Here is a gallery of all the bags in my line thus far. If you want to see them up close and personal or want to own your very own "Daisy Designs" tote bag please let me know!
A few of the "I'm thankful fors" that made the top of the list:
- Our incredible active, crazy, silly, always entertaining little monkey, Eli!
- Family that lives close and invites us over for impromptu hang out and meal times
- Family that lives far but does an amazing job keeping in touch over the phone and isn't afraid to make the long trek to come see us
- A warm, comfortable home that feels like "home"
- The ability to stay at home with Eli
- An amazing group of close friends that God has blessed us with
- A God that loves us so much he gave us His son to save us
This Thanksgiving we had an extra special treat...Grandma (Grant's mum Paula) came to visit! She arrived the day before and helped us celebrate with a yummy meal, hanging out and of course shopping! We had a great time and Eli loved spending time with his "Bramba" and getting to know her better. Aside from Eli's few mishaps at the parks ("uh-oh, owey, doodle doodle do" & "uh-oh boom") the week was full of laughter, walks, lights, jumping on "Bramba's" bed and tons of fun!
Eli was showing off his boots, muscles and a few acrobatic tricks to Aunty Jen and "Cuncle" Tim over the Thanksgiving weekend.
So, nothing terribly exciting, except that I am sewing away working on my tote bags whenever I get a free moment, I get to scrapbook tomorrow night (maybe I'll finish 2007), and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Grant's mum comes to visit next week, and my sister and her husband are driving up for the weekend as well so we'll have lots of guests to share our 23 lb. turkey with and tons of fun while we do it! Hope you all have wonderful Thanksgivings!!!
All this to say, stay tuned because you will be seeing my new line of tote bags soon. Here are just a few of the yummy fabrics I'm working with in case you are curious...
Eli has been big on recapping lately. If he gets hurt of something happens, he wants to make sure you didn't miss any of it. A typical Eli story might go something like this...
"Mama, down...(indistinguishable babble) oweeeee...boom....mamma (more indistinguishable babble accompanied by several hand motions).
He is also starting to string multiple words together such as:
uh-oh (don't know if that's technically two words but it sound so cute)
lililililililili (this is how he says, "Kitty, kitty, kitty", but it just ends up sounding like he's rolling his tongue)
The other morning Eli and I were playing in the living room and out of the blue he says, "Dada hot". And I say, "Daddy is in the office, I don't think he's hot". This did not satisfy because he continued to say, "Dada hot". I asked him to show me and he pulls me into the kitchen and asks to be picked up. When I pick him up, he quickly points to our electric kettle and says again, "Dada hot". I then realize that he wants to make Daddy a cup of tea like we did a few days earlier, so I say, "Do you want to make Daddy some tea?" and Eli says very firmly, "tea"! So we proceeded to make Daddy a cup of tea and deliver it to him in the office. What a silly little boy we have.
A little pre-run warmup
Can't forget the post-run stretching!
That Sunday was also our anniversary. I think I mentioned previously that the traditional anniversary gift for 6 years is candy/sugar. We exchanged presents that morning but waiting to break into our stash until that evening when we put Eli to bed and curled up on the couch to watch a few shows we'd tape...now that's romantic!
(no this is not a candy store...these are our presents!)
Our play group headed to Apple Hill last Friday for some yummy treats and lots of fun! Eli and I (dressed in long pants and sleeves) were greeted with sunny weather and tons of people when we arrived. As our group began to gather Eli immediately clung to Haylie (his new best friend) and they had a great time playing in the dirt! They were running, rolling and sliding on the dirt hill right next to the lovely clean grass where we were sitting! We celebrated four October birthdays with cupcakes and of course had to sample a few different apple goodies. They also had a little pumpkin farm area that was great for some fall pictures. After a long day of playing and eating Eli fell asleep almost before we could get out of the parking lot.