Monday, April 28, 2008

A Productive Weekend

What a busy weekend we had! Saturday morning we were all up at 6 am to get ready for Ethan's baseball game. It ended up being in the low 30's so I had to stay home with the wee ones & miss yet another game. His team won 8-7 and Ethan got a hit every time he was up to bat....this is a huge progression! Not only are his skills improving, but so is his attitude. I couldn't be prouder of the little man.

Saturday afternoon was spent preparing for a small gathering in honor of Ethan's birthday. It was not technically his birthday party because several family members were tied up due to the prom, but we still had a good time. The older kids stayed outside until they could no longer spot each other in the dark & they were forced to retreat indoors for cake. They all crashed shortly after cake consumtion.

Sunday was a slightly relaxed day. I decided I was going to get some cute wipes made because I am not going to open another pack of disposable wipes. They're almost too cute for their intended use ;-) They do work great to clean up a messy yogurt covered baby tho & I was able to use up some of my small remnant pieces that were just waiting to become something useful.

With the help of our oldest Robert, I whipped up this ipod cozy out of some flannel I had left over from pj pants. Rob stood next to me & watched the entire process. He was amazed that I could make a pattern myself & have the cozy turn out the way he had described it to me. To tell you the truth, I was a bit surprised myself. Rob's been saving his money for awhile now. Originally the money was intended for a laptop, but he decided this 80GB ipod was more practical for a boy of 12 & I must say I agree.
He also was kind enough to hand down his Nano to his ipodless brother Ethan, who is beyond thrilled that Rob gave him anything.

Our little Miss Cassidy is now officially potty trained. She has not worn a diaper or pull up (even over night) for a full week now. She even gets up in the middle of the night/early am if she has to go. Hopefully Sophia will pick up quickly..... but not too quickly because I just bought a bunch of cute cloth diapers for her.

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