I hate that I broke my blogging streak last week. I was on a roll there for a while posting at least twice a week...that's so not me but I enjoyed it. Hopefully I can muster up some more blogging momentum because I have several things waiting in the wings to show here.
This is the last week (and the busiest week) of school. There are lots of field days, award ceremonies and general excitement for the upcoming summer going on here. I'm pretty excited for the summer to start too. Last summer wasn't so great for me since I was in the first trimester of my pregnancy, nauseous, hot and moody. I plan to make that up to my kids and have a joyful summer together.
My daughter Sarah loves to help in the kitchen, especially if we're baking something sweet. To be honest, I'm usually too controlling to let her do much more than crack eggs, much to her dismay. This weekend I decided it was time to let go of that control and let her do it all. She made two loaves of banana bread -- one plain and one chocolate -- and they were delicious!
Last week I finally finished a project that's been sitting next to my sewing machine for way too long. Way back in January, before Molly was born, I made my neice a bag with Michael Miller's Groovy Guitar fabric (purchased from Hypernoodle Fabrics). She loved the bag and I promised to make her a smaller one with the remaining fabric I had. Almost five months later, I finally did.
This was just a simple tote -- lined and with a pocket on the inside. I've made so many in the past that I don't have a tutorial or pattern to share. Hmmm...maybe I should write one. It's been done so many times on so many blogs but it would be nice to have one on my blog if only for my own referencing.
This morning I woke up early and decided to take a long hot bath while the kids and baby were still sleeping. Usually I'll have a cup of coffee and watch the news if I'm lucking enough wake up on my own instead of by an alarm clock or a hungry baby. It was a wonderful way to start the day. I'm finally starting to appreciate the benefits of being a morning person.
I've kept socks on Molly Jo's feet since she was born. Now that the weather is warmer I've been leaving the socks off and I'm loving watching her rub her chubby feet together and stretch out those teeny toes.
I kicked the cats out of the house and (even though I feel like the meanest pet owner ever) my house already feels cleaner for it. I love my cats, I do, but I don't love cat hair in the baby bed. And I just know this is going to be a flea and tick filled summer. No thank you. Now if only they would accept it and quit giving me that sad 'please let me in' look through the windows.