Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Baseball 2016

Lucas is playing t-ball/coach pitch baseball with Greenbrier Athletic Association this season.

Playground Fun

Charlane Visit!

I didn't get many pictures but we had a blast when Charlane came to town twice in April!

She was here briefly on the 12th and we went to lunch at Chic Fil A, then she happened to stop by Peggy's house while we were there picking up the kids. So we got to visit for a few more minutes! Lucas fell in love with her!

Then she came back to town with Jim, Nathan, and Carleigh again on the 23rd and we got to spend the day & go to the International Tattoo Festival together! 

The boys looked adorable in matching outfits. 

We got rained out of the outdoor part of the NATO fest so we went to Nauticus to check out the military museum instead. Mom & Char visited on the deck.  

We went out to Granby Street Pizza for lunch with Charlane & all the boy scouts. 

Then we got to watch world class bagpipe bands perform on the sidewalk!

Before it was finally time to go inside for the Tattoo Festival.

It was so nice to get to spend time with her. I loved seeing my kids spend time with a woman who really was like a second mother to me during my college years. 

Some recent sewing & Vinnie in cotton

So, now that Vinnie can wear "real" clothes and isn't restricted to wool, I can sew more for Lucas too!

These are shorts that I'm a pattern tester for, I'll have more details when the pattern releases!

What, you didn't know Vinnie could wear real clothes?  On April 21 we decided to try, again, with wearing 100% cotton clothing.  We'd done a few practice runs over the last few weeks and gotten up to 2-3 hours with no reaction so we wanted to see how LONG he could tolerate it. I checked his skin, every 20-30 minutes all day and he NEVER reacted!  So we've been in cotton since then! About a week in he wanted to wear a 100% polyester PJ set (Jurassic World) so we let him and again, NO reaction!  This is a HUGE step for him and makes life SO much easier!

He looks adorable! He got to pick out a few new shirts & he is rocking lots of Lucas' hand-me-downs. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Interview with Lucas

February 5, 2016

Lucas, age 6, interviewed by me.
1. What is something I always say to you? 
-I love you
2. What makes me happy? 
-Snuggling, mostly
3. What makes me sad?
-Me being bad
4. How do I make you laugh?
-Guess what, chicken butt....
5. What was I like when I was child?
-I don't know
6. How old am I?
-I don't know, guess--19
7. How tall am I?
-19" probably almost
8. What's my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you're not around?
-I don't know because I'm not there to see. -guess--cleaning up the house & running errands and dates and meetings
10. What am I really good at?
11. What am I not very good at?
-Not working
12. What do I do for a job?
-Computer stuff & phone stuff (mystery shops)
13. What is my favorite food?
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bluebird Gap Farm

About 25 minutes from our home, in Hampton, VA, there lies a hidden treasure called Bluebird Gap Farm.  Today I took the boys over there, even though we didn't get there until 45 minutes before closing and it was overcast & drizzly today. They had a blast!