lots of catching up to do this week. i just got my sewing machine back from the repair shop and i’ve had orders waiting to be filled. *thank you for your patience!* funny/not so funny story about the machine repair: so i drop off my machine to be repaired on monday and ask how long it will take. he says, “when do you need it?”. i say, “as soon as possible. i use it every day”. he says he’ll try to get it done by wednesday. so today is thursday, right? no call from the repair guy. i call him at 4 o’clock to see if my machine is ready. he says he’s been real busy and hasn’t gotten to it yet, “maybe friday or saturday”!! again he asks, “when do you need it?”, and i say, “well…. you told me it would be ready yesterday”. he says, “oh! oh, uh… come pick it up at 5 o’clock”. 5 o’clock?!? you mean in 1 hour? so i’ve waited without my machine all this time for something you could fix in one hour?!? anyhoo, got my machine back, the man is actually very nice, and my machine is PURRING! i’ve never heard this thing sound so good! i guess it really did need a tune-up. it used to sound like “kuchunk, kuchunk, kuchunk” and now it says “vvvvvvrrrrrrr”! much, much better, and honestly worth the very impatient wait. so i’m catching up on those orders (what am i doing blogging right now?!?), and they should be in the mail monday at the latest.
we’re going camping this weekend and i am so excited! we very rarely go on vacations alone. i’m not really sure why, but we almost always are visiting someone, or bring another family along, which we love, but this solo family thing will be fairly new to us and i’m really looking forward to it. i’m looking forward to playing games with sean, eating lots of snacks, walking and playing at the beach, maybe watching sean surf (its been way too long!), and sleeping in. oh, wait… reality check: i never get to sleep in, unless 6:30 is what most people consider sleeping in, because that would be late for us!
i also have some catching up to do with the kid reports. we have lots of family that reads this blog and i haven’t dedicated much time on here to the kids lately, so here you go:
gracie is now 15, i mean 5, and is so so big. she’s really maturing in a way that makes me happysad. yes, i made up that word, but i mean i’m so pleased with who she’s becoming that it makes me sad to see it happening before my eyes and not slowing down. she is a joy. disciplining her is minimal, which is very nice. she is awesome with silas, but growing less tolerant of lily, unfortunately. if any one knows how to make your kids love each other please let me know (brianna?). tomorrow is her last day of preschool. ever. thats a little sad.
lily is so very 2 right now. she is changing so much and maturing in her vocabulary, although so many people still don’t understand her. i’ve been saddened a couple times lately when she so badly wants to play with the big kids, but they’ve expressed a disinterest in her because they can’t understand her. so sad to hear. potty training is going slowly, mostly my fault. i’ve been very lazy about it. it’ll happen, right? she’s got such high high’s and low low’s. she sweeps me off my feet with her sweet words, but baffles me with her overly aggressive behavior. oh, sweet lily, how about a bit more balance?
silas…oh silas! how you have stolen my heart, boy! although i have begun to tire of the long sleepless nights, he keeps me energized in the days with all his new “tricks”. he has been taking a couple steps at a time, crawling/climbing on everything (how many times have i had to get him off the table?), waving and saying “haaaaiiii!”, standing for so long, giving tight squeezing hugs – so tight that he grunts!, just learning to kiss, and still snuggling and nursing like nobody’s business! he just cut his 7th tooth through yesterday. he eats pretty much whatever food we put in front of him, and he really is super happy! i love when he’s across the room and all i have to do is say his name and he flashes me that huge grin. ahh! he’s got me!
the anticipation of the weekend away
that this week has been better than last
that i’m figuring my kids out a bit more
that my sewing machine is fixed and i found my camera