I certainly have some catching up to do! The weekend before last, Lovey came to town to help me with the girls while Scott was out of town. It was so nice to have Lovey come help me. When he is gone for a few days out of the week, my balance completely goes out of whack. Scott really does help me a lot with the girls and we do a lot of things together so doing things on my own can be quite exhausting. I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
The girls had a great time with Lovey and I’m glad she came because we don’t get to see her very often. She got to see Livy hone her walking skills and make all her funny little words. Lovey brought a little ballerina figurine for Avery and she broke it within two minutes, much like the Cinderella ornament my mom bought Avery and broke shortly after. I’m like Miss Fix It with all my handy glues (Liquid Nail, Gorilla glue, and Hot glue). Unfortunately, most of these things I fix often get broken over and over again.
While Lovey was here, we did a little shopping at Hancock Fabric’s and another fabric store in town that had higher-end fabrics. She likes to sew! I used to love to embroider pillows and sew doll clothes when I was a little girl. I can remember my grandmother teaching me different techniques and my Aunt Delores taught me how to sew on a machine. I actually find I really miss it. I miss being creative. When I force myself (and I say force because it’s easy after a days work to just sit on the couch and watch the Housewives after the girls have gone to bed) to be creative, I feel so much more balanced, fulfilled, and proud of myself! I decided that for Olivia’s first birthday, I’m going to do something extra special for her and make her a handmade birthday gift. With an older sister, Livy gets a lot of hand-me-down clothes and toys and lucky for her, she doesn’t know any differently. I started researching through Pinterest and online and found a great idea….something hopefully that she will possibly be able to give to her children one day that will be extra special because Mommy made it!Posted by hibnerfamily | 1 comments