Monday, February 22, 2010

Sewing time!

With encouragement from my girls, I have been sewing again. Not much but enough to keep the creative juices flowing!
Ivy brought home some quilt patches and insisted I make a quilt, so on the weekends I've been working on that... no pictures yet, it's a surprise!
I also have been working on this pillowcase for Anna's pillow she got from uncle Ben. (Ivy and I did one for her pillow but can't seem to find pictures of it.)
I initially was just sewing and cutting scraps from Baby Cam's quilt and came up with a spider web design, I sewed on a heart and then it sat for a few months.

Then I got some cool fabric and started messing around with it again. I had it all sewed up and then Mike said it needed a spider.

Anna chose the material for the spider, I wanted purple but she wanted her favorite, Black!Spider is just sewn on with the zigzag stitch, quick and easy.

Anna Loves the love bug backing.
This is where all those creative juices come together, material and cutting board thrown onto the bed...
and the cluttered sewing desk in the corner of my room.
And the magical sewing machine from the 60's,
plain Jane but sturdy and strong!
Ivy came home from school so I am editing to adding this picture of the two pillowcases, I think they represent the girls: Ivy is straight laced and organized; Anna is wild and lovable!

New baby cousin

Little baby Julia has made her way into the world at 6lbs, 12oz and on her mother's birthday.
Welcome Julia!

Yes we are cousins, 30 years apart! She brings back a lot of memories of my girls!

My younger Aunt Kelly and her new baby Julia.

Grandma Rocky with her newest grandchild and Ivy, the first great grandchild.

Julia's father Jam, he is awesome with kids.
Even though the birth didn't go as Kelly had planned and with all the complications afterwards, Baby and mother seem to be doing great!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

GO Canada!!!

GOLD!!! Yes, our first Gold for 2010 Olympics!!! Whoo Woo!!

I like watching the Olympics, about the only time I ever watch sports. I enjoy both summer and winter Olympics and am Proud that my country and Province are hosting this years winter games! But I haven't always been happy about this fact... I have hated how much money has gone into these games, hated the bureaucracy behind it all and even more I hate the companies/sponsors involved. But now that the athletes are now competing, I have put those feeling of hatred away and am now cheering for my Country! GO CANADA!!

I keep waiting for things to slow down but life just keeps getting in the way. Most of the time its a good busy that going on. I have said no and limited what I have to give to others, so I am not over whelmed.

Anna has been doing awesome with Holly, the speech pathologist. Anna has slowed down her speech and most people understand her now. Holly wants to tackle Anna's lisp soon, usually they wait till kids are older but Holly is confidant in Anna and hopes to get most of her issues sorted before school starts in the fall. We will be going to Children's Hospital in April for Anna's 6 month check up.

Ivy has been doing well, her ego hasn't grown too much from her debut as a singer. She is doing very well in school, they have started the dreaded spelling tests, so far she is enjoying them, hopefully she won't be like her mom and grandmother, we hate spelling/English! Everyday Ivy can read a little bit more, she is doing awesome! She does get frustrated easily but accordingly to her teacher she never shows it at school, she saves all the moaning and crying for home, lucky us! Ivy has lost interest in Japanese dance, I don't know how I'm going to tell Taki that we want to drop it, if we could get more girls to join then I'm sure she would want to keep doing it.

Mike's Dad came over on Saturday and helped fix our leaking roof, it's not pretty but it will thing dry till we can re-roof. Mike is so upset that all the time and money he put into the portion of the roof last summer has failed. Mike has been working 6 days a week lately, he so over worked, then he comes home and the girls ask him to fix this toy or that. He is so tired of fixing things and is looking forward to spring break up.

Another week starts tomorrow, Thursday seems to be my only relaxing day....well Friday too but then I have to referee the girls all day. I have pictures to post but they will have to wait for another time. I have noticed a lot of overseas visitors, Welcome! I am always curious how people find their way to my blog, weather it is random or followed a link here, please let me know! Thanks.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BA meeting

"It's plan B!!"

Mike and I attended a meeting in RC tonight that was organized by parents who have had enough of all the Bull Shit that the School Board and Ministry has been hand down to us lately. Boundary Alliance-BA (might be BAC but I do not know what the C stands for...) wants parents to be aware of situations, have information about what the school board discusses, act as one group and make the board realise that their decision are not always right and they effect ALOT of people.

They/we do not want the BA to be another committee with Presidents and secretaries, they/we want it to be an open forum where everyone has a voice and a vote. It's not Mob mentality, they/we want information and help influence the boards decisions. As several people stated, we do not want it to be -Us vs Them- but rather everyone communicating with everyone else.

I'm not sure how involved I want to be but I do want to help and will try to go to more meetings, there needs to be a change... it won't happen overnight but hopefully over the next year or so it will start!

It was a good meeting but long, had to drive to RC after dinner, Mike met us at his Parents after work. S&K looked after the girls, it was after 10pm by the time they went to bed. I hope Ivy will be alive come morning and not a zombie!