19 February 2010

Seven Quick Takes Friday

1. Ever have your kid say something that had you cracking up and think "I have to write that down so we remember."? That was me this week. Except do you think that I actually took the time to do that? Nope. And now my swiss cheese brain can not remember what it was he said for anything! Figures.

2. We're following Bob Barker's advice today. Dina won't be happy about that, but Jon sure will. She's almost 9 months old and already been in heat once, and Jon wanted to put her out in the snow....he has no tolerance! haha. So, I'm taking her in this morning and we'll pick her up tomorrow morning after our breakfast date.

3. We had lunch with friends from Illinois this week and it was fun. Too short a time, but fun! And I got my fix of that adorable baby of theirs, whom I affectionately call "Hitler". Since he's so demanding of his poor mother and her time.

4. I (should) have a video clip to share with you next week of Matthew's first solo/ensemble performance. He worked very hard and he did great!

5. As his teacher and I and frankly, anyone who knows him can attest, Caleb talks from the minute his eyes open till the minute they close at night. Gee, I wonder where he gets that?!? On Thursday morning, literally the first thing he said to me was "Mom, is my birthday this week, or next week?" When I said "next week", he said "oh, good!" I don't know what that means, haha.

6. Since I've been thinking about it for months, after a little extra encouragement from my friend, Missy, I've decided that I'm going to teach myself how to sew. My mom and my mother-in-law are both amazingly talented in that area, and my Mom even helped me make my Easter dress when I was in the sixth grade. I always wanted to be able to do more, so after thinking about it for a very long time, I'm taking the plunge. We're getting a sewing machine this weekend and I am SO excited!!

7. I'm glad it's the weekend, aren't you? For once, we don't have anything "extra" to do this weekend; or rather, it's Matthew who doesn't, so nobody has to chauffeur him anywhere! It's the first weekend in about four, so I know that he's looking forward to catching up on some missed sleep.

Have a great weekend!

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Debs said...

Good luck with the sewing! That's on my list too. I have the machine but it's broken, so I need to get it fixed then start! It runs in the family so fingers crossed! :D

Tracy said...

I came here from Quick Takes - and we took a pet to the vet this week as well. He is about 6 months and it was time to do the deed! Besides that, he is a rescue from the shelter and we signed an agreement that we would take him in by now.

Anonymous said...

good luck sewing! I learned from my mom to sew in a straight line and that's about it! I've been teaching myself for the last year and a half. It's a fun journey. :)

Esther said...

Bring your sewing machine over here--we can sew together. I'm working on a quilt for Emma, and I can help you out. So far my Thursday schedule is open...

Debbie said...

Good luck with your sewing!! Sitting in front of my sewing machine is what kept me sane when my progeny were little.

Missy said...

You will love sewing. It's fun. I wish I had more time to do it.

Happy Friday!

christy rose said...

I would love to get back into sewing too! I used to be able to but I was never great at it so I just quit. It sounds more fun at this stage in my live. Hope you had a great weekend! :)