Life has been moving on here at the breakneck, yet snail's pace that parenting small kids offers you.
The only "project" that I really have to speak of right now is just cutting up some scraps for a long term quilt project. I got the idea from Jessica's x&+ quilt
I've gotten some cutting done, and all of two blocks put together. Is everyone painfully slow and awful at cutting squares and rectangles?.....
Poor little Violet had an unfortunate injury at the playground on Friday while riding down a very narrow slide in my lap. Her shoe caught the side of the slide and got stuck, yanking her foot and knee back at a bad angle. She was really hysterical, and refused to even try standing afterwards.
Our girl is normally nonstop, running around, getting into everything, climbing, dancing, but she still refuses to even set her foot on the floor even when she's sitting down. We took her to urgent care, but at that point we weren't even sure which part of her leg was bothering her since she wouldn't tell us, and nothing looked bruised or swollen. It wasn't until after we got home from urgent care that she told us it was her foot, when before we thought it might be her knee. If she doesn't start trying to walk tomorrow, I'm anticipating a trip to an orthopedist. Poor little thing : (
She is otherwise in good spirits, but it's really odd not having her running around constantly. Normally, any injury she gets only keeps her down for a second or two of loud crying and cuddles from mommy or daddy, and then she's off running again.
We are nearing the end of a nice three day weekend. All the girls love it when our man is home.
Normally I'm a bit of a scrooge when it comes to unfurling the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving, but this year something has gotten into me. I've got this urge to start playing (slightly depressing/indie) Christmas music and decorate. I'm terrible at seasonal decorating, but I really want to get something done to amp up the magic around here this year. I'm thinking that if I confine myself to a specific style/color palette, a couple of crafts, and predetermined places I want to decorate, I might have a chance.