Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vacation Bible School

I love the week after school gets out here, my nephew comes to stay with us and attends the local Vacation Bible a School! I just love having him here and so does his cousins. Thad and him play for hours and he just dotes over Jocelyn! 
The only problem I have is when we get to the end of this ally the church is a block away, Thad sees it and realizes that Gavin is going and he is not and he will throw a big fit! I talk to him and tell him Gavin will be back in the afternoon but no use and since he's still not taking its a one way communication. We get home and he'll sit in the wagon and cry or pout for about 5 minutes which I ignore and then everything is over. How do I prevent the tantrums in the first place?! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Happy Mother's day! I am so very blessed with 2 amazing kids a mother who loves me for all of my faults and an incredable mother-in-law (not to many people can say that). This weekend had been great. Yesterday we meet up with my parents for lunch a little bit of shopping and with Thad that's a lot right there. He won not one but TWO stuffed animals in one of those quarter crane machines. I have never seen that boy so proud of this winnings. He ran down the halls of Walmart looking for us (he was with his Grandma) so he could show them off. On the car ride home Jocelyn was getting fussy and Thad handed her his fox that he won so she would be happy. What a great older brother he is turning out to be!

Today there was a small children's carnival to support one of the local daycares in town. There was small games and face painting and a bouncy house. I thought Thad would just love the bouncy house like he has in the past but today it just wasn't happening. 

We were able to go to the farm tonight and have a nice meal with Travis's parents and sit down and watch a movie with them, something we never stop and take the time to do. It was a nice calm day. I even got a little sewing in. 

To cap the evening off I just want to say, Happy Mothers day one more time to all the amazing women out there who work so hard to be able to give their children everything, to the moms who sacrifice themselves to stay at home to take care of their kids, do the single moms just doing their best and to the dads who are doing it alone. And to the women who would give anything just to have a screening kid in their arms to call their own, I am sorry. I remind myself when I've had it up to here with Thad's running and tantrums or Jocelyn's playing in the toilet that I am blessed and a number of women would trade places with me. 

Till tomorrow, Good night. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Babies

Thad and Joce

I have two children, Thad and Jocelyn (Joce) ages 3 and 1 respectively.

Thad is the oldest and you can tell.
He's protective of his sister and he doesn't like to share.
He's so smart and clever.

However, he's not talking and he's behind socially and it makes me sad. 
I know, I know, he'll get there, give him time and all that but when they need to know how to spell their name and count to 30 and know their colors all before Kindergarten I'm worried that if he doesn't start now he'll be behind before he even starts. 
We've been working with him, we've had people working with him, 
and now that he's three he's at getting speech therapy through the school.
Yesterday the Speech Path came into the Library where I work and gave me a trace out of his hand
with paper accordion saying I love you this much.

I know, something simple. Something most parents have gotten from their day care or have made with their children so what's the big deal. 

This was a VERY BIG DEAL!
Thad let her hold his hand down long enough to trace it with out having a melt down.
I almost cried when she gave it to me knowing how much it would mean to me.
I am so lucky to have an amazing person in my life, not only as a friend but the one to help Thad over come his speech troubles.

Jocelyn is my baby, my girl, the only granddaughter and spoiled beyond belief
She is a fun seeking little child. She loves to explore with her brother. 
She can climb up stair and toys but can't get done yet and that makes her so mad!
This is where I have a hard time.
She is amazing, learning new things every day, starting to mimic words.
I feel like she's not getting the attention she deserves sometimes cause I'm trying to get Thad to talk. 

But that's my burden as a parent. You try to be fair as you can, treat them as equal as possible.
I keep telling myself that bad parents don't know they're bad parents and the ones who worry about their kids are at least doing one thing right. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Fresh Start

Good Morning Blogging world. I read Mommy Blogs and Crafting Blogs, follow this post and that on Pinterest and click on God knows how many links though Facebook. There will be an hour or two that easily go by with out me even realizing that I have done nothing.

This Blog will be my fresh start. 
Writing shall be my outlet. 

I will be posting about mothering, sewing, crafting, life in a small town. 
Most of these things will be blunders and mishaps, but on the rare occasion something wonderful.

 Have a GREAT TUESDAY! Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Well As most moms know I've been busy with taking care of TC. I'm not sure what I was thinking, I thought being home with him would give me more time. Spend some afternoons in the craft room sewing or making nice dinners for the hubby and me but no. Now it seems that I'm busier then ever. Love every minute of it but with I could go and sew a bit.

I got a new band saw for Christmas so I've been playing with that as well. I think for TC's birthday party I'm going to make little mustache tags out of a thin wood. Any suggestions for a Mustache Themed birthday party?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2 Months

My Little man turned 2 yesterday! We had his 2 month shots on Monday and I have to say I didn't even cry! GO Me! Little Man did cry a little bit but was such a champ! I was a little worried that he would have had a fever or fussy but NO he's perfect these last few days!

Shorty had a co-worker have a little baby girl and asked what we had for a gift for them. Well living an hour away from a Target it's not like I can just run down and get something so I had to whip up a quilt real quick. One of my favorite baby quilt pattern I got from Oh Fransson. It just goes together nice and easy and real quick.  You can find it here. She has a ton of cute quilt patterns, some free some for sale. Go check her out!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What a beautiful day here on 4th Ave. My little family went out to Madora for the weekend. If you have never heard of Madora it is a beautiful place to see. Normally we would have gone on trail rides but with a little 2 month old I didn't feel quilt right putting him on a horse yet. The musical that they hold every night was amazing and the special entertainment was Skater Nation. Awesome! Best way to explain them would be break dancing on rollerskates!

Little man did amazing for his first time in a camper, although Shorty had him so bundled up when I got up to feed him he was sweating. Better to warm then to cold though!

We've got a big day here tomorrow with Little Mans 2 month shots. I can't believe that he's already that old! I believed people when they said that time would go by fast but I didn't think it would go by this fast! I'm a little worried about him getting sick after. Does anyone have any suggestions for what to do if he gets fussy after the shots?