Monday, August 07, 2006

ambulatory care facility


we have a walker in our midst! Miss A has been trying to walk for some time now but the time has come for her to walk more than crawl. i was hoping that she would hold off until we were all the way in our new place but it came right at the same time as the move. she is quite proud of herself when she walks from room to room. the only problem with more walking is more falling. it is amazing how much she can fall even if we feel like we are always watching her. just the other morning as i was making breakfast and she was playing in the plastics drawer she slipped on a lid and hit her nose on the open drawer. it is so sad to see but she is quite resilient.


on friday we also went garage sales a bit before accepting the fact that we should actually be home finishing up the packing of the house. we went to this great church sale and found a few key items. i found a wonderful silver basket to objects of some sort into, a pillow case to make a dress for Miss A with, wonderful mod wood bird and the best find of all some popsicle sticks with covers so we can make some yogert pops like my mother used to make for me. when i saw these i had wonderful flashbacks to summers as a kid.


after a few garage sales we went home and tackled the house. we moved all of our things excluding the artwork to our new place on Saturday! it was quite nice to have everything moved into our new place and by 1 am we were able to fall asleep knowing that the dinning room table was in place and there were places to sit in the living room.


i also was very happy to find a wonderful package in the mail at the new house. it is always so exciting to get mail especially swap packages. inside this package from the lovely Susanover at Plays with Needles i found an amazing amount of buttons. i believe the swap suggested twelve and there are over thirty in there. each one of them is unique and beautiful in its own right. i am now trying to think about some creative ways to integrate them into my latest projects. also included in the package were trims and ribbons, labels, and wonderful hand stitched doily. there are more photos here. thank you so much Susan for making my day.

now on to unpack a few boxes. oh no that will be after our soccer game this evening, the last one of the season.

10 comments:

Robyn said...

Sounds like my daughter. She loves to stand and is so ready to walk, but can't even stand on her own yet. And she hasn't mastered the crawl. We still have the scooting backwards bit. But isn't it just a neat experience?! And, yes, the falls will make you cringe for a long time. Sorry about that. Glad the moving is coming along.

madmommy said...

congrats miss A! You and Christian got going just a few days apart...and yes, I wish he'd fall by sitting down more often, instead of forward, but he justs gets back up and tries again. He found that walking allows him to carry objects, thus walking it is.

Violet & Rose said...

Aahhh, walking. Your life will never be the same. Beautiful, but never the same. And lucky you on the button swap. It's good to see that there are such lovely swappers out there!

justine said...

highly recommend those books :) it was called yellow

marianne said...

makes me feel all clucky just looking at those photos...today walking- tomorrow running! Watch world, here comes Miss A! Hope all goes well with the packing.( Oh and definitely sticking with two blogs- the second is just a shop front)

Tracy said...

congratulations Miss A!!

Wendy said...

I love it when they find their feet but don't really have control of them. Looks like you are getting settled into your new home.

nonlineargirl said...

Oh, the popsicle maker dealies, so great. I was just thinking I missed having some of those.

kirsten said...

i remember those popsicle makers! ours were all chewed up - we used to chew the stick part after finishing our popsicles.

get used to the falling - my monkey can fall even when i'm holding him, i swear! they are lucky that they practically bounce at that age!

Poshyarns said...

This week walking and next week running. You'll need eyes in the back of your head but what lovely times.