Next week the cuddliest boy in the world will turn 5 years old. He is truly the cuddliest boy. He insists on at least a hundred hugs from me a day. And they are the full-body wrap-around monkey-style hugs. Sometimes he will say “care for a hug”, sometimes he will say in the middle of the day “let’s go cuddle in bed together (sometimes and read books sometimes not)”, but usually he just climbs all over me. In fact, guess where he is right now, my lap of course. Oh and occasionally he wants me to pick him up and do the “lovey dance”. Yup, the cuddliest boy! Continue reading →
I have been meaning to write my child-birth stories.
It is on my long list of blog topics. I really love hearing birth stories and enjoy telling mine. And when I saw this: “Journey to Motherhood with Ricki Lake”, I thought now’s as good a time as any! My first child-birth story:
Take a look around your home… Are you feeling the Valentine’s love yet? Is there a serious lack of hearts in sight? What if I told you you just need 30 minutes, some left-over chunky yarn, Elmer’s glue, and plastic wrap to whip your home into shape for Cupid’s arrival (now less than 1 month away)! Continue reading →
Ever since I posted my Heart Garland craft, I can’t get red and pink hearts out of my mind! Valentine’s Day is a whole month away and I am totally preoccupied with it (much more than usual). Today I am making a request list for the library and though I would share my selections. I picked some authors and illustrators I like, descriptions that were interesting, and tried to stay away from series and licensed characters…
My daughter ORDERED me away from the computer yesterday after school while my son was napping. It was a perfect stolen moment for a little mother-daughter time. She had a craft for us to work on: stuffed construction paper animals. I know it don’t sound like it would work but I have seen her make small pillows this way before and it does, sort of. Anyways, the point is that’s not the point, right?! Continue reading →
2012 Doodle (ball-point pen in notebook, colored in Gimp)
Happy New Year Everyone!!!
This morning I took down last year’s calendar and putting up the new one. I flipped to January and as I was looking at all those empty boxes so full of possibilities it reminded me how I love new things! New things are full of potential, optimism, and perfection. Many things are also nice when worn but that is a topic for an other day.