Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Week in Review - 4th Week of Easter

So we're backed up a week around here.  It's been so busy with reorganizing, school, getting accustomed to having a helper here daily, and reconfiguring the girls' room.  We purchased 2 bunk bed sets to fit all four girls in one room.  It looks great, but we still need a few more pieces of furniture for storage and organization.  The office is still in progress, and the clothes bins are almost done.  Phew!  After all that, who has time to blog?  Here are a few of the highlights from last week.

~~~Molly Learns to Ride~~~

 
So this is what happens when there's a little bit of healthy competition in your house!

 
Molly learned to ride last Monday & Tuesday...exactly a week after Lucas!

 
~~~Wow!~~~

 
I forgot Monica was growing her hair out for a reason.  She quickly informed me last Monday that it was time to cut off her locks to donate to Locks of Love.  I was a bit in shock.  I'd forgotten she had a goal in mind.  Here are some touching photos.  I'm proud of her for sacrificing her hair to a great cause.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
~~~Sewing Fun~~~

 
I've been trying to keep up with projects around here that help me keep my sanity.  I really enjoy sewing and find it to be very therapeutic.  Plus, it fills a few needs around here.  I have been wanting a little more personalized diaper bag that expresses how I feel about Spring.  This is what I came up with.


 

 
Then, Monica was complaining about outgrowing her skirts.  I was trying very hard to find a simple A-line skirt pattern from the usual pattern suppliers with no success.  I finally found Ringger clothing and patterns on-line.  I was able to purchase an A-line skirt pattern that ranges in sizes from 2-XL so I can make skirts for all the girls.  Here's the first one.


 
This skirt is in progress.

And I have 2 more skirts to make for Maria.  I love this!  Sew fun!
 
~~~Gabe turns 4!~~~

 
Here's a pic of Gabe blowing out the candles on his cake.

 

 

 
And...counting the 4-$1 bills he received from his "TX Grandma!"

 

 

~~~The Garden of the Good Shepherd~~~

I'll just post one pic for the two weeks in a couple of days since I'm so off with last week.  We didn't do anything to commemorate last week's Good Shepherd lessons.  After the outing the week before, I wasn't feeling the best.  I have to remember that I'm still healing after Nick's birth!  Anyway, after a week of no outings, we're going to head to the Como Conservatory tomorrow to celebrate this week...the Gardener Plants Paradise.  I also have some fun surprises to post along the same theme.  It's great!

Upcoming Goals:
  • finish girls' room
  • finish office organization
  • finish up school
  • celebrate last two weeks of Easter
  • finish sewing Maria's skirts and a blankie for Nick using Lucas' design from Art class

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