchased new things for Bea, and we received fabulous gifts from our friends and family.
Now, when Bea was born, I had already joined the "just give it" support group, and was much more selective in my saving.
A month before Jack was born, I brought all of our clothes out of storage and did a MAJOR sort. I threw away a small Wal -mart sack, and gave away a small garbage bag. That still left me with 2 overflowing tubs of "unisex" baby clothes, 2 tubs of girl clothes that Bea had out -grew, and 6, yes six tub of boy clothes. Not counting a large amount of socks, and an even larger amount of shoes.
Over the last four weeks, I've been grabbing a tub, and sorting out all the clothes that I think Jack will wear before the weather gets warm.
This is an outfit that was so very cute on Will.
But I'll tell ya'. After changing the diaper, putting on the onesie, socks, snapping and buttoning the shirt, getting his feet in the footies of the pants, snapping and buttoning those as well. Him: crying, me: working up a sweat in the process, (lactating will do that to ya.) I decided that the outfit didn't look nearly as cute as I remember.
Later, when he peed/pooped through the whole get - up, we changed into these, very cute, very practical, very easy jammies.
These are some jammies my mother-in-law gave when Elle was born. They are my favorite. little fishes and turtles on them. All of the kids have wore them. Worth saving. I think I'll save them forever.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thanks for being our friends!
After eating for several hours, and playing "battle of the sexes" (the girls won, of course) and scatergories, ("pretty, pretty, princess" IS a term of endearment that we use for Bea). We were home and cozied up in our jammies and on our couch to watch the ball drop.
New Years Day found Ryan at the annual auction, and me at the local quilt stores 50% off sale!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Elle made these for us at school, a plate and ornament.
I love giving gifts.
He got me this, a single cup coffee maker. I love it.
And this. ipod nano. in silver. Elle chose the color.
A book of all the photos Kimberly took of Jack's birth.
And those of you who know me, know that I'm not really a cryer.
Especially over a gift.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
During the day, we still had to function without ~ We have a wood stove, so the house was warm, and our cell phones were all charged up. I feel better when I can communicate! Jack was still on the bili blanket, and his counts were still really high, we needed electricity! Luckily, T.'s power was still on! Woo Hoo! So, Jack and I spent the day at her house while Nana made the big kids clean their rooms. How's that for a trade off? The last day of school before Christmas break is cancelled, no fun Christmas parties with your friends, no cartoons, and your grandmother makes you clean all day... but she let them cook their lunch over the fire in the basement. All was well.
~real time update~ it is 11:30 Tuesday, and I have not had a shower since sunday morning. yes, i stink. Jack likes to be held.
Monday, January 5, 2009
We had two Christmas programs this year (last year), and I missed them both. All three kids were in the Church program the evening that Jack was born. I had promised Elle that I would be there...we never would have guessed that one of our babies would be born so close to the due date. Elle had a solo in one of the songs, and a speaking part, Will was a sheep, and Bea sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. I heard that it was fabulous, but have yet to see any video.
The School Program is more of a concert, but the 1st graders put on a short play with the 2nd graders. Will was a soldier and a shepherd. Nana was my replacement. (Is really a substitute if they would rather have her than me?)
After painfully practicing those lines for what seemed like years, I was a little sad to miss it... Will is on the left.
Will is in the black pants with red shirt, and Elle is in the black dress. Both on the left.
More updates to come!
Ok, for some reason, I cannot get the video of Elle on this post. grr.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Nana made it quick as possible, and he smelled much better afterwards!