23 Jun 2014

foot standing Noby Designs sneak peek

Over the past few months, I haven’t been able to sew as often as I like, since I now have one child who doesn’t nap and two others who refuse to sleep at the same time. The problem with that is that I need to craft and create… my sanity depends on it and I’ve realized that when I don’t get the time to create, I get very, very crabby… which is not good for anyone! =)

foot laying Noby Designs sneak peek

I’ve found that it’s very easy (and therapeutic) to pick up my hook and yarn and crochet a row or two while the kids are busy eating or riding their bikes. I have a few large projects that I’m working on, but the satisfaction of seeing smaller projects come together quickly is great, so I started the piece that belongs to the foot up there. (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have gotten another peek of it!)

I’ve really loved making this toy… and Abby is very eager to get it into her hands, but there’s still a little work to be done on it. It will be done soon though and I can’t wait to show you!

9 Jun 2014

Last Day of Kindergarten

This past school year just flew by… maybe it’s because I’ve now got three kids at home… maybe it’s because I’m getting older… who knows!

Noah showing off

The kiddos have been keeping me busy. Noah was in three different sports this past spring… which was exhausting for all of us, especially him. Thankfully we have a few weeks now with only one sport, before taking another few weeks off as a little “summer break”… and then we start all over again!

Noah showing off2

This little goofball wanted to have some fun this morning, after having to stand still for the obligatory end of the school year photo. “Take a picture of me jumping” he said, and I gladly agreed.

Noah showing off3

The first jump was so small that he barely got his foot off of the ground. That didn’t stop him from trying again though… and this time it turned out much better.

Noah showing off4

What I like best though are his goofy facial expressions… they are pure Noah… my mostly happy, goofy, lovable little guy… who still comes sneaking into bed with us most nights, just to snuggle up next to me while kicking off the blankets, because he’s too hot!

Noah showing off5

It’s still hard for me to believe that in a few short weeks, this little guy is going to turn six… and then start first grade shortly after that.

Noah showing off6

And while I may find that hard to believe and may not be ready for it, he most definitely is!



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