Saturday, April 19, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

You'll need to go over to my Mommy Monster blog to see how full our lives have been this week.

I did not get as much done on the Challenge piece as I would have liked. Angie's first tooth became extremely wobbly on Saturday and I had to shift gears to get the pocket for Angie's tooth fairy pillow completed and attached to what will become the pillow.

Work is still crazy and hectic thanks to the new program, but since we need the insurance and the money, I hope to remain employed, even though in my heart of hearts, I'd rather be home with the kids. There is some hope that by the end of the year, I will have some relief, although it may mean moving to a different building and paying for parking.

Taxes were very bad this year. Ugh. See previous paragraph.

I hope to accomplish some yard work and gardening this weekend. I hesitate to throw some seeds around as it may still snow, but the flower beds need cleared of weeds and leaves. The weather is gorgeous today. Unfortunately, Angie has a terrible cough and my throat is getting scratchy so this may just be another weekend lost to the sicks.

I hope your weekend is nice.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Kian

Happy Birthday our beautiful little guy. You joined our little family one year ago and I am astounded and pleased and delighted and thrilled we made it through this crazy year together. Every moment since your birth has been incredibly precious to us.

You give us so much joy and love for such a small person. We are so lucky to have you. I love your big, cheery laugh when you are being tickled, or almost, very, nearly being tickled. I love you bright blue eyes that are radiant with love. I love the focus you give to a new toy or new discovery.

I love the way you knock down every tower I build, whether of soft blocks or Cheerios.

I love that you adore your big sister and always want to be where ever she is. She loves you too and calls you, "My baby boy."

I love the way you crawl when you are excited. I love the "OooooooOOOOoooooh" sound you make when you see something you like. I love that you like to cuddle with me.

I love, and am somewhat terrified, at your climbing skill. You delight us with nearly everything you do, although I will be grateful when you stop putting random things in your mouth.

You gave us a very big scare last year and I know that I will be worrying about you forever.

And as much as I am rambling here, there are not nearly enough words to describe how much we love you.

Stay well, stay happy our beloved boy.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Anniversary

I love you so much and I'm so happy that with all the stress we face, we're facing it together.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's that Time Again

Tomorrow starts the HAED Challenge SAL, or I should just say it starts now since it is already Friday in some parts of the world.

I was unable to post a scan of my progress at the end of last month as my dear husband could not be pulled away from college basketball long enough to download digital photos (and I was too busy with the kids to scan). Nice isn't it?

I thought I would get bored just focusing on one color, but I'm actually enjoying it. I think it gives the impression of a lot of progress. And then I get to fill in the details. Joy!

I think I'm cycling back to HAEDs as I am putting lots of stitches into Frog Prince 3 when I can. And I'm trying to get HAED to rechart something for me so that I can stitch it in a Love Quilt.

Clearly I have lost my mind.

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