Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today was the big day. She woke with a special "morning present", delivered in bed.

One of these. She saw me making them and begged to have one.
Crown made by Grandma and mama... but mostly Grandma.
Next gift; a big box of craft supplies and a bird house with an opening big enough for their little wooden toys, ready for finishing.
Lots of crafting going on here!
And testing out the new digs.
Yup, I think they like it here!

Trip to the park with friends. Oh, and check out that new haircut!
And home again for cake and a few more mama made gifts.
Not a bad way to turn six!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Right Now

The girls are all snug in their beds and all but Zoe are sound asleep while Mama works into the night on birthday things. Kaiya will be a whopping six years old tomorrow. Today she went out with my parents and she was sweet enough to invite her sisters and I to come along and share her day. So, we all went to lunch and to get her hair cut! She's been asking to have it done for weeks now. Says she doesn't like having to put it back all the time. She got a bob and bangs and looks sweet and sassy and, well, just a little more grown up. Her first pair of glasses will be here in a week or so. I got my first pair when I was six and her daddy has glasses, too, so figured it would only be a matter of time. To see her change so much, though... It nearly brought tears to my eyes today, to watch her long hair fall to the floor. Not sad, just touched, I guess.
And then we parted ways, River and I picking up craft supplies for the birthday girl and the older girls off to the movies with grandma and paw paw to see Gnomeo and Juliet. They loved it. I asked Kaiya this morning what she wanted for her birthday tomorrow and she asked if we could have popcorn like we did for Zoe's last year. I said sure, what else? She said she really wants her daddy to be there and I said of course he'll be there but isn't there anything you want for your birthday. She said she'd like to do some crafting and get some craft things. I just can't say how proud that makes me. Not only did she not ask for toys and barbies and plastic and princesses and electronics but she just wants to crafts. A girl after my own heart!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Past Few Weeks

OK, I'm really gonna finish a post this time. I've sat here a few times over the last few weeks, even uploaded a picture. Wrote, erased, wrote it again, erased again. I guessed I've had quite a block for a bit now.
Life has been doling out quite a lot of stress lately and I've been so overwhelmed with it all. Family problems, money problems, craft shows looming up ahead.... and, to tell the truth, I don't really feel like sharing about any of it. All of it has been such a pervasive burden on me for weeks now and I don't want to talk about it anymore, OK? I don't think I could ever be accused of having one of those blogs that seems like a happy washed life with no troubles at all. But things have been talked to death around here and right now I want to at least pretend it's behind us.
So, instead I will share some things and happenings from the last while that make me smile.
Kaiya, scooping poop for the garden with Mama and Grandma. She likes to ask us all what our favorite thing to do is. When it comes her turn she always answers the same, helping.

Rainy day knitting. Lots of opportunity for that lately. I don't mind the rain so much, just makes it harder to get things done outside and my garden is terribly behind for it. It's hard to scoop manure when you're sliding in it.
Actually, I've been knitting more plants than planting real ones. That's OK, right?

Now, I must get back to my 'plants'. They're not gonna knit themselves, you know!