These last two weeks have been a little crazy. All four kids sick......check! Husband thought he was having a stroke......check! Two visits to the ER.....check! The list goes on but I'll save you the bore of sharing every little thing. Cause there were quite a few more I could have thrown in. Even amid the craziness there were moments of such amazing beauty & happiness that I couldn't help but know that My Heavenly Father was showing me just how much he loved me. A little reminder that I am not alone in my suffering. He does know who I am & just what I need.
Like Omri & his obsession with all things Yo Gabba Gabba! He loves this show & interacts with it while watching it. Omri's language is really taking off too. He's mimicking everyone & everything. He has also picked up a few more signs. He's added car, airplane, please, thank you, sorry, coat, train & milk to his sign language repertoire. He's also started signing without prompting. A huge step. It's not uncommon for him to come up to me & sign "help" then lead me to what he needs help with. He's also connecting word together such as "mamma's shoes" or "dada's car". It's a fun & exciting time for him & it makes my heart sing knowing a whole new world is opening up to him. The other exciting news is he no longer needs OT! We are just down to speech & so very grateful for Mandy & all she is doing to help him along in this journey.
Aris LOVES kindergarten! She loves her teacher & her classmates. She loves the homework. She also has hit a stage of wanting to fix her own hair. It got very quiet one afternoon after Aris had come home from school. I walked into her room to check on her & this is what I found. She had dressed herself in "fancy" clothes & fixed her hair all by herself. Even the hair in the back. As crazy as it looks she did a better job than I could, lol! So cute & she was so pleased with herself. I love this new found sense of independence. I only find it mildly annoying in the morning before school when it comes to picking out what she wants to wear. If she had her way she'd wear snow boots with a skirt & a dress & a tank top with a vest. Her look boarders on bohemian meets homeless lady on the street corner. When we are hanging out around the house I don't mind. I don't even mind when it comes to the occasional visit to Home Depot. I figure the people there take one look at her & think Dad was the one to pick her ensemble. When it comes to school I want her to look neat & tidy. I have some very cute clothes for the girls but you'd think I was trying to torture Aris every morning with the crying & moaning when it comes to getting dressed.
It does make me wonder what the teenage years will bring if we are already having wardrobe fights, lol!
Dean bought me the slicer attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. It's AWESOME! I've already made a ton of zucchini bread with it & I'm looking forward to using it for cooking and canning.
I'm still juicing. I make mostly mean greens for me & fruit juices as the occasional treat for the girls. What we are really enjoying are smoothies. All different kinds of smoothies made with spinach. They are very healthy & refreshing. I also started walking & riding my bike again. I hurt my ankle last month & although it's still swollen I feel like I can exercise without much pain. It feels so good to get moving again.
More tooth fairy pillows are coming to the shop on Monday!
I finally broke down & bought the 5 pounder last weekend. Aris calls it "fluff". With all the tooth fairy pillows I'm making it just made sense to pull out the big guns. I feel all official ;)
This is the newest quilt I've been working on. I found the tutorial on Pinterest. It was super easy to follow & the sewing went quickly. It could easily become a go to pattern for me on upcoming projects. It turned out pretty cute & I'll be posting pictures of the finished quilt very soon.
Last but not least I've been working like crazy to get ready for my first craft fair this weekend. I'm a little nervous but super excited. Whatever doesn't sell this weekend will go in the shop on Monday.
See with every storm there is a silver lining. The craziness of life could get me down but I will choose to see the good in all that happens. Life is too short not to. Here's to hoping you all are having a great week too!