Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Day Full of Wonders!!!

Yesterday started like that of any day. 6:00 Alarm went off...dismiss...6:30 Alarm goes off...dismiss...two more different alarms go off....6:40 urgh time to get my butt out of bed. Get the kiddos breakfast, make Sebastian's lunch for school. 7:10 Walk Sebastian to the sechhol bus, 7:20 then walk back to the house. Vacumn and tidy house up for the daycare kiddos. 8:00 house is clean chickens fed and water, ferrets, food and water. Wait for the kiddos to show up as I check my messages, update my Neurotic Gypsy Designs FB page. And, Oh wait, what is this. I received a won a give-away...Wait what!!!....Lol I had completely forgotten that I had entered into give-away a few weeks back. Sadly I'm not too great at color work (that's what my husband is for) plus to help with my lack of crochet books and patterns to further my skills in the the general crochet it finally hit me, duh! Oh yeah big dumby. I was thrilled the day was starting out great. My one daycare kiddo arrived worked on building lego forts and castles. Did a bit of writting letter A, and B. Lunch, story time, nap.....phew break for the crazy non stop lady. Got to work on a few rows of my tam that is still in the process of being completed. I'm loving the varigated grey/black brim effect, then turning into the solid darker grey. Already high hopes of doing a second grey/black brim, with a black (maybe a bit bigger for my thickening locks as well as length). Picked Sebatian up from the bs stop at 2:40. Sebastian recieved his certificate for progressing to First Grade. Phew!!!! What a relief!!! If you've followed my past posts, we've had trouble with a previous, teacher, bulling from other kids, and finally succeded into changing teachers. Where he has thrived and in an wonderful environment. I was terrified all the work of sight words, count to one hundred, for some reason something would go wrong yet again. But no on to first grade. I couldn't be prouder. His certificate is a reward for the both of us into the long hours of studing, and reading books to boost his words and skills, the endless counting to and from the bus stop, while cooking dinner, and for the not so fun of it. The sight words listed on each enteryway to a room, before and after entering into each room. Relief!!!! What a wonderful weight of my shoulders and his as well. A break for at least a week or two before furthering his skills, plus I love him reading Little Bear, and my Fairy tale books to me. Dinner went smoothly. While waiting for my daycare kiddo to leave and preparing dinner for the oven I sat and glanced at my computer scenn and couldn't believe what again and again I saw. My husbands sister posted she, and her wonderful boyfriend of 5 years were having a baby due in January. My first thought was it's a hoax, wait, now she wouldn't joke about something so wounderful. I was filled with such excitement and wonder!!! Such Blissfull joy!!! I'm a young 24 soon to be 25 year old mom to three boys, and yet to be an Aunt! To spoil a little niece or nephew has been a wish for the last year or two. To make cute little baby booties, and blankeys, razorback hats, and toys. Just at Fox's Birhtday I begged for a niece or Nephew from my sister-in-law. I'm so filled with joy at hearing a new baby will be with us in January. In the excitement Sebastian was reading the post from his Aunt while asking the words he didn't know. After finishing the post he turned and said A's having a baby today...."No, bud it''s be a while but no you'll have a small baby cousin in a few months." He too was filled with excitement. Now to start picking little neutral baby things to start making (most likely Razorback gear for now). I wish my dear sister-in-law and blissfull pregnancy and peaceful delivery!!! You're going to be an Amazing Mommy!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekend with My Bambinos

