Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ahhhhhh Freak Out!!!!

Quilt in progress

2 weeks from today I'll be driving to Utah to pick up one of my dearest friends from the airport. Then we will be attending The Sewing Summit! Woohoo!!!!!! Zana are you as excited as I am? What is the Sewing Summit you may be asking yourself? I'll tell you it's only going to be one of the funnest most awesomest sewing get togethers of the year that's what! You can find out all about it ::here:: I'm really excited to meet fellow creative bloggers that I have looked up to for the past few years. It's going to be fun to get away and just have some me time. Does that sound selfish? In all reality I haven't been anywhere all by myself since before I was a mom. That's like 12 years ago. I'm not gonna lie, I do feel a little guilty. It does help to know my sweet mother in law is flying out to stay with the kids while I'm gone. I know they will be in good hands. Having her here at home=Dean won't have to take off work=happy husband. 

I'm sewing my little biscuits off right now. I have two quilts to finish by next week. I would have been a little farther along but I had such a tough time with the above block. Silly right? I spent the better part of a week freaking out about it. Once I sat down & made a dummy block it just fit together like a puzzle. Quilting humbles me. I have so much to learn. I'm really hoping to learn some wonderful sewing skills while I'm at the Sewing Summit. So now the countdown begins! So freaking out! So freaking excited!!!!!! Come on people jump up & down with me!!!! Okay, now back to sewing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

 Thought it was about time Oblio got his first pair of shoes.

Pretty cute if you ask me, oh & the shoes are cool too :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good Morning Sunshine!

What a happy way

to start the day 

Good morning Sunshine!!!

This really was a happy accident. The girls always ask me to start their oranges for them (it makes them a little easier to peel) Zoe was so excited to find that I had given her a heart shaped start :) I think she thought I did it on purpose. I love that little Mozers!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Skate Park Afternoon

Like Father, like son. How funny is that? They both are making the same scrunchy eye face. I couldn't have planned that if I'd wanted to. 

About a week ago we headed to the biggest skate park for a little afternoon fun. I'm sure in bigger cities this park would have been overrun with kids. It was surprisingly empty.

It allowed the girls free reign to scoot around to their hearts content. 

Oblio had some fun on his little scooter as well. 

Isn't is crazy just how much they look alike?

We've been trying out different skate parks in Sparks & Reno. So far this is the third one we've gone to & it's Deans favorite. I'm pretty sure it's the largest skate park we have. The girls loved it. Zoe loves to try & follow the big boys around & if she could she'd do all the tricks they do. Dean helped Omri with his scooter. There was a storm moving through & we had a view of the most amazing skies. I love stormy weather. It reminds me of Florida weather when I was growing up. These family outings are always so much fun. Sometimes I really don't feel like going. I know there are so many things I could clean or get caught up on if Dean just took the girls. In the end I never regret taking time out of my day for moments like these.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Play Me A Song....

Mr. Piano Man

Oblio is at that I'm way too busy for my own good phase. You know the phase where you go to put something away, when you left the room your kid was playing nicely on the floor......but when you come back they are standing up on the table stage. Yup that's the stage we are at. He's busy. Keeping me on my toes Sigh. It makes tired just writing about it. We normally don't have the piano pushed up to the wall but we had to for a couple of days while Dean buttoned up the new hallway on our addition. It is starting to come together & I can't wait to share the process pictures very soon. All that's left is laying down the carpet & putting in the baseboards & the room will be finished. It's super cute!
Anyway, today I found Oblio in our 50 pound bag of carrots taking a bite off of a carrot & throwing it to the ground. He made it through several carrots before I found out his shenanigans. He's started taking steps too, but refuses to walk. He prefers to use a lobster like crawl instead. I think he's just taking his time. I'm okay with that little man. You just take your time.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sleepless Nights

There are several reasons I don't sleep well. Sometimes I stress about unfinished projects. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the long list of things I need to finish. Tonight it's because Sloan woke up with a sugar of 30. That's a scary number to have with a diabetic child. It's a number that would make you & I feel probably a little like death warmed over. I'm just guessing. 

 Sloan jumped up on Zoe' bed & was searching for "something that didn't make sense". Those were her exact words. At first I kinda freaked out & told her to knock it off, get off the bed, what the heck are you trying to do wake everyone up? Then I asked her to test her sugar. The low numbers are the worst. Highs stink too but the lows are hardest on her body. They do the most damage. I poured her some juice & she ate a cookie. She had a wild look in her eyes. That look scares me more than her uncontrolled temper during a high. It's in those moments she no longer knows whats going on.

She didn't know how she got into the kitchen or what she was doing. She was trying to drink from 3 different cups & I noticed she had blood all over her nose. I guess when she had tested her sugar her finger gushed & squirted all over her nose. It sorta looked like a crime scene. I heard the toaster pop. She had unknowingly toasted a piece of bread & taken the peanut butter out of the cupboard. I'm grateful she somehow remembered that she needed a protein along with the carbs. She tested her sugar again about 20 minutes later & was only 60. After the 2nd cookie I helped her wash the blood off her face. The wild look in her eyes had faded. I apologized for being grumpy with her. She thanked me & I told her how much I loved her. Then she went to sleep. 

I'm getting ready to check her again when I'm done with this post but I can't help wondering.......does Sloan really know how much I love her? Do all of my children know just how much I adore them? Do I show it enough in my actions & with my words? Do they all know the joy that they bring to my life? Maybe they do, maybe there are days I show it & say it a little better than others. I still keep trying everyday to do things better than I did the day before.

 There are many things that keep me up at night. Silly things. Worries that will not matter later on down the road. But these big questions are the ones I don't mind keeping me up. These are the things I should be thinking about. Because these people, my family, they are the most important things in my life. They are worth the worry & yes even a few sleepless nights.