The other day I asked the kiddies if they wanted grilled cheese sandwiches or cheesy bread for supper (it was one of those days) and cheesy bread won the day.
Darrell then asked, “How do you make cheesy bread?” Well, Molly and I looked at him like he was crazy – how is it that he doesn’t know cheesy bread after all this time? I gave him the basic explanation – cheese on bread toasted in the oven. Molly got a little more creative:
2. make the bread warm (in the microwave)
3. cut the cheese (things almost went horribly wrong here as Darrell started to grate the cheese – Molly was not impressed, her instructions were very specific; that’s a block, it’s not grated!)
4. make the bread warm again (on a baking sheet in the oven, this time.)
As Darrell went through each step he received a check mark and then at the end when he completed his task very well, he got the giant smiley face and check mark.
I’m sure I could have been more helpful during this process but watching him stumble through as Molly coached him was way too entertaining!
Four years ago today I was mad at my husband.
All my friends were at a fun scrapbooking retreat and I wasn’t there. Darrell put his foot down and said, “Absolutely not,” in no uncertain terms. To be fair, I was less than two weeks away from my due date, aka baby could come any time, and, in our labor and delivery experience, it was a pretty fast process. He didn’t want to chance me being an hour away from the hospital.
But I was still mad.
And told him in no uncertain terms that if said baby did not make an appearance during the retreat weekend he was in big trouble. Big.
And then, at 1:30 Sunday morning, 10 days before I was due, I said, “I think we should go to the hospital.”
We packed up, got my Dad to come stay with Molly, headed in to the case room, and 10 minutes after we arrived, so did Gabe, at 2:31 am. My dad didn’t even get a chance to go to sleep when we called to say, “He’s here!”
And he really was here, all 6 lbs. 13 ozs. of blond boy. I wasn’t expecting the blond (Molly was black) and I wasn’t expecting the boy (I was convinced I was having a girl).
But I wouldn’t trade this sweet face for anything.
Happy 4th birthday, my baby. We love you all the way to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond, forever and ever, all the way to the stars.
Mama / S.
A while back I took part in another tag LO – love those! – and since I was number 1 on a long list of people, I kind of forgot about posting it here once the tag part was done.
This actually turned out to be one of my fave LO’s ever. The picture cracks me up, the kit from The Paperie is my favourite one from them since they started, and the way it all came together worked better than I envisioned. A rare, rare occurrence!
The picture of Gabe was taken at the cabin last year and as soon as I saw the expression on his face all I could think of was my grandfather, Edgar Case – he had the same look many times! The thing is, Pop had glasses and a moustache and well, Gabe is only 3, the moustache is not something happening on his face right now!
Enter the kit. It had some October Afternoon Midway paper, including strips that had glasses with moustaches. And by some fluke of the universe, they were the right size for the picture that had been printed for months. It was just all meant to be!
I added a bunch of banners and some flair at the top:
When I finished this one, I showed my dad and the first thing he said was, “You really need to show this to my siblings.” Yes, he actually said siblings, it’s just his way! But really, it’s uncanny how much Gabe looks like his great-grandfather here – I wish they could have met.
Back tomorrow with an awesome blog hop full of projects to get you in the spring mood – I know I’m ready for a warmer season!
I had the beginnings of a head cold and taught a Designer Duo Mixed Media Class with Cathie on Saturday, so I had a hard time keeping track and taking pictures. I did get 12 though, with some help from friends on Instagram!
1. Cuddles with daddy in the morning.
2. Cathie teaching her LO during our class.
3. My supplies for teaching my canvas.
4. Lunch! Sourdough and smoked meat sandwich from Manna, always the best!
5. My row of canvases at class.
6. Cathie and I – almost done for the day!
7. My traditional selfie in the porch mirror.
8. Bathroom reno – the tile is finished!
9. Birthday card for a special 1st birthday – Eugene, the dog!
10. Eugene about to get his cake – carrot, peanut butter, cream cheese frosting, and bacon!
11. The gift bag and tissue I brought – the toy inside didn’t last much longer!
12. Krista (Eugene’s mama) and I.
Another one in the bag – see you next month!
And tomorrow, more Weekend of Fun peeks!
So D and I were in the kitchen the other day – I was making pancakes, he was playing games on his phone – and the kiddies were playing legos in the living room. All was, for the first time ever in the history of our house, quiet. And I said as much to D.
Suddenly, I hear this little pitter patter of feet. They get to the kitchen, stop for a moment, and then run back to the living room.
Then we hear the three-year-old whisper (you know the one – a whisper for him, a regular voice for us) and he says to M, “They’re being really quiet in there!”
He seemed as shocked and disconcerted by the quiet as we were!
The weather, though not at all fall-like, was gorgeous on Saturday so I dragged the family off to the park for a picnic and photos – I needed an undated one for the first page of Project Life! 🙂
Now, you know how Miss M feels about pictures, it’s a horrible, terrible thing I torture her with! So she was told that we need the picture and then we could go feed the ducks and play at the playground – the quicker the pictures, they longer the playing.
It didn’t work.
But I got some awesome out-takes (and one semi reasonable family picture!).
This is limp noodle M and G wondering why he has to behave if she doesn’t.
On a side note – don’t you love that Ali Edwards/Designer Digitals overlay? I’m going to have to reprint the picture just like this for my PL album, I have it in there now just plain and it looks so boring!
And notice how there is no “S” on my picture? It’s the only letter I’m missing from my Studio Calico wood veneer letters so I’m trying to decide what to do there…. If anyone has an extra “S” it would save me some debating power! 🙂
Back tomorrow with a washi minibook tutorial – if I can get the paper I need!
5 years ago today I woke up very early in the morning and thought, “I think I’m in labour.”
5 hours later, my baby girl was here.
She came with a head of black hair when I was expecting blond, and in a flurry of activity since she needed a forceps delivery. And because she came so fast and scared the life out of her father, he gave in and let me have the name I wanted, both first and last! 🙂
Molly Nora was a week early and a little 6lb 13oz bundle that changed our lives. She was perfect.
And though her stubborn streak can be very trying, she still is perfect.
We love you, my baby, all the way to “planet Earth” and back, to “finian” and beyond, forever and ever.
M and I are on vacation this week while D stays home to work and G spends some fun time with Poppy. Unless I get a quick second to post, I’ll be on a break this week!
I’m planning, fingers crossed, to keep up with ICAD so I’ll post those pics and details next week along with vacation photos!
See you later!
…to my cute hubby! 7 years ago we had the best wedding on the beach surrounded by all our family and friends. Today, he is asleep in bed with G while M and I hang out at the airport waiting to go visit friends in NB.
It’s been a good run, D, ups and downs, good times and bad, but without you there wouldn’t be our babies, and without you there wouldn’t be us. Love you always.