I have many titles including but not limited to momma, wife, friend, daughter, sister, cook, house keeper, Physician Assistant. All of my jobs keep me rather busy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, bike riding and keeping up with friends and family.
Sydney is our 6 year old "baby girl". She is full of energy and has a huge appetite for life. She loves being outdoors, especially helping her daddy in the yard, loves reading (or should I say being read to), sings constantly, and is a huge fan of arts/crafts and projects. Syd adores her little brother and is so sweet to him. She is always ready to help momma in the kitchen. Sydney is an absolute joy and will always be our "baby girl".
Griffin Sawyer is our 3 year old "little man". He is so content and always has a smile. He is very attached to his momma but loves daddy and big sis. We cannot remember what life was like before Griffin and we are thankful for him.
I am disappointed, our garden did not thrive as I had hoped. I had these expectations and they have not been met. We bought rich topsoil so I really felt everything would grow well and produce lots of veggies. We have had a handful of tomatoes, and there are lots of green ones still hanging but nothing like I have had in the past. I have picked 2-3 zucchini, 1 cucumber, a handful of green beans on 2-3 occasions. Still no peppers although the plants are tall and have flowers. I went to the seed store and talked with the guy and he said his garden has been about the same. He blames it on the extreme heat that we have had. I guess if it is not just me then I can deal with it but I hate to fail at anything. I envisioned walking out to the garden and picking baskets of produce and it has not happened. So Sydney and I picked out a few things that we can plant in the fall and we will try to get another set of crops from the garden. How has your garden grown?
Sydney is in a dress phase. She has worn a dress for 2-3 weeks straight. When I saying see has been wearing a dress I am not just talking about during the day, she has been sleeping in dresses. I even bought two more night gowns but no it must be a dress. I usually pick her clothes out the night before and she really does not have a choice and never really cared. Well not lately. We have tried picking the dress out the night before but she usually changes her mind in the morning. It is not hurting anything to let her wear a dress to bed, and they are cotton and comfy so it is fine with me. The only bad thing is we do not have that many dresses so I am doing laundry frequently but I already do laundry frequently since Griffin wears cloth diapers so this is nothing new.
I went through a clothing phase once except it was turtle necks. I think at one point I had 17 turtle necks. Is this right mom? Anyway my mom was tired of me always wearing the same thing when I had other clothes in the closet so she kept what I had worn in the laundry room and did not give it back until I wore some of my other clothes!
My big question though is what to buy for fall. I buy Syd's school (daycare) clothes at a consignment sale and if I buy all dresses and tights then I just know she is going to want to wear pants!
Sydney's friend Sam had his 4th birthday party at the Splash Pad at the YMCA. Just a side note Sydney really thinks Sam is her big brother. Cracks me up, when she prays for his she always says "and my big brother Sammy Parker". So anyway we had never been to the splash pad so it was a treat. We left Griffin home with daddy and company while we went to the party.
While my sister (2 of the 3) and mom were in town we had a project. We wanted to make something special for Audra, the baby sister in the family. So we all went to Hobby Lobby, coupons in hand and looked around. Amanda is so crafty and we used an idea that she had come up with for Christmas this past year for my mom and I.
We started out so serious
working diligently while my children slept and papa get Daniela happy
my mom, who is pretty crafty herself
very careful making sure we trace the correct side
scissors, scalpel and hole punch
choosing colors with care
Sydney woke up and joined the party, this was a rather involved project
Ashley had to take a break for some trail mix
Amanda needed a little ice cream with blueberries, actually lets say baby Henry needed a snack
hmm, what do you think
Do you have any idea what we are creating?
A scrapbook of sorts for baby Rowyn! The letters spell "Baby" and were initially cardboard but we covered them with pretty paper
then we added embellishments
framed areas for Audra to add pictures once Rowyn is here
we each designed a few pages
I should have turned these pages, sorry, turn your head
isn't it sweet?
Rowyn Gracie Jane Roberts will be her full name but that would not fit so Rowyn it is
We all loved the way it turned out! What do you think? Click here and you can see Audra at her shower and opening her gift. Bummer that I couldn't go home for the shower but time off is limited and so is money.