Monday, January 21, 2008


edited to add---I fixed all the links that I had screwed up at the bottom of this post(opps)

The look of her hair is about how I felt at two in the morning last night...this morning, was late. Ethan was up eating bologna, two whole pieces and guzzled down 8oz of milk too. No wonder he kept waking up every half an hour since 9, he was starving.

This is why this post did not happen then. he ended being up till 3 am talking up a storm as his meal digested. Of course this all happens on the night that we all have to be up early to go to gymnastics, ugh!

We rushed to get ready stormed out of the house eating as I drove only to get there and find out I had the times wrong and our class what the next one 30 mins later. At least I had the day right.

My little helpers.

Craft of the day.

Ethan-upright!! He has been progressing with his walking over the last three days and yesterday walked 90% of the time!

Yay, I am sooo glad, I am so sick of not being able to put him down at the store. He would crawl around and get his hands and knees filthy so I will be delighted to have a cleaner child!

On another note, I have been given an award by my new blogging friend Hannah. She has a fantastic life on the other side of the world, a beautiful family and her blog inspires me to get back at some adult crafting....I get lost in the kids stuff and forget about doing things for me.

Now part of the deal is that in accepting this award I am to pass it on to ten more blogs that I deem worthy.
This is a problem.
Not that I don't have ten blogs to pass it on to but I know that in doing so they must do the same and some of these friend have neither the time nor the link list to do the same.

So without an ounce of hesitation I am going to change the rules.....I hope the blogosphere police are not watching, can I even do this?

Here are my list of ten:

  1. My mom...she has three blogs and almost no one knows about any of them!
  2. My cousin Kim, she is a wonderful mommy and decorator and organizer and friend.
  3. My life long friend Chatty, her photos always make me smile and her writing takes makes me feel like I am right there.
  4. Another life long friend MadameBlueStocking who reminds me of me.....only without kids.
  5. Her younger sister 'His Cowboy' who's writes in such a way that winds you through her life and really makes me feel like family.
  6. Deliajude, Nicole inspires me with every single post, I love her style, her projects, her links and hey, she even had chickens in her yard and shares my dream of an acreage!
  7. Viking conquest, Heidi has become a friend and is so supportive and her words of wisdom and encouragement are such a bright spot in my day, she feels close despite the miles.
  8. Bethany Actually who always has fun crafts and is so cheerful.
  9. Jenibeans, poor girl has been sick but she is the one who has kept me going on this de-cluttering kick!
  10. Keren Meg, she is funny and stylish and has a to die for kitchen, oh and two kiddos who are cute and funny too!

I really don't want to stop.....I love all my links!!! I tried to pick ones that I haven't seen win an award lately, I could go on and on!

So I award all these blogs, do not feel any pressure to pass this award along, I award it with no strings attached. The end!


bekaboo said...

That hair photo is too funny! I remember all too well the nights of being up till the wee hours with my wee ones. I'm glad he's walking so much now! I have heard that when babies are learning a new skill (such as walking) that they are more likely to wake up in the night. You are sooo good with the crafts! I have been frustrated with my messnicks lately and not the kindest mama about crafts lately.

Kami said...

Love the photo of Kaitlyn and hope tonight goes better. Etham must burning off all his energy walking and needs his midnight snack :-)

Kellan said...

Cute pictures and I too - have days where not only my hair looks just like that - but I feel like my hair looks!

Congrats on your great award - WOW! Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan

The Chatty Housewife- said...
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The Chatty Housewife- said...

Thank you so much! Yay! I am glad you like my blog. I'm not much of a writer or much of a photographer, but I have a lot of fun. I am just happy others enjoy it.

Hannah said...

Hey, good on you for changing the rules! I thought 10 people was a lot as well (for the same reasons you specified). Plus, it's nice to receive an award with no strings attached.

I agree that babies often wake up in the night more when they are learning a new skill. My mum always swore by that and it was proven true with my babies. So hopefully once he's really mastered walking he will sleep better! :-)

P.S. Thanks for the sweet things you said about me!! :-)

Family Adventure said...

That first picture is absolutely perfect. Frazzled indeed. You should use it as a Wordless Wednesday picture once, if you ever do those.

Yeah to Ethan for walking now! He's such a big boy. And obviously growing, too, judging from his raging hunger. :)

And congrats on your award. It is well deserved...I was so impressed with how you kept on blogging when you were all alone with the kidlets last week. I know you were doing it for Dave, but still...I don't think anyone would have blamed you if you'd been too tired.

Thanks also for passing it on! It's been really great getting to know you over the past few months - I totally feel like we could sit down for coffee and have lots to talk about :)


JeniBeans said...

I thought i had posted on this one. Oh well...thanks, anna, for the award. I've already posted about it on my blog.

Love the hair! hehehe