most days i feel lucky if i have made it out of my pajamas by the time chris gets home from school (7 pm). this may sound weird to some, but when you have a 30 pound weight glued to your leg named ellie, and a three year old that is trying to plug the bathroom sink with toilet paper while you are otherwise engaged, it proves quite difficult to get anything done but just survive what life (or jack) throws at you.
occasionally, i MAKE myself have a productive day. and i mean productive, as in, doing something besides just being MOM. even though this does usually mean that the house is a mess or i havent done the dishes, i feel as though its still been a great day because i have something to show for it.
today was a productive day:
visiting teaching easter goody buckets
cards for aunties and uncles we haven't seen for a while:
i let the kiddos each pick out a pack of stickers to use. jack is WAY into spongebob right now even though he never watches it...weirdo. and little miss loves hello kitty. but, by the looks of the toy aisle, what little girl doesn't?
the inside of the cards looked like this:
jack really did sign his name! all i did was rest my hand on his and when he'd get off track, i'd just squeeze a little and he'd get right back on course. i was impressed!
and a little sewing project for miss ellie bean:
i have been itching for a little sewing project for quite some time. yesterday my sis-in-law elena told me about www.makeitandloveit.blogspot.com and it had this little ruffled collar project and i thought it would be easy enough, quick enough, and might just satisfy my need to sew.... without dropping a ton of moolah... and it did! and i'm glad too because ellie looks stinkin cute!
i just picked up this sun dress at target for $8 and a white tee on clearance for a couple bucks. first i cut the white shirt into strips. the dress already had the bow on it. i just removed it, sewed on the ruffle i made out of the t-shirt strips, then tacked the bow back on. not bad for $10!
and the best part of all is that i managed to clean up after each project AND get the dishes done! of course, i didnt take a shower today, but i guess you gotta make sacrifices :)