Tuesday, August 29, 2006

godiva chocolate

Look what I found on my chair when I came in today...

Yummy chocolate from two ladies/friends at work. I'm such a lucky gal!

Monday, August 28, 2006

First day of school
My oldest was so excited about going back to school. Today was the first day back. He missed his friends over the summer. We were up bright and early today and left the house right on time. Hopefully this is a trend that will last the rest of the school year. We saw one of my son's classmate who moved away 2 years ago; she came back. It was nice to see her and everyone again. The first day of school is always such an exciting day.

Look how tall my boy has grown -- he's almost as tall as his teacher! :)

Weekend Wedding
On Saturday, my handsome hubby and I went to our friend's wedding. It was a really nice wedding. There was a soloist and a choir during the ceremony. They sang so nice it made you tear up. After the ceremony, there was a tea party and then later in the evening there was a dinner reception. We had a great time...much love and happiness to the newlyweds!

Doesn't my husband look great in that tux?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Teeny tiny swap

The boys and I are participating in our very first swap, called a Teeny Tiny Swap. We're basically making small care packages of special things and mailing them to our "swap matches". We could include anything we want, but ideally things that are handmade. Here's some detailed info about the swap from the wonderful swap organizer herself. She'll be posting pictures of the packages so you can check back later to see all the goodies.

I'm excited and anxious at the same time about the swap...I'm also a little intimidated. Everyone seems so crafty and cool. And how do they find the time to make/do all the wonderful things that they talk about on their blogs? I love looking at the pictures they post of their crafting. I hope our swap matches like the packages we make for them!

What else have I been up to this week?

Looking for a new daycare for my little one *sigh*. Our caregiver just told all her parents that she's closing her daycare. I only have a few weeks to find someone I can trust to care for my baby. I wish I could stay home with him but that's just not something my husband and I can afford right now. Living in California is expensive. I've been calling and visiting some potential daycares in our area. We'll see how it goes.

Getting ready for school to start
We finished all the clothes and supply shopping last week for my older boy. He's already got his backpack filled with the items from his supply list. This week I plan on washing all his clothes, hemming his pants, and getting him a haircut! Yesterday I had him practice his multiplication. We drew a grid on a piece of paper with 0-12 across the top and then down the left side, then we made about 5 copies of it to fill out. That's about the extent of his academics this summer! (Just kidding)

Friday, August 18, 2006

flowers for mama

After dinner tonight we went for a walk around the neighborhood but we didn't get past the corner house. We stopped to say hello to our friends and ended up talking with them for an hour. In front of their house they have a bed of flowers. The baby grabbed a little bunch and ran back to hand them to me. It was my first bouquet from my sweet baby boy. I just cherish the moment! It made my day.

It's been awhile...

Needless to say, it's been a long time since I've written. Our family experienced an unexpected loss that we're still recovering from. I haven't had the time or energy to write about anything since then.

This past week I took off from work to spend time with my two boys. I thought it would be nice to hang out together before summer vacation is officially over. When the week started, we made this list of "chores" and "fun things" that we wanted to accomplish. Didn't make too much progress on that list haha, but I think it was still a great week together. We played a lot, took a few walks, and relaxed. School starts soon for my older one. The summer went by so fast. We made some great memories...we had a great time visiting our friends in Vegas, our older boy competed in his first Junior-Parent Golf Tournament (!), and the baby learned some new words ("flower", "bee", "no", and "boo-boo"). Here's a snapshot of our son and our friends' son at the lake:

I started a new crochet project. When I have enough squares, I'll join them together to make a scarf. The pattern is called Willow on page 106 from the book 200 Crochet blocks by Jan Eaton.

The little one wanted to show you a close-up :)