Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
There just isn’t enough time in the day, I tell ya. I have bookoodles (yes, I made up that word.) of orders to be working on, which is such a blessing! Amelia is still a pretty fussy baby, overall. But I just keep telling myself that this too shall pass! I try to look at the big picture and think about how this stage of her life is SO small compared to the times I’ll have with her in the future! She is such a blessing to me already!
Sweet Caroline blows my mind everyday with the new words that she has learned. She says new things everyday. She’s making small sentences and following 3 step commands really well! My big girl is growing up. She also has suddenly gotten a lot of hair, which is so fun because I love putting bows in!
All that being said, there just isn’t enough time to do everything that needs to get done. I have….wait for it….31 orders for shirts right now. You read that correctly. Thirty-one. I know that when Amelia gets a little older and I get my nights back to myself, things will get somewhat easier. I’ll be able to get more shirts done in the evening instead of trying to do them during the day when everyone is up. Balancing time is a lot harder than I thought it would be. However, I love doing these shirts and having something crafty to do. I’ve been looking for my craft niche and I feel like I may have finally found it!
On a totally separate note, can I just say that breastfeeding is AWESOME. I think that for many reasons, but the main one is that I’m REALLY close to my pre-Caroline weight! That is so exciting. Granted, nothing fits right from pre-Caroline because apparently having a baby somehow destroys the body that you used to have and leaves you with some similar body but with just enough differences that your clothes won’t fit. That’s how it’s been for me anyway. I think I can safely say that I’m packing away my maternity clothes for at least a couple of years…(that’s MY plan, at least. God may have something different in mind!) I’ll be happy to have the closet space back. However, when looking through my summer clothes I noticed something. I have none. Everything is maternity! The last two summers I’ve spent pregnant. I think that warrants a shopping trip.
On April 30th I’m going to teach a small class in Booneville, MS on couponing. As I tell other people, I’m not an extreme couponer. I actually consider myself only mediocre at couponing. But I do know the basics+. I’m a horrible public speaker and laugh nervously when I feel awkward. It’s a terrible trait. I laugh at anything just to laugh. Laughing seems to be my security blanket. So if I ever laugh at a time that seems inappropriate, just know that I’m probably feeling awkward.
This has been the most random jumble of thoughts that has ever been put into a blog post and for that, I apologize. One day, if I ever print my blog out for memory’s sake, I won’t print this page.
I leave you with these pictures of my sweet children. They are both BLESSINGS!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Yeah, we’re getting her started on her chores at an early age.
Please note: my child uses her HAIR as her napkin.
This is what it looks like when banana gets wiped in a kid’s hair…in case you didn’t know.
First pigtails, EVER!
Bonnie came to visit!!!
My sweet Caroline.
So I realize this post has been all about Caroline…so pictures of Amelia will be coming soon!!