Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dolls for Haiti

Last month when the earthquake hit Haiti I got addicted to watching the coverage. After a time I became heartbroken. Heartbroken for the children. Their stories made me cry. I wanted to go and hug each one of them. I wanted to adopt them all. I knew neither was possible so I thought about what helped me when I was a little girl, get through tough times. It came pretty quick, a doll. I love dolls. They make me happy. So I gathered up enough supplies to be able to make 16 rag dolls. I enjoyed sitting and hand stitching each of their faces, and braiding their hair. I imagined little girls getting to cuddle and cry with their new dolls. It took me about a month to do, but I did it. I have officially finished all sixteen dolls. I am a little sad to seem them leave, but not too sad, I know they are on there way to well deserved homes. God Speed little dollies!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Babies on the brain!

I've been thinking a lot about babies. My brother and sister in law just welcomed in there second child Petra June on the 8th. Petra is something else! Let me tell you! She was born at 31 weeks. Her mother was so amazing through it all. Petra was born crying and healthy! She weighed in at 3 pounds 1 ounce and 16 inches long. So far she is still doing great, what a strong girl. I look forward to holding her one day. She is tiny, wrinkly and beautiful. I love you Petra!

My older sister, Charlotte, and her husband, Eric, are expecting their first baby this summer. I am so excited for Charlotte, she has waited so long for this. I feel like I can get my baby cravings out on her! LOL. We are still waiting to find out the sex of the baby, I have to say it is driving me a little batty. I have all these baby ideas I want to make for her but I need to know what colors to pick. I need to be patient, we will find out in the next few weeks. I have been able to make a few things for her and the baby. I have posted them below. Love you Charlotte! Glad you are feeling "better".

I love this stamp from Stamping Bella. I have to confess, I have ordered a few more from her that go along with the whole expecting a baby. I can't wait for them to arrive in the mail.

Did I mention that my sister and husband live on a sail boat? Yes, they really do, and they like it! I guess this baby is going to be stuck with a lot of pirate/nautical things. But that is okay, because my kids call Eric, Uncle Pirate.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A ladies man

Kimball had to go to the doctor. He has some bug and a cough that has lasted for a month. Well, it was the story that Jake told me afterwards that had me in stitches!

Once they got checked in and the tech was about to leave Kimball pipped up and said, " You look good." She asked Jake, "What did he say?" Jake repeated that Kimball she looked good. She smiled and said, "you do too." She then left the room. Jake then asked if he liked that she was wearing green, he said "Yeah and she is skinny too."

Later when she came back in to do a strep test on Kimball he started to cry and said, "She choked me."

You know he is only five and he is checking out women! Oh boy are we in for it!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Transfixed on Transformers

This is Warren. He is three and a half and he has a problem...

He is addicted to Transformers. I'm not talking about he really likes them, I am talking about eats, sleep, and even dreams transformers. I have to blame my mom for this one, it is 100% her fault! It all started when she let the kids watch the edited version of Transformers. He was hooked the first time. He wanted to watch it every day, multiple times a day. For Christmas my mom bought him every transformer she could get her hands on. He then started to become his favorite transformer of the day. Someday he would be and Autobot and save everything he could. Other days he would be a decepticon and beat up every one and thing he could get his hands on. Then for two weeks or more my mom and I searched the Internet to find Transformers 2 edited. It was a lot tougher then I thought, but we found a site that required us to buy 10 edited movies in one order. Ouch! We did get it. Crazy right? He then wanted to watch both in a day. I was starting to loose my mind. But I could probably win any quote game from both of those movies. I was finally able to get him to do other things then want to watch the movies but it usually was reading about transformers, playing transformers or playing trains with transformers. We had to feed his transformers, tuck in his transformers into bed each night and let them in our family prayer circle. Wow, does this kid think about anything else? I took the kids to a book fair at school. Go figure, my son would be able to find the ONE book in the entire room about transformers. It was the Cartoon Network version. That made me start thinking, if there is a book that has all of the characters then there must be a cartoon. So I did a little research and found out that there are three seasons on DVD! I was thrilled. The next day Warren and I went to the store and was able to buy seasons 1 and 2. I really didn't want him to sit and veg in front of the TV for the next six months, so I got this really great idea. I really want Warren to get serious about potty training, so I told him that if he wanted to watch a cartoon, then he had to pee in the potty. I had no clue how well that plan would go! He is now on the first episode from season two! It isn't a battle to get him to go, he actually goes in willingly! How great. I guess I can deal with this addiction if he gets potty trained!

( See his pile of transformers he is sleeping with? That isn't all of them either!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A letter

Dear Housing,
I hate you.
Love Sariah