Sunday, October 31, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

This is Sophia's first year of beginning to understand Halloween and the idea of dress up. She has been wanting to wear her sparkly red shoes for the past few weeks and we have had her wearing her hat around the house so that she can get used to how it feels on her cute little head. I can't take credit for this adorable costume. I wish I was talented enough to crochet her a hat, but as my previous post says, "I'm just not that crafty". We attempted Trick or Treating tonight if you want to call it that. It consisted of going to our neighbor's house where Sophia enjoyed petting the dog and grabbing candy from the bowl. I am not ready to let her eat candy yet, but she definitely got some good practice in her Trick or Treating skills. I think next year will be a bigger success. At least Dad got some good pictures so we can remember our precious strawberry girl:)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Time For a Break!

Isn't it interesting that we always want what we can't have? Or as the saying goes, "the grass is always greener on the other side". I spent this summer being extremely bored stuck in Phoenix feeling like my summer break was a little too much of a "break". Now here I am smack in the middle of my semester and I find myself screaming, "I need a break"!! I am two tests down and two more to go before my final exam and I can't help but feel like a soldier completely defeated and exhausted from a long battle. I am taking Organic Chemistry this semester and it is kicking my butt! I have an A in the class right now due in part to being blessed with a great professor, as well as a supportive husband who gives me the time I need to study. There are 6 weeks left of class. The end is in sight (at least until Spring semester...)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm Just Not All That Crafty...

I have a confession to make. I am completely and utterly obsessed with mom blogs right now. I constantly find myself clicking through blog after blog wishing that I could think of such cute and crafty ideas to post on my blog. Lets face it; crafty is the last word that anyone would ever use to describe me. I might attempt crafty, things here and there, but the end result is always horrific. I need to just accept this simple fact about myself. As much as I would love to sew and sell my cute things on Etsy and knit sweaters for my daughter, I will never be "that mom". Despite my incredible lack of craftiness and design, I still do make attempts towards some sort of artistic side. Scrapbooking for example is something that I love, but am I good at it? Absolutely not. Just because I am not good at being crafty doesn't mean that I can't still attempt it. Every mom has her ongoing list that seems to never end. Here is mine.

1. Finish Sophia's Strawberry halloween costume. We need a red tutu and a green "stem" hat.
2. Organizing Sophia's new fall clothes and putting summer clothes in boxes.
3.Finishing Sophia's 1yr scrapbook. She is now 15 months!
4. Hanging pictures over the staircase in our very bare and boring living room.