Oh boy, were they special! My son Eamon participated in his first Special Olympics! It was a wonderful day! My husband and I attended (unfortunately, it was held on the rain date, so other family didn't have that date off) and his 1:1 Aide, Special Ed teacher, First Grade teacher and his entire First Grade … Continue reading Special Olympics
We had a successful, fun Halloween! This is our first year trick or treating and both kids did well! Miss Mary had a blast and Eamon even went to a few houses (he was more interested in all the decorations). Our street does not get trick or treaters so we went to a street in … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Another birthday, a need for a new Thomas the Tank Engine Cake (here is last years cake). Eamon LOVES Thomas and it was the only cake I could possibly make. Onto Pinterest I went. Then, I attempted. It all starts with 2 8 inch round cakes. Straw to hold the layers together. Was going to … Continue reading Pinterest Win!
I am pretty much used to being stared at when I am out with my son. Let me amend that, I am used to being stared at by adults when I am out with my son. This weekend we took both kids to a great event here in town. Our Fire Fighters have an open … Continue reading Simple Sweetness
I had a tough time finding a book to read this week. Everything I picked up did not hold my interest (4 books from the library and 2 from my kindle stash of books). Then I remembered I had purchased Fannie Flagg's The Whole Town's Talking for my husband last christmas. Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is … Continue reading Yarn Along
My son E turned FIVE this past Wednesday! I can't believe my baby is five! He has faced so many challenges and works so hard everyday. We couldn't be prouder of him. Years ago a friend of mine gave us a train table (as E has always been obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine). The … Continue reading Birthday Crafting
Recently, one of my followers commented that she didn't know I had a son. I realized, I don't post many pictures of him or discuss him here on the blog a great deal. Basically, that is because he is not a selfie taking, fashion risk taker, camera hog like his sister is! He also won't … Continue reading Big Steps at Sodor
I like to practice all my crafts: crochet, knitting and sewing. I like to learn new stitches and new patterns. However, I don't like to make things that I'll never use. For sewing, I really want to practice simple zippers. I made a zippered pouch for myself that I use to carry my library books … Continue reading iPad Zippered Pouch
My last sewing class (until the end of May) was Saturday. We learned how to make a simple stuffed bunny. Simple, but with lots of learning points: making darts, sewing curves, pattern cutting, etc. This bunny was intended for a newborn, so no eyes and I sent the pompom tail incase they wanted to put … Continue reading Learning
Sometimes, there is a single moment where you just want to freeze time. That happened yesterday. After a busy day of errands, yard work, house cleaning and playing, we were all showered/bathed and in our pajama's. The kids were playing in the playroom, my husband was watching the Patriots and I was reading a book … Continue reading A Single Moment