Monday, September 7, 2009
Many hands make light work....
As you can tell by the pictures, our blanket project is off to a fabulous start. Thanks to my amazing family who have all jumped in and helped. We have a fairly efficient system down, one that Matt is certain we can improve on, and we seem to be able to bang out a blanket in about 40 minutes. Today alone we completed 3. A huge thank you goes our to a most loving and generous friend of mine, you know who you are, who went out with me and purchased enough fabric to make 9 blankets. That kind of selflessness and generosity continues to astound me. At this point between today and what I purchased Saturday we have 17 blankets, 11 of which still need to be completed. The minimum number of blankets I need for a delivery is 26. I would love to go with at least 30 so I know that say a teenager doesn't end up with a pattern suited more for a small child. I feel really good about this. I am feeling as though my initial hope of making 4 deliveries a year will be more then within our reach. Caitlin is working on the Name of our project as well as a small write up type thing that will go along with Zoey's picture and will be attached with each blanket. I am truly excited about this and feel so blessed to have so many people once again joining in and supporting us to ensure it's success.
That is all for tonight. I am needing to get to bed. Beyond tired. A few days ago I was prescribed some medication, two in fact and what transpired after taking each of them was absolutely terrifying. No exaggeration. It is a seriously far too complex and time consuming saga to get into now but I can say, without hesitation, that I have never been so scared in all my life. I will probably post about it in a few days because tomorrow is the all about Joe show! Tomorrow my little guy will turn 6. Joe is still such a little guy in so many ways but he so wants to be one of the big kids. I wish I could convince him that being grown up is far too overrated. I wish I could place a kindergartner's mindset into my little kindergartner's body but he will have nothing to do with it and anyway, if I did convince him, he wouldn't be Joe, and Joe is what keeps this place hopping. And you all thought that was Zoey ... fooled you.
Zoey has been so darling lately. She seems to be going through a growth spurt of sorts. She is really trying hard to communicate with us using her body language and gestures. We are becoming more and more able to decipher a few of her wants and needs. She does have some more teeth coming in which is making her cranky but if you ask her if her teeth hurt she'll make a sad face and put her hands in her mouth. Zoey is also wearing her Sure Steps all day without any complaints and we hope that it begins to give her some stability while being placed in a standing position. She also has this new nifty high chair that attaches to the counter which is her new favorite hang out and if you ask her if she wants to sit in it, she moves her whole body up and down to let you know yes! Zoey loves the computer and hanging with anyone that is near one. Saturday Taylor and her roommate Mackenzie came for the day and we spent a great deal of time on the computer with Mackenzie's 13 year old sister Grace who just happens to have Down syndrome. Zoey was blowing her kisses in the picture. Grace is simply amazing and I wish you could have all seen the magnificent things Grace shared with us: Like her cheerleading moves, signing songs from Wicked and Phantom of the Opera. The message she left for Mack that said, "Be safe and I'm praying for you. I miss you and I love you," were only parts of it. Or how today when Taylor talked to Grace on the phone, they talk a lot, Taylor said Mack had a headache and Grace proceeded to tell Taylor to tell Mack to,"Lie down for 25 minutes and 13 seconds because that is what the doctor said." This child is incredible, and what a gift to have this family in our lives ... this was no coincidence that Taylor and Mackenzie became roommates. We love you Kile family.