Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! 2012

I was really concerned about Thanksgiving this year. I felt so bad because we had made a decision to make dinner at our house instead of doing the tour de turkey that usually takes place. I felt even worse because as the day drew nearer and when the day finally began I felt I hated the holiday. How horrible, my once favorite holiday and I just could not bring myself to feel thankful, joy or happiness that it was here! Of course now I feel it was a great day and went better than I could have hoped. But isn't that how things seem always in retrospect? If you have to travel all over the place, how do you do it? Or if you made the decision to stay put, how did you come to that decision?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Printable Alphabet Cards

If you don't recall, I had a post a while ago about Alphabet Flash Cards I made for Nikolai. And he really loves them!
Well, a family member requested that I scan in the cards so she could have them too. Maybe I should have offered to make them for her? But instead I canned them into the computer. I did not have an X at that point in time and thought this might give me an opportunity to create and X card. Though it is not a cricut card, it is still an X card...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

UFO Sunday

Well, I am not feeling quite in the mood to work on a project at the moment and I slightly discussed that in my earlier post.  But I will share some update of the Jelly roll project that I have going on. If I can get my pictures off my phone! Silly technology!

Happy Veteran's Day!

I want to thank our Veterans for serving our country. They do what so many others could and would not do. As a country, we would not be where we are today if it was not for them.

But I also want to take this moment to think about those veterans that are no longer with us.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Friday!

And I am excited because it is a long weekend, no school on Monday! And then next week it is Thanksgiving and we are thinking of just having dinner here! Instead of going everywhere, driving from one end of town to the other, and skipping naps. Well, this is just us as far as we know right now. It is going to be interesting.
Nikolai's birthday invitations need to go out by not this Monday, but the following Monday. Ack! That gives me one week to put them all together! I can do it. I can do it... It is going to sneak up on me before I know it though!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Could be better

...and in more ways than one.

I could be feeling at the tippy top. But no, I had to fall sick on Tuesday with something funky. Don't know what and I am glad that it is pretty much over. Just the exhaustion that comes from having a fever. Yuck!
Luckily little man hasn't gotten sick! Keeping fingers crossed that it stays that way! And my Dad, he was kind enough to take of Nikolai while I was sick, and was the one that suggested I stay home on Tuesday. Good thing too, I would not want to have to run to a bathroom in the middle of a lesson, or use the classroom trash can in the middle of a lesson. Kids and teachers don't need to experience that. But it is ok, because I feel much better now, just not super. I was even able to work on piecing! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

UFO Sunday

I have been taking a break from almost anything crafty. I finished Nikolai's quilt. That was a huge accomplishment for me. I started the Christmas pants, but I ran out of elastic because of the Halloween costumes. Guess I will have to go get more or remove the elastic from my Halloween pants to cut and use for Nikolai's Christmas pants.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Happiness VI

Well, despite the fact that we are still waiting word from the bank about the house that we put an offer on, I am glad for a good nights sleep!
After what felt like forever, Nikolai has finally slept a full night without waking and crying at some point! I am assuming it was allergies and teething. He is getting molars and I hear those are doozies for little ones when they come in.
I also had a fairly decent week at work too. I took Tuesday off to be with little man, and that was a much needed day off. We spent a lot of time together and even though I did not feel rested after returning back to work Wednesday, I found I was in a much better mood.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween: Pirates

Pirates for Halloween!

I am very excited about the costumes though. I think they turned out pretty good. Of course, the shirts and Brandon's pants were used for our Viking costumes from last year, and the fabric for Nikolai and my pants were from the leftover fabric from last year. Too bad this will probably be Nikolai's last time wearing that shirt. Two years was a pretty good run. I think we got lucky that it fit this year! :)