We celebrated Ephram's 5th birthday and Becky's 3rd birthday Sunday at our house.
Here they are with their ice cream cakes. Just because we celebrated together doesn't mean they don't get their own cakes. (I made them take the rest home! Too tempting!)
We bought Ephram his first big boy bike. He was a little afraid to ride it but I hear by the time he got home he thought it was the best present he received. You better take care of it, Ephram, and wear your helmet.
Today I'm feeling a little at odds with myself. Maybe it's because I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night but maybe it's because I am not sure where my focus in my quilting life and quilting friendships are right now. Things have been changing and I feel as though I am drifting away and sometimes I feel like I am the odd man out. Talk of retreats, get togethers, sewing day, Party Party, Shop hops, Quilt shows and road trips circle around me and I seem not to have a connection with any of it anymore. Maybe I'm just feeling sorry for myself and a little overwhelmed but no one really reads these things anyways so I will just write to feel better. I have just quit working at my secretary job and have gotten my schedule for teaching and realized I won't have much money. I didn't get all the classes I wanted but then again I wanted more time at home to work on developing into an artist (that's suppose to be my goal) so why am I complaining. It must be a hormone thing. I did have a nice lunch with my three sister-in-laws yesterday. Thanks a lot for noticing I lost 60 lbs. (That's sarcasm for not noticing but I guess it's not apparent yet since I have so much further to go!)
I guess I should get back to the studio. I'm going to make a table runner for Katrina to take back to Iowa this June for the family they are staying with. Maybe some mindless quilting and a Jesse Stone movie will help my spirits.
But I have to leave you with this picture of Stephen helping his son ride his bike. Is there anything more precious than this. So stop complaining, Anna, and get to work!