we’ve been on vacation for a good chunk of the summer so far. well. just the beach and batavia. but it seems like a lot. anyhow… here’s what’s been going on when we haven’t been traveling…
we signed up for free weekday bowling with amf. we’ve only been once, with our pals, the pattisalls, but it was free, so we’ve already got our money’s worth. also, bowling alley lighting is the worst, so there was no good pics.
isaac had a little stretch of complaining about stomach aches and then getting panicky and then making himself throw up. we got a little concerned after about the 4th day and took him to the doc. he had an x-ray, revealing a bit of, well, constipation. the doctor told him to eat more fruits and veggies and drink more water and he has taken that advice very seriously. best $25 i’ve ever spent.
we also had going to the movies on our to do list. so, off we rolled to the matinee of despicable me 2. it was anna’s first movie and she loved it. i think she got a little uncomfortable in the plastic chair that helps keep little people from being swallowed up by the folding seats.
oh, the garden. bugs have invaded one of my zuchinis and my only summer squash. sad. my tomatoes and peppers seem to just not really want to grow. but, i planted one butternut squash (which i’ve rarely had any luck with) and that sucker is taking over the garden. exciting. because i love butternut squash.
in quilting/sewing news, this kaleidoscope quilt top i’ve been piecing since just after christmas is finally done. now it’s folded up and waiting for a backing. i’m not in love with it at all. the fabric is salt water and i just don’t know if i love it all together. i’m not a fan of the coral prints.
i also decided to get started with a little apples quilt for the baby number three. i bought the bundle bc it’s gender neutral and a) would work for whatever we had and b) i would be able to get started before we found out what we were having, giving me more time. so, i obviously started approximately five days before we are set to find out what we are having. (tuesday!!!!).
isaac insisted on making his own quilt block, so he dug through some scraps and came up with this. after i helped him sew the robot piece down, he did the rest by himself. it was for me. in case i needed it for the baby’s quilt.
during thunderstorms, lucy hides out in the basement, under my desk. which makes it hard to sew. she puts her head down on the foot pedal and the machine seems to ghost stitch away. and makes nice little knots in my thread. thanks, lucy.
anyhooo… that’s whats happening in the day-to-day. stay tuned for tuesday, for the big announcement. will my house be extra loud in a constant state of destruction for the next 6-10 years? or will i have two dramatic teen girls from 2023-2030? (riding hovercrafts).