Saturday, January 31, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!




Here are the three months I was able to get done in the last week for the Oakhaven Group SAL. Some ladies are already done with November! Their needles are flying so fast they must be invisible! These are such fun; small and easy to stitch and you actually feel like you've accomplished something. I love it!!

It's been a very busy week here in the Cole house. Monday was Katie's 4th birthday, Tuesday we had Ryan's school transition meeting and the rest of the week was spent trying to get everything needed to be ready for Ryan to start school on his 3rd birthday. Monday, February 9th my little man will be going to school!

I went into the transition meeting with the outlook that he would not qualify (per the speech therapist from the previous week's evaluation) only to find out that he did qualify for full time Pre-K ESE with occupational and physical therapy. I went from preparing mentally for what I would need to work on with him at home to figuring out what I needed to get for him to start school! We had to get his shot record, schedule a physical, and making a list of everything he will need to take with him to school. While I got his shot record, I went ahead and got Katie's too since we are going to sign her up for VPK next school year.

She will go for three hours each day for the entire school year so she can be ready to start Kindergarten the following year. Hopefully by that time I will be okay with Ryan riding the school bus with his older brother and sister so I can drive Katie to and from school. Otherwise, I will be driving to school four times each day and that's only for those two. There is no way that I can take Logan off the bus; that's how I get him to get moving each school day. He LOVES the bus and will actually stop fighting me getting him dressed when I say "No bus if you don't get your clothes on!"

I'm hoping that DH can go with us that first day just so I have moral support. I know he'll be fine as he is going into the same class that Logan was in for three years. He has the same teacher and same aides. One of which, just so happens to be our babysitter! He loves Ms. Ann and her husband Charlie so I know he will be fine. He'll probably walk in the door and say bye Mommy and never even look back! I, on the other hand, will be having a very hard time keeping the tears at bay. Not going to be a good morning for me but I keep telling myself it's the best thing for him. He'll get the therapy he needs for his feeding issues and his attention issues. Katie and I will be on our own for the rest of the school year. Once summer comes it will be back to all of us except for when Logan goes to summer school. They may offer that for Ryan too but I'll deal with that when the time comes. LOL

Friday, January 30, 2009

A heartwarming award

I received this wonderful award from Margie. I can't thank you enough Margie! It is an honor to receive this from you.

The rules of the award are to select 5 people that I think deserve this award. There are so many people who deserve this award that picking out just 5 is going to be extremely hard.

Here are the 5 wonderful ladies that I have chosen for this award:

Kelly or here

I wanted to add everyone that I have listed in my blog list but there are wayyyyy too many of them. I'd still be typing this post in July LOL.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Goodness....three posts in one week!!!!!!!

Have I said lately how much I love this group?!?! Tonia is a wonderful person and her designs are just adorable. I plan on purchasing the mystery SAL that they did back in August as soon as I get some extra $$. Go on over and check it out, if you like purple you will LOVE that SAL.

I finished the January part for the SAL that I was talking about a post or two ago. I'm not too sure I like the silver filament that I paired with the white floss for the snowman but I do like how it turned out on the snowflakes. I just didn't think about the color of the fabric back in October/November when we first heard about it and I grabbed what I had in my stash and cut it to size the same day we heard about it! I had to come up with something to go with the white so it wouldn't get lost in the background. I think perhaps I should have gone with a lighter silver or perhaps a blue. I didn't have a blue so I went with the darkest silver I had in my stash. I think I need to go on a stash buying spree (sale items if possible) as soon as I get some extra cash in and get some more material and different types of floss.

I have received the pattern for the February part so I will be starting on that sometime today or tomorrow. Probably tomorrow as the kids will be home soon as it's only half a day of school today. They had Friday and Monday off, went to school yesterday and only had half day today. I think they should have pushed the half day to another week don't you?!?! Once I finish the February I will jump back on my Autumn (Four Season SAL) and try to get that done so I will have only one more season to do and that will be completed. Then I get to figure out how to finish it. Any suggestions??

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, January 19, 2009

An Award

Thank you Kelly for the nomination!

I am to list 5 of my addictions and list 5 bloggers who I think are fabby. So here goes:


My family
Cross stitching

Now it's your turn to do the same on your blog. Claim your awards ladies!



Another Christmas finish; started in December but finished beginning of January.

Autumn of the Four Season SAL

As promised from about a month ago, here are the pictures of the stitching I had been doing. I finished the Christmas one and am still plugging along on the Four Season SAL from last year. I also have another SAL that just started on the Oakhaven Designs group. I'm chomping at the bit to get this one started as I got the fabric ready as soon as I heard about it back in October/November.

The kids are home again today but will be heading back to school tomorrow. Since the weather will be extremely cold again tonight; believe they said upper 20's here, I will be skipping the therapy for tomorrow morning. It seems my van doesn't like the cold. It has been having transmission issues every once in a while where it will go in reverse but when I put it in drive it has to wait a minute or two and then it will work. On Thursday I tried to take it to run errands but it really gave me major fits so I just parked it and had hubby do them. On Friday evening I tried to go get my hair cut but when I tried to start the mustang it was dead. It barely clicked when I tried to turn it on. Hopefully it's just the cold bothering the transmission and the battery cables on these cars because if not, it's going to be fun here for the next month or so while we wait for income tax money! We've been planning on using the money we get back to take care of any issues with both vehicles so I'm hoping they continue to behave until after that time.

Plans for this week are to get caught up with everything that got pushed back because the kids were home and then get caught up on some stitching. I hope to have the January part of the Oakhaven SAL done so I can post a picture. The SAL is closed but she will sell the pattern after it's completed. If anyone is interested in joining go here. I haven't been able to get much stitching done these past couple of weeks and I'd really like to get back to at least an hour a night. Any less than that and I feel like I'm having withdrawals. LOL