Sunday, March 6, 2011

A rough 2011

This year has started out to be a rough one full of trials and tribulations.  Lately it has really made me appreciate my little family and how wonderful it is to be blessed with every moment I get to spend with them.  Yesterday we took Ava to the Calvert Marine Museum and she had so much fun.  We have also started planing our summer vacation and I am beyond excited for it.  I have about two months left before I graduate from the massage program and I am just so ready.  I can't believe there is such little time left but then again I am ready for the next phase.  I have a summer gymnastics class for Ava planned as well as a Mommy and Me art class.  I am contemplating taking a ceramics class myself.  It seems the modern day parent thinks of "me time" as bar time but I guess I am a bit old fashioned in my ways.  I don't find it justifiable to leave your child to go get drunk...I don't know just not my style.

Anyways before I go off on a tangent about the over abundance of irresponsible parents out there I will go back to my own ventures of late.  I have been trying to become a bit more of a crafty Mom.  I recently took to making felt food and want a sewing machine so I can try my hand at quilting.  I want to make Ava a large quilt from her receiving blankets.  I also would like to try to make her a few little summer dresses and maybe a skirt or two. 

Here are a few of my latest creations...all hand sewn but would be much simpler with the help of a sewing machine which is on the wish list but more importantly we needed a new laptop.  It should be here this week but ours is just getting a bit ridiculous and if I didn't know how to work on computers if would have stopped working a lot time ago.  It is missing keys on the keyboard, has no battery, and it slow no matter how many times I reformat it.  I need something I can take to school and we just need something that works.








Ava has been mastering new talents as well except hers are more of the musical nature.  She loves playing the piano and singing.

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The next photos are SOOC but it's the best I can do with how incredibly slow the laptop is being.



 I think the boat was her favorite part.










 She told me these were robots...love the perspective of a child.


 She said he had big teeth and was too scary.