Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I'm in a funk.. I blame it mostly on an awful cold that I've had. A cold totally kicks my butt. Add in a random financial stress we weren't expecting and being super busy at work... blech. I'm working on shaking out of it, but that is why the lack of posting.

This month is already flying by! I can't believe we are almost in mid-November! First thing I need to do is to get the kids birthday party invites and send them out. I picked these invites from Etsy. It's surprisingly hard to get good invites for a joint birthday party for non-twins. My invite is going to really similar except with orange and purple as the colors. I am happy to report that the actual party is going to be the way I envisioned it - pretty low key but in the hall as I expected.

For birthday presents, I'm almost ready to start making Maggie's doll. I'm a little nervous I waited to long, as she is kind of getting attached to a different baby doll that was laying around the house - but here is the progress I made on my practice doll:

I would definitely do the hair differently, and do better on the face shaping - but I was really happy with how cute the face looks! I was really nervous about the face embroidery, but wasn't any where near as hard as I thought it would be. The eyes may need to be a little closer together, but all in all - cute!

Aaron is working on refinishing a dollhouse for her, and the other big present, which I'm not sure will be for her birthday or Christmas, is a child sized rocking chair that Aaron refinished and our Aunt did needlepoint covers for the cushions. Just this week I dropped it off with someone to get it all put together - so I may have done that too late for her birthday.

Cam is another story. Aaron did that whole firehouse bed, so I'm kind of at a loss for what else he even NEEDS for his birthday. Aaron is thinking some sort of race track, but we have a little bit of time to figure it out. Worse case, we'll save some of the presents he gets from family and friends at the party (which is on the 3rd) for him to open on on his actual birthday (the 5th).


HereWeGoAJen said...

I love the doll! It is coming out so well and I am very impressed!

Heather said...

Well, I'd think trying to find co-party invites that aren't for twins might send me into a funk if I were you. With a never ending cold on top of it? Funk squared.

I'm sure I mentioned, my almost two year old was born 2 years to the day after her brother's stillbirth at the end of December. I still love the shit out of the holidays and I can't wait for her birthday, but there is something there, hanging overhead, for the whole month of December. I am getting better at recognizing the funk when I need to and enjoying all the awesomeness in my life the rest of the time. But still, I suspenct a bit of a funk will always be with me at this time of year. And it's ok. Because that funkiness is my just my relationship with my dead son. I don't think it will change, and I'm not sure if I want it to change.

(ok, maybe I'm projecting my own feelings onto you a wee bit here... :) I hope you break out of your funk, or at least can push it aside when necessary!)

Stace said...

Race tracks that attach to the wall w/ command strips! http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Wheels-Wall-Tracks-Starter/dp/B004U5FW3Q

And the doll? SO cute!!