Saturday, January 29, 2011

6/30 How do you hold your chips?

This is seriously how August was holding his chips while playing cards. Silly kid. His team won though!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, September 20, 2010


Little man at hospital number 1 after the drugs kicked in.

6 years, 3 kids and no accidents..until that fateful day..
Our beloved trampoline has betrayed us! Well if we are getting technical it was kind of Auggies own doing that broke his arm..
He was actually walking on the trampoline backwards and didn't realize that he was at the edge. He tumbles off on to the not so soft poll that helps hold up the trampoline. This resulted in two broken bones in his arm and a 6 hour /two hospital visit. LONG night.
Every one in both places thought he was a girl. Its the hair I know. Even with the dino shirt on!

All the nurses loved August and gave him a wheelchair to play in the halls ( while high on morphine lol) He pretty much went in circles using only one hand to wheel.

Auggie was very brave, he got an iv and later had to be sedated so they could fix his arm before cast number 1 was put on. At one point he was asked how many band-aids he wanted. He told the nurse very sweetly he would hold up his fingers. At first he held up two then changed his mind to he held up his middle finger to the lady who just gave him an IV lol. Of course all of us stifled our laughter because he has no idea what THAT means ha ha. He got his one band aid and a load of stickers.

Let me tell you, if you kid ever has to get his/her arm crackled back in to place... plug your ears and dont watch. It was gross and slightly heart breaking. Luckily August was heavily sedated. So much he started talking in his sleep.
So now he is stuck with a ugly cast ( he gets his colorful one on Friday) and a lame sling from the hospital. I thought about buying some cute fabric to make him one of those slings they teach you to make in first aid, but then stumbled across this great seller on Etsy SassySling . She makes customs slings! She already has some made and they are super cute. Enough to put a smile on a little ones face for sure! I ordered a awesome Spider-man sling of course! I cant wait to get it.


Well we did it! We got ourselves a new pup. She is a very sweet doggie. Her name is MayBelle. As far as we have been told her mom was part lab part shepherd. No idea what the dad is.
I must admit I forgot how time consuming the whole housebreaking would be. She is doing pretty good though. She is also getting a lot better on her leash.
The kids have a love/scared relations hip with her so far. They really do enjoy her company until she begins to nibble on their toes or ankles. They run and scream ( same run and scream they do when they are playing with her of course) Therefore we are trying to teach the kids what to do when they need her to stay down and stop biting... We are working on it :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


We made it though the first week of school!!! The girls are loving it really. August is warming up. He has not cried but he usually completely falls apart within 2 minutes of pick up. That tell me he is trying hard to hold it together all day at school. That is my boy. He keeps asking me when he will learn to read " Will I learn to read tomorrow mom?" I keep telling him it takes time, but that excuse is not going to work too much longer. I think he thought it would be like a light bulb, once he walked in to kindergarten he would magically know how to read. Hopefully he wont have to hard of time. Veda learned really quickly, but Rosa took a while. She actually didn't really get it until the summer before 1st grade. Now she is a crazy champion reader.
Although not a reader yet, my boy did learn to ride a bike last week! Woohoo, that means all my kids learned at 5 and under..yeah I'm bragging. Now if he could just master wiping...but that is another story.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day Of School

Wow today was a big first!
August went off to kindergarten today which means ALL of my kids are in elementary. I can barely believe it. Makes me sentimental...and old ha ha.
The girls did great of course, they are so used to school now. Rosa and Veda ran ahead and found their new desks while August hung on of the pillar in front of the entrance door.

He said he was not going to go in. I stood there and tried to sell him on all the cool things they do at school. What worked was when Rosa's friend walked by and said hi to him. He smiled at her and pretty much walked right in.. I see a crush blooming!

So now I have a few hours to myself. Hmm bon-bons or mani and pedi. RIGHT. I have a house to clean, pictures to edit and other not so fancy errands to run. I think that this day will go by fast, at least for me.
Cant wait to see how the kids do when they return!

Auggie and Veda at their desks in their k1 split class.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Yeah I finished the quilt I have been working on for Rosa. It is about time! It turned out close to how I thought. I got the idea and directions from this awesome book. Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. I love it and I really want to try a few more of the ideas.

I cant believe the summer is coming to an end. It has been a great one. The kids have had some camps that they loved..( and some they didn't) The best part has been the family ti me. We went camping two times and have been to a bunch of big parks in the area. Soon another chapter will start in our lives. ALL my kids will be off to school and I will have an empty house for a few hours... My hope is to use that time fairly wisely. Sewing, gardening, cleaning my home, and learning something new too!
I have however decided to be the class liaison in Auggie and Veda's classroom. That will fill in many hours. Kind of like a parent/class helper. But since their school is big on volunteering it is kind of a big job..well if I do it right anyway. I'm a little intimidated, but I really love their teacher, she is so helpful so I think it wont be a impossible job.