23 November 2009
This is my little setup right at the end of the show.
18 November 2009
I've been keeping this fabric on my dining table (not unusual as there is A LOT of fabric on my dining table) so that I can stare at and pet it whenever I want. I've just been dreaming of what
to do with it . . .
Speaking of fabric - I decided not to start anything new until I finish at least one of my seven unfinished quilts (all pretty much sitting on the dining table).
Charlie had a scratch next to his nose and wore this bandaid to church one day. Dan was horrified and lucky for him Charlie couldn't comfortably drink water with it on - so he took it off himself before anyone could see it. I thought it was cute. Glad I got a photo.
I finally finished painting the front door (the inside). It has been on my resolution list for the last two years (see here and here). First I tried black and hated it. So I painted it white, but it's a different white than all the trim in the room. So I'll just add painting all the trim in the living room to my list for this year.
Luke and Charlie home together during the day. Sometimes they are great friends. I love it when the boys find things to do together.
We've been listening to music on Pandora lately. Because it's free. You can set your own chanel by typing in a band's name and they'll pick what music they think goes with that. I don't know what Dan put in last night, but it had WAY too much dance crap on it. Stuff that I hated in high school was playing and I was about to puke. Then Ice Ice Baby came on. Word to your mother. It was kind of fun. The boys were loving it. Especially Luke. He often requests "moosic" so he can dance.
Posted by leigh at 12:48 PM
11 November 2009
05 November 2009
My doc called today and told me that no, I will not have to do radioiodine for sure! As far as I know I'm cancer free and will just have to be monitored forever. I'm also excited because I get to start real thyroid meds tomorrow morning (not the temporary stuff.) Which means I should be back to my old self in no time! YAY! Thanks so much to all of you for so much support :)
Close ups of Sam's (scar face) and Jack's. They only asked for a little help with cleaning out the inside. Pretty good!
Posted by leigh at 1:06 PM
04 November 2009
And it's sad. Happy and sad. He's so cute and says all these cute little things, and I can usually tell what he means. And then he won't stop talking, and says all the same things over and over, throws tantrums left and right, regular 2 year old stuff.
Recently I gave him a haircut. I did it when Dan was out of town. I'm sure everyone in the world is mad at me, but I'm telling you - after a certain point curly haired guys get to be stringy shaggy haired guys and it's not cute. I figured if I buzzed it, it will all grow out evenly for the next time it's curly. It worked for Charlie. I'm hoping it works for Luke (although Charlie's was always curlier.)
Other things that make Luke seem old:
he no longer has baby chub,
he wears underwear (he really wants to potty train - not great timing for me),
he reads books to himself,
he watches TV (he has never been interested before now),
he wears 3T clothes,
he wants to be a ninja.
Luckily he still has his blankie and thumb to make him seem babyish. And he still likes to cuddle.
After a trip to the massage therapist yesterday I am feeling much better! So I can finally post the costumes for this year. Be warned: I didn't feel so great this year, so I didn't exactly make the costumes. But I thought you'd at least want to see them.
Luke was the chicken (my all time favorite costume.) Every one of the boys has worn it. See them here (Jack), here (Sam), and here (Charlie). This costume was originally in one of the Martha Stewart Baby magazines and included instructions.
Charlie was Spiderman. Honestly I am quite snobby about using store-bought costumes and have never done it until this year. We borrowed this one from a friend. Charlie was very happy with it and I was happy that all I had to do was pick it up from her house!
Here's the whole crowd. Click here for the complete previous Halloween photos.
02 November 2009
Sorry it took me so long to post a winner. I've had a serious headache since Sunday morning. It's lessened, but it's still going strong. So you won't hear from me again until it's gone, but I wanted to post the winner:
Mel! You won! Send me an email and let me know if you'd like just one or both bags.
Thank you to everyone who entered!
Posted by leigh at 6:49 PM