Thursday, February 9, 2012

Small Successes-February 9th


Celebrating the little things in life that add up...

1. Madeline achieved straight A's on her report card for the second marking period in a row.  She also is over halfway through the school year and has perfect attendance thus far.  No child of mine has ever made it this far into the school year without missing a single day.  Call me odd, but I'm more excited about the perfect attendance than the report card grades.  Ellie also had a very good report card and although she missed a few days at the beginning of the year she had perfect attendance for the second marking period.

2.  Katie rolled over from front to back all by herself on Wednesday afternoon.  She surprised herself and me.  I had turned away for a second to put the wipes and changing pad away and as I was turning back I saw the tail end of her rolling over.  I guess it won't be long before she's mobile.

3. I made my very first quilt this week.  Since I began sewing I have wanted to make a quilt but have been intimidated at the prospect of doing so.  I decided to start with something small and made a baby size quilt to use as a playmat for Katie.  Not only does Katie really seem to like the colors, she also decided to roll over for the first time while on the quilt.

4. The vast majority of the laundry is done.  I have several loads that need to be folded, but the clothes are clean and that's really all that matters to me at the moment.  A living room covered in clean laundry is far better than a mountain of dirty clothes in the basement.

5. It's been 5 months, but my engagement ring finally fits on my finger again.  I'm amazed that it took nearly four months after having Katie for my ring to fit again. I forced managed to fit my wedding band on a few days before Katie's baptism back in November and was beginning to think I'd never get both rings on.  I'm happy that I no longer have to freak out [for a split second] that I lost my ring every time I look down at my hand.


  1. Great week! #5 makes me smile! I've never had to take my rings off during pregnancy, but when I bake dough I always take them off. Isn't it funny how you can literally loose your breath for a second when you realize your ring isn't there? Keep up the great work mama!

  2. Beautiful quilt! I might make one now that my mom has given me her sewing machine.

    Congrats on the great report cards, attendance, rolling over, & ring fitting! A Great week indeed!

  3. Great job on that's so pretty!
    OH the JOY of seeing your sweet baby rolling over the first time! And the second...and the third and fourth and...cherish these BABY days!
    Yay to your dd on the perfect attendance and good grades! Very exciting!


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