Monday, May 31, 2010

Another shirt refashion

This is a little different because I didn't make the collar ruffles as long as before. I think I actually like this version better.
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here's Sopheary!

Look at her teeth! They are so huge! There are others, but you can't see them because of these two. Anyways, besides her crazy teeth check out how she also snacks...

She not the typically feeding child. I don't know if she was super hungry or what, but feeding her a couple at a time was not good enough for her.

And then this is what happens when she comes up for air. I tell ya this girl makes me laugh so much with her antics. She got ingenuity from me and laziness from her dad. Of course ingenuity had to come from me. I am never one to be lazy (as I look over and there's laundry that needs to be folded from a couple of days ago).

My first refashion

The husband is back at work following his 2 wonderful weeks here at home with us. So now everything is back to normal, including time to sew. I made this last night following the tutorial from this blog. She was one of the finalist from Rae's Spring Top Challenge. I took 2 shirts that I bought from Wal- mart that were $4.00 each. It was fairly easy to do. This was also my first time using elastic thread too. Can I say LOVE elastic thread?? LOVE! So in all a pretty shirt for $8.00, plus I still have the top half of the other shirt that I can use to make something else with. Ahh, the mind is working....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A stranger conversation with Magnus

Last week Magnus had his 5 yr. check up at the doctors and he came home with some papers detailing things that typical 5 year olds do or encounter. There was one section about not talking to strangers and making sure our kids understood what it means. This wasn't a conversation we had ever had since he is always with us. So I pondered it in my head(more like panic) about how to talk to him. We were having lunch and this is how our conversation went:

Me: So Magnus what do you do if a stranger came up to you and said hey do you want to come over to my house?

Magnus: I'd say no

Me: Okay if it's the neighbor across the street or the guy next door?

Magnus: I would still say no

Me: That's right because we don't have a relationship with them. What would your actions be besides saying no?

Magnus: Um I don't know

Me: Well you would say no loud enough that I could hear you from inside the house and then you would run inside to tell me what happened

Magnus: Ok

Me: So what would you do if someone offered you candy instead

Magnus: I would take it

I couldn't help but laugh. The innocense of our young ones. I wish that that was something that my kids could hold onto a little longer than our world lets us.

What a bloody week

literally! We started with Sopheary cutting her lip as she lost her balance and fell. She hit the coffee table and cut up the inside of her bottom lip probably with her gimormous front tooth . It swelled quite a bit. She had blood on her shirt, I had blood on mine. That was the first time any of the kids ever had that bad of a bleeding. Until today...we were coming home and was about 3 houses away from ours when Magnus asked if he could have a tissue for his nose. I said I didn't have any because it was all in the truck, but that we were almost home that he would have to wait. Pulled into the driveway, Dad looks over and he says, Magnus has a bloody nose. First reaction, no way can't be, second reaction after I got out of the car and saw him, holy crap that's a lot of blood. Since he had tried to wipe his nose, he had blood all over his hands and cheeks and nose and mouth. It looked awful. Awful. I tried to put pressure on it with some baby wipes, which was the only thing I had at that moment. Soaked through a couple of those, realize that that was not working. I picked up our 43lbs. boy out of the car all the way to my room and finally had a towel sufficient enough to hold all the blood. Applied pressure for a couple of mins., checked it, still bleeding. Then I told him to hold the towel and put pressure on his nose while I looked up, how to stop a nose bleed online. My 5 year old is such a trooper. He didn't cry from the sight of all the blood, didn't panic or even squirm. I am so proud of him. After about 6 mins more of applying pressure, by me at this point, it finally stopped. I cleaned his nose carefully and you can only imagine what kind of blood stuff came out. If I wasn't a mother and had to put on a brave face. I think I would have fallen over from the grossness of it all. I am so glad that John was with us because if he wasn't I wouldnt know what to do with the two kids. One that needed my immediate attention and one that is too young to unbuckle her seatbeat and walk into the house by herself. Hopefully this never happens again until Sopheary can unbuckle and walk by herself. I think I saw enough blood to last a while from this week. I hope you week isn't as bloody as ours....
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We've been busy....

John is on vacation and because of that we are doing things that normally wouldn't get done. We've had dr. visits, tee ball games, and birthday parties to go to, but I wanted to post a picture of the flowers that Magnus got me for Mother's day. Such a nice guy!
Saturday, May 1, 2010

The inappropriateness of a boy

I have been debating writing about this story for fear of retaliation from my son when he gets older and you readers, but here goes....About a week ago John was on his way out the door to go to work and Magnus was in the bathroom. Dad pokes his head in to say goodbye and then tells his son to flush because it was stinky. Before son would flush he goes, "hey dad, look at my poo, it looks like a J- like for John" You can only imagine the face that John was making after he heard this. I think he was quite proud of his son!
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