Sunday, August 30, 2009

they're getting too big!!!

My babies that is ...

Over the summer, a family friend had her granddaughter down to visit. She is close in age to Big T. And they spent most of the visit hanging out, playing, and hav
ing a good time. Then he wanted to take her out to eat ... his first "date" ... when did he get big enough to date??

He wanted to sit with her alone, he wanted to pay for her food, and we weren't allowed to talk to them or interfere. Those were the rules. Of course, as two grown women are - we couldn't NOT interfere, so there's now photographic evidence of their first date together. So cute.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

sneak peeks and beach day!!

I started working on my Christmas gifts. I have a bunch of things to make, including a quilt for my grandma, which I'll show later.

For now, here's a sneak peek at a yo yo pillow that I'm making for someone special. I saw the pattern at Oh Fransson ... Elizabeth is awesome! Mine isn't as color coordinated, I'm using some of my favorite scraps from my stash for the yo yo's. See:

Aren't they cute all laid out on a cookie sheet?

We're also going to the beach today - yes, I plan on getting burnt. I always do. *sigh* Venice Beach, here we come!! And thanks T for taking care of little M so that we could enjoy the day ba

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm blocking up ...

The hubster got me up early this morning while he prepared for an interview. It was a brave thing for him to do, as I have not been sleeping well and I very well could have kicked him in the shins in my half-awake state. Yes, he FINALLY got an interview. Apparently, it went well, so pray for us that it will lead to something!

While he was gone, I figured it would be fun to get going on the quilt blocks that I owe to Anna and Kyra for the virtual bees that I am in. Anna's was pretty easy, as I didn't have to think about it. Anything that requires very little brain power is fun. Here's Anna's block:

Kyra's block was a challenge for me. Not because of the construction of it, it was because of her request ... she wanted "wonky". I don't have a wonky bone in my body. It was hard for me to get her block done, but I did, and I'm not sure what I think about it. It's nice, it's cute, but it's not terribly wonky. Here's Kyra's block:

Kyra, you won't hurt my feelings at all if you hide this block in a drawer - never again to see the light of day. I tried though, I really did, I guess I'm just not a wonky person!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nothing to see here ...

No photos today, as I was unable to locate my camera. Hmm ... me thinks I'll have to come up with a solution to that. But I digress.

Today was the first day of school here, or as I like to call it, "Mom's Christmas". Big T was up and at 'em by 6:45 ... the bus didn't come until 8:05 ... a little anxious? I made him some eggs (over medium), some toast, packed his lunch, and helped him pick out his first day outfit. Even after all of that, we were banned from watching him get on the bus. Apparently, that's what moms and dads of babies do. He's a 6th grader now after all. (sigh) ...

When did the time start going so fast?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

the little things ...

We got some horrible news this week ... the hubster was laid off from work on Monday. And while I had taken a couple of days to mope around feel sorry for us, there's been a lot of little things happening around here to make me realize that it's not so bad.

For one, the hubster hasn't taken a vacation in a long time. Even though this isn't "technically" a vacation, the time he's been home has given us a chance to enjoy our little family - even more so than the normal weekends off.

Secondly, the layoff has given the hubster the final push that he needed to sit for the CPA exam. He's been putting it off for far too long. Just something he needs to get finished, and now he has the time and the motivation to do it.

And finally, he's found out just how marketable he really is. Today, he's out and about meeting with 3 different recruiters - all of which have positions that need to be filled. The prospects are good and I am hoping that we won't have to be without cash flow for long.

In the meantime, we've been focusing on the little things ... like snuggling on the couch to watch a movie, cooking dinner together, and giggles during bathtime.