Saturday, September 30, 2006

Crocheted Soccer Hat

My son wanted a soccer hat to wear at his chillier games. (Of which we have had many lately.) His soccer shirt is gold and black, so I tried to stick with that color theme. I can't seem to find a decent picture, however, I have been feeling sort of bad about not posting my own projects as frequently as I really would like to. So here is a not so great shot of my son's hat.... I'll try to get better ones later, but for now it will have to do. My youngest son wants a football hat, I haven't quite figured that one out yet. He may just get Green and Gold, for school colors, as foot ball is only for 2 more weeks. And I don't know if he'll be in it again next year.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I got a bag!!

I asked for a tote bag to bring to preschool as one of my wishes on the Unconditional Swap. And thumbkin answered my wish and then some! I have an amazing bag!

Here it is in my bike basket! Doesn't it fit wonderfully!?!

Here you can see the whole thing.

Here is a shot of the inside. It is fairly full, but I took a few things out of my bag to take the pictures!

And here is a close up of the amazing fabric she used. It is perfect!
Thank you so much Thumbkin!

Monday, September 25, 2006

My poor baby!!!

My poor baby is sick. I don't know what is wrong with him. He's sluggish, and loose, and makes a clunky sound. My sewing machine is at the doctor right now. I have a swap in the waiting, that I am desperately trying to get finished, but there is no way I can with out my machine. I am hoping I can get him back tomorrow. We'll see.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Aaahhh, Payday!

I haven't had an actual payday of my own in so long. It is a nice feeling!

Now, if only I could go blow my first check on something fun........

Well, no, I am saving up to get a nice bike for myself. I haven't gotten a new bike since I was about 8. It's time! So now I have to look and find one I love, because it will probably have to last me forever!

I will probably get a few craft supplies. I am working feverishly every extra second I have (which isn't many) on my suzy homemaker swap. I am way too far behind! I never found the "perfect fabric" so I had to settle. I hope it will still all be nice. I'll post pics as soon as I'm done with that.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lunch Lady Tab

Have you ever heard Adam Sandler's Lunch Lady Land? Well, as of Wednesday, I am helping out in the daycare's lunch room... ok, I'm there lunch lady now. So Tim, has started singing this lovely song except instead of "Lunch Lady Land" it's "Lunch Lady Tab". It was cute and funny, we all had a little chuckle. Well, now the song is totally stuck in my head. Tim said that I was humming it in my sleep. Do you ever get a song so stuck in your head like that. I do for weeks sometimes. Anyway, I guess there could be far worse songs stuck in my head right!?!

Well, I FINALLY got my yarn order in, so I can begin making some things for my Suzy Homemaker swap on I have been waiting and waiting for it. It was back ordered. I just hope I can get everything made by sendout date!
I also can't find any fabric that I like for this swap. I found some, and ordered it, but then they told me it was discontinued, and they forgot to remove it from their site. GRRR. Anyway, so I am sort of still looking. I found something that would probably work, but it's not exactly what I had hoped for.

I made a soccer hat for Liam, since it is starting to get colder. He'll probably wear it tonight. He has another game. It is sunny and nice, but a little chilly. Anyway, that's it for now. I get to do a hearing test at school tomorrow, so another "day off" gone =) The things we do for our kids!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Boo Hoo Canceled Game

Ok, they canceled my son's game last night, so I didn't get to go. It's still raining. It's really feeling like fall. I love the crisp cool weather. The damp can get annoying, but it's still nice. Well, since I don't have anything else really special to post today, I thought I'd throw in another pic of my baby looking like a real soccer player!

Here's Liam.

And for equal fairness.... my other babies playing baseball

Here's Lore looking all serious.

And here's Levi on their final day with their medals.

Thank you for indulging my mommy pride.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Soccer in the rain

I love watching my son play soccer. He's average at playing, but loves it. This is his first year, and he looks like a pro some times.

We have a game again tonight, and it's raining! I love the rain, and watching my baby kick the ball and get down and dirty, is so much fun. Plus all the woosy mom & dads sit in their SUVs. So all us serious soccer parents can really enjoy the game a bit more.

Back to work tomorrow. So I won't probably post much til friday.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'm a working girl

Well, I have finished my first official week of work. It was ok. I am not home nearly as much as I'd like, and I really hope no one gets sick. But other than that it was really nice. There are some great kids in my preschool class. Some are a bit young for the program, but most are opening up nicely. There are only really 2 boys that I'm not sure about. The say they like it by the end of the day, but they spend the rest of the time crying.
There seem to have been a lot of deaths in the town lately, because yesterday, our second day of preschool 2 teachers were gone from school for different funerals. I ended up staying late and doing a lot of things I haven't had training for. Yesterday was really crazy.
I do like the other teachers though alot.

Today I got to spend the afternoon after work with Lore's class. We went to computer lab, and the teacher needed a parent helper, so I volunteered. It was lots of fun, Mrs. Grade is wonderful with the kids, and she has a great sense of humor. And way more patience than I could ever imagine. It was fun to see some of these kids going online for the first time. They had so much power and they knew it!

So far the boys all seem to really be enjoying school. Levi really hasn't had any homework yet, so we'll see how much he loves it when the 2 hours of homework kick in. Liam is in a split 2nd & 3rd grade class. He's with Mrs. Trew. I know a lot of people don't really care for her, but I like her. I think she's good with the children, and focuses on the importance of reading and getting down basic facts.

Our camping trip went well, we didn't take a single picture. Too much fun, and I didn't really want to take out any electrical type devises, which a digital camera is. So I'll have the kids set up the tent and take some pictures and fake it for you all =) It was perfect weather, the kids were great and all getting along. Couldn't ask for more!