Some random stuff...
~ I thought buying a regular swimming suit was pretty difficult, but it turns out that buying a maternity suit is even worse. At one point before I went shopping I thought maybe I should make the most of having a firm stomach right now and get a bikini. I tried one on and, um no, that was probably the worst idea ever. And really, someone should tell the people who make maternity tankinis that the tops and bottoms need to be available separately because not everyone is the same size on the top and bottom. After visiting four different stores and trying on a ridiculous number of suits, I finally figured out that my best option was to get a regular non-maternity suit with a size small bottom and size large top. Oh, and one more thing - if anyone reading this ever opens up a store, please make sure the doors on your dressing rooms go all the way down to the floor. I promise you, anyone who is trying on clothes while also spending the entire time trying to stop a determined baby from crawling underneath the door and escaping will really appreciate it.
~ Cherries. Oh cherries, how I love you so! I cannot get enough cherries these days, and since they aren't in season for all that long, I am making the most of it while they are. This means the kids ans I have been making a trip to the store pretty much every day, just to get cherries. Yum!
~ I sewed something! Nothing big, but still something. My friend Allison gave me a tying kitchen towel that she made awhile back, and I've been wanting to make some more for myself. I used an old bathroom towel for the bottom, and it was SO hard to sew through all those layers. It took forever and I think my thread broke about a million times so I swore I wasn't going to make any more. However, now that I've been using this one for a couple days, I love how thick it is so I may still attempt a few more.~ Emma has so many toys that I've tried my best not to bring any more toys into the house, which means that we have a houseful of "girl" toys and no "boy" toys. I hadn't thought about this before and really, I don't see anything wrong with boys playing with play kitchens and doll houses and dolls. Still, a few weeks ago when we went to my mom's house, my brother made fun of Noah for showing up with a jeweled lavender seahorse phone in his hand. Then later, my dad found a little toy Bobcat and gave it to Noah to play with. Noah enjoyed pushing it around so much that when we got home I bought him a couple little trucks, and he loves them. He spends a good part of each day pushing those trucks around, saying "RRRRRRRRR". So cute!