I am still trying to catch up my blogging. not because i think you guys are super worried abt how i spent my new years(looking at pics of friends on facebook), or what my kids got for Christmas (a wii), or any of that jazz, but because it helps me when I go back and scrapbook... so i know that this is jumping the gun on all of that stuff, but i just want to remember this while it is still fresh...
the past week, John and I spent a ton of time rearranging the entire house. we moved all 4 boys downstairs to the "green" room, the second "master bedroom" of the house we are in. that room had previously been the scrapbook/craft/iron pile holder/junk room. Everything from there went to the playroom for the week while we moved everything else around. we turned T and M's old room into an office, and put the bookshelves there, and van and jo room into cl's room. it felt so good to open up space from our main living areas and get CL out of our room ( i am sleeping so much better!)
having a girl has opened up a whole new world here... it may sound silly, but it has given me the chance to try my hand in things i have never tried... I have learned bow making recently, and am having a ton of fun trying different styles, and learning how to do simple things like making clips. It is neat to have new talents develop! This past weekend, I made cl a bow holder. Each of the kids have a monogram initial above their beds with their name stamped on it. I went a little further with hers, and am really pleased with how it turned out. It makes me want to go back and redo the boys and make theirs a little more fun. I also for the first time fixed cls hair before church this morning. She wears clips everyday to keep her bangs out of her eyes, but there are some really fun blogs i stumbled across like this one and this one that I love looking at, and they link to tons more each... its like an art form, and while i don't think i could ever see myself spending that much time on her hair, i remember sitting at my moms feet many mornings while she pulled my hair into a french braid or curled it in rollers for Easter and Christmas time. I remember how loved I felt as she spent time on that, and can totally see the drive behind it. I had a really good time fixing her hair this morning, and she smiled and cooed the whole time i played with her hair, it was really nice! When i finished, T announced that she looked hideous. I can see where he is coming from, without any hair in her face, she looked extremely fat and round! I do think hideous was taking it a bit far, though! I call them tiny messy buns... the rubber bands are the tiny ones you buy at the store, and then I threaded a black button through each band before putting her hair up.... I learned that from one of those talented above mentioned moms! I was really proud of myself, and think that i will try more tomorrow, but in the back (she has enough for 2 piggies in the back already!!)
on a side note... van has been "difficult" lately. i am sure it is a result of cl taking over his baby position, and hes not mean... just difficult. For example... he wanted to do something, i don't even remember what it was now, but he had been told no, and firmly, as he had asked several times. after sulking out of the room and thinking about it for a minute, he returned to tell us that "I will just say sorry later..." ugh