Sunday, January 17, 2010

can we sit on the clouds...

my moment of gratefulness this past week...
the conversation in the car on the way home from Lowe's.



Mia- can you talk in heaven?
Me - sure
Maddie - do boys die in girls heaven?
Me - yes
Mia - and boys and girls can hug each other up there?
Me- sure! (said with a melting heart)
Maddie - Are there toys up there?
Me - yes
Mia - Are there TV's?
Maddie - Are there remotes so we can watch shows that we like?
Mia - and can we bring movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with us?
Me - I'm pretty sure
Maddie - Can you sit on the clouds?
Me - yep! (heart is now a puddle of mush)
Mia - Is there apple juice?
Maddie - And can we see Grandpa Lou (Jason's father)
...and then with much thought about her Grandpa Lou's gravestone, Maddie asks
"does the rock have a cord that leads up to the sky?"
I had to inquire what the rock was but when she said grave, I knew what she was talking about. At this point, i don't think my tears allowed me to even answer and fortunately the topic changed.
oh, can i just keep them 4 years old for 4 more years at least?


on a lighter note...

my sister-in-law had her baby shower this weekend..only a month before we meet our newest family addition - miss kyra! the shower was wonderful...
thought i'd share with you the crafty little gift i put together -- all at a budget's price (jackie, my SIL, is well aware of my bargain hunting)
 Remember these in the dollar bin at Michael's over Christmas?

I purchased the galvanized bucket from Home Depot - it doesn't surprise me that I still managed to find myself in a hardward store even for a baby gift-
but I "girl-ied" up the bucket for the baby.
 I hot glued the pearl letters to create her initials.



...and filled her up with all sorts of baby goodies!
books. clothes. bath towel. puzzle. frame. photo album. to name a few.


Why the spatulas you are wondering?
This was the BEST purchase I made as a mother of twins when my daughters began eating baby food. These little spatulas got every last drop of baby food out of the jar - believe me, with two mouths to feed, every little drop counted!

and i think the mama-to-be loved it..

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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful pail! I love the spatula idea! I make baby gifts in paint cans sometimes since I own a painting company.... but this is cuter because you can see exactly what's in it! Nice job!

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  3. Such a sweet story of the girls asking about heaven, and I of course love the idea of them thinking about seeing my dad up there! So sweet; definitely brings tears to my eyes! You'll have to tell me what it was like taking them to his grave. I've been wondering what they thought of that.

    And YES, I absolutely LOVE the bucket! It turned out so cute, and I can see that you put so much thought and effort into it. It'll be so much fun to use that bucket for toys and other goodies in Kyra's room! Thanks!!

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  4. Love the shower gift. So stinkin cute! I would have never thought of the spatulas... if it ever happens again (baby, that is!) I will hit that idea. Happy day to you.

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  5. very cute! i love doing gifts like this! very personal and fun to put together! great job! and the convo with your cuties is sweet!

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  6. Creative and cute! The spatulas are very unique. Love it!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog - I really do love those car conversations... in fact, you just reminded me of my favorite one ever so I think I'll go post it! Stop by again and I'll for sure be back here - seriously cute blog!

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