Week 1 – January 2 – 8, 2012
In 2011 I spent a lot of time blogging weekly under the theme of Project 365. It was an idea that I found that motivated me to start blogging, take more photos of our daily life and to tell our story of our week’s events. Most blogs that I have seen that focus on Project 365 are written by people who love photography and want to work on improving their skills. My goals were to take more pictures of our adorable boys, take notes of what we have being doing so our faraway family and friends could stay up dated, to help me remember all the good times we have had and all the things we have accomplished.
Here I am, willing to keep blogging for a second year because I had so much fun. I will plan to label my weekly posts with the date and post as many photos from our week as I can. If I come up with anything creative I will change it.
Monday, January 2nd: Our last day for our Christmas break. I took the boys to the pool in town, if we had snow we would have gone skiing!
Charlie’s eyes are sensitive to the pool water, he also opens his eyes under water and if I had a good memory I would always make sure goggles were in our swim bag. After leaving the pool he didn’t open his eyes for many hours. He ate his snack without opening his eyes.
Tuesday, January 3rd: I posted an update on my pregnancy. Click here to read “Baby in Belly – over half way there”
This was my first day with just Henry at home since before Christmas. The most important thing Henry wanted to do with just Mama was build barns and play with the animals.
Wednesday, January 4th: We got back into the sewing room today. Henry plays down there with the special toys I have for him, sometimes he watches a movie down there and other times he is wandering upstairs sneaking treats. Today I found him reading.
This photo should have been posted last week. I purchased this extension table for my sewing machine with my huge amount of reward dollars that I earned after purchasing my sewing machine from Sew n Sew in Waupaca. It was a painful visit because of the cost (my reward money helped minimize the pain) but the most painful part of it was that I had to take all three boys to the store with me. I had my list organized of what I wanted to spend my money on. Our visit was quick but there was still a little wildness.
This week I was able to finish some projects I started last week.
Robbie finished the pillow for Henry that he wanted to give him for Christmas.
My second cloth bag.
My two homemade gifts from my step-mom. The bag with the Nuthatch on it is lined with a machine quilted lining of the corn fabric the zipper bag is made out of.
I am trying to perfect zipper bags. This is a small one I made. I have a few other bags cut and ready to put together but just not enough time for sewing!
Thursday, January 5th: I bought 40 pounds of oranges for $17 on December 27th. We have finished 20 pounds of them so far. The oranges are delicious and incredibly juicy. I was sitting by the fire resting and Henry wanted to be by me with his snack of oranges. It wasn’t such a good idea to eat in the living room after I noticed the juice dripping down his arm and from his elbows and chin.
I also purchased 20 pounds of grapefruit for $7. I was hoping it was going to be pink grapefruit because I love it and so do the boys. It turns out it wasn’t pink and Robbie loved it anyway. Almost a week and a half later Robbie has eaten almost the entire 20 pounds. He has it for breakfast, snack at school, afterschool and sometimes for a bedtime snack.
Today Robbie made this snack for me.
I ate the oranges and let him have the grapefruit.
Friday, January 6th:
I went to the ski hill to check the snow conditions for the Youth Ski Program that was supposed to start in December. Our warm temperatures and lack of snow has delayed our first day. I was hopeful that Saturday was going to be our first day of ski lessons. I found very little snow at the ski hill and wanted to cry!
I went home and sent an email to all of the families canceling our lessons for tomorrow. Then I looked on our computer and found last years photos from January 8, 2011 this made me want to cry, again:
Saturday, January 7th: We went to Milwaukee this afternoon to spend time with some of my family. I have no photos! My sister, Emily, looked very well considering she spent last weekend in the hospital. Her liver and kidney levels are increasing, she has more pain and is slowly moving higher up the liver transplant list. She was very sleepy while we were there, very up beat and positive.
Sunday, January 8th: We came home today and one of the first things Henry needed to do was collect eggs. A new job Henry has started is putting the eggs into the cartons, separating the dirty ones for me to wash and counting them.
Henry was very excited to wear his new Lego man head lamp out to the chicken coop (and all over the house). Thanks, Grandma Lynn!