Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Oh me, oh my. Where does the time go?

I can hardly believe that it has been four weeks since my dear hubby returned home! I'm sorry for the lack of posts, we've been catching up with each other, and rebonding as a family. We've had visitors from out of town (smile and wave Kendigs!) and we've generally had a great time. However, today the bubble burst. :) Scott went back to work, and the girls and I began school yet again.

7:30 came around way too early for my girls, they were complaining every step of the way. However, they couldn't dampen my enthusiasm to get back into a routine. So, I boldly began my 5th year of homeschool. Katelynn is now in 4th grade, Emily is in 2nd, while Beth is "officially" joining her sisters in school as a pre-K student. I say "officially", because I'm doing school with her, but it isn't in any government record anywhere. *giggle*

The day went extremely well, we even made it to sign language class 5 minutes early! (Everyone knows that is a Superman sized feat for me.) Beth loved showing off how much she learned when Daddy dropped by unexpectedly for lunch, and has eagerly soaked up any signs that Katelynn and Emily have shown her with their vast 1 hour of experience.

It felt good to get almost everything on my "To Do" list accomplished today. Heck, I've even managed a short blog, right? I will get some pictures up of the reunion. I've been mulling it over for the past week, and keep procrastinating because I just can't seem to come up with the "right" words. I think I'll just give up on "right" and just "write."

I've missed connecting with everyone online. I can't wait to catch up on my blog reading over the next week! :)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sewing again!

While I'm waiting for my film to develop so I can add pictures of our reunion, I figured I could use this space to show off a few of my projects from today. I took advantage of nap-time and finally finished two diapers for Hailey. It has been a while since I stitched up anything to cover her tush, and she is rapidly outgrowing her current stash. :)

First diaper - Kaleidescope and purple

Second diaper - Red all over

Happy model!

It felt really good to sit at my machine again today. It has been a LONG time since I've sewn. Unfortunately, this means that there is now fabric stashed all over the living room as I contemplate the next step in creating Hailey some more diapers. I'm currently on the hunt for the "perfect" diaper cover. Lately, she's been leaking through everything I put her in, and I'm getting real frustrated. Plus, it is hard to be an ambassador of cloth diapers when your daughter leaks all over anyone who touches her! :)

Tomorrow we have church "outside" on the lawn, and no flyball practice due to the heat. So maybe I'll get another new pattern stitched up to see how it fits her. I feel the pull of my sewing machine - it is calling to me!!! *giggle*