My father mentioned last night how much he loved it when we came for a week because he is able to watch the girls grow during that time.
Josie said a couple of new words this week; Chase, Seth, Pyper, up, and thank you. She has said up and thank you before but never consistently. This week she has been pretty consistent. She also is our snuggler and one of her favorite people to snuggle with has been her papa. She has also enjoyed snuggling with her Uncle Bill when they watched the kids while I ran an errand.
Ellie turned 4 on Monday. Her father was very heartbroken not to see her on her birthday but her grandparents and uncle, aunt and cousins were very happy he shared her on her special day. She enjoyed receiving a suitcase with wheels from her grandparents, a new dress from us, crafting supplies and a new Nerf gun from her cousins. She has enjoyed a week of crafting with her new paper, stickers, glue, and paint. She has spent every evening with her Nana reading new books on Nana's nook. She watches a movie almost every afternoon with her papa and she told me today that papa always falls asleep during the movie and she tries to wake him up but he won't wake up.
I have enjoyed relaxing without having a to-do list of things to accomplish. I have been able to craft a little bit but nothing to serious.
I did take my sewing machine in to be serviced because I felt like the tension was bad. The tension was perfectly good but I found out some great info;
- Use the recommended foot for the straight stitch (or any other stitch). The foot holds the fabric properly and guides the fabric.
- If you use a different thread in the top and the bobbin it can mess up your tension.
- If you really want to get serious about your top stitch there is a top stitch needle and top stitch thread.
Enjoy pictures from our week!
|The wind here is ridiculous!|
|Ellie's Birthday Cake|
|Jonah, Ellie and Josiah|
|Nana and the girls "reading" from the nook|
|Josiah playing with Josie|
|Josie looking like a big girl on the stairs|
|The nerf gun. It could get ugly at our house! =)|