Thursday, 7 April 2011

Counting down...

I'm now due in less than a month.  This means that every time I go in public, random strangers ask how much longer I have left to go.  I'm huge and I'm pretty sure I waddle instead of walk.  Most of all, though, I'm getting really impatient to meet this little boy.

We've been getting things ready for him to be born.  I know I've posted a few baby sewing projects on here before, and here are two more things that I customized for him.

Anya (our two-year-old) loves the band They Might Be Giants.  She's particularly obsessed with the song "Robot Parade" (click here to listen to it).  She requested that I make "robot parade" baby clothes, so that's what I added to this little sleepsuit.  (The pictures aren't brilliant on these because Anya kept trying to grab the clothes and sing and dance with them.)

Both of the girls are really excited to have a baby brother, so I made this vest/onesie with a simple "Baby Brother" slogan.  Miriam was particularly excited as she's learning to read and could figure out what it said on her own. 

Monday, 4 April 2011

Mothering Sunday & Being Spoiled

One of my bouquets

Card Miriam made for me
I always get extra spoiled when it comes to Mother's Day.  The reason why is simple.  In the UK, Mothering Sunday is celebrated on a different day than Mother's Day in the States.  So I get not one, but two mother's days (although we usually put more emphasis on one than the other). 

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day, and I definitely got spoiled.  Jared and the girls got up early.  While I slept in, they cleaned the kitchen and cooked breakfast.  Then they brought me breakfast in bed, a whole stack of cards (I love the home-made ones from the girls), chocolates, and two flower arrangements.  They all piled into bed with me and we enjoyed croissants, juice, hot chocolate, and fresh melon together.  Both of the girls were very excited about Mother's Day and kept giving me hugs and kisses.

I had a really lovely day and felt very spoiled by all of them.

I hope all of you parents around the world who read my blog have a fantastic day for Mother's/Father's Day (no matter when you celebrate it).

Beautiful flowers & foliage from the garden