Tuesday, April 9, 2013
When you love your children....
You do things you don't always plan, you do things you never thought you would do.
And all because of the love you have for your children.
My kids mean the world to me, so I try as hard as I can, and in every possible way, to be the most mother I can be to them, to go the extra mile, to do whatever they want (within means of course).
For the longest time, birthdays meant, a simple cake baked by mommy, and merely store bought gifts.
And then a few years ago I realized that even though they like those things, they love things made by mom, especially if it's something they've seen and know that mom can make. You know, the special things that no other kid will have?
It kind of frightens me at times because ever so often they'll have a request that leaves me wondering if they think I'm some sort of superwoman. Ha!
Thankfully I love sewing and cooking and baking, so when I can, I go out of the way to fulfill those special requests.
The past two days have seen me at my kitchen table, sewing.
This is what I was making, and though his birthday is not until Thursday, he already knew I was making this, so no sense in waiting until then.
When I handed him the Enderman, he actually started crying, that's how much he loved it, and as a mom I think that is the best reward for taking time out to make something.
We had the craziest of weather yesterday, high winds and a dust storm started at 10am and lasted until 8pm last night. It was HORRIBLE. I'm not a fan of dust storms to begin with, but this one caused some damage and left everything just nasty in it's path. UGH!
This morning I woke up to yard items thrown around, the patio umbrella upside down and off the table, the cars in a layer of dust and odds and ends strewn about.
We've also had cloudy skies and just dreary weather, so it was a good day to stay inside, sew a little more and take it easy.
Perfect for another day of sewing. I had 3 more things I wanted to make to go with his Enderman. By the way, if you don't know what the Enderman is, he is a character from the Minecraft game, which my children love.
Here he is, the Enderman and some blocks, I'm sure Minecraft fans will know what they are.
He is one happy boy.
And in keeping with the theme of going the extra mile, I also made the fondant for his cake, which will be a Creeper cake.
I made a batch of Marshmallow Fondant, way cheaper than store bought and works just as well. Check out the recipe here.
Now it will sit in the fridge until Thursday morning. It actually keeps in the refrigerator for a few weeks :)
Soon as I was done with the birthday stuff, I got a little sewing going on my newest quilt. Some fabric is actually from a very sweet friend of mine, Tamy. I love it, I'll always think of her when I see this quilt, and isn't that what quilting is all about, that special something that will remind you of someone for years to come?
And that is basically what my day has been.
I did throw chili in the crockpot this morning, with this weather, it will be the perfect dinner. I'll make Fluffy Dinner Rolls to go with it :)
While I was sewing, I had the Little House Mini Series playing on my laptop, it keeps me company and it's usually when I get most of my tv watching done, because otherwise between housework and homeschooling and children, there really aren't many hours left in the day :)
I do always find some time to work on my crochet. Tends to be at night while I'm watching TV with the family or just chatting in the living room.
Well, it's time to get started on dinner preparations and switch over the last load of laundry.
Do hope you're all having a fantastic Tuesday :)