Samuel got his first tooth in! Luckily it's a bottom tooth, so I still have a little longer without biting! He also got his 6 month shots. He's now 21 pounds and 27 and a half inches long! He's growing so fast that I can't keep up with clothes! As soon as he gets to 18 month size we're good again! :)
My mom's letting me borrow her sewing machine, so I can get to cranking out the Christmas presents! All of my kids want blankets and I'm doing fun shaped ones. Ben's getting a dragon with fire coming out it's mouth. Kira is getting an owl (how the whole shaped quilt started, since her's is a pattern). Emma just wanted a rectangle, such a sweetheart! Leah's requesting a butterfly (another part of the owl pattern). Cecilia's getting a flower (the third part of the pattern). Josh is getting a car, but I think I'm going to make it so that it has 3 sides, I'm still working out the logistics. And Samuel isn't picky, just soft. I also want to make a family one for the couch-a branch with an owl for each of us using a t-shirt, should be a fun take on a t-shirt quilt! I'm super excited! I love doing crafty things, especially that can be used for a long time!
Speaking of crafty things, on Friday night, almost everyone was asleep by 8, so I had a little craft party and did the glue yarn trees. Have you seen those? They look awesome! I took one off the paper cone early (the next morning) and only the top stayed, the rest crumpled into a mess of yarn. So, I haven't been brave enough to take the other two off yet. Okay, I took the one off-and the top half looks great! The second one the bottom half looks great! How funny! I think I might do it again with green paper as a base and use rainbow colors of yarn to "decorate" the tree and just leave it on the paper. I also took some of Ben's mostly chewed up shirts (he chews on his shirt collars) and made some no-sew t-shirt bags. I made more yesterday, they're pretty fast and easy.
We've had so much help recently! My in-law's are pretty awesome and they have really shown it this week! My mom-in-law was able to come and watch my kiddos and let Scott drive her car to get kids to appointments on Friday. My sister-in-law helped us out a ton with our car and laundry problems.
So, life in general is going well! After tomorrow we'll have 2 vehicles again! Tuesday is Kira's class auction (such a fantastic idea) and then Wednesday is Ben's birthday! I can't believe I'll have a 12 year old! Next year I'll have a teenager! Crazy!