Monday, December 22, 2008


Aren't Granparents the best? All those new Christmas toys and its a bow that makes her laugh!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My First Quilt

Here you go Marcie- with all these snowy days I've been able to finish it a lot faster than I thought. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but I'm not sure I'll be jumping into quilt making anytime soon!


Right now in Hermiston we have over a foot of snow and it's still coming down! Today I took Delaney out for her first sled ride. I think she had a good time- I just pulled her around and she drug her hand in the snow- pretty fun!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread House Party

Last night we had a few friends over for a Gingerbread House Contest. Kraeton's tree won by a landslide but we all had fun- You can see some of the finished houses in the slide show below.

Party Pictures

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Yea! We've got snow! In the last two days we've gotten a blanket of snow (7 inches at last count- and still snowing!) We bundled Laney up and took her out to see it, she wasn't really sure what to do! She just walks around and kicks the snow- the last time I took her out the snow was so deep in some places she got stuck, she reminded me of that kid in The Christmas Story movie! If this keeps up we're gonna have to buy her a sled!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

And The Award For Mother of The Year Goes To....

[drum roll please...] The Woman who locked her child in the car at Craft Warehouse, Amy Wieseler please come forward to accept your trophy.

Yep- its true, on Tuesday I locked Laney in the car, with the keys (I would have written sooner but let's face it- it's taken me awhile to find the funny- in fact, I'm still kinda looking.)

So here it goes- we went into town to run some errands, beginning our day at Craft Warehouse. I went in, ended up buying fabric to make my first quilt (more on that later) then headed out to the car. It should noted that when I arrived I was thrilled to get the first parking spot in the lot (this tidbit will become important later). I put Laney in the car while mentally planning ways to talk my mom into helping (doing for me) with my latest sewing project. At some point while I was buckling her car seat Laney started to play with my keys (this is a critical point in my story- for if I had only stopped daydreaming about flannel I would have heard to door locks click). When I finished with the car seat I took my keys (grateful that she didn't hit the panic button like she did last time at craft warehouse- seeing a pattern here?) and tossed them into the front seat. Then I made another, in a series of critical errors and shut the door.

Still unaware of my predicament I went to open my door and realised it was locked (insert your favorite curse word) my heart rate rising I tried another door (insert favorite curse word x2), then, in a full panic, tried every other door and window (insert a series of colorful, rarely used curse words- shocking a very old women going into Craft Warehouse to buy her cat a stocking).

Now about to have a panic attack- I call my mom and dad (who are in town) and tell them the problem. Then I called AAA (A word from our sponsors- AAA is totally worth the money- buy it) They tell me a locksmith will be there sometime within the next hour. A HOUR ( I then spend several seconds looking for a hammer-no luck- guess all those crafty people left their tools at home)!!!???

Up until now- Laney thinks we're playing some kind of elaborate game of peek-a-boo, but she suddenly figures out that somethings wrong (could be me crying and shaking- who knows) and begins screaming and crying. At this exact moment, every single crafty person in a 200 mile radius decides to go shopping. Did I mention that I was parked in the FRONT SPOT???? So God and everyone see me running from window to window trying to calm my hysterical child while alternately saying "it's okay" and "I'm sorry your mommy is a *&^%&* idiot".

Finally, the locksmith shows up (it only took 15 minutes), unlocks the car and I get Laney out. She just looked at me like "what kinda joke was that- mom, you're not very funny! Shortly thereafter my mom and dad showed up, dried both of our tears and we finished our day of shopping (although I still needed SEVERAL glasses of wine that evening).

I hear they're going to be sending my trophy in the mail....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Cards

Another year down... I finally finished addressing and stuffing all of our Christmas cards. I try to write a letter every year because I love getting letters in return, but each year I work on it forever and still seem to find an error (this year I cut off an entire line... oops). Oh well, at least they're done now! Now if I can just get my presents wrapped I'll be done with all the Christmas chores I dread and be on to the fun stuff (like eating!)

P.S. If you don't get a Christmas letter from us but would like one (bored anyone?) then leave your address and I'll send it, but keep in mind I'll expect one in return :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Nutcracker

On Saturday, Jessica, Marcie, Fran and I all went to the Nutcracker in Spokane. It was so much fun ! We got to get all dressed up and leave our kiddies at home and enjoy a girls day! The ballet was beautiful, and we went to a 2 o'clock showing so there were a bunch of cute little girls there with their mommies dressed in their Christmas dresses- can't wait to take Laney some day! I remember going to the Nutcracker with my mom in Spokane and feeling like such a grown-up. After the ballet we ate at Cyrus O'Leary's then came home. Good Company, Good times!

Monday, December 1, 2008

15 month check-up

Today was Delaney's 15 month check-up (yes, she's almost 16 months but we're a little behind)

Here's her latest stats:

24.4 lbs (50 percentile)
32 1/4 inches (she's grown a little over an inch since her last check-up and is in the 70 percitile)
and the big news.... (drum roll please)... her head size has dropped to the 60%

She had to have four shots, and screamed like a little howler monkey while trying to break free from my strangle hold to push the nurse away... then she discovered a little thing called a sucker- and all her problems were solved!

On a side note- does anyone else get nervous when they have to take their kids for shots? Seriously, I am a basket case every time- I really hate it. I get so strung out that I'm cranky and stressed all day before we have to go in. It's way more tramatic for me than for her I'm sure.