Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After I made Austin the table tent I had a lot of felt left over so I have been trying to find things to make with felt, surprisingly I really like working with felt and felt makes great toys for kids. I have made 2 felt mail bags, 2 felt crayon rolls, 2 felt balls and my favorite is a felt board. I never knew about them and I was looking to make a gift for a 5yr old and I think this is perfect as there interest change you can add things and even make it a learning activity. I even put a little pocket on the back so there is a place to keep the pieces. I am finally running out of felt.
Valerie is almost 11 so her early years may not be that fresh in my memory but WOW Austin is much different at this age (3).
Valerie has always been very girly, having tissues rolled in her sleves (ewe), having a little purse, never wanting to get dirty, and up to about a year ago only wanting to wear skirts and dresses.
I was looking foward to having a boy, willing to play outside no matter what type of day it was, not caring if he gets dirty, not having to spend 1/2hour doing hair (that didn't happen) and enjoying all the little things for the boys. But I never calculated the difference in there activity levels or demeanor. I am sure different genes have a little to do with it.
Austin has become a wild man lately, uncontrollable, very loud, rough (but sweet), and always on the move...he wears me out!! When Valerie was this age she was pushing babies, dressing up, coloring, and quite. What a difference but a lot of fun still.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We all know that my luck with cars has never been good. Well I am beginging to think that this Nissan is cursed!! I feel like is always in the shop. Well it was in the shop this morning again, it was in last week. So the service guys offered to bring it home for me. How nice I thought. Well he brought it home and instead of sticking it in the 1 of the 2 spots that were not covered with snow he pulled it straight up at the top of the hill. When Austin and I were going downstairs he looked out the window and asked what happened to my car. Well to my surprise this is where it was sitting. It slide down the hill, and I am sure glad that it stopped when it did. I called the dealership and they were nice enough to pay for a tow truck to come and get me out. So I guess it could have been worse. It's not even that much of a hill.
So yesterday we took Austin and Savannah to see Santa. To my surprise it went pretty good. We were not allowed to take pictures so I will try to scan one in soon. Austin wouldn't wear a tie but Savannah wore her dress and didn't even know who was holding her. I did feel bad for Austin, we kept telling him he had to ask Santa for his number 1 gift (dragon castle) which he did when we were leaving Austin started to get upset and almost cried. He thought he was going to get a present from Santa that very day. I had to explain or try anyway how it works. He still is saying "Santa no give me a present". I am pretty sure he will be happy Christmas morning.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I wanted to make Savannah a Christmas dress, so here it is mostly done. I think I am going to add fabric roses. I like the way it came out. I bought a pattern but only used it for the size because the pattern I wanted was over double the cost. This pattern was only3.99 and if you look closely the material may look similar, it is the shawl from Danielle's wedding. I plan on making Austin a matching tie for Santa pictures.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Savannah had her 4 month check up yesterday all in all she did very well. She didn't take to kindly to the shot they gave her, next Monday we have to go back for 1 more I wouldn't let them give them all to her at once. They were prepared for this though because they are not allowed to give Austin several at a time. The doctors have no concern with shooting the kids up with all sorts of vaccinations at one time but I am sick with a fever and cough and I can't take anything but honey and Motrin go figure. We were waiting to see if she was old enough to try the cry it out method and he said of course. So we prepared ourselves last night...We put Savannah in her crib on her back and walked out...not a peep from her until 530 am. She did wake up several times but went back to sleep on her own, it would have been a good nights sleep for me if I was not so worried. I did go in (at 530) I thought she would be up for the day but she ate and went back to sleep until 9am. Why did I wait so long?? Lets pray that tonight goes well too.
weight 16.5lbs- over 95%
length 26.5-over 95% where did this come from??
Head 16 75%
I edited this:
His name is Ralphie