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Friday, April 11, 2008

I Did It!

That's Caroline's new "tag" line for everything she does that she decides needs attention and recognition. At the end of every song she sings by herself --

". . . . the Bible tells me so. I did it!"

It's really precious.

But, I'm having an "I Did It!" moment this afternoon that I want to share with you. No, I didn't lose another 10 pounds. But, I'm really trying to do better these days. Two key elements that are missing:

1) water
2) exercise

When I get a grip on the two of them (so to speak) I'll be posting more positive weight-loss posts. Sigh.

I wanted to share pictures of my curtains that I made. No, they're not the most intricate design on the planet -- in fact, they're about the easiest. Three folds that are pressed, and five long seams. Truly, that's it. Here they are -- from both sides of the room:




I am very proud of these little curtains. They're plain, simple, and they coordinate so well with the overall style of our room. Thanks for indulging me a bit. Here are some more random photos:




This is Caroline "singing" at her program the other night. I get really frustrated trying to take pictures at her programs, because the light in that auditorium is even worse than at our church. . .and that's saying a lot!




This is Caroline -- just this morning -- eating her dry Lucky Charms and drinking apple juice while watching Max & Ruby. It's Friday. . .on Friday, just about anything goes. If she wants to eat her breakfast in front of the TV, I let her.

We had another "I Did It!" bathroom success this morning. I'm not discouraged that we haven't completed the process, yet. It's going to be a long one -- but when we're on the other side, I will be a very, very happy camper.

My sister and her kids are in town this weekend, so we're doing lots of fun family outings together. This afternoon, Caroline, Lori, Becca, Mom and I went out to the Cranberry Hollow - Buttercup Tea Room in Lenoir City for lunch. (Very, very yummy food) Caroline sat up at the table like a sweet little girl -- and then proceeded to get grape jelly all over her face, hands, dress. . . I think there may even be some between her toes. I will post pictures of that tomorrow.

I'm amazed at how quickly my niece is growing up. She turned 7 in January. Amazing how quickly those seven years went by. . .although the past four have been kinda crazy/busy ones for us.

While we were driving to the Tea Room, my in-laws called. They're going to fly out for Caroline's birthday. I'm thinking of not telling Edison, and letting him be surprised. He doesn't read my blog -- that I know of -- so it will be fun to surprise him. (Oh, by the way, Steve? Your mom and dad are coming to town when you guys are!)

So, there you have it. It's a sunny, warm, breezy -- and soon-to-be stormy Friday afternoon here outside of luxurious KnoxVegas (as Mark calls it). We're headed out for dinner again tonight -- to one of my fav-O-rite places to eat. So, I'll be sure and take the camera for more fun, goofy family pictures.

Have a great weekend!!

Oops---I almost forgot to mention this!!! On Saturday evening, at 9 p.m. (eastern) Lifetime TV is airing the "Memory Keeper's Daughter" which is a movie made from the best-selling novel. I read the book last year -- it was a tough read for me. But, it is such a great story. Mark and I are encouraging everyone we know to watch it, if they can, because it shows a lot of the love, potential, and hope that children with Down syndrome possess. If you have never read the book, I highly recommend it!
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11 Comments:

Blogger Lois Grebowski said...

Bravo on the curtains! They look great!

Caroline is such a cutie pie watching TV with her Dora tray...

I may not get ot watch the movie, but I will look for the book tomorrow when I head to the bookstore. I saw previews.

I wish my parents were alive to talk about this movie. Big bro was born just before this movie's time frame(1959). They could tell you all about their decision not to institutionalize him. I'm extry glad they didn't! There would be such a whole in our lives. People born with DS have such awesome potential!!!! (sorry, stepping off my soapbox)

Weather is coming your way. Please stay safe, dear!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Lois Grebowski said...

oops! Me again... just wondering how Edison's brochure was reveived. I'm sure he got an A for brilliant marketing. I think he nailed Features, Advantages, and Benefits (marketing mumbo jumbo).

5:35 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Yup - got the details from "one level up". It will be good to have one big happy family!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Happy families are awesome, so are Fridays, or Saturdays here - anything goes on Saturday here :-)

Keep going, Caroline - I did it! Awesome, and I love the curtains!

9:10 PM  
Blogger Josoliviamaid said...

That sweet girl! Love the "I did it!" Too precious. And kudos to you on those lovely curtains. You da woman! Enjoy your time with your family. Love you, "WW" :-)

9:15 PM  
Blogger MamaChef's Ramblings said...

seriously....come over and exercise w/ me! There's a ladies only area set up like Curves + a treadmill, elliptical and a couple other things...and it's free!!! We can encourage and exercise our gifts of gab! ;)

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

You did an awesome job on the curtains. I love the "I did it"

7:33 AM  
Blogger 20Birds said...

i love the basket tree, i want to, i immediately began whining upon seeing it... and then i whined (internally this time) I want to go to a tea room, ... what a doll she is... by the way but you knew that already

3:34 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Love your style girl!
Every time I read of your potty training efforts, my poor little heart goes cold. Lexie does wees at school, and I won't be able to put it off at home for much longer. Oh, woe is me! (I don't know how I would cope if I didn't get free nappies. Shops don't sell nappies big enough for her these days. Over here, if your child is 4 or over, you qualify for free nappies, but you only get a maximum of 4 a day, so you have to stockpile a few in case of illness. I AM grateful, though.) xx

3:54 AM  
Blogger Jennilu said...

I found your Blog and love reading it. I believe we might be neighbors, judging from where you are employed. Keep up the good posts.

Jennilu

10:59 AM  
Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Love the curtains!!

10:46 PM  

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