With school close to an end and summer fastly approaching, decided it would be a perfect weekend to go out and spend time with my Mighty Bambinos. Saterday we stopped in at a few flea markets close to our home. The kiddos lucked out with finding a few VHS movies for their toy room, as well as a few trucks to play with. As the each will tell you a boy can never have enough cars and trucks to crash and race around the house with. I surprisingly came across a few ziploc bags of yarn which were pretty good deals, just not good enough for my budget I had set for myself. Sadly I passed them up, And gladly so! At the last flea market we just happened to investigate before heading to eat landed a wonderful success. As I entered the booth full of stuffed animals my youngest bumped into a bag and beautiful yarn roll across the floor. Quickly I picked up the garabage bag to find a variety of different yarns, and needles, plus $5 marked on the bag. Now these are the bargins I love! Stopped for Pizza for three hungry boys, then home for a quick nap for all of us. Two quick trips for ferret food and dog food were next on the list of errands for the day. While at walmart the kiddos got to pick out candy for being wonderful. While waiting for dinner to cook, we set up the sleeping bags and pillows in the toy room and cuddled while watching one of the kids new movies. Sunday we got to spend the day together cleaning the house while listening to music and taking long breaks to play a few games. I'm looking forward to Sebastian last four days to be finished with school and spending a too short summer together before having to go back. On a plus side, I started a new project. I decided to cast on a new tam to put my dreads in. A lightweight yarn with a varigated grey and black which becomes a solid grey. Surprisingly I  have found grey to be a wonderful color to go with any wardrobe, handbag, and of course shoe.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day

THe last few years I have made gifts for my wonderful mother for Mother's Day. This year will be no different. I had been hunting down ideas for a while as to what to make the woman who has everything, and what she doesn't have she tends to get for herself. Plus she's a picky, picky, picky on what she likes. Luckily last week my mom had a resquest for a Sweater Wine Cozy. Originally glancing through a magazing my mom found wine cozies that resembled sweaters, with beautiful cables and ribbing, with a scarf, the other with buutons going down a cable with pockets on the side. This fun little project was my first design that I created and failed to write down. Luckily I take pictures of ech of my projects annd was able to study he picture to sit down and start again. This time sucessfully writting down the pattern as I went.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bag Galore

Jayne Cobb Frenzy

One of my all time favorite shows is Firefly. My husband was looking a a geek website looking at their merchandise and came across the Oh So Sexy Jayne Cobb hat while we were visiting his family. A soon as we got home that night I went through my stash and found the perfect colors to create my own version of the hat. Needless to say I went on a craze of making Jayne Cobb hats for the kiddos, my husband, and a few extra because they were fast to make and fun to do. After running low on colors I decided to branch out and try new color combinations. I have plans on expanding the pattern to make animal hats such as owls, dogs, and adding letters to personalize the hats.

Chicks to Chickens 5 weeks

Our chicks are now a little over 5 weeks old. In our city we aren't allowed to have roosters so veryday has been a fun filled observation as to what gender our chickens are. It's amazing that in just over a month our chicks have become almost fully feathered. Our CinnamonQueen is the hardest to tell if she is a boy or girl because she has both traits of rooster and hen. Every morning while getting my oldest ready for school in the morning my morning is full of chirps from hungrey chickens waiting to be for food. They eagerly wait in the corner of our make shift cage/brooder for the food and their water bowl to be cleaned from their bedding. Last week we took the chickens outside to introduce to the dogs and to get them use to both being outside and so the dogs with get use to their company and gradually settle down from wanting to eat our chickens. Our next adventure will be to plan and build a chicken coop.

A Morning Adventure

My Husband and I had had hopes of raising chickens, so started all the rsearch required. Got a few dummy books, coop building books and ganged up on the reading. We came a cros an add in the paper for our local Tractor Supply Store advertising chickens and all their supplies for a really low cost and figure now was the best time to invet on raising our own flock of egg layers. The morning before Easter we took a little adventure with the boys to the Beebe Flea Market. Sadly with it being a rainy day there was too much of a turn out with only one family that had brought chicks, lots of pigs, and goats. The kiddos got to experience the freh smells of the animals and had a blast looking at the animals. Luckily for us in Vilonia, a short drive away the Arkansas Backyard Poultry were having a swap meet. We found a small group of friendly families that had a small turn out of fellow member to come with their chickens. We let the boys pick out 2 Australorps, 2 Bared Rocks, and one Cinnamon Queen. Stopped by the Tractor Supply store to pick up a few needed items and the fun begins watching one lovely chicks become Chickens.