Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday....

to Mr. Bill. Today is my son-in-law, Bill's, birthday. What a great guy he is and a wonderful husband he is to our daughter Heather. She found a keeper. "Happy Birthday, Bill". Hope you have a wonderful day. We love you!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Baby night gowns..

They just don't make things like when my daughter's were babies. I really don't know who the designers are but they are terrible. I use to get these little night gowns that the babies would sleep in. They came in packages and were either Carter's or Gerber brand. But the stores are not carry them, or at least I can not find them. I did find these two at J.C. Penney's. They are by Carter but they are not the light weight ones that they use to make. They do have the little part on the hand that turns over so the baby doesn't scratch themselves. I looked in my hope chest hoping I had kept some newborn stuff but I must of got rid of it all. How sad. So I'm telling you if you love certain things that your baby's are wearing then keep them for when they have children. Because things and styles (the good styles) change. What are my grandbabies suppose to sleep in? I need to find a Carter outlet or something because I need a lot of these with two grandbabies coming.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A few updates...

Well I have decided to stop going on facebook and just concentrate on my blogging and my projects. I was spending way too much time on there playing games and then it started giving me this error message and kept kicking me offline. It was a sign I tell you. Anyway, I am going to try and blog at least a couple times a week to let you know what is going on in the Petsch household. There's always something.

If you look to the left of my page here you will see some "widgets" (that's what they are called you know) that I just added. They are Patricia's and Heather's weekly pregancy updates. I think this is the coolest thing. It let's me know what size the baby is. Isn't that cute. I know Patricia has one on her blog, but I wanted one for Heather, and since she isn't blogging anymore, I decided to put both of them here so my blogger friends can see how big my grandbabies are getting.

Well I am off to making some more fabric bowls. I will post a picture after I am done.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Congratulations Gabby!

I just wanted to stop by and tell Gabby how proud I am that she got her license yesterday. I knew she could do it. She is such a great kid and I know she is growing into a beautiful woman, just like her sisters have. My only regret is that her experience in taking her test for her license was not as great as it should of been. Apparently she had a DMV person who was having a bad day, or life, and felt the need to disrepect, belittle, or whatever you want to call it, my daughter and make her cry. It should of been a great experience for Gabby but it wasn't and I am sure she won't forget it when she gets older. But I know it will make her a stronger person, at least I hope it will. I alway try and tell my girls that you should treat people the same way you would want to be treated, but sometimes that is hard since there are so many "mean" people out there. I guess that is life no matter what you do, I just wish it wasn't that way. I am so blessed to have smart, beautiful daughters and I hope they know how much joy they give me. Just wish they didn't have to grow up so fast.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fabric bowls....

that's what I have been making the last few days. The only part I don't like doing is wrapping the fabric around the cording. But after it is all wrapped the sewing doesn't take that long. I am trying to work up to making a really big bowl or a basket. The one to the far right is the one Patricia made me for Christmas and I love it. It is the perfect size for your change or keys. The next one I make I want to put handles on.

More baby items...

I am having way too much fun making baby things. Here are some burp cloths, onsies, and some bibs I made.

Monday, January 4, 2010

First finished grandbaby things....

here are the first two things I have finished for the first grandbaby.....the pink little hat that I want the baby to wear when she is first born. Sorry but I want my grandbaby to wear a hat I made when she is born. Not that I don't appreciate all the volunteers who knit hats for newborn, I just want my grandbaby to wear one that I made. I probably will make more to donate to the hospital for other babies, time permitting.

And the other thing I finished is a security blanket. None of my girls really had one growing up. They just never wanted one. I do remember Heather having a bear that she sleeped with and Gabby use to sleep with Blue (remember "Blues Clue"). I don't think Patricia ever slept with anything. Well anyway, I have seen these in stores and really thought they were cute but wanted to make one instead of buying one. The blanket part is only a 18" square with a bears head and arms attached. Hope the baby likes it because I "love" it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Wow that year went by fast. 2010 will be a very busy year for our family. My oldest daughter, Patricia, baby is due May 11th and we found out on Christmas Eve that our middle daughter, Heather, is expecting too and is due July 31st. She doesn't really want us telling anyone until she hears the baby's heart beat but I am going to be a grandma (Dedee) two times this year and I can not keep quite about it. (sorry Heather :-) Not quit sure how I am going to handle all this excitement, all I seem to do now when I think about them is get teary eyed. It just seems like yesterday when I was giving birth to them. I remember everything about the deliveries. My oldest daughter, Patricia, called today to ask me what to do about leg cramps because she was getting them quite often. I can still remember being pregnant with her and laying in bed when we lived on St. Pete Beach and waking up in the middle of the night with terrible leg cramps, or charlie horses, as Gary calls them. I can still remember that pain. It just comes on you and you want to scream. I sure wish they both lived closer now that they are pregnant. I never dreamed I would live in a different state then my girls.

Then there is Gabby, my youngest, who is driving already. How the heck did that happen. It was just yesterday I was giving birth to her and Patricia and Heather were right there in the hospital ready to hold her right after she was born. It just blows my mind how fast time flys by.

So here it is 2010, a new chapter in my life, with very exciting things happening this year. I will try and be a better blogger to let you all know whats happening.

May you "Live...simply, Laugh...often, and Love...deeply" in 2010. I love you Patricia, Heather and Gabrielle. Thank you for giving me such joy in my are all mom's favorite!