Yesterday we went to a new park (thank you, Google Maps) that is walking-distance from our house. The kids were driving me nuts with all the crying and fighting, and we just needed to get outside. The park had a really fun pirate ship play structure with lots of things that spun or moved. It was also on the small size, so I didn’t really have to worry about Nora falling off.
I put up some artwork in Nora’s room. I love it! There is still a wall that is empty of both art and furniture, so I’m plotting to make a wall-hanging sized quilt. I have to finish the star one first, though.
I came down with Noah’s stomach bug on Friday night. Uggggh. It was terrible. But Tim took care of the kids all day on Saturday and let me sleep and read, and I was able to kick that germ to the curb. I’m so thankful for him!
My military ID was expiring this weekend, so I had to take care of that ASAP. That necessitated a trip downtown on Wednesday. It was after rush hour, but the 9 miles still took me almost an hour. For a 10-minute appointment. Face palm. I made up for it by going to the Exchange and getting an Easter dress for Nora (for next year) off the clearance rack. Ha. I still hate driving here.
After reading this blog post, I added like 15 new books to my to-be-read list. Cozy mysteries with a feisty female protagonist? Yes, please.
Noah is helper of the day at preschool today. He has been counting up to this day, and he has talked about little else since Wednesday. I did not go to preschool myself, but I can imagine how exciting it is to be line leader.
Oh yes, the tantrums have started. My sweet, curly-haired Nora is now throwing down-on-the-floor-screaming tantrums. Toddlers are fun.
I barely got a chance to do any sewing this week, let alone blogging. I did a few things here and there, but I’ve just generally been busy with life. How can the summer feel like it’s dragging on for-ev-er, and then fall hits and it’s like someone pushed fast forward?
A couple years ago, I made two cardigans and I didn’t really like either of them. Well, I didn’t like the fit of them. It suddenly hit me that, duh, I was pregnant at the time and my measurements were off. So I reprinted the pattern in a smaller size, and I shall try again. It may also have had to do with my fabric choice. Both were made out of french terry, which doesn’t drape very well. My re-try will be in a sweater knit. Crossing my fingers that it works better this time!
I promised Noah we could go to the “awesome” library on Saturday, just the two of us. We can read and explore without a volatile baby around. I think that will be the best part of the weekend, for sure.