Thursday, January 29, 2009
Since Xander is starting to eat more solid foods, I decided to make him some bibs. I remember when Amy and Christopher were in the high chair how messy it could be. Thankfully they grew out of that stage. I happen to stop by the only fabric store in Pine Bluff yesterday. I needed the ribbing to make the bibs and this was my only hope........................or I would have to wait till our next trip to Little Rock. The shop is actually a quilt shop, so I knew my chances were not that good, but fortunately the owner used to work at a chain fabric store that closed and I guess she bought up some of the left overs and now sells them in her quilt shop. She had a little bin of pieces of ribbing. I thought the green would work on all of them so I went with the green. I didn't have a pattern, so of course I went online and found the instructions. I think Grandma Margie had made the ones that my kids wore. They are very simple to do, boy did it bring back the memories of how I used to make the kids t-shirts. I can remember them crawling up my leg wanting me to read to them or play and I just wanted a few minutes to sew. This morning there were no crawling toddlers down there, so I took a momemt to remember and miss them! But then Max put his chin on my knee and reminded me that those days are gone and he needed attention today! I have to say I must thank Grandma Margie for a lot of those memories. Since Amy and Christopher were only eleven months apart, and they kept me very busy she once said to me " Just remember they are only this age today so enjoy each day. It is still the advice I pass on to new mothers, the best advice I think I ever got about parenting. Thank you!
I know Amy that you will run into days when you are at your wits end, but remember Xander will only be that age that day so spend that day wisely! Somehow, I know you will!
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