That’s Right!…..A Decade I Said!

It seems as though we are now the proud parents of a decade year old. As Aleksia likes to exclaim at all times.


It should get all mooshy up in here now as I reminisce about all that I remember about the birth of my little ginger. BUT, I don’t feel like it. So instead, I think I will just make a list of all the awesome things she does now that reminds me everyday that we are truly blessed to call this girl our own.


Aleksia is wicked smart.

She loves reading.

She is good at leading groups.

She can also be the shyest girl you ever have met.

She is a ballerina, a beautiful dancer.

She writes stories with the language and vocabulary of someone much older.

She is faithful.

She is funny, witty even.

She still likes snuggles.

She is very similar to her papa, in mannerisms and likes and dislikes.

Speaking of likes, she would eat sushi everyday if we let her.

I mentioned before that she is super smart, remember. Well, she IS, but she can also be really ditzy. Her papa and I find it endearing.

She loves to be outside, playing.

She sometimes talks with a funny voice and doesn’t realize she is doing it.

She hates that we make her play piano, oh but one day she will thank us for it (I just know it!)

She likes making clubs

She loves being in charge.

She likes baking.

She likes volleyball.

Every time it is her primary class’ turn for opening exercises she scoops up the talk every time. She loves writing talks.

She loves clothes.

She is very artistic.

She tells funny stories.

She loves her friends.

She loves school. As in, when its summer break or long weekends she can’t wait to get back to school.

She is just so so funny. Oh how she makes us laugh.

She is a really good helper.

She is awesome in every way.


And this mama is already seeing that my wee little girly is turning into a young lady. It makes me a little heart sick for her toddler years, but I truly am loving the person she is becoming, grumpy fits and all. She has amazing plans for her future and I am so excited to see how her future shapes up and to be along for the ride.


She is awesome times a million and I love her!



Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted By: Heather @ 7:30 pm - October 17th, 2012 |

I made a hat, and grew a baby

This has been a weird pregnancy (also I never remember the proper way to spell weird, its hard for me) moving on…

this pregnancy, it’s been strange. I was certain we would be having a girl. I have had this unexplainable impression that our last baby would be a dark haired little girl. So when I got an extra large case of the barfs with this pregnancy I was reminded of being pregnant with my girls, with my boys, not so much. The boys were kinder, of course I wanted to eat large amounts of beef, but not so much with the barfs.

So all we talked about was girl names, and girl clothes and girl bedroom decor and girl girl girl. Rob said that if we learn at the ultrasound we were not having a girl he would be super surprised. So surprised that he would shout out “Hubert Cumberdale“, why? well why not.

Yeah, we aren’t having a girl. And after the third time of the ultrasound tech pointing out some wee little boy parts I heard a muttered “hubert cumberdale” from Rob’s general vicinity.

We were surprised. Although thankfully every thing about our little guy looks healthy, and ultimately that is what’s its all about. amiright?


We decided that we should announce to our kids in a fancy way. I thought cupcakes would be enjoyable. And since we were certain we were having a girl we figured we could find pink cupcakes just about anywhere.


I decided we should swing by a cute little bakery in Daybreak called Swirly Girls after my doctor appointment, of course since we now needed blue cupcakes instead I was a little worried we wouldn’t find anything, but maybe if I share my story they would take pity on us and work something out.


Well they totally did.


We walked in, there was one blueish-purply frosted cupcake. ONE. I needed four.

So….I told the girl our story. She DID take pity on us and congratulated us AND made some blue frosting for us.

Seriously, I love them!


Enjoy a peek of us telling our kiddles the big news. So funny.




Ok and on to the hat making. I like crocheting. I am not good at it and I can’t really make anything but hats and scarves. And I don’t even make those very well.

BUT! I have been at it since I was about 8 or so. I learned it from Kathy Jenkins who was one of my 4-H leaders. I hated going to her house for our 4-H meetings because the snacks we got there were only graham crackers dipped in milk.


She basically forced us to dip the crackers.             Barf! soggy, stale crackers in warm-ish skim milk……..Every 8 year old’s dream.


Anywho, she was pretty strict about how we tied our starting slip knot, but I couldn’t really figure it out. She scolded me for that on more than one occasion. Also, she hated how tight I made my stitches, but I didn’t know how to fix that either. But dood, I could make a chain like nobody’s business. Who cares that that is all I could do, just one long chain, and all the yarn my mom gave me to use was a hideous barf green color (there is a lot of barf talking in this post) I was so proud of my chains.


I don’t remember how I ever discovered I cold turn it and stitch back on my chain. But thankfully, it did happen and I made some hats. So that’s fancy.


I just learned how to crochet flowers. They aren’t that pretty, but still they are some what flower like. I am sure if I stack a lot of them together they will look like pretty little fancy faces.



I started making a ruffly scarf a few days ago. Cooper has been the most encouraging with this project and insists and I finish it soon. Tonight while the kiddles were outside playing I decided to join them on the porch and brought my crocheting with me. Cooper of course wanted to check it all out. And then asked if I could teach him. Ella wanted in on it too and so I put my little project aside and tried teaching my babies to crochet the best chain EVER!


It’s really hard to teach kids to crochet. Maybe that’s why Sister Jenkins was such a sour puss.


Ella lost interest pretty quickly, Cooper however kept at it for a good long while. And then after dinner Aleksia wanted in on the action.

Coop asked if I would make him a hat. I was confident I could, but I thought maybe I should figure out the correct way to make a hat. I have always started at the bottom and worked up, and as I understand it, that’s wrong.


Well, I don’t know how to follow crochet instructions. Like, really, I don’t understand what any of the abbreviations mean. I DON’T GET IT!

So, I thought I could just look at the pictures and figure it all out. Well it didn’t work so well.


I ended up with a teensy little girly locomotive conductor cap.


I guess Coop doesn’t get a hat tonight. I will have to start again. My problem is this, I don’t know how to make the sides come down. Its a sad thing.


AND this is a really really long blog post. I know the entire thing has been captivating.



and the end.

Filed under: Uncategorized | Posted By: Heather @ 3:28 am - September 15th, 2012 |
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