Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekend fun

Wow is it really Sunday night already??? I can't believe how fast the weekends go by. I had my last major leg treatment on Friday afternoon, and spent the weekend hobbling around. But it didn't hurt nearly as bad as the last two. So just several more injections and the pregnancy induced blood clots and vein issues will hopefully be history.

It's been a while since I blogged. Nicholas is chatting up a storm, new words and parroting going on at all times. Jackson will be walking at any time. He tries to take a step, but then hesitates and falls on his bottom. He started saying dadadadada. You would think for a kiddo that was pretty clingy to his momma and so attached to the nursing, he'd say mama first, but go figure. So anyway, this morning I walked in the kitchen and he looked up at me and said mamamamama. So sweet!

I have had Valley Fever for 61 days now. I have good and bad days. It seems the past week has been more good than bad. So maybe I am finally on the uptrend to kicking this thing. It really has thrown a monkey wrench in life. I don't have the energy to get as much done and I have a lot on my plate all the time, so I didn't really have time for a long term illness. But I guess you get what you can handle, so I am dealing.

Today Nicholas and I went to Michael's so I could pick up some of the new Cricut cartridges. I ended up getting Winter Woodland, From My Kitchen and Everyday Paper Dolls. I can't wait to play with them. I also picked up a couple of EK border punches I love how compact they are (and yes I really did need more, just don't ask how many I already have). I also picked up some more of the craft pumpkins, I have some ideas for Halloween decorations that I hope to get to next weekend.

After M's we hit up Cost Plus. I decided if we have to wait for the weather to turn to fall outside it will be Christmastime. We are going to start some fall inside. We stocked up on Pumpkin Coffee, Pumpkin Scone Mix, Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Pie syrup, Pumpkin Chocolate bark and Pumpkin Ale as well as a few other holiday goodies.

I came home and made Pumpkin iced lattes that were just as good as Starbucks and I got the whole bottle for $6. I will be in Pumpkin Latte heaven as long as we have that bottle.

Speaking of fall, I spent a lot of time this weekend on custom items for the limited edition Color Me Daisy Halloween kit. We also unpacked a lot of the boxes that have been coming in with all of the product for the Halloween kit as well as the October main kit. We have 2 more shipments that should be in this week and we can start getting some sneak peeks up.

I tried to take a picture tonight to give a little peek at the custom items for the Halloween kit. But my camera is not my friend and they came out lousy. I need a new camera, I want a good point and shoot with some manual options. I have an DSLR and hate using it. I want some control without the bulk and hassle. Any suggestions welcome.

Anyway, since I couldn't share any Halloween peeks, I thought I would share the layouts I have done so far with the Color Me Daisy September kit, ABC's & 123's.

Nicholas has always had issues with food texture and hates his face to be messy. So one day recently Mike had given him some sweet potatoes (baby food) to start on while he was fixing his lunch. Mike turned around and Nicholas had smeared the bowl all over his face and in his hair and he was pretty proud of himself. We were too, since this was a big step for him.

I love this sweet picture of Mike and Jackson, there were a couple of other good ones with both of them looking at the camera but this one is just so sweet of them looking at each other.

Nicholas has been counting for a little while now. Originally this layout title was supposed to be 19, because that was where he would stop counting. But recently he added 20. We do numbers in the tub with bath paints every night. We are working on letters now so he can learn his ABC's.

Well that's about it for tonight. Sorry for the long post. I'll try to be a better blogger, so I don't write a book next time. Have a great week!

Oh one more thing....Heidi Sonboul is the Featured Guest Designer at Color Me Daisy this month. Love the amazing work she did for us.