Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Month of May

1. Indoor picnic not as fun as a real picnic but what can you do when the weather doesn't cooperate.
2.  End of the Year-Celebration...The whole forth grade spent the day at the, swimming, football, picnic, and lots of fun. I told my son, he's extremely lucky to be able to attend the best elementary school in the area. I don't know of too many fourth graders that get to spend a whole day having fun! Landon's best friend is going to a different middle school next year, it's going to be hard on him but I'm sure he will make new friends in middle school. Weird, I have a middle schooler...where did the time go?
3. It's is out. We decided to celebrate by hitting up the pool. The water is cold but it didn't stop the kids from swimming. Where did all the time go, it's been so crazy...the kids can't wait to travel this summer!

4. It's hard to believe but in a few weeks my baby will be turning the big 1! I couldn't image my life without her in it. It's been the most amazing experience ever. She's the most prefect baby ever. She gives us zero troubles. She's not shy, she loves to chatter, she walks everywhere, she will only feed herself, she's beautiful, and she loves everyone!

5. My birthday is coming up in a couple of days. I'm turning the big 35! Luckily, the baby makes me feel so young. We're going off to Mt. Magazine...tomorrow for two nights. No kids...I'm a little bit worried about leaving the baby but I'm pretty sure she wouldn't even miss her. Ms. Eunice will be taking care of all four kids.

6. Gotta, go...will finish up later. Time to put the baby to bed!

7. We're getting the property. We close on it, in a couple of days. It's only five minutes away from our house. The guy that did our remodel, will be building Leroy's shop on the new property. Hopefully, it will be done by the end of the summer. It's expected to take 2 or 3 months to build. If we get rid of all of his stuff at the house, we might actually have some more room at the house. The baby still sleeps in the living room.

We wouldn't be building a house anytime soon. We don't want to get in over our heads in debt. We will wait until we have the property and shop paid off before building our dream home.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Baby Model

Leilani is so expressive, I love her eyes...her eyes say it all.

I just finished sewing this baby romper, right before Leroy made it home from Cali. He thought I had bought this outfit at the store and so did Landon. He told me from now on just to sew her clothes and not buy anymore at the store. I'm not sure if he realizes that means I can spend more money on fabric and's not cheap to sew but it's so worth it.

I created and designed this romper all by myself. I have already had a couple of my online sewing friends want me to write up a pattern but I'm not sure if I have the time to write up a how step by step photo post but I might if I can find the time!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

1. What to do with a really bad diaper rash? My little angel is suffering at the moment. It's been two weeks, it's looking better but it's taking longer than normal:( I noticed a white patch on her tongue which can only mean Thrush which would explain her diaper rash..maybe or not it's a problem. I need to call Veronica and find out what stuff she used at the natural food store. Her baby had it a way ago and the stuff she got from the doctor's office didn't work.

2. Logan is throwing up...three times. I surprised him at school and had lunch with him. He had a normal homemade lunch. He felt fine at the park while we waited for Landon to finish up his tennis lessons. While, I was preparing dinner. He was watching cartoons in my room. Next thing, I knew he was throwing up in his bathroom. Yes, he made it in the toilet bowl each time. He said he started to feel sick right before he started to watch Johnny Test. He's not acting sick at all expect for the puking part. Hopefully, it will be short lived stomach bug.

3. I have been feeling really guilty about missing some many of the kids field trips. I decided to swing by Tanyard Creek and surprise Landon with a short visit. I stayed for about 30 minutes. We didn't last long on the hike but it was worth it. The guilt is gone. If you feel guilty about something, than stop complaining and do it. After his visit, I swing by the school to have lunch with Logan.

4. When we were leaving Tennis Lessons, a lady came up to me and ask me if Leah was my daughter. I thought it was weird that she knew her name but it turns out that she's friends with Mrs. Ericson and is a volunteer in the class room. She told me that she loved the outfit that she was wearing to school the other day. She mention that her mom used to make clothes for her daughter but not anymore. She told that she loved it. She was really impressed. It was a good moment for me. I don't make homemade clothes for daughters, I make handmade clothes. Big difference. I have been sewing up some really cute outfits. I'm going to be soooo busy this summer that I'm not planning on sewing to much.

5. Leroy took the corporate jet to fly out to California for work. Lucky dog, he sounds like he's having a good time. He will be back Thursday night.

6. I'm getting so tired....I'm not a night owl.

7. The kids made handmade birthday cards for their great grandpa's upcoming 90th birthday!

8. I need to clean out my van.

9. The kids think there is a baby chipmunk in the garage. I hope, it's gone and not dead!

10. Logan's sick, so I will be missing quilt group. I really like hanging out with my 84 year old friend Ms. Donna. We even went to a couple of garage sales and sometimes we do lunch. Age is just a number.

I'm going to bed!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lake Bella Vista

One of my favorite places in Bella Lake Bella Vista walking trail. It come's up second place because y'll know that Tanyard Creek is pretty close to Heaven on Earth. I have taken all of my babies for walks around Lake Bella Vista! It just keeps getting better, the kids love taking her for walks. Leah played with her on the creek bed. Leilani kept trying to eat the rocks. Logan used to do the same thing as a baby. It was a very special night, out with the kids enjoying a nice evening of no electronics and just family time!

Friday, May 3, 2013

May SNOW Showers

I can't remember a time in my life that we had snow in May even living up north. This is the very first time I have ever seen snow in the month of May down south here in Arkansas.

Landon ran into my room first thing this morning to tell me that it had snowed outside. He was like a kid on Christmas Morning! I remember having the same feeling as a child. I think maybe I was six years old. We were living in Kansas City and I remember waking up to discover snow on the ground. I was so excited and my kids had the same feeling this morning.

A special surprised!

The kids are running tonight in the Gold Rush, the weather forecast is snow and ice sleet. It's not going to be fun but Landon pointed out...that it will keep them from getting too hot while running.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Exciting News

Last night, Leroy signed the contract to purchase land to build our dream home and garage.

About two weeks ago, Leroy decided to go for a drive. When he came back, he told me that he found some land for sale and he thought it would be the prefect location. I had my doubts, he has been looking for land to purchase for the past TEN years. I was kinda of rolling my eyes when he told me about his recent discovery.

After church, we drove by the property and it was prefect! It's off of County Road 40 and McNelly road. It sits up on top of a hill. It's like a slice of pie. It's 3.5 acres. It has a natural spring, creek and small drainage pond. The view is amazing.

Leroy was able to talk the guy down on his asking price. He meet up with him last night and signed the contract. Leroy was in such a hurry to meet the guy to sign the paperwork that he forgot to bring his checkbook to make the deposit but the sellar said just to mail it to him.

As soon as I can get over to the property, I will take pictures!

The only bad thing is that Leroy doesn't want to build until he pays off the property. So, we will probably still be in our home for a couple more years.

Also, it's still in the Bella Vista ward which is great. It's not bella vista but consider Bentonville which means no POA fees.

It's in Bentonville school district.

It's prefect!!!!!