August 27, 2009

Sisterly Help

In the last two weeks we've had help of the sisterly kind. Before school starts again for the year I've had each of my youngest sisters here for a week. Last week it was Olivia. Many good things happened, Piper found a new person to read with, color with, read with...oh and did I mention read with? I finally came to the conclusion that I can't wear the one pair of jeans that still fit me for four more months. I sucame to the *its too early to wear maternity clothes* thinking and am more comfortable since.

And what a good week to have Ollie with the cookout last weekend. Which I think we pulled off pretty well. I think a good time was had by all, our family certainly had a good time. I hadn't thought of taking pictures, which I regret now, because I figured most that read this would have experienced it first hand. This picture (courtesy of Stormy) of Piper holding her cousin Brody was just too cute not to post. As you can see she took her 'job' of not dropping him very seriously.

This week we have Willa with us and we've been busy. On this rainy morning Piper and I picked out buttons for Willa to make into a bracelet for Piper. Piper has seen them before and has always had a thing for them. It must be the buttons.

Now she has one in just her size. Colorful enough to match any outfit.

Willa is also uber-organizer-extraordinaire. So one 'quick' (OK really it was a day long) trip to IKEA and we've capitalized on her organizing skills and my slightly premature need to nest. We now have a recycling center (long over due), Piper has a set of metal drawers for all her art supplies, and instead of a million random bags and boxes in the pantry we have this:

We didn't get rid of all the bags/boxes, but it's much improved. Please tell me that this makes everyone as giddy as a small school girl?!

August 17, 2009

Weekend Glimpse

:: Feasting ::

:: Pillows for the older sisters (that darker blue fabric should really end up in my living room, don't you think?) ::

:: Travel/makeup bags for the younger sisters ::

:: Laptop sleeve for the mama ::

Hope your weekend was worth a celebration too!

August 14, 2009

Five

Five years ago today I married my best friend, my soul mate, my lover. Hard to believe it's been so long, and to think that we've known each other for nine years. We've had a wonderful time and a beautifully amazing child.

Anniversaries are a big deal to me, but with all the preoccupation with other things these last few weeks (can you believe even a second time around belly can command so much attention? Which by the way, seems so much bigger this go around.) we didn't get to plan anything special to do today. Luckily, I can see many more opportunities to make up for it in years to come.

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

We're off to Ninepatch to celebrate my parent's, much more monumental, 34 year anniversary. For which I've been working on much homemade goodness. That will be revealed later as to not ruin the surprise for the recipients.