Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And Their Off!

First day of school! I made it!

I couldn't believe how smiley Seth was this morning. The last two years there have been tears about having his picture taken on the first day of school and I am lucky to get one good picture out of the lot. But this year he was all smiles. He doesn't care for school all that much and at first I wasn't sure what was bringing on the smiles. But I think I figured out why he was so happy. It's because he now gets to spend his days away from Kate. Yep, that's it. I am sure of it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas on a Budget

I know. Christmas is 4 months away. But if you are like us you have to plan ahead & spread out the cost of all those gifts! This year, like last, I am trying to make as many gifts as possible & hopefully find some great thrift store gifts too. I've already finished my niece's gift! I fell in love with this sweater & thought a whimsical version of it would be perfect for a tween. Shh, don't tell!

Wool J Crew Sweater - $2.00 at my thrift store's 50% off Memorial Day sale, felted & cut by me :)
Ribbon & buttons I already had on hand. Total cost $2.00!
P.S. It looks MUCH cuter in person! I can't wait to see it on her!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Note to self: Do not share coffee with Seth again.

Last night was meet the teacher night at school. We had some time to kill beforehand so the boys & I headed to Boston Stoker to get a cool drink. Seth was having a hard time deciding what to get. I finally offered to just share my grogg latte with him & he happily obliged.

I offered to let Seth carry our drink out to the car. When we reached the car I noticed that Seth had greedily slurped up about 2/3 of OUR drink!
"Seth!" I said. "That was supposed to be for us to share."
"Oh" said Seth, "I didn't realize I drank so much." was his excuse.

From there we went to school to meet their new teachers. Let me tell you. I had no idea caffeine affected Seth that way. He was BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS! And not just the walls. The floor, doors, desk, drinking fountains, couch, air, sidewalk. You name it if he came into contact with it he was BOUNCING off of it. I tried to reassure his new teacher (1st year might I add) that he was not normally like this. I'm not convinced she believed me.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Times Goes By

It's hard to believe it has only been two weeks since Grandma passed away. It feels like it was months ago. I was doing really well until today on our way to church. I started thinking about it & had I not been driving I probably would have broken down into tears.

The kids & my mom & I went back this past week to spend a couple of days there going through stuff and getting away from the hustle & bustle of the city. It was nice to be in the country but it was strange being in her house without her there. The first night I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep & I could of sworn I heard her say "What?" In her squeaky high pitched voice. I could see her sitting in HER chair asking me what I had just said. Yes, there were tears.

I miss her terribly. I want her back but I know that I am just being selfish. My Grandpa & God are enjoying her now. Along with her brothers and sisters and the children she lost before they even entered this world. I'll get to see her again someday. Until then I just need to remember the good times we had together and be happy in the knowledge that she is with Christ.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In Memoriam

I bet she is walking with Grandpa
Basking in God's wonder that is Heaven
Holding hands
As if they were never apart.

Goodbye Grandma
We will miss you terribly.