Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

Well, I'm a little late in this, but I still want to wish Katie a Happy Birthday! Yesterday was her fourth birthday. I can't believe how big she is. Of course, I think she's big physcially, but also mentally. You can hold a conversation with her and understand what she is saying. She has lots of her own original ideas and I just love it! Her sense of humor is a little strange, but she still makes me laugh all the time. Four-year-old humor is much different than what I would consider humorous. She has a lot of made up words and I have to remind her to use words that I understand, but she finds joy in all things. She is such a loving little girl and is always wanting to share her things with her friends. I hope that she continues to have an open mind about things, but also hope that she doesn't get hurt. She is sensitive to other's emotions and wants to help someone feel happy if they are sad. Her favorite color is still purple. She just now asked me to invite a friend from school to her birthday party next time. This is the first time she has wanted to have someone from school over! I just love my little girl so very much. I hope for her to continue to be such a wonderful girl and person. She is developing into such a beautiful person!

Mama loves you Katie!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I don't get it

There is a phrase and variations of a phrase that I have been seeing all over the place, especially in the knit blog world. Would someone be so kind as to enlighten me as to the meaning of "I can haz...?" There is always an overuse of the letter z and the grammar is appalling. Am I just being too uptight? Does this bother anyone else? Is it someone's way of being funny? I just don't get it. Please explain.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yesterday as we were driving to Grandma's house, Katie told me that Mathew was her boyfriend. I almost lost control of the car. Then she said that she was going to marry him. I asked her if he was cute and she said in a sly voice, yea. The boy craziness sure starts early! I asked her why she liked him and she responded, "cause he's AWESOME!" Great. I didn't think this started until at least third grade!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today is my mom's birthday so I want to wish her a Happy Birthday! I love you mom!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

Yesterday Katie and I went to HyVee to get our groceries. The floral department always has balloons for the kids to take with them. Katie got her purple balloon and was playing with it when we were leaving the store. I was trying to hold on to her and the shopping cart so neither would get away from me. Well, the balloon got away from her. It is one that they blow up with air then put it on a stick. It came off the stick and Katie started to go after it. It was next to a car, but when she got to it, it went under the care and lodged between the engine and the ground. I didn't want her going under the car and told her that it was gone and we would just have to get another one another time. She was not happy with this and started crying. Then, out of nowhere, a man came over and said "I'll get it for her." Before I could object he was down on the cold parking lot shimmying under this car to get a balloon for a little girl he didn't even know. I just about broke into tears thanking him. All the change and keys and stuff fell out of his pocket and he just went deeper under this car to get the balloon. He made my daughter's day. He renewed my faith in humanity. He must have been a grandpa.

Friday, January 09, 2009

No time for a real post, but here are a few tidbits of late:

-According to Katie, she has "fives" not hives. Some kind of reaction to something, most likely new body wash. Trying to figure it out, thankful for Zyrtec.

-David is simply adorable. We had a nice little conversation last night. He wanted to cry, but I talked him into just being cute.

-My one and only New Year' s Resolution failed yesterday. I made the resolution to knit or crochet every day of the year, but sadly I didn't get a stitch of either in yesterday. But, I did see a baby, so it was worth it. And my baby isn't contagious.

-The sweater is in the same state it was in 3 days ago. Maybe I'll have time this weekend to work on it.

-A small group of us are taking a field trip tomorrow to Parkville to go to a really neat store. I am quite excited.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy Birthday!

We have a new baby in our family! David Yung-Shen (I think that is how you spell it) was born last night around 9 pm. Nicole and David are doing great from what I hear. I haven't seen them yet, but I hear that David has lots of dark hair and is very cute. Congratulations to Steve, Nicole, and David.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!

So, since I am four days late sending good wishes for the coming year, does that mean that I will be perpetually late this year? I sure hope not.

Still no baby. I am sure Nicole is just wanting little one to show his face. I thought he'd have been here by now, but he's just hanging out waiting til the time is right.

It has been a good year so far, so I hope this good stuff keeps coming.

Katie starts her new preschool tomorrow, so we are all looking forward to that. Every day for the past week she has been asking when she gets to go. I know that she will do great with everything. Sometimes I wish I could just keep her little, but I know that she has to grow up and move on. I wish the absolute best for her.

I have made great progress on my current obsession. Some people may call it a sweater, but I am calling it a time sucker. I started this project during the week of Christmas and I am a sleeve and sewing away from being able to wear it. I love having a project like this that I am completely devoted to and can't wait to wear. It makes my hobby that much more enjoyable when everything comes together so smoothly. I have made plenty of mistakes, but since I am crocheting it, I can fix them without as much trouble as there would be if it were knitted. I've never made a garment with crochet, so this is a first for me. So far I love it. I just hope that it fits well when I am done.

My parents were very generous in their Christmas gift to me this year. They gave me money for my hobbies. So, you know what that means, right? YARN!! Knit Wit, a store in Olathe, was hosting a 30% off sale the day after Christmas. I did some good damage that day. I got enough yarn to make a full size sweater, a sleeveless sweater, a hat, and a couple scarves. I think I got something like 20 or so skeins of yarn. I spent all but $0.55 of what my parents gave me. Because of the sale, I saved over $30 (the cost of half a sweater). Give me a sale and a budget and I will try to squeak every last cent out of it! I was willing to add to the pot a little, but realized that the amount of yarn I got plus the amount I already have SHOULD keep me busy at least until summer. That is if I don't have a new obsession every week. I feel like this is rambling, but yarn makes me happy! Especially when it is such a good deal and so soft! Stay tuned for more project news. Who knows, you may even get a picture some time. No promises though!

We rang in the New Year like old people. I had Katie sleeping on my lap, we saw the clock hit midnight, everyone got there coats on and we were in bed by 12:30. We spent the evening with friends and played games. Oh, and I knit. And played games. And talked. I am a multitasker.

I had to work Friday to get ready for this week at work, but I think I got most everything ready to go. Once a quarter, I have to administer some chemistry tests, so I get to do that this week. That with all the monthly tests coming and sampling and running the regular tests is going to make for a busy week. I will be glad when it is over. At least it is only once a quarter.

On that note, I think I will end this rambling mish mash of brain drain and bid you all goodnight. I have a school girl to get ready for bed!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

This year I had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. Usually I am ready to go around Thanksgiving. I didn't even get my tree up until the middle of December and is wasn't fully decorated until last week. It has been a trying time recently with Ben working crazy insane hours, dealing with the stress of finding new care for Katie while we work, taking our crazy allergic dog in for her third ear hematoma repair, dealing with anxieties and depression issues, and the list could go on and on.

But, as always, things seem to work themselves out whether I have a hand in it or not. We are starting Katie in preschool at the beginning of January, Charlie is recovering nicely from her surgery, Ben got notice that they are not going to be working over the next two weekends, the anxieties are lifting, and I am starting to see the light at the end of the depression tunnel. It helps having people that know when I need some words of encouragement or simply stating they are thinking of me. I know I don't have to go at life alone, I have lots of people that will help me. I just need to take the time to remember that.

I am soon to be an aunt. Little one is showing signs that he doesn't want to be inside any longer. He's about ready to meet the world and we are thrilled. We could have a Christmas baby yet!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope this season finds you well.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brought to you by the letter K

Katie would like to share the spotlight for a moment.

Hi, this is Katie. I am three. My favorite color is purple. I like Batman. I like the hero part the best from the original Batman. I love all my friends! I like to read books. My favorite is Jasmine. She's also my favorite princess. I want Star Wars Legos. I like to play with Legos at church in my classroom. My mommy just made me a purple pillow.

Have a good day!