Friday, August 31, 2007

Big Day

First of all, a HUGE thank you to so many of you who left comments and sent emails checking on us after the 'canoe incident.' It really means a lot. Thankfully, everyone is doing well and canoe jokes are even starting to emerge in the household. That must be a good sign...

Today is T's 12th birthday! It sounds cliche, but it really does only seem like yesterday that we held him for the first time. I remember that I had worked a full shift at 'The Siz' and then headed over to the ob for a regular visit. I was only at 36 weeks. They found that my blood pressure was through the roof and other tests pointed to preeclampsia/toxemia. I was admitted to the hospital and Taylor was born that night, just a few hours before the school cutoff date. Now, he proudly boasts that he is the youngest person in his grade and it is probably true. It's still to old for me-next year is really going to be rough! We are already seeing signs of the whole hormonal roller coaster ride that we are in for. We had better buckle up and hold on tight because A is not far behind! It's a good thing that he is an otherwise amazing kid and we love him so much! Matt's mom is in town to celebrate the big day. I'll post a recap tomorrow of the festivities.

It is T's birthday but I received quite a gift! Look what is DONE!!! I told Betty (quilter extraordinaire) that I might be by with my MIL to 'visit' the quilt on Friday but made sure that she knew that she was under no pressure whatsoever to have it done by then. So, you can imagine my surprise when I was able to take it home with me today! I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out! Now, all we need is our Meili!!!

You are probably all very familiar with the front by now so here is a peek at the back. I couldn't resist the ladybug flannel when I came across it at the fabric store. I don't have a good picture of it but I love the way the red ladybug stitching looks running through it. I hunted high and low for a scrapbook to use for the wishes. I would have settled for something red but when I saw this, I just had to have it! I know that there will probably come a day very soon when I won't care if I see a ladybug ever again but for now, I'm going with it!

Here's a closeup of the tag... I realize that we won't have Meili home or even have her referral in 2007 but I thought the tag should personalize the quilt and document when it was completed.

I'm still slowly putting our own family's wishes together. Here's mine. You should be able to double click on the picture to enlarge it if you want to read it. I can't wait to put the final touch on the scrapbook-a picture of the quilt with Meili sitting on it! If the latest rumors are true, it could be much sooner than we thought. I can't wait to see what Tuesday brings!!!


Mom of 5 said...

Oh the quilt is so beautiful !!
I am hoping for a huge batch this month !!
Happy B-Day to T.
Glad all is good.

Matt and Ann Densmore said...

Oh, my gosh Jenn, I just got caught up on everything that happened to you! I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. It sounds like things are returning to normal though, and I'm so glad everyone is okay! Your quilt is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday and I hope you have a peaceful and uneventful week!


jennifer said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait to see a picture of Meili sitting on it!