Thursday, December 11, 2008

One more ornament swap down, one more to go. I sent off these little houses yesterday. Hopefully their recipients like them. I think they are pretty cute and I wish I would have made one for myself, but I have no desire to sew any more house ornaments. I can only handle so much repetition, which is a small downside of ornament swaps.Since I had Allie, I have been amazed at the friendliness and helpfulness of strangers. Whenever I go anywhere, I generally have Allie in the sling and Noah on my hip and I can pretty much do anything I need to do while carrying both of them. Still, I must look like I need help because people are always going out of their way to be helpful. The other day we were at Panera and I was carrying a high chair to our table while also carrying Noah and Allie, and on the short trip from the stack of high chairs to our table, three different people came over and offered to carry the high chair for me. During the snow storm on Tuesday, we were walking out of HyVee and a man who was walking in turned around when he saw us, then helped me by pushing my cart all the way to my van and unloading all my groceries while I buckled in the kids. Today we were walking into Target and I was carrying both kids and a picture frame that I wanted to return, and a lady who was loading up her own car came over and offered to carry the frame inside for me. Even though I don't think I really need the help, it's nice and I appreciate the offers. Someday I won't always have my arms full of little kids, and when that time comes I hope I remember to offer help to those who do.

6 comments:

Allison said...

I love your house ornaments! Very cute. Next time add one more on to your total needed and than at least if you don't finish it by the deadline you can finish it after the fact. I've found that the two weeks after Christmas I can get a lot of crafting done.

It's amazing how some people are so helpful.

Mom said...

I also think your house ornaments are adorable and am sorry you didn't make one for yourself. You could make extras of all of your ornament swaps next year and give them to me for Christmas, Mothers' Day, and my birthday!
Your thoughts about the helpful strangers and your life when your arms are no longer full of babies were sweet. What would you do without a sling?

Anonymous said...

Ornaments are darling. How you have time for all the things you do I will never know. You are a super woman. Pictures of your little ones are good to see as well. Its heart warming to know that people are so helpful in the city as they are in our small town.
Merry Christmas
lj

Shawn said...

I love your house ornaments! So glad to hear there are nice people out there! We'll see you in a few days :)

Tresa said...

You do look like you could use an extra arm or two when you're covered in kids. :P

Ornaments are CUTE!!

Hamons said...

It's heart-warming to hear so many examples of kindness.