For the most part my hands are always busy and it usually has to do with children. However I am really good at finding time to busy my hand with other things that I enjoy.
A soaker for my friend L’s brand new baby girl E.
My first embroidery attempt
My first pair of wool longies for Z. I will have pics of them finished another time. They aren’t downloaded on the computer and I am not going in the bedroom to risk waking the littles to get the USB cord.
I started those longies 5 different times. Thought I would never get them done! Thanks Pam for helping with the legs!
Fingerless gloves for SiSi. She waited so very patiently for these and now wears them all the time.
One of the fingerless gloves for Aly. She might wear them more if she could keep up with them. 😉
Cloth napkins from my fabric stash. My mom sent me a big box of fabric she managed to get at an estate sale for free. This fabric was in there and while reading the Sew Mama Sew blog during their fat quarter idea month I found a tutorial for cloth napkins. Now I know napkins are not hard but I like having a pattern to follow for most of the things I do. And here is the result.
My soul has been longing for spring for what seems like a very long time. I know most of you will understand that feeling. Now that it is here I feel like a heavy burden has been lifted.
With the nicer weather four of my five girls and I have gone on a couple of walks down a path that runs through our town. It was great to be out getting some exercise in. I wear Z on my back, Ace rides in the stroller and Emi and SiSi ride their bikes.
We have also spent a lot of time out in the back yard soaking up the beautiful rays of sun. We have ben running, skipping, jumping, playing with finger puppets and even warding off pirates.
I really think it is totally unfair that each child does not come with an owners manual.
I also think that it is totally unfair that when you think you have them figured out they go through a hormonal shift and all that you thought you knew is out the window.
I also think that you should recieve a life time supply of chocolate, caffine, or whatever is your legal fix, at the birth of your first child. So that when you are trying to figure out this individual who has no owners manual and changes at the drop of a hat you can at least lock yourself in a closet with your fix and pretend that everything is ok.
I am writing this blog so that when I am old and gray I can come back here and read about the speed in which Zoe has been growing. I keep looking for the pause button but she only seems to have a fast forward.
In a week and a half she went from being up on her hands and knees and doing the belly flop crawl and working on her first tooth to crawling non stop, sitting up on her own, cutting not one, but two teeth, pulling up and saying da da da da da.
She brings smiles to all of us everyday. She is like a drop of sunshine. I watch her older sister’s bad moods melt away with just a flash of her sweet smile.
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
I want to try to be a more faithful blogger but I have to figure out how to do that without taking away from my family. I seem to sit down here and get totally caught up in what I’m doing and then the next thing I know the house is running wild. So tonight I just want to quickly share some pictures from the last two weeks.
Lots of Ace smiles
Z continues to grow WAY TOO FAST
Aly in a thoughtful phase
The weather was nice here and there so we spent a lot of it outside.
I have some blogs rolling around in my head. I still need to write the one on unschooling math. We just had a cool experience with Emi in regards to that. Other thoughts:
Zoe the Wonder Baby
How the Depression Touched My Life
Unschooling Through the Doubts
One Mom Many Children
And in between those I hope to blog a little every day. It might be boring but I need to be more faithful to record our families history.
I know I haven’t been posting regularly but I have a lot of posts running around in my head. I am however going to take a
Hopefully during this time I can sort out my thoughts and actually post some thing that are worth reading.
Come on Spring!