Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Seasonal Swap

Today I spent the day doing what I fondly refer to as "the great clothing swap," the task of going through each child's current clothing, removing the items that do not fit, changing out winter clothes for spring/summer clothes, digging out the clothes from last year to determine what fits which child, and packing up the things that will be passed down to a younger sibling next year.  Usually this process takes several days, where my husband has to turn a blind eye to piles of clothing all over the dining room, but this time I managed to get it all done in a single day!  Blame it on pregnancy hormones I suppose, because I also washed and folded baby clothes, filled the entire back of my vehicle with donations for Go*dwill, and sorted 2 piles of outgrown clothing to sell and pass along to friends with younger children.  My normal clothes have been stored, as the closet has slowly been taken over by maternity clothing, and it feels good for the first time in months to really accomplish something at home!  Having 3 girls in a row, many of their dresses are handed straight down to the next sister, so I have worked out a system of moving them from one closet to the next, with next seasons clothing in baskets in the top of their closets.  Do you have a system for storing and swapping out your kids clothes?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lord have mercy

Pray for Metropolitan Paul and Metropolitan Mor Yohanna Ibrahim, heirarchs of the Orthodox church kidnapped today in Syria, and for the soul of the Deacon driving them who was shot and killed in the attack.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Latest Project: One More Addition

Here is what I have been busy with in the past few weeks.

This weekend marks the halfway point of Lent, 
as well as the halfway point for the arrival of another little one in our house!

Patterns for giraffe, elephant and bird can be found here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Our Newest Additions

Our family grew this weekend!

eta: while I was standing there taking these photos, they stood stock still and just stared at me.   All I could think about was the twins in The Shining!