I made the twins name bracelets.
Then I made all five kids an initial bracelet. I wasn't going to do one for Moose, but he put on Monkey's and didn't want to take it off. To get him to give it back, I promised to make him one. I was hesitatant to do it, but I love when he wears it! It's very masculine. Chick's isn't as cute as the others, I know. I made hers just like Monkey's but in green. She complained that she wanted the pink, but Monkey liked hers...so Chick got the leftover beads and it became a rainbow bracelet. I don't like it at all, but that's what you get for being picky, I guess.
I also restrung a beaded necklace of mine that has been sitting around waiting to be repaired, so that was a huge little accomplishment.
Let me say right now that I don't crochet, but I do thrift store shop. A year or so ago I found a bag of crocheted pieces-- squares, flowers, etc all in different colors. I don't know if the person was just practicing a lot, or if they had several projects that they started and never finished? But I knew that I could do something with it...so I put it all in my "refashion" box until inspiration struck. Which it did a couple of weeks ago. I looked through there and found that there were four flowers of the same color pink--all different sizes and patterns. So I put felt and a barrette in the back, and a brown leather button on the front of each (all buttons are also different sizes), and voila: matching hairflowers for my four girls! I also did a bonus light pink, and will also be finishing a white one soon.
Also I did the flowers for the hats that go with the cocoons. I bought blue yarn, even though no one voted for it, and didn't like the flower. So then I bought a raspberry colored yarn, and love it. And I'm especially proud that I was able to make up a way to make the flower all on my own. Like I said, I don't crochet, but I did want a similar look. I think they turned out pretty cute ; ) Now to find a big wooden platter for the photoshoot...and of course wait for the little ladies to make their appearance.
The kids and I went garage saling yesterday. I got a few clothes for Moose and Monkey, and a toy or book for each (they were very good), and some maternity clothes for me. But mostly I got school and grow into clothes for Chick, and some things for the babies. The first sale we went to was at my brother & SIL's house, and that's where I got the baby stuff and maternity stuff. Including a maternity swimsuit that fits well and is green, but will still take every ounce of self confidence that I possess to get me to go out in public in it.
Funny thing about the garage sales: about 3 people asked if Monkey and Moose were twins (they were in a double jogging stroller). I would respond by saying that no, they were 18 months apart, but that I am expecting twins. Then the people would look at me and say, "Really? How cool! But you aren't very big!" Seriously?!! And no joke, it was about three different occasions--different people, different g-sales, same conversation.
One lady also said that I must be Mormon. I don't know if she was kidding or not, but I told her that I was...to which she said something about us not believing in birth control. I said that we're fine with birth control, and her friend said that we just like our families. Exactly.
Speaking of liking my family: Moose has started saying his own prayer at night (with help, of course) and it is SO CUTE. It's a good thing he is so cute sometimes, because he's a serious stinker sometimes and he needs to keep a good balance for self-preservation.
Ok, so here's my belly. you can decide if you think I'm big or not.
I felt pretty huge with Moose...and looking at this post, I was pretty close to the size I am now...but my belly this time is a lot more rounded out--wider, higher, lower, etc.
K, also HH worked on painting the nursery, but that'll get done this week, so no pics yet.
I didn't start the blessing dresses.
So for next week: nursery pics, blessing dresses. That's probably all for this coming week, since I'm teaching preschool this week and will be starting layout as well.