Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hi there...

Thought that I would drop by with some friends...
Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted?
I guess it is kind of crazy around here...
but this week is definitely going smoother than last week...but don't tell, 'cause that could TOTALLY jinx it.
See you soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

these are the days...

these are days you'll remember

never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you'll know it's true
that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you
these are days you'll remember

when May is rushing over you with desire
to be part of the miracles you see in every hour
you'll know it's true, that you are blessed and lucky
it's true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

these are the days
that you might fill with laughter
until you break

these days you might feel a shaft of light
make its way across your face
and when you do
you'll know how it was meant to be
see the signs and know their meaning

you'll know how it was meant to be
hear the signs and
know they're speaking to you
to you

-10,000 maniacs "These are the Days"

Last night, we walked down our block to an open field. I sat in the grass with little Mango as the boys and Big Daddy played Frisbee. I don't think that we have ever played Frisbee down there before. Yet, it seemed as if we had always done what we were doing right then, with our family just as it is right now. There was a lightning storm that we watched move across the sky. Then a small bat darted over our heads in the breeze. It was a perfect moment. We were together, so healthy, and blessed to be out on a beautiful night.
While the boys played and ran through the field, this song played in my head. I am horrible at remembering lyrics, but this song always felt a certain way to me. Looking at the lyrics tonight, they really capture the way I feel about this moment and this time in our lives, right now.
I feel so blessed.

Monday, September 07, 2009

When it rains, it pours...

Welcome to the world baby girl!!!
We are home and happy! The rains started here right after she was born, it feels like a new beginning all around!

Mango came to be with us @ 12:56 a.m. Saturday morning (the 5th) She is 8# 7oz and 19.5 in long. We are all doing well, a bit sore, but that will fade. The brothers are coming home from Grandma's today. Let the party begin!!

Thanks for all of your kind wishes, they helped me through...we will be around!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Just about this time last year...

(Brownie, first day of school circa 2008)
Here I sit, 2009, in the hospital room. No baby yet but some contractions... we will see. Last year at this time I was sending my first born off to Kindergarten. How the times have changed.

I just wanted to get a note out to the "outside", the "web locks" here won't let me do facebook. Maybe it is too salacious??

I can't wait to hold that little girl in my arms.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Why it is important for children to have balance...

I am not sure if you will believe me, but they got muddier than this... Really, Blondie was a brunette and I wasn't sure that his hair would ever be clean again. All I could see of Brownie's face were the whites of his eyes. Kids need balance. They NEVER would have had this kind of fun if I was not on bed rest and Big Daddy was at work. I can admit that, I am OK with that. I can do arts and crafts, library time and Big Daddy can do mud and large scale painting projects. Big Daddy is not adverse to the crazy mess and I think that is cool. I couldn't stop laughing when the boys came up crying and said that they had mud in their mouth... HOW COULD THEY NOT?? It was Every Where!
While they were doing that I was taking a few "show and tell" pics of our new baby Mango's quilt. Very girlie, muted colors, not my thing as of late (I started it 4 years ago...really I did) but I think that it will fit her perfectly. Pink... it could be my new thing for a while.
The back was just some stash busting and an orphan pomegranate flower block from when I was teaching myself to applique. Funny thing, the flower had a lot of the same fabrics as the front, so it works too. (I am glad that I am not going to be sorting through those fabrics again, some I think that I have had for 10 years... I am a hoarder.)

Here's to hopefully only a few more days of pregnancy and to welcoming a baby girl in to our family!
Take care,