Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin Time

1. Watching Happy Endings right now. Max may be my favorite TV character ever.
2. I found my black jeggings today. They've been missing since the move and they're my favorite pants. So this is a big deal.
3. Bought Pocket Clothier for my iPhone last night. Can't stop playing. Can't. Stop. Playing.
4. I got my 1st Brit Kit for crafting and I'm not that impressed. It's a party pack with DIY confetti and LED balloons. They're cool but there's not much crafting involved. I'll probably try one or two more to see if they get better since this was the 1st one. But I was hoping for something better.
5. Went to the pumpkin patch and had a blast. The kids jumped on hay bales, we pushed them on a tire swing, ate cotton candy, hay ride and pumpkins!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Making stuff

1. I never knew what nicknames I'd actually call my kids until they came along. I thought I'd call Mina Mimi but now that she's here I haven't done it. You just don't know what will naturally come out when you meet them and see their little faces and connect with them. I call Holden, Holdeeno. Lucas is Lukey. Ash is Ashie Poo. And now Mina Muffin.
2. Mina slept for 7 1/2 hours straight yesterday! She had been up all morning and afternoon which isn't like her. When she woke up she was in an amazing mood - so alert and engaged with us. I think her tiny brain grew and she turned into a different baby after that sleep. Jennie told me to wake her up because she was afraid she was sleeping too long. But she woke up on her own, hung out with us, pigged out and slept a good night's sleep. So sweet and cheery this morning. And now back to sleep.
3. While she was asleep I was able to finish a bunch of hats I had started. I can whip them up easy throughout the day even with interruptions. But I need some quiet time to do the details like flowers and faces and stuff.
4. Animal Practice got cancelled. I guess no one was watching it because if you had you would've found it hilarious. The last episode with the scene with the monkey and the puppet? I watched it twice.
5. I went to the Salvation Army on 50% off day yesterday and got a big bag of clothes for $27. Jennie is going to use it to make stuff for Mina. And I am going to try to get inspired to do stuff too. My sewing machine is old and beautiful but not easy to use. I like to sew by hand. So we'll see what I come up with. I really like the dresses of Misha Lulu and Matilda Jane and they seem relatively easy to replicate for a fraction of the cost. Plus I've seen some crochet pieces on the Misha Lulu stuff so that's something to explore too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why she is my best friend.

Jennie left this afternoon. What did we do while she was here?

We shopped and talked and laughed and cried from laughing. We made ugly faces and ate tons of food that was delicious and terrible for us. She held Mina and we watched Bridesmaids and tried not to pee ourselves. I did her nails and got glitter all over her finger and she cooked my kids the best spaghetti noodles they've ever had. We made fun of our kids and looked up random people on Facebook. We ate Thai food and almost cried when the Hot Beef tasted just the way my Mom made it. We took terrible pictures of each other and bought our little girls matching outfits.

It was pretty perfect. And I miss her already.