Thursday, November 29, 2012
14 lbs 1 oz
25 inches long
head 16 1/4 inches
putting him back around the 95th percentile instead of off the charts. (Yea! Those numbers aren't the end all and be all, but I would feel better if he slowed down just a little on the growing thing so there was no endocrine worry.) He also is showing much better muscle tone. (double yea! for that).
watches the kids
is fascinated by the tv (ahem)
kicks his legs and moves his arms to make his bouncy chair rock and sing
sleeps all night
is on reflux meds (hello kid number three with gut problems, I am convinced I just am not giving them good gut flora in utero)
is still the sweetest boy
On Thanksgiving my dad says to me, "so, about your kids.." "Yes?" "Haven't you noticed that they are all clones?" LOL And then at the ped this week the ped says, "You know, I cannot believe how much they all look alike! Each one looks *just* like the other ones." "Yea, I have heard that before." LOL
If you happen to the proud owner of anything choo choo, fish or shhhhhhhhhh space related in a size 2, I AM your buyer. For real. (Just shoot me an email. I am already buying it on ebay, might as well buy it from people I know too. LOL)Yes, that means boy clothing (there are some girly fish things, thank goodness). Her wardrobe demands are exhausting.
I could use them as pillow cases, but wouldn't they make the sweetest quilt?
You know, for my non girly girl. Who only wants trains and fish and rockets. Not pink polka dots.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After many years of using very small vintage Christmas stockings, I decided to make us all new, bigger, matching stockings last year.
Imagine my horror when November rolled around this year and I realized there would be no matching stocking for Grant!
Thank goodness Joann still carried the fabric I used. (Even though it is slightly a different color than last year's fabric.)
I knew I needed to make his stocking on Thanksgiving weekend when I had Dave here for a long period of time. But of course I had to find the other stockings to make myself a new pattern. Wouldn't you know they were in the LAST box I pulled out? I guess the upside is that everything that is getting put out for Christmas is already out now. Except that the trees need ornaments.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
It wasn't freezing this morning and despite my TRYING for 3 hours to ignore the call of the flea market, I couldn't do it.
So off I went. (Kidless because both Jack and Sam have been burning up with fevers for at least 2 days. Trying to keep them away from Grant is fun. Not.)
Okay, baby crying again, so off with me.
Happy Sunday to you. (Dreading the start of the this week with sick kids and doctor appointments and Dave back at work. Ugh.)
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I know mall portraits are so passe, but I still do them with the kids.
And I did manage to find coordinating outfits, thanks to that Gymboree addiction.
Sam is having a HUGE language spurt. She went from barely saying three words to saying nearly a 100 words. And 2 and 3 word sentences. Among those are "darn it!" which is funny.
I ordered her some gymboree fish stuff from Ebay and what do you know? This morning she got dressed without arguing. Yesterday we tried on no fewer than 7 shirts before settling on something with dogs on it. (I tried alligators and birds and frogs and who knows what else to no avail.) I tried a craigslist ad to see if I could turn up anymore of that fish stuff and no luck. It's not that easy to find fish clothes in November Sammi girl!
This is right about the age where it started to be obvious that Jack was super smart. I am curious to see what happens with her in the next few months. (Not that it matters if she is like Jack or not, but simply because as a teacher and a biologist I find this child development thing sort of fascinating.)
*And a note on those curtains. I remember buying them before I was even pregnant with Jack. And I can remember (oddly) exactly how much I paid for them in the antique mall. I will admit that it is a little strange to look at them - they sort of scream "oh how naive I was then" to me now. It never, ever occurred to me at that point that I wouldn't be able to have exactly as many kids as I wanted to have when I wanted to have them. Obviously that's all different now. Even with a good outcome. Ugh.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Okay, the pictures are going to have to speak for themselves here since I have one crying baby, one toddler who just spilled juice and one "din" that is covered in oil from the driveway somehow (?WTH?).
A few notes: the curtains are vintage, I bought them before Jack was born and used them in his room too. I couldn't find enough chalkboards for the chalkboard collage I pinned, so this is what evolved. The light is a stop gap - it was a $2 brass and glass fixture from Habitat restore that Dave took apart and we put a Lowe's shade over it. It's not enough light, but I still have yet to find anything I love. When we change his room to a toddler room the dark gray GOES. The alphabet knobs were a lucky Michaels clearance find (50 cents each!). Everything else is garage saled/thrift stored/ebayed/left over from Sam/used for all three kids.
The end. LOL
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Oy, it's been a hectic week. I have been sick for two weeks and I spent all week hacking my darn head off and trying like mad to keep up with the kids and the house. I think things are finally on the downside thanks to some homeopathic cough medicine.
He and I went to the flea market by ourselves this week.
Shame on me.
Happy Sunday to you! Be back (I hope soon) with Grant's room and the recent portraits of the kids. I know, I know, you are waiting with baited breath! LOL
P.S. Not many folks were interested in the Jooners giveaway? There is still one upgrade if you want it. Email me.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I googled and googled and googled this morning, but all the blog tutorials tell you how to patch them sensibly. From the inside, so you can't see the repairs.
Having ruined my favorite college pair in a similar fashion, I already knew how uncomfortable (and frankly worthless) those stupid iron on denim patches are.
And then start quilting. Vertically and horizontally. Sew, sew, sew, some more. Then resume wearing favorite ratty old jeans. :-)
Sunday, November 11, 2012
It's been 70 degrees here for four days. Lovely. And much needed. Of course that meant I went to the flea market this morning! I was there earlier than I would usually be because I was up early with Grant.
And it paid off. I spent every dollar in my pocket for the first time since spring I think.
Laurie's tree full of birds I am determined to never let one of those birds pass me by. These are the candy container variety.
A good, good morning indeed.
And just in time, since the temperature is due to drop 40 degrees today. Jack is praying for snow!