Monday, October 24, 2011

Goodness Gracious!

 So long, no see blogger friends!  Work has been absolutely insane, so it's been too much to blog lately.  And at home, well you know the drill!  Cook, clean, child-caring (and playing!) and of course, a lot of my extra time has been on sewing.  I can't wait to show you all the cute little outfits I've made Lallie for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

In the meantime, Husband has hired a housekeeper to come in every couple of weeks to clean for me.  This will be a HUGE help!  It seemed that all of our free time was being spent on cleaning, mostly on the weekends, which obviously detracts from Lallie.  We also weren't having much time to ourselves either.  So this weekend, no cleaning (well, okay, a little), but we spent our time gardening with Lallie, going to the park, Husband went flying with a neighbor, we did the grocery shopping, we played outside, we sewed and all kinds of other things, rather than spending hours on cleaning!  It was nice for a change.  

So we hired a housekeeper and I have to admit, I was kind of surprised to see that it's not nearly as expensive as I thought it would be.  Always a plus!

In other news, like I said, Husband went flying this weekend.  Our neighbor has had several planes over the years and this particular one, he built.  I have to admit, while Lallie and I were at the park, I did check the news app on my iphone three or four times for local plane crashes.  Yes, I was slightly uneasy.  But he arrived safe and sound back on the ground with some pretty cute pictures to show for it!
It was gorgeous outside this weekend.  Lows in the 60's with highs in the upper 70s.  So, we planted all our winter flowers.  Impatiens, lots of impatiens.  They grow like crazy down here in the winter, so in about a month, our front yard will be filled with pink and white!  Lallie loves to help plant and water flowers. 
Later, we got our artist skills on and painted dozens of pictures, most specifically, the horizon line.  I have at least five paintings of the horizon line with the blue sky above and green grass below....and that's it. Note to self, pick up more blue and green paint.  She had fun and that's all that matters!  Husband even made her potato stamps with her initial and a heart.
Last but not least, things that make my heart aflutter.  Lallie is writing her numbers and letters all by herself now, without having to have guides to show her.  She's been able to write for a while, but either in tracing or with worksheet direction.  And she's been able to write her first and last names without help for quite some time (the first thing they teach).  But this is the first I've seen her make efforts on other letters and numbers and it makes me (and Husband) so happy.  She's also starting to read the "at" words like cat, hat, bat, rat etc.  It just amazes me that my four year old can read and write, she just seems so little and young.
So, these are the things happening at the SLPS household!  I'm looking forward to catching up on a week's worth of blog posts from y'all!  

Happy Monday Y'all! 


  1. Wow, busy girl! I always do that when my Hubby flys anywhere. His company has their own plans (and they have had some crashes in the past, yikes) so I keep track of the news when he travels. What a big girl Lallie is! Writing her own numbers!! Ryan always writes a few backwards. Happy Monday to you!!

  2. Lallie is getting so big! I know it melts your heart with joy getting to see her accomplish the most basic of things but will stay with her the rest of her life. As for the flying, I would be nervous, too. Bryan has mentioned flying lessons, but I'm glad he doesn't have time for it right now. Can't wait to see all of the outfits you have sewed!

  3. Having a cleaning lady is the one thing I will never NOT have! it's worth the money, especially when you work 6 days a week and it's the last thing you want to do on Sunday!

  4. I would love to hire a cleaning lady! Now that I'm paying 2 x doggie daycare, it will have to wait, but I can't wait until my weekends aren't spent cleaning the house! Your daughter is beautiful, that is so exciting about learning to write!

  5. Good for you! I can definitely see getting help someone as I feel like so much of my Saturday or Sunday is spent cleaning!

  6. Busy lady! So exciting Lallie is writing on her own. Sounds like a wonderful weekend and so glad your hubby got a maid so y'all can spend more time together so sweet.