Sickness and Sewing !

It has been a very long time since I posted to my little blog but we have been battling another round of viral infections with the girls.  It started two weeks ago today and it took to this past weekend for everyone to start feeling better.  The girls so graciously shared it with both Faruq and I.  Hayden was the only one to come out unscathed from all the sickness.

Really not much you can do for these darn viral infections other then control the fevers and give them something for the coughs at night.  We had many sleepless nights so most days we were just trying to function.  The girls missed their gymnastic and ballet classes which was a huge let down for them but both when back this past Saturday.

With all this time at home I have been plugging away at refining my sewing skills.  My first project was a new duvet cover for Laila's and she was thrilled with.

I have finished a few tote bags as well.

Next up two adorable pillowcase dresses for the girls.  I have the material all ready to go just to find the time now.  I still have 6 weeks left in my sewing class but honestly it has been a bit of a let down thus far and have actually probably taught myself more using my friends "Google" and "YouTube" but it might get better.   

We take Sophie for her speech assessment tomorrow.  We opted to go the private route for the assessment vs. waiting another 3-4 months with hopes of getting her enrolled in Laila's school this coming September.  Of course, it's just our luck that Providence is seeing incredibly high enroll numbers for this fall so we will have to wait and see but at least the process is started sooner than later.

I know more has been going on but for now I just wanted to check in and say "Hi".

I will be back in the next few days !

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Sweet Sophie

Most days while we wait for Laila to finish school Sophie and I explore the playgrounds in the neighborhood.   The other day I actually managed to remember my phone and snapped a few really cute pictures of her where is is not doing that silly face at the camera.

I love this kid so much and will truly miss her during the day when she starts preschool which could be in September if her speech assessment goes the way we think it will.

And that's a wrap folks !

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My Plate is Full

I strive to find a good balance in my life but at times I tend to take on more then I can handle and it seems that's been happening a bit to much lately.  One of my resolutions this year was to find more activities for just me but I didn't factor in trying to get everything else done at the same time.  As the kids get older they all seem to have at least a few activities along with school that need to happen weekly.  It's a juggling act I will say that and I'm sure I will only add more balls in the air.

Spring break was nice to recharge our batteries but Laila went back to school this past week and Hayden returns from Vancouver tonight with school starting for him on Monday.  This of course means 6:30 get ups again.  I was getting a bit spoiled as the girls don't rise until after 9:30 every morning.  I need to start my regular workouts again so the early morning will at least be good for that.

I started my sewing class last Tuesday night and I think I'm really going to enjoy it.  They take you right from the start with reading patterns, to exploring different material, cutting the material to actually using my sewing machine.  We will have two projects in class but I'm already plotting (thanks Pinterest) what I would like to attempt when I'm done the class.  I do lots of crafty things but never did learn how to sew.

Laila is now ready for ballet !  Holy people complain that hockey equipment is expensive.  I will say that ballet is pretty darn expensive as well.  But she is super excited to start next Saturday so it is all worth it.

Now someone needs to tell Sophie that she is actually taking gymnastics not ballet next week.  Both outfits are Laila's but she was kind enough to let Sophie wear it for a few hours.

We are having a pretty low key Easter tomorrow as I'm sure the boys will be a bit tired from their travels today.  I have a few new recipes I will post that are total winners that we will be enjoying.

I wish you all a Happy Easter and I hope you are spending time with your beautiful families this weekend !

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