Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Days are Short...

People say that when you have little kids "the days are long, but the years are short".  Sometimes I agree with that, but mostly I just think the days are short, too.  Time just flies by - I can't believe we are already almost a quarter of the way into the "new" year.  Here's a peek at what we've been up to in the last month:

This little lady turned FOUR on Valentine's Day.  It is such a joy to have a little girl!

Her main gift from us was a mommy-made bathing suit.  I haven't done a whole lot of sewing with knits, so I was a bit nervous, but it turned out to be super quick and easy!  I do wish I had made it a bit bigger, but it should be fine for this summer.

And somehow this guy is now 7 months old!  

And doing big boy things like sitting up (finally! - he's later than all my others with this)... 

...and eating real food (but mostly only when he can do it himself - which is perfectly fine with my 
not-a-fan-of-baby-food-feeding self)!

I haven't had a need to do much personal sewing lately, so I was more than happy to come up with a bath caddy solution for our new bathtub!  I got the basic idea from some I saw online, but I love my personalized version!

This is my favorite way to go grocery shopping with four children.  These carts are an absolute pain to maneuver around the store, but the sanity-saving perk of having everyone immobilized more than makes up for it!  Not surprising, it makes for a much more peaceful shopping experience than, say, having three kids pushing little carts around a tiny Trader Joe's.  =)

We've had a few sunny days, and we've taken advantage of them!  I can't wait to have my laundry drying outside full time!  I am very thankful for my big Ikea drying racks, but I love how quickly everything dries outside - and I love having the extra space inside!

In bathroom news, we (they) are still plugging away at all the finishing stuff that needs doing.  One of the most exciting things to me, though, about the whole remodel, is that we now have a real, stand-alone bathroom.  Our bedroom was only accessible through the bathroom, which is not the most desirable setup.   Thankfully, the bathroom was arranged in such a way that we were able to build a new wall and move the door, so now we have a little "hallway" that both the bathroom and bedroom open from.  I am absolutely loving this!

The white doorway in the foreground was
where the bathroom door used to be.
The right door leads to our bedroom.
The new wall was built on the other side of
our bedroom door,  just moving the
bathroom door back a few feet.

 Happy Spring!!


Anonymous said...

The new bathroom door set up looks great, I did not know you had done that yet.

Jana said...

I certainly agree with time flying by! Little people growing up makes it fly! I always enjoy seeing what your sweet family has been up to. I'm so glad we've reconnected via the blog world. :) I'd like to get back to blogging soon. Life has been complicated lately, and I often find it challenging to blog the complications of life versus the pleasantness of life.

Annaleah said...

Thanks Dad! =)

Jana -

It's fun for me to see your family, too! =) It's too bad we don't live closer - I don't know a lot of other moms that are in the same "stage" of parenting that I am. But it is fun to chat this way! =) I know what you mean with the blogging, especially since I tend to be a very private person. I usually just stick with the pleasant stuff - although then I sometimes feel like I'm not being honest. But then, of course, not everyone needs to know everything! =) It can be so hard when things are complicated - hope life gets simpler soon!