Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009


This is my kitchen window. I love all of the light that it brings in, but I need to do something for privacy. I found fabric that I adore, however I'm having a difficult time figuring out what to do. If I make roman shades and hang them on the individual windows, I won't be able to reach the cord to open the shades....yes, I am that short. If I make curtains to cover the whole window, they'll be too close to the sink and get dirty. 


Everyday Deserves a Party

Maeve decided on a whim that we needed to have a party. She and Daddy made a cake and I helped with the frosting. Maeve was so excited and couldn't wait to eat her glorious cake.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life Update

I am a list person and have several different lists going this time of the year. Here's what we've been doing:

collecting fabric for gifts
attempting to find the perfect winter hat for Oren
sewing the perfect winter hat for Oren (it took three attempts)
gathering supplies for our montessori inspired "class room"
Thanksgiving crafting
Christmas crafting
trying to convince Finn that he really does want to pee in the toilet
resigning myself to the fact that I will live in chaos until the kids are out of the house
loving the chaos...most days

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beach Bound

45 degrees doesn't stop my kids from wearing their swimming gear. They pretended to swim for at least an hour and Maeve asked at least a dozen times to go to our community pool.

Monday, November 2, 2009

10 Weeks

Oren is doing really well. He weighed a little over 13 lbs at his two month well baby visit and was around 23 inches long. Sadly, I was too busy keeping the other kids from destroying the doctor's exam room to really pay attention. And if you don't already think I'm a terrible mother, I'm not even sure if he's 10 weeks old. At least I love them all the same. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monthly Goals: November

I did okay with October's goals. I struggled keeping a regular routine and planning crafts for the kids because we all kept getting sick. I did plan our meals which helped tremendously. I also did a good job meeting my exercise goal. The master Christmas list was never made, but I received a couple of really neat sewing books for my birthday so I'm inspired to create and get busy. 

November Goals:
-Get into a better routine
-Continue to work on learning activities and crafts
-Exercise three times a week for 20 min
-Work with the kids on more frequent hand washing
-Get at least one present sewn or created per week
-Keep up with my cleaning chart