Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just a little something I made

In June, Hubby traveled back to South Africa and I didn't want him to miss us too much. He was going to be gone for a week and it would have been the longest we have been apart since getting married, so I made him a little travel journal with a slot for each day. Every slot had a picture of me or the boys (or all of us) and a little note. I know, I'm a geek. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

...has been crazy

I was thinking this morning about the last few months, and how I meant to blog, but never got around to it.
It has truly been a crazy few months. A lot of things happened to my little family over the summer and the dust is just starting to settle. We moved to a new house this summer and watching my children adjust has been quite the adventure.
Milk Monkey
Well, he decided that we are in fact a co-sleeping family, and that weaning is for sissies. I am trying very hard to get him to leave me alone. He cares very little for my efforts. I am also convincing him that his bed is not dangerous, will not swallow him whole and it is quite okay for him to be in there by himself (seriously, did he read crib recall articles?!?) The sleep training is going much better than the weaning. Where he used to cry like he was on fire if he woke up and found himself to be alone, he will now just call me and play until I get there. I can not believe how big he is. We celebrated his first birthday recently and it seems like he is growing up over night! I am actually excited for the next few months, just to see how he discovers life!

Chunky Monkey
He recently started preschool, and Oh.My.Goodness what a change. He seems to be maturing nicely ( and thank goodness for that) He comes home with crafts and songs and all sorts of wonderful new things. He has also become very assertive about what he wants for himself, and is slowly learning to use his words instead of his muscles!
My favourite Neilism for this last month was when he grabbed his dad by the arm and yelled "I'll drive you like a steering wheel!"

The powers that be
As I said things are settling down nicely for us. We recently joined a life team at Church and I am being challenged about the things I believe to be true and why I believe them, having children brought about a spiritual change in my life and really inspires me to try and be a better person. Basically I need to clean up my act. So I am trying.

Crafty Mommy
I have been rather busy crafting lately, mainly knitting, I made a blanket, mitts and hat for my little Youngblood, But forgot to take a picture. I also made a scarf with a cable knit owl pattern for my Niece, but forgot to take a picture. Right now I am designing and making Christmas cards for my stamp club tonight, I will share these as soon as my girls have had a chance to see them, I do not want to spoil the surprise!

Thank you for reading and hopefully I will be a bit more diligent about posting!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Here we go...

So last night the Hubby and I were talking about the kids and how quickly they grow up. I said " We should write things down" And then didn't. So when I got up at 3am to feed the milk monkey, it hit me, I should blog, that way it will be written down.

A little bit about me. I am a SAH mom to Neil (chunky monkey) , who is almost 3 and Luke ( milk monkey) who is 6 months old, They keep me pretty busy but I adore spending time with them and my Hubby Riaan. I am also a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and a serial crafter who love cooking, reading Knitting and watching Tv. So you will hear about all of the above in my blog posts.

So to kick off, how about some Neilisms?

While taking a shower, neil saw the Birdie on the Body wash bottle, he picked the bottle up and said " There you go little fella!"

I gave Neil a haircut last night and asked him to go show his Dad he ran upstairs saying "maow, maow, look daddy, I'm a haircut!"

He asked for a peanut butter sandwich for dinner last night and I said "Sure" So he yelled at the top of his voice "Coming right up!"

Where does he come up with this stuff?

So that was just a brief glimpse in to my life, as I know it, but alas it's monday morning and there is housework to be done!
Have a great week and thank you for reading my blog!