I’ve felt so swamped this last week or two, and the funny thing is that I haven’t even started packing yet! I will probably be pretty scarce for the next few weeks, till late May after we have moved to our new home. Hooray, I’m so excited for this move! Well, more accurately I’m excited for the end result of this move, but my enthusiasm to actually pack and move is not so much. I’m trying to finish up a few organizing and sewing projects (such as toddler bed sheets from king size ones and a few other odds and ends) before I start actually packing, and I’m trying not to keep moving boxes of stuff we don’t actually need. Matt’s parents were here all this week, so we enjoyed the time visiting with them. Deanna, Isabelle and I had a few very lovely "craft" times – my sweet mother in law finished sewing the matching blanket covers I had cut out for the girls (from extra fabric from their lovely little church dresses, and some of my sheets). They are SO cute – it will be the first time any of my girls have any sort of coordinating bedding, and I can’t wait to post pictures after we move (I’m saving them till then for a special new treat at the new house). Isabelle worked on a little beading kit grandma had given her, and she proudly made necklaces for her and all her sisters. And I made a little beading project of my own. Thanks to a good friend from church, I discovered that those cute little wine goblet charms actually have a purpose – to make sure everyone remembers which glass is theirs when you have company. Since I just found these lovely water goblets at the dollar store, I decided to make matching wine/water goblet charms for up to twelve people. Not that we usually have that many in our home at one time, but you never know . . . So for about 8 dollars at walmart, we had hours of happy crafting and wonderful results. I have to say, I love beading! I’m terrible at getting out crafts (paint, glitter, etc) for the girls, because I’m not a big fan of the mess that ensues. And in all honesty I’m not the most "crafty" person. I’m far better at reading books out loud But I don’t at all mind beading, and Isabelle (being a VERY crafty sort) gets quite excited for any craft time. So even though we probably ought to have been packing, it was a lovely week of crafts around here! Now it shall be onto the packing, but first a few little pictures from the week:
Isabelle with one of her little necklaces
My little homemade wine charms. It was fun figuring out how to make 12 distinguishable patterns.
Five puffy little down throws with (in my humble opinion) the cutest duvet covers ever. Thank you, Deanna!
Naomi hanging around at the park
Juli in a swing
Compare this picture to the one below of Juliette – I think they look so much alike!
More of Juliette in the swing
Miss Isabelle enjoying the grass at the park
Naomi is so brave – you can’t imagine how steep this slide is that she fearlessly soared down many times!
Juliette with daddy and her blanket and teddy bear (for which she has discovered a rather endearing newfound love).
Grandma Deanna with all the girlies
Hannah enjoying some Grandpa Jon time
I had momentarily popped Juliette in a chair in her towel (right after bath). Hannah decided she looked cold, so she "dressed" her!
Naomi being a very cute little ham!