Saturday, August 28, 2010

Is it really almost time for school to start?

I haven't been around much, yes that is true. I have been busy with the kids, living the LIFE, you know. The past few weeks have just flown by. I was telling Big Daddy the other day "Each day is just the best day in the world and then it is just the WORST day. And then it changes again." It is normal, I think. With this mix of ages the mood of the group changes from minute to minute. One moment we are on the back porch at noon in our PJs playing Sequence in bliss and then a half hour later we are all hungry and needing to eat RIGHT NOW! So it goes.

Highlights of the last weeks are:
Little Mango playing on the pretend fire engine at the park just like a little girl. The same one that her brothers love to play on... a reminder that she is not so much the little baby anymore (she will be one in a week!). We welcomed a new little baby in to the world 2 weeks ago. She also is a third child and a beautiful little girl. She is so new that she makes Mango seem like a sophisticated woman of the world. I can't believe that last year at this time I was hugely pregnant and laid out on bed rest. I am so happy to be where I am right now.
We all entered things in to the county fair.... I was ELATED when I saw that I won a blue ribbon! Now when Mango wears her sweater this winter she can proudly babble to the other toddlers. (I really was so excited about this that it was ridiculous, I promise that this is the last time that I will mention the blue ribbon that I won... did you see it? It was a blue ribbon...) The boys both entered paintings and got 3rd place ribbons. We were quite an excited bunch. We missed the day that they paid out the prize monies so we are patiently waiting for them to mail us our checks. Some of us more patiently than others.
A peek of my Doll Quilt Swap #9 quilt.... it has been making me crazy, the background, the colors, what to make?? I have been having a computer fast until I finish it. It is due Wednesday. The crazy making around here will stop then, I hope! (hee hee)
JMB

3 comments:

Tonya R said...

congrats to all on the ribbons! ooh, pretty sneak peak!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Congratulations! I knew your sweater was fabulous!

Petit Design Co. said...

thank you so much for my little quilty. I got it yesterday! It was the icing on the perfect day for me! I gave you a shout out on my blog too. I love it!!!