Overheard this morning at breakfast and it just cracked me up:
C: “Alice, when you be a mama then you will like gluten free too.”
A: “Yeah!” “And take showers too!”
C: “Yeah, and sometimes daddys take showers.”
A: “Yeah and grandmas and pop-pops take showers too.”
Well they’ve got it all figured out don’t they? I couldn’t bring myself to explain that not all mamas have to eat gluten free. I love hearing their little preschooler reasoning, hilarious.
With the cooler mornings these days we’ve been enjoying some tea time together. The kids love it! I love that they’re learning to drink tea with me, even if it is with sugar and lots of milk. These pictures are from a week ago one morning having breakfast and tea out on the deck. Yeah for tea and the cooler weather that comes with it!
I’ve begun to feel a little less tired as I enter my 2nd trimester and figure I should update my blog again! And I’m still holding out hope the nausea will start to get better, but 12 weeks has never been my magic number for ceasing to throw up. Hopefully it won’t last too much longer.
I have a few things I’d like to write about, but for now here’s some pictures from some fun time spent with my little boy last night. We went on a nature walk together while daddy took Alice to a lookouts game. We walked a pretty long walk for little toddler legs. Caleb wanted to go “really far away” and on our way back he agreed that we had. We both had plastic bags in which to put all of the natural treasures we could find. I loved the things he chose to put in his bag and the flowers and rocks he’d see that I didn’t. We stopped at a mulberry tree and picked a bunch of berries too. So when we got home we ate tons of berries, fun fun. Caleb layed out all of his findings in such a pleasing way. I didn’t help him one bit with the balance of color or placement. He just took his time taking each item out and placing it where he thought it should go. There were a few times I’d have the urge to move something over to change the spacing, and just as I held back from doing it he’d move the exact flower I wanted to into the spot I wanted it. VERY strange. I guess he gets his eye for color and composition from me! Yeah, I know every parent thinks their kid is incredibly gifted in some way, and well I think he does have a gift for things like this. I just don’t know many 3 1/2 year olds who would take the time to make something look so beautiful. Ok, I’ll stop now! Enjoy the pictures.
Hi sewing fans, this is Bob, guest-blogger and official husband of the Queen of Craftiness. Michelle asked me to post here b/c she’s been a little tired lately, but for a very, very good reason: we’re having another baby!!!
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My poor little boy has had a 102 fever and stomach issues for the past two days. I feel so badly for him as he can’t even play but just lays on the couch or sleeps in his bed. He’s so sick. And this evening I’m feeling pretty tired out. So after putting him down to bed I ventured out into our yard in search of some hints of spring in the midst of this cool weather. I found these, and they brightened my evening. I’m hoping Caleb will get better soon because he is indeed pitiful. Pray for my poor little guy.
In more brightening-my-day-news, I got my business cards today! I ordered some for things that I plan to list on etsy. I thought it’d be fun and they are free! I find myself telling people a lot about my potential shop, since that’s what I’m working on these days. So why not pass out cards too? Though I’ll wait to pass them out until I get at least a few things listed.
Ok not really, but the Sew, Mama, Sew site did link to my blog when I emailed them my idea of using receiving blankets a friend registered for to make her a baby quilt. I don’t usually pay too much attention to blog stats, but I had a comment from someone I didn’t know so I went and checked where it came from. Then I saw that in two days I had 1,000 visitors to my site all from the Sew, Mama, Sew blog. All came to see baby Willem’s cute quilt. Crazy! So, if you want traffic to your site, email an idea to that blog when they ask for them and they’ll come looking! Fun, huh?
We had a great time visiting family down in Georgia this week. Grampy, my grandfather, moved there this past November and I took the kids to see him, Uncle Sam and Aunt Barbara. They live on a farm in this amazing old house with 12 foot ceilings (maybe taller?) and huge rooms. Its such a wonderful and beautiful place to be. The kids loved feeding the donkey, riding on the golf cart, and playing with Grampy. The warm weather kept beckoning us outside and it was fun to watch the kids just run all over with lots of space to play and be. I had lots of fun talking sewing and quilting with Aunt Barbara, she’s incredibly gifted at both and teaches sewing classes to young girls. I’d brought a quilt I’m working on (which I will post pictures of soon, once its done) and we got to work on it together. What fun. Uncle Sam also told me all about his business selling books on Amazon. He’s at least got me interested enough to think about doing it myself. This could be another stab at making money to pay off those huge student loans. We’ll see if it works out. I think I could have stayed much longer just having a good time together. It was restful and a great place to be while daddy was gone for the week. He comes home tonight and I can’t wait to see him! It feels like he’s been gone three weeks, though its only been one.
We’ve gotta keep daddy updated this week. So here’s more photos of the kids from today.