Friday, November 28, 2008

some Christmas ornaments . . .

The girls and one of my nieces made some Christmas ornaments today. The dough is made from cornstarch, baking soda and water - you have to cook it, shape it, and bake it. The girls had a great time decorating with paint, glue, sequins, and glitter. They were very proud of their creations (even Chantel although she didn't want to pose for a pic).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

18 months old already . . .

My "baby" is no longer a baby. She's a talking, walking, sweet little girl. She suprises us with new words almost daily, and we've gotten pretty good at figuring out what she wants. She is very interested in the potty, but I'm not trying to train her - it's way too early for that. But she did go #2 in it yesterday which was pretty impressive. She very much wants to be like her big sisters and will not let me feed her dinner anymore and she's doing quite well with a fork now. She is definitely spoiled and can be very stubborn at times. She still likes to wake up for a bottle when I go to bed but as long as she sleeps through I can handle that. She was getting quite a few colds but I started her on liquid vitamins the past couple weeks and haven't seen a runny nose since, so I'm hoping that helps. She is a cuddler, and prefers to play with someone but usually that's not a problem with her doting sisters. We are enjoying her just as much as the week she was born and so thankful that God has entrusted this little blessing to us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

what we've been up to . . .

Well October is done already. We fought quite a few colds and sore throats in this house, and our littlest one also got strep throat and an ear infection. So there were many interrupted nights, and snuggles, and sleeping in late. My sewing room is feeling neglected but I'm hoping that some fabric I won here and here will help inspire me to get sewing again.

I did get through a couple hundred giveaways from the bloggy carnival as well but with over 1300 of them, I gave up. It was also a busy week for me because I was an organizer for our annual Harvestfest at our church - it's a games and silent auction night on halloween. The girls had a great time playing games for candy and the event made a lot of money for our Gems & Cadets club. I also picked up some cute little boxes there to display fabric in and hope to get them and the rest of my shelving up in my sewing room when my hubby gets two days off next week.

The kitty is now loved by all three girls and is often treated like a baby, getting carried around and snuggled. She's found a couple hiding places for when she needs a break, and the early morning meowing when she's lonely I could do without; but it's going better than I expected.