Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hailey's Dress

This month is all about Hailey, her birthday is Monday and her party is next weekend. I have been scrambling all month to get everything ready for her big day. She is going to be 3 this year, I can't believe it. I could not stop looking at her today, she looks bigger more grown up. Life goes by too fast, it's sad because we don't even appreciate it all the time. In my heart I desire, or more so I long for a way to appreciate everything about life. A way to enjoy every single moment, every breath, every heartbeat. Life can be so stressful. I have definitely learned that over the last few years. The last month has been crazy, as you can see I haven't wrote in a while :(

Isn't there a way to get beyond the heart ache life brings and just look past it. I want to look past it instantly. Tonight I had a movie night with the kids, it was great we watched a Veggie Tales movie, Dave & The Giant Pickle. It's the story of David and Goliath from the Bible. We also watched Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, the Johnny Depp version. (I still prefer the original) Anyway we had movie snacks and snuggles it was a great time. Afterwards I took the kids upstairs for bed, suddenly Quinten turned into a very unappreciative and rude kid. It rubbed me the wrong way and I snapped at him. After put Hailey to bed I went in and had a talk with him, a good mom and son talk. A talk that was patient and I explained why he shouldn't have done what he did. In that moment I thought to myself, wow this is such a great way to discuss this with Quinten why couldn't I have done that in the first place, why couldn't I instantly look past the frustration??? I still don't have the answer to that question but it is what I want to achieve...

Speaking of Veggie Tales, follow the links to PART 1 and then PART 2 of A Snoodle's Tale. I absolutely LOVE this episode. Each part is only 7 minutes long and you have to watch both of them. Every time I see this it makes me cry, it touches my heart in a way I can't explain. I guess it makes me think about how many kids feel the way this little snoodle feels and about how God really sees us. Anyway its a fantastic little show with some valuable life lessons.

So I know my title was Hailey's dress so I guess I better explain that... Part of the reason I have been so busy is because I am making a lot stuff for Hailey's birthday party. I made this. The pattern is by Pink Fig and I have had it and all of the material laying around for 2 birthdays now, but I finally did it!!! I am so proud of myself for making this dress, it was A LOT of sewing and using new techniques I had never done before. It looks so great! Here is Hailey trying on the dress and the bows I made her.

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