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A Very Late Post

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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Then Hubby helped me lay out the two layers of yards of fabric and cut them evenly. Followed closely by pinning them ๐Ÿ™‚ First our middle child’s, our son William….

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Then our oldest child’s, our daughter Isabelle…..

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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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)!!!!

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He Loved it and it kept him nice and snuggly warm lol!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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Believe in yourselves!! And sew on!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

Need More?

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One!!!

Two!!!

Three!!!

Three…

Three?

One….

Perfect, manageable, need more!!!
Need more!!!

Two….

Perfect, balanced, even, the ying and the yang, need more!!
Need more?

Three…

Perfect but off balance, uneven, odd, need to get used to!!
I need to conquer! I need to balance! I need to grow! I need to learn!

I will…

I will…

I will…

I will…

Need More?

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Felt Creative this Weekend

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I have been meaning to get started on a lot of projects. This weekend, aside from the usually weekend deep clean of the house, I got motivated!

On Saturday, I made two insta-dresses for Isabelle (& William) that I had found in the scrap bins at Walmart months ago. Then I made my first attempt at a toddler strap.

I loop it on my belt and it is better height for my toddler to reach to hold on to, in case my hands are full.

Then on Sunday, I got really busy. I went to work converting some of my tank tops to nursing tank tops.

My first attempt, I ruined it. It was the wrong type of strap.

My second attempt was my first success.

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Then I tried two more times. Success both times!!!

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So I successfully made 3 nursing tank tops. Next, I moved onto the fabric I had gotten awhile ago to make pillowcases for everyone. Decided I would try to make one of William’s. It came out really good.

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Aside from a little imperfection at the opening….

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But it proves I’m human and you can tell I made it with Love โค

Mother Flower, Baby Seed

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Mother Flower stands tall in the lush green grass..
Her beautiful bloom, open and full…
She stretches up high so the sun rays will touch her lovely petals…
Her roots dig deep into Mother Earth, seeking out her rich nutrients…

Baby Seed, tiny and small, is laying beside Mother Flower…
Mother Flower tries to teach Baby Seed to bloom….
How to stretch…
How to dig deep…
But Baby Seed doesn’t…
Baby Seed doesn’t listen to Mother Flower…
She won’t bloom…
She won’t stretch…
She won’t dig deep…

A fuzzy bumble bee comes flying over the grass and lands on Baby Seed…
Baby Seed becomes more awake…
Bumble Bee teaches Baby Seed to bloom…
Bumble Bee shows Baby Seed how to stretch…
Bumble Bee teaches Baby Seed how to dig deep…

Mother Flower looks on in heartbreak…
This was her baby…
Was she doing something wrong?…
What was wrong with her?…
Why will Baby Seed listen to Bumble Bee but not her?…
Maybe Baby Seed doesn’t need her…
Maybe she should just go away…

Mother Flower no longer stands tall, she droops because of doubt…
Mother Flower’s bloom is no longer open, it hangs down in sorrow…
Mother Flower no longer stretches for the sun, she draws toward the shade in heartbreak…
Mother Flower no longer digs deep, her roots shrivel in anguish…

Bumble Bee flies to Mother Flower…
Bumble Bee shows Mother Flower that there is nothing wrong with her…
Baby Seed loves Mother Flower…
But Mother Flower cannot teach Baby Seed on her own…
She needs the help of Bumble Bee…

Mother Flower is anxious to bloom with Baby Seed…
She stretches to the sun with Baby Seed…
She digs deep with Baby Seed…
But most important, she stands tall with Baby Seed…
With the help of Bumble Bee…

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~KLC

Mom Sensors

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Now, I’m pretty sure I am not the only mom whose kids have a radar that says “Oh, Mom’s sitting down, time to go get into something,” or “Look, Mom just got comfy, lets go ask her a million questions.”

Well, my kids like to take it to the next level. Their mom radar goes beyond me just getting comfy and sitting down, it kicks in whenever I leave the room!

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The bathroom, for example, I am NEVER alone for more than 10 seconds while they are awake. Even if they are playing quietly together, as soon as they realize I’m gone, here they come.

Today is another example, I was cleaning their bookshelf because Daddy had been getting a little liberal with the carpet powder so our black shelves looked white! Finished getting it all cleaned and put back together (with them both basically in my lap the WHOLE time)….

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But I also forgot what it was like to clean with kids….

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Not even 10 seconds after I finished, half the bookshelf had been moved to the couch! So then I decided to go cook dinner.

Put Garrett in the bassinet in the kitchen, turned around to the stove, and…..both Isabelle and William were sitting on the floor right behind me playing!!!

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I wonder if I can find where the sensor is on me…maybe I can remove it… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Proud of my sweet William <3

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

“Daddy, Mommy needs your brain!!!”

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Today we spent the day at the orchard picking pumpkins and spending time with family. I forgot to take care of my cup before we left so when we got back, obviously it was still there.
Isabelle noticed it and started asking me to take care of it while I was feeding Garrett. I told her I would in a second so that started her on why it was there and why I forgot to take care of it.
I had a headache and she hadn’t been listening all day so I was getting a little frustrated so I told her “I forgot to take care of it because Mommy can’t seem to find her brain today.” She asked why and I said “I don’t know, Isabelle, I think I lost it.”
She immediately jumps up and goes running to her Daddy, who is sitting in the chair not too far from me. She says “Daddy!! Mommy lost her brain!!” He thought I was scaring her and told me I shouldn’t scare her. But then she looks at him and says “Daddy, Mommy needs your brain!!!”

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We both immediately started laughing and Daddy says “Now wait a minute, doesn’t Daddy get a say in this?” She looks at him and without thinking twice about it, says “No Daddy, Mommy needs it!” It was so cute and funny, I love my beautiful 3 year old

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