What couple of days. Yesterday was an amazing post day for us – first the excitement of registered letters courtesy of our vehicle insurance, then a LARGE and HEAVY parcel from my brother and sister in law. There was two sets of single bedding (the twins are ecstatic!)…
Thank you Aunty Holly, Uncle James and Cousin Jimmie!
As well as 2 sleeping bags (Trinity nabbed the Toy Story one as it had a pink pig) and a snowsuit for Emanuel. This was all doled out after I snuck out the birthday presents for Trinity.
Then in the evening we had tons of company – Ted, Kristen and Fydo were in the city and came by with boxes AND Karyn and Fat Sheep and THEIR mountain of boxes. I officially have half a livingroom of boxes… flattened and calling out to me. BUT I can only do so many before I have to wait for Ken to move them out of the main passageways and rooms.
Fat Sheep and boxes
We stayed up late and watched Despicable Me…. VERY funny. I will definitely watch it again I think.
Then today we made a trip with Fat Sheep in hand to the Conservatory. You can read all about HER version of the experience on her blog.
Fat Sheep and Echo with daffodils
Mommy and Me
My favourite picture
Making faces with Aunty Karyn
I am hoping to go back later next week, I would love to take some more images of all 5 kids as this time Gavin kept making odd faces.
My 5 babies
We did our usual drawing time though I goofed and only brought 3 sheets so the twins only got a small piece of paper. Which is fine, they will be put up on their spring poster on Monday but as soon as we got home I cut up MORE paper and put it in our bag.
Karyn and I got some time out just the two of us to run a few errands and then come home to a house in chaos. Sadly the boxes in the livingroom combined with the excitement of FAT SHEEP has the kids in a tizzy. EARLY BEDTIME for the win! We have plans to head to my mom’s early tomorrow to get back before the evening.
Chris and Chris also stopped by with the wedding invitations. I am in charge of dropping off a few local ones here to save on postage. We have been doing a lot of over the phone and internet planning (She Chris and I) to get better organized now. A lot has been done but still, so much to do! It is exciting though, things are starting to take shape.
I did get some work done on the gift I am making for my sister’s wedding. I can show a small portion of it, this is the portion that includes some blending filament. It is very subtle and I hope will have the impact I am wanting once it is all done!
Not a good picture to show the shimmer but as much as I can show you all
Tonight I am going to divide my time between stitching and finishing off the bows I have been putting together. I keep starting new projects and not completing the ones staring me in the face. I am HOPING tomorrow once I get home from my mom’s I can get the photos I ordered put in the pages I pre-made, but those boxes are screaming at me to fill them! Ken doesn’t think that it is enough boxes for everything but I am sure it will make a HUGE dent on what I need to get done. I am hoping to finish up all of the spare bits and bobs in Trinity’s room so that all that is left is the toys she plays with and her hairthings on her dresser, and get the two main downstairs closets emptied out. Anything I can do to “shut down” a portion of the house is what I want to do.
So with so much snow and so many frustrated kids (they just want spring PLEASE Mommy) I am hoping that packing as much clutter as possible will help things along. Fat Sheep is here two weeks so I am looking forward to seeing what adventures we can have with her! So be sure to check back here AND on her personal blog.