Friday, January 25, 2013

Instagram Friday {Life as we know it}

It's been a while since I did an Instagram Friday Post. 
But since nothing else was getting posted this week, maybe it was time for a life post. You can always follow along to life as it happens find me on instagram @shwinpics 

 Penny is growing way too fast, and yet really slow at the same time. I can't believe she is over a month old already. We have spent as much time as we can soaking up the sun to get rid of her Jaundice. It's lasted the longest in Penny than it did in the other kids, but she has also been the smallest.
 We spend lots of time cuddling in bed in the mornings. It seems I am slow to rise after a long night and the kids are just as happy to climb in bed in the morning for some cuddles. So what if we stay in bed till 9:30-10...

 I am 99% done with this pattern ready for testers soon... I am just waiting for a few of the other spring patterns to be done as well, it also takes twice as much times these days :)

 The kids and I made up a batch of our favorite salted caramel popcorn with chocolate drizzle, I will share the recipe soon... it's delish!
 Abbey's room is almost done, since she took over Jude's old room and it had to be "girlyfied" (not a real word) A full reveal will come when and if I finish the room :)
 This is how I get things done most days. Wearing one baby and two kids following my every move... It works
 Having three kids has been challenging to find the balance, between taking care of them and finding time to do my things. But I refuse to make them give up their time so things are just a little slower while I learn to utilize every spare second.
 We ventured out of the house with all three kids for some family fun. We choose bowling, Abbey won, well she kicked butt and took names. Jude was not a fan of loosing to his little sister.
 We also got and played The Beatles Monopoly. It is awesome.

 My beloved machine had an incident this week. Some kids (not mine) put pins in all the holes they could find filling it up with loose metal. I took it apart and rescued it. Then I heard the most beautiful noise in the world... a sewing machine back up and running... of course then I had to move along and take care of kids :)
We have also clearly embraced the January Blahs. We have been having a record breaking cold winter this year, (cold for here, not cold compared to my childhood winters in Minnesota) The air has been horrible, trapping us inside, and the sky has been grey far too many days. This has resulted in some moody days from the kids.

So life with three is not too bad, they all love each other, which is nice. Hopefully I can squeeze in some time here and there to share some fun projects.


  1. I love to read posts like this! Makes you seem a little more like the rest of us (instead of the amazing, talented seamstress!-which you are). Seeing the pictures of babies makes me yearn for another (too old to have one). Reading several blogs about adopting internationally makes me want that too. But, I also love my sleep, which I am able to finally get now that my youngest is 4. I loved baby wearing because I was able to accomplish so much more of my stuff. Thanks for the update, rest, rest, rest young mama!

  2. We've got the blahs here too! I don't remember winters being so cold like these last few years. Or maybe it's just because I have a phone that reminds me constantly when we have weeks of single digit & negative temps, lol. Your family is adorable. And little miss Penny sure is feeding my baby fever!! ;)

  3. we have the blahs too! we are in a record breaking cold-snap too. it's been around -40F so many days in the last week or two, it's crazy. i'm managing an outing approximately every ten days...
    is it spring yet???
    looks like you're doing well with three kids! it is tricky but four is waaaaaay harder let me tell you! i'm still trying to sort out how to make things work and my baby just turned one! (i recommend you stop at three!)

  4. She is such a cute little peanut! I love the picture of her in between the older two kids :) Wish I'd taken one like that when my 4 month old was a newborn.

  5. Como me gusta este post! Y los niños están geniales y el bebé para comérselo!
    Y tu guapísima. Enhorabuena y un beso
    I enjoy this post! And the kids are great and the baby to eat!
    And your beautiful. Congratulations and a kiss

  6. You have such a beautiful family! Lovely pictures...

  7. Beautiful family! I'm trying to find balance with 3 kids also but my baby is 6 months old. It's hard. I'm glad you got your machine fixed. I had a friend and her kids over and her little boy took scissors to my sewing machine cords. He cut right through the power cord and also the pedal cord. Luckily it wasn't plugged in! It's nice to know that such a beautiful and talented girl as you are dealing with the same stuff I am. Good luck and can't wait to see the new patterns.

  8. so many sweet pictures. and I would have had an hissy fit if some kids did that to my machine holey moley not okay. I'm glad you got it sorted out. I"m terrified of opening up my machine.

  9. Thanks for sharing that little glimpse into real life.
    Do you have pattern testers- or do you open it up to your readers?
    That looks like a fantastically fun one to sew:)


  10. Annyira szépek vagytok! Jó egészséget, és még nagyon sok kedves írást. Várom szeretettel.

  11. Your new angel is just beautiful! Oh how my heart trembled when I read about your machine....thank goodness it is up and running, AND that it wasn't one of your own children :)

  12. What a cute baby! Nothing is more important that children:)

  13. Your blog is beautiful! I popped over from FB when I saw your super pattern post (so many patterns, so little time!) and after bookmarking my favorites am now popping around your site - and I love it! Certainly going on my reader :) Your little ones are adorable - I look forward to exploring some more, just wanted to say hi :)

  14. Love the new pattern! I FINALLY made one of your many pattern's I've purchased. LUCY TUNIC. And it turned out amazing. I shall be making more and also trying some of the other patterns. :)


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