Friday, July 03, 2009

Making Me Smile This Week 7.3.09

Ideally, there would be another post or two in between these Friday 'Making Me Smile' posts, but no sooner did I start something new, to go with the new season, than life got crazy- crazier than usual.
Our 6 yr old's asthma began to flare up pretty bad last Saturday. We stepped up the meds, but they seemed to have no impact on the wheezing and her O2 level began a steady decline. After falling asleep it dipped into dangerous territory (right after back-to-back nebs) and we were off to the ER, a place this particular child knows too well. That doesn't make me smile, that makes me sad. But she's a trooper and a good sport and she likes getting new stuffed animals from the nurses and stickers! Stickers make kids smile, and smiling kids make mamas smile. It's nice how that works out.

So, let's see, making me smile this week-
  • 6 yr old coming home after 3 nights in the hospital!
  • 9 yr old leaving the land of single digits and entering the promised land of double digits!
  • The way the youngers scavanged for 'presents' for new 10 yr old- they gave of their own toys, and even managed to wrap up his own compass and 'give' it to him for his birthday- too cute!!
  • Baby J deciding to try real crawling
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeaks right out my window
  • Orioles coming to the feeder
  • Listening to my 15 yr old fiddle
  • Angel Lush with Pineapple- so easy! and so refreshingly yummy!
  • The simple joys of hand-knit washcloths (knitting content! see, it's still a knitting blog!)
  • A husband home to take boys mountain biking- even if there was a black bear sighting, and no pictures! what good is a handy dandy little point and shoot if you don't bring it with you and point and shoot?!!
  • My new chairs- that was a great $10 spent! Yay for yard sales!

Have a fantabulous holiday weekend- if you've got kiddos, try some of these Independance Day printables, or maybe pass some time making a zillion 5 pointed stars with 1 snip, and let me know what you think!

Time to head out for some personal pan pizza party fun, inhalers in tote.

Happy knitting-


*mental note- get pics off of camera and onto computer before sitting down to blog next time...

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Blogger Kristyn Knits said...

sounds like you have plenty of blessings making you smile! yeah for you!

7/05/2009 10:46 PM  
Blogger At Home Mommy Knits said...

That angel lush with pineapple sounds delicious! I bookmarked that recipe :)

7/06/2009 7:31 AM  
Blogger stitching under oaks said...

I'm glad your 6 year old is doing better....3 nights in the hospital is a lot! Happy Birthday to your 10 year old. And shame on the boys for not getting a photo of that black bear!

7/06/2009 7:32 PM  

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