Friday, May 29, 2009

What we've been up to...

...honestly, if I think about it, I don't know! At the end of the day, I think back to what I got done, and it wasn't much! I forget how time consuming a newborn is! That's not a bad thing, but between feeding her every 2-3 hours (which start to finish is about 45ish minutes with burping and diaper change in the middle), taking care of the other's needs (feeding mainly), and cleaning up the small messes behind my 3 little tornados, the day is gone by the time I know it! But in my small amounts of productivity, this is what I've been TRYING to do:

1. Make a blessing dress. Everytime we bless a child, Than always asks, "Why white?" Well it's tradition, which he doesn't always like "traditional," for example our children's names, not too typical. So a friend had her baby blessed in a white dress, but with some color to it, and I loved it! Still the white, traditional, but with alittle extra! So I thought I'd give it a try, and this is what I got. I love it! I can't wait to bless her. I just need to do the finishing touches (ie buttons, button holes, hem the sleeves, and attach the flowers to the bodice.

2. Finish putting this house together before the blessing! We still have some boxes tucked in corners, and my craft room is still a disaster. So I've been working on that too! In a way it makes me excited and provides more motivation for me to finish, 'cause then I can maybe do some more crafty things in my little spare time!

3. Birth announcements for Cassiah, and keeping updated on my "Thank You" cards. Being able to do alittle "crafting" amoungst all the chaos has been wonderful "therapy" for me! Helps keep me sane with 4 kids!

4. T-ball! Garrick and Aleksia both get to play, since it's kids going into K or 1st. Garrick isn't too bad for never playing before, and Aleksia.... is clueless! She provides her father with alot of screaming;
"Aleksia, stand up!"
"Aleskia, stop picking the flowers!"
"Aleksia, pay attention!"
"Aleksia, run to second base (because the batter is now at first base with you)"
And her mother with endless laughter! Here, the assisant couch Sydney, is pointing out where she is to run next, but as you can see, our sweet little Aleksia is not paying attention!

Garrick taking his helmet off after touching home plate

Cassiah had finally conked out in Daddy's arms.

Trying to keep Trestin here with us, instead of out with his siblings where he thinks he should be is a chore! But I brought the ipod, and he was be boppin' to some music. It lasted for maybe 10 minutes out of the hour long game!

Aleksia hitting the ball, after repeatedly wacking the tee instead. Let's just say she's not ready for the REAL Mariners (that's their team, the Mariners).
Garrick obviously likes it, 'cause yesterday he told me, "Mom, I want to play baseball for my entire life!" So he must be having a good time! Plus the fact that his good friend Sam is on his team! It's a nice extra bonus.


Suzie-Q said...

Looks like a lot is going on!
Isn't it great to have something going on?
The dress looks fantastic, you have done a really great job on it.

BTW, any ideas for Activity Days?

Laurel said...

You are one of those super moms that can handle anything. My fourth just about put me over the edge at first. I barely kept my head above water! I LOVE the blessing dress. It's nice to hear funny stories about Tee Ball that don't star my children.

Alissa said...

Wow, how DO you do it? I only have two and 8/9 and can't seem to get anything but a little housework done - let alone crafting! Amazing....

Love the T-ball stories and pics....

Mower Family said...

Amazing. The dress is beautiful. It took me about a year to get back to being able to do those extra things after 3 and 4. Way to go.

Than, Erica, Pacen, Camry & Claira said...

You don't know me, but i was clicking from blog to blog looking for fun craft know how it is.....and I saw someone named Than and my husband is also named Than...well, nathaniel, but he has always gone by Than and we've only know one other person that actually went by Than, and now we know (sort least have heard of) another.

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see the dress on Sunday!