Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sunshine, Swimming, and Surprises!

We have been busy doing a whole lot of nothing new around here and a couple of something news over the last couple of weeks so lets sum this up:

  • Jozie got her glasses. I was pretty excited about it but because I was hoping it would help with her reading. She only has to wear them for reading and other close up things like her knitting or coloring or that kind of thing. We haven't tried them for reading yet because it seems like we are constantly going lately and we just don't have time to sit down and read. She looks great in them. I don't have a picture to post yet but will post when I take one!
  • Jozie got her ears pierced. She was funny. Scared to death of the pain and we told her it was just like a little pinch. The lady was just marking where she was going to put them and you could just see the fear in her face. She didn't much like the first one and cried but she knew she had to follow through with the second one. I had to hold her on my lap but she got through. She was VERY brave. They look cute and I'm glad she got it done. My mom did it for her as her birthday present - a LATE birthday present! :) She already has this little pair of heart earrings that she picked out with my mom and she just can't wait to wear them. :) She is such a girly girl!
  • I've been knitting quite a bit more (thus my lack of posts...I just can't seem to keep up with more than one hobby at a time!). I've done quite a few dishcloths since my last post. This one was pretty easy but this one (you may have to scroll down a bit to see it, it's in pink and a variegated orange called the Nine Patch Dishcloth) I've had a harder time with. I got blocks 1 to 5 just fine but got stuck at the corners. Jaclyn is on vacation so I haven't called her yet to ask for help. I just put in a place holder and went on to do a second one of the first one I mentioned. Jozie has been knitting a scarf for her brother for his birthday but she has a hard time remembering to take the stitch off the end of the needle so she just keeps on adding stitches until she does remember enough times to get to the end of the row. Her's is just a basic 9 stitch row but once I asked her now many she had and she counted and said 19! I had a hard time not laughing! LOL I had to pull out a bunch of rows to fix it. She wasn't happy but if I had just decreased to fix it it would have been skinny at the end with a big fat lump in the middle then skinny again. Hopefully she will learn from her mistakes! LOL I want to try this out because I don't have any special napkins or placemats but it may get boring after a while and I'm afraid I won't finish enough to make a whole tableful of place settings! LOL
  • Today we spent some time with our home school friends at the pool. The kids had a blast swimming with all the other kids and it was great to be able to catch up with Jen and Janice. I wish it could have been longer but those times do have to end eventually.
  • So, last and most exciting - WE GOT OUR NEW HOME! It's three bedrooms with a bath and a half and we are currently waiting for it to get new carpet and vinyl flooring. The lady wasn't sure when that was going to be finished when she called me last week so I'm calling her tomorrow or Friday to see if she has a more firm date. Bob starts school on Aug. 22 I think so we are getting down to the wire. We're very excited and packing like crazy. We are going through some of our old boxes (stuff that never got unpacked from the last time we moved) and getting rid of stuff. It's amazing what you find yourself getting rid of that you didn't really even need but thought you couldn't live without 2 and a half years ago! :)
  • Oh, and the kids and I are taking a trip to Gurn*ee, IL on Sat. to go to Gre*at America. I haven't told them yet and don't plan on it until we get there. The Children's pastor at our church got tickets through his work for $26 each so hopefully it will be well worth the trip. Otherwise it would have been $55 each. Bob has to work so he's not coming. Kristin is coming with us and we are also going with the Children's pastor and his family plus my mom and John are bringing Sami home from the summer at her moms and we are meeting them there. At the moment it's a good thing that tickets are already paid for because Luke is lying on the floor throwing a fit and I really don't want to take him anywhere! (He's mad because I told him to shut his video game off for throwing a fit and banging the thing on the concrete floor!) So this is going to be part of Luke's birthday present. The children's pastor's son is bringing a friend with him and they are both pretty good friends with Luke so he will be excited. I just hope there will be plenty of rides that they can go on because they are still pretty short. I think I'm going to measure them and see what they can and can't go on so I will know when we get there and I can direct them around the ones that are too big for them.
  • And since I have been so busy with my knitting and packing I haven't had much time to take pictures or work on a new photo show....We'll see if I can get at least one for my next post! :)

6 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

So much going on!

I bet Jozie loves having her ears pierced. I'm getting Sadie's done as an infant.

I hope the glasses help her reading. We still have to get Isaac's eyes checked.

August 22nd is right around the corner, before you know it you will be in SD

Anonymous said...

Bummer! I'll be out of town when you swing our way to head to Six Flags! I hope you guys have's a blast! (We live about 15 minutes away and drive by there all the time cuz the local mall is right across I-94). Raging Bull is my favorite 'coaster...not too scary and very smooth. Batman is a fun one too but a little shorter ride.

So you're heading to SD then? Whereabouts will you be? Exciting to think of a change but scary too, I'll bet!

Can't wait to see pics of Jozie's new glasses!

Jodie said...

Awww I can't wait to see Jozie's new look (glasses and earrings).

Have fun at Great America. That's awesome that you guys are going there - very fun place. :)

Congrats on the house too.

Anna said...

Wow you are busy:) Have fun at Six Flags, we wanted to go when we were there this summer, but Ella is still a bit too small, I think it would be more of a pain in the butt with her!:)

Jamie said...

WOW, what a LONG post!!! I'm SO glad to hear you guys have a new home!!! How wonderful it will feel to have your OWN home with SPACE and not a basement!!! Hope you get to move soon, especially before it gets down to crunch time.

I can't wait to see a pic of Jozie in her glasses. I need to get Hannah a new pair still.

I am SO needing to get the knitting out and making some dishclothes...I had to go and buy some the other day. Either they have holes in them or Zach's stolen them for nasty things and I refuse to use them again in my kitchen.

I'm so jealous you're going (or went, I didn't look at the date) to GA. I know you guys will have a great time. Remember when we all went???? Oh, the good times!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats on the new home!

And those dishcloths are super cool...I've never seen a bobbly edge like that. I bet it would look good on a poncho...