Hello!!! It has been quite awhile since I have made a post and even though making posts isn’t something I’m required to do, I am a little disappointed with myself because I miss posting! 🙂
Anyway, this is a very late post but a couple months ago I finally finished one of the DIY CarSeat Ponchos I was making for my kids!
My older two kids picked out their own fabric and I used a mixture of two tutorials that I found in a DIY group I’m in on Facebook.
After weeks of delaying and saying I was going to do it and hauling the fabric with me to and from my mom’s house, in the hopes I would get motivated to do it, I finally did it one night Hubby had off work. I made the hoods first.
Then Hubby helped me lay out the two layers of yards of fabric and cut them evenly. Followed closely by pinning them 🙂 First our middle child’s, our son William….
Then our oldest child’s, our daughter Isabelle…..
I will admit, it is well after midnight by this time and this was one of the most extensive projects I had done in YEARS!! So while we were doing the hood on William, my machine started goofing up and missed a few small spots. Pretty good given the fact that it was going through six layers of fleece fabric lol!! At the end, my bobbin thread got hugely tangled (at almost 4am) and I broke down and started crying because I thought I ruined it 😦 Put everything away and went to bed…..
Took it out a couple days later and it was perfect (except two tiny spots that one layer is missed on the inside lol)!!!!
He Loved it and it kept him nice and snuggly warm lol!! 🙂
Still have to sew the hood on Isabelle’s, I will finish it before this winter! But first I am doing some other smaller projects to redevelop my basic sewing skills so hopefully I won’t meltdown again if my machine and I are very tired lol 😛
Believe in yourselves!! And sew on!! 🙂 😀
Today we are spending time at my mom’s. She has these two pink plastic cups that Isabelle and William have a ball playing with but normally it involves throwing them around or banging them on things. Tonight, William decided to try something new…..
He decided that he wanted to try to suction the cup to his face lol!!
I’m sure that anyone that has kids, has been around kids, or has been a kid themselves knows what happened when he did it…….
It made a farting sound!!!
Something so simple and so silly but it caught him so off guard that it sent everyone into laughter!!
This link is to the video of him doing it lol, enjoy!!! 🙂
William’s latest discovery – 12/10/13
Isabelle, William, Garrett, my mom, and I decided that we wanted to get out the house and go do some “wandering” as my mom said. We all went to Salvation Army first. The whole time we could tell that William wasn’t feeling good. He didn’t want to walk, wanted to be in the cart. And when he wasn’t sleeping he was just leaning on Garrett’s blanket that we had sitting next to him.
We left Salvation Army and went to McDonald’s to get some dinner. While we were eating my mom ran into JcPenney’s really quick to see if they had diapers. When she came back out, William had eaten a little bit and seemed to being feeling a little better so we decided to go to Ollie’s then go to her house.
We got to Ollie’s and I had Garrett in the wrap, but that didn’t last long. William didn’t want to walk again but wanted to be carried after sitting in the cart for part of the time. We were almost done so I decided to hold him since I could tell he still didn’t feel good. So I handed Garrett to my mom and carried William the rest of the way through Ollie’s.
We just get into the the only checkout line open (my mom is in front of me with Garrett, Isabelle, and the cart) and William throws up all over everywhere!!! We had to ask the checkout lady several times for paper towels before she grasped the concept that he had just thrown up and I needed to clean it up. I had to put my poor sick boy down on the ground so I could clean up the throw up in the middle of the checkout line.
The checkout lady FINALLY gets on the loudspeaker and what does she do??? Calls for someone to come open another checkout line!!! Not a mop, not someone to come help clean up, no…..someone come open another checkout line. Not one person offered to help, everyone just stood there staring at me like I could help that I was in their way to the checkout!! I even had to ask for a plastic bag to put the paper towels in.
What happened to the time when you went to the store and they called for a mop for messes??? What happened to stores helping moms when they need it most?? It was really a shock that I didn’t hear the “Clean up in Aisle 2” over the loudspeaker!!! So I guess moms, be prepared when you go out with sick babes. Be prepared in case, you are required to clean up puke in the middle of the only checkout line open with other customers staring at you because you are holding them up while you clean up puke….
Today, I took William to his pediatrician because we wanted to talk to his doctor about getting him tested for diabetes. After we explained why we were thinking that, she said she didn’t think it was diabetes but hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). So she sent us to get his blood drawn.
Now, a little background on William. Ever since he was born, he is the type to sit back and let you do what needs to be done. He doesn’t cry when he gets his shots, he doesn’t cry when he gets the wart on his foot (that we can’t seem to get rid of) froze off, doesn’t cry during check up….just lets you do it. Because of how he is, I thought he would do good during the blood draw but he completely BLEW ME AWAY!!!!
He just sat there! He didn’t even flinch when she put the needle in, didn’t cry when she put the tie around his arm, didn’t try to pull away, didn’t try to push my hands away or her hands away. He sat there and watched the whole time with NOT ONE PEEP!!! One of the other ladies walked back and saw it was a toddler and said “Wow, he’s being so quiet!” “Yeah, I’m the baby whisperer today!”
I must say that it was quite a relief to not have to pin him down and fight to restrain him like I have to with Isabelle. I am so proud of my handsome boy 🙂
Since Isabelle was at Grandma and Grandpa’s last night we only had one extra baby in the bed with us when we woke up this morning. I’m sure many of you have seen the below picture by itself and on the chart of many different positions….
Well, I would like to add one to the known ones called “The Smacking Wake Up Call.”
My husband is a VERY deep sleeper and our kids know this. Everytime they try to wake him up in the morning, it usually becomes a team effort with lots of yelling and shaking and pushing.
This morning I woke to a sound I heard repeated but couldn’t place. So I rolled over to see hubby facing away from me, fast asleep, with William in between us. He was up on his knees with his hands on Daddy’s side/shoulder. I watched William start squatting and say “Ready….” then up on his knees again. Start squatting and say “Set….” and then up on his knees again. Start squatting again and say “Go!!!” Then shoot up on his knees and smack Daddy in the face!!!
I watched him repeat this again and hubby still didn’t wake up (he wasn’t smacking him lightly, he should have felt it). So, trying to contain my laughter, I reached over and shook hubby awake and told him I can’t believe he wasn’t awake because William was just smacking him in the face to wake him up. Hubby’s response without moving to show he woke up was “I know, that last one woke me up.” What I didn’t point out though was if he was awake, why did it take so long for me to wake him up?