Saturday, February 14, 2015

Growing Up

My son is growing up, and in a way, so am I.  He's two and it's hard keeping up with him: he knows his colors, and he comprehends a lot more than I can ever keep up with, he knows how to count up to 5 by himself and 10 with assistance. He recognises a few letters. And he knows a few words in French. But with all this growing he's doing, he's trying to express his independence, and he's very sensitive. He cries at the end of Mickey Mouse Road Rally because there's a sad sounding song at the end. (As of now he isn't allowed to watch it) and sad songs. He's independent in trying to do things without me and trying to be a "boss" of his cousin Lainey.

With all of this, he's not the only one learning. I'm learning. How to teach him, how to keep up with his thought processes, how to... potty train? Yeah, wasn't ready for that one. Yet, it happened. All of this happened. And I'm not ready for him to stop being my baby. He'll always be my baby. But he doesn't need holding all the time, and he doesn't like hugs (because it requires holding) and I'm growing up with him. Learning to let him go and moving forward with him.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Life and... stuff

Big news and little news of all sorts for this post. First off I started teaching the flute to a girl and her mom in my church, and I may take on another student. Another thing is Joel and I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! And I will not be posting pictures. Yet. I'm so swamped right now I can barely crochet in my very few minutes that are free... Jason's nap times are devoted to cleaning what packing clutter I can without waking him up because evenings are spent at the new house. You'll see why in my future post.... And in the meantime I need to think of a catchy title for that post haha! for now here's a cute picture of my son when we met Tim Duncan (after he left Ernie Hasse and Signature Sound :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Pinterest Project #4: Granny Squares

I'm not entirely finished with this one, but I'm pretty proud of myself for picking up crocheting again. I followed this tutorial on how to make an easy granny square. I wanted to make a blanket for Jason, so I'm doing it so it will match his future room when we move :) I made the squares in two different sizes to add some interest to the little blanket, and when I finish it I will definitely post pictures of the finished project.
Here's my larger square with my cutie in the background eating breakfast

and the smaller square, he looks unimpressed lol

Pinterest Project #3: Magnets

I don't know where time went, but January slipped away from me. I had made this project in the beginning of the month, and it was so easy and only took a few minutes. I can't find the link, but it is on pinterest... probably on my diy board...  All I did was buy some scrapbook paper, the round magnets, (one of the stronger ones, I hate when a magnet can't hold what I what them to) and the round glass pebble things and I had some modpodge. I brushed the modpodge directly on the scrapbook paper, and put the pebbles on the modpodged paper. Then waited for that to dry and then cut around the pebbles with scissors. Then I hot glued the magnets to the back. In all it only took minutes to complete.
all the beautiful magnets 

If I could change one thing, I would have used a brighter paper

the view of the paper is blurry

My camera is terrible.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pinterest Project #2

This one is a big one. It's a Christmas gift for my new niece, Melody. I made her a little quilt block I had pinned, Just following the pattern...I call it a "cuddle quilt" size. no batting, Just the quilt top with a minky back, kinda cute if I do say so myself.

I also made her a little bear out of coordinating fabrics. These were at hobby lobby in a mini "jelly roll" and "fat quarter" package. I hope she'll become attached to them as she grows up... For curiostity's sake: what were you "attached" to growing up? and are you still, if not when did you give it up. I was attached to my "blankey" I kind of weaned myself off of it when I was 12, but if I went through a break up or rough time I would bring it out of my closet and cuddle it. I still have it, in our bedroom... I just can't get rid of it!!!

I also did minimal Christmas decorating since we are going out of state this year.Which I can't find the pin so here's a picture.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pinterest Project

So to make things more interesting for Jason here at home I made him some play dough. Yup, using this recipe. I'll let you be the judge:
"cooking" the playdough

letting it cool

and then having some fun!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jason's first birthday: Bow ties!

My baby isn't a baby any more. He's one year old, and I didn't want to have too big of a party, but I wanted it to be memorable. Here's some pics:
made this bunting myself, going to hang it in his room later

A silly auntie holding a baby friend of Jason's


Daddy and Jason in their bow ties... Jase wanted down lol
Daddy helping open gifts

Our pastor decided to come :) Jason loves our pastor!

Jason being a big boy!

Jason's Cousin

Another silly auntie wearing a bow tie!

Daddy in his bow tie, being a goof ball :)

Jason's smash cake... the frosting melted, it was so hot... 
It was a fun little party, and there were more pictures, but they are on my mom's phone. Funny story about the cake. Jason wouldn't touch it.. unless it was with a fork.. he wouldn't eat it either... he ate a little, but that was it. And to address the "pink" frosting, it was supposed to be red, but it wouldn't go any darker. I made the bow ties myself by the way, got the idea off of pinterest here. They weren't too hard to make.

Anyway, my boy is walking some on his own now, and it's kinda bittersweet, this has been the fastest year of my entire life. And If you could keep my little family in your prayers, we are trying to make some changes, but we don't know when/if they'll happen. Thank you and God Bless!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Confidence, Is a Woman's Necessity

This post may or may not be for you, if you don't agree with something, please let me know what you think:

"I'm SOOO fat, I need to lose weight/stop eating!" or "I'm so ugly/pale, I need tanning lotion/bronzer to look pretty" This is the constant phrase I hear from a couple of my sister-in-laws. Every single time I hear it, I really want to set them down on a hard chair and give them a lecture on how that will not work! Especially since they are as skinny as their bone structure will allow and as dark as their pale skin will allow them to go.

Doing these things, or other things will not change your view about yourself. Confidence. That is what you need. Confidence in the fact that God made you the way you are. Confidence in your own looks, because your parents/husband or whoever loves you, loves you just the way you are. If not, there's something wrong with them, if they don't love you the way you are.

You need to have confidence. If you don't you'll never be happy, with yourself with all that junk on your body, reality check, that stuff makes your skin splotchy afterwards. Starving yourself?  Your body cells hold onto more fat when you starve yourself, because they don't know when their next nourishment is coming from. So doing those things don't help. Dressing "sexy" to make yourself "feel good"? You may have just caused some poor man to lust after you, that means he's committed adultery, and his Soul is now in deep trouble....

Just dress for your body shape, not the body you want. When I was pregnant, then nursing a baby, I had to adjust some of my outfits (aka throw 'em out) because they didn't fit right, or they, um, didn't look right... Need help? Look on the internet, or better yet, ask your mother/sister/friend how they think something would look on you....

No matter what you do to yourself on the outside doesn't help what's on the inside. Pray for acceptance of your own appearance. Eat right, drink ice water (your body has to work harder to warm it up, then digest it), Exfoliate your skin ( i know how good it makes me feel, it'll probably help you too!) It's not too hard to love your body the way it is, it just takes a brain adjustment. pray for help to accept yourself the way you are.