Friday, September 29, 2006

Fabric Friday and Aprons

Here is what I just signed up for

Now I just have to find some fabric, or just recycle some of my left overs. What do you think of these from ReproDepot.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Budding Photographer

Photos from Miss Cat taken with her new camera.


Today my Cat turns four. Every year I reflect on how much she has changed.  How exciting it is that this little girl is growing up into such a neat person.   But this year I am also a little sad.  Next year brings Kindergarten (hopefully, if the PSD lets her in for early admission) and with that she will no longer be spending most of her days at home or preschool.   She will be a big girl, with a backpack and a lunch box.  When do they get too old to hold hands?  I know a little melodramatic.


Even though four can be a rough age, so far it is turning out great.  She loves to tell me stories at night about fairies and firefighters (she wants to be one when she grows up) and how they all live in the forest together.   I let her imagination run wild, I ask questions such as "why do the firefighters live in the forest?", and she tells me "so that they can put out the fires for the fairies."   Well of course they do, silly mama.


She likes to tell jokes, some make sense and some are just punch lines to jokes she has somewhere in her head.   One of her favorites is to come up to me and say "Mama I have a joke to tell you … muddy chopsticks!"  then she runs away laughing hysterically.   Every so often she says a joke that makes sense and it always catches us off guard, "Mama, why did the banana go to see the doctor? Because it wasn't peeling well."  Come on now that is funny stuff.  


She is also a great big sister.  I love the age that she and Aly are at right now.   Aly loves Cat so much.  They run after each other playing hide and seek, and tag.  They dress up like Superstars (as Cat likes to call herself) and take pictures.   Cat always climbs in bed with Aly and gives her hugs and kisses and a little cuddling before bed.  Sometimes as I am closing their door I hear Aly telling Cat "I love you Ona" (her name for Cat as Cat is just my online nickname for her), and Cat says back "I love you too".   Seriously makes me tear up every time I hear it.


We had a great birthday party over the weekend.  Friends came by and played in our new landscaped backyard (thanks to S for working on it all week long) we decorated cupcakes and party crowns, and had the last bbq of the season.   The weather was beautiful all weekend long.  Cat received her two favorite presents from the grandparents.  Her Nana and PopPops got her a camera, seriously the coolest kids camera ever, it is digital and holds up to 70 pics before you have to download, she loves it.  Her Grandma and Granddad got her a scooter which she has been begging to use all the time since receiving it.   At the end of the day I asked her if she had a great time at her party and she said that she loved being four.  I think I am going to love it too.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


We have too many stones at our house. We have pea gravel for a garden path at the side of our house. We have gravel for a patio and path in the backyard garden. Plus we have some large stone coming for the main patio this afternoon. I am excited about all of these stones, it means our garden is finally coming together. However, there is one more type of stone that I am not so happy about, gallstones. I have gallstones, can you believe that? First I break my ankle, I am finally getting over that (got the okay from my doctor today in fact), then yesterday I get told that the agonizing pain I have been having since Sunday night is gallstones. Guess what I get to do this afternoon? Go to a surgeon to discuss having my gallbladder taken out. Oh Yay! I talked to my friend who is a nurse yesterday and she said that I am not the typical gallstone patient, however sometimes pregnancy can bring them on. I was shocked when I found out it was something so serious, but most people live with gallstones for a long time without any symptoms. I guess when you have an "attack" is when they start to consider having the gallbladder removed.

I will keep you posted on what the surgeon says. It is an outpatient procedure and you are only away from work for a few days, but we have Cat's birthday coming up and then a camping trip the weekend after. Can this be the last medical issue we deal with for a long time? Please?

UPDATE: No surgery right now. I need to change my diet, keep it to bland and low fat for awhile. Nothing too spicy. Not fun but I would rather have that work then have surgery. Now that I have had one attack my chances of having another are higher, if that happens I will have surgery, but for now I can put it off.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Fabric Friday

I am bouncing back from my blogging hiatus, getting that inspiration again. Here are two fun prints that I found on the Fabric Depot site and figured I would send them out to the universe. Today and tomorrow they are having their monthly 40% off all fabric sale. I liked these two because they reminded me of fish scales. One of the costume possibilities for Cat this Halloween is a mermaid and I thought this might work. I believe they are supposed to be cross sections of squash, but I liked the idea of making a fish out of them.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

She's Cute

Is she worth the wait? Turns out little Suri Cruise is a damn cute little baby.  I know that I will go out and buy the new Vanity Fair just to get my celebrity fix.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Reader

Cat has always been a reader.  She loves books, and has been that way since she could focus on things as a baby.  She loves going to bookstores and the library.  She thinks the kids area at B&N is called the Reading Forest because of the trees painted on the walls.  She isn't even four and her favorite book is "Ramona the Pest".  This makes me so happy because I was a total book worm as a kid (most of my reading as a mom comes from other blogs and magazines).  I love that I get to read all of these books that I loved as a child all over again.  We are about half way through "Charlotte's Web" and I think we will pick up another Ramona book next.  I am so happy that my reading genes have been passed on to another generation.  She gets so excited when it is time for her to pick out her books for the night, today she even did a little dance when she announced she was going to find "Beauty and Beast" on the bookshelf.  Oh, I love my little reader!

When it rains

It pours.  I am having one of those days.  You know the kind that start off great you are feeling optimistic, life is going well.  Then just as you are feeling smug that you have things under control life smacks you in the face.  That is what happened today.  I can't go into details, because we don't have them.  S had some abnormal blood tests come back from a standard physical he just had on Thursday.  They called him today and he needs to go in for tests tomorrow. 
Please let this be nothing, please, please, please.  He is scared and I am scared, I would rather know what is wrong then being in limbo.  Hopefully after tomorrow we will have some answers, but usually they make you wait for those as well.  Freaking out right now, hopefully everything will be better soon.  S feels fine which makes me feel more confident that it is nothing, still scary just the same.