Thursday, May 7, 2009

sick of being sick!

the one thing i never thought about before having 3 kids was that the length of any illness is times by 5 as we all slowly catch it off each other! i had some sort of hideous sinus infection last week but made it through my three days of work only to walk into a weekend of sneezing, wheezing and coughing by my 3 year old and husband. the baby was coughing so much that she vomited several times and let me tell you almost 3 year olds don't have good aim. no matter how well set up she was with towels covering every surface of her bed and bucket within reach, she still managed to get the pillow, carpet and anything else within wakingwhilecoughingandvomiting distance. why do babies do that? why do they walk and vomit at the same time? why don't they make a nice neat pile of it?
anyhow as mr moo and claudia slowly recovered poor old lili was knocked to the ground with it. monday was a holiday, by which time mick and claudia were showing signs of improvement but poor old lili hit the deck that night and mick took tuesday off to take them all to the doctor only to be told they didnt need antibiotics just ventolin. oh lili is on a course of steroids as her asthma was quite bad. mia has conjunctivitis so i had to stay home on wednesday! lili and mick are back at work and school and the two youngest are at home with me slowly getting better.
phew! in amidst all of that wheezing, sneezing and coughing the girls stitched a few more things. they might just become my mothers day presents i think :)
lili put some lavender in this one and a ribbon to hang her anywhere.
i drew the picture and she stitched almost all of it. she even did the button which she thought was dead easy!
and she chose my lovely violet fabric for the back.
mia started to stitch this kokeshi doll but i think i did more than she did.
she chose the backing fabric and i made her sew it up and fill it all by herslef.
here she is with her two softies!
aren't they sweet. they almost look like saints :) like butter wouldn't melt in their mouth!
i am hoping that this is the only bout of illness we get this cold season but something tells me this is only the beginning...
%*_*% rosey


Christy said...

The babushkas made by your girls are just super sweet! I love their design and it's wonderful you're sharing the joy of sewing with them.

Wishing you all a healthy season!

bekimarie said...

Just imagine what fantastic crafters they will be when they're older. It's great they've started so young.
Hope everyone is feeling better now.
Love and ((hugs))
Beki xxx

Jenny said...

Our first couple months of having 3 kids felt let we lived at the doctor's office! I said, nobody told me this side of having 3 kids. Thankfully it has calmed some!
Those dolls are really cute. Your girls did a wonderful job!

Linda said...

Wow your girls are so clever, their dolls are so cute, I hope that you are all feeling better now.
Cheers Linda

Kimberly said...

Oooo, I spy fabric sent in a Valentine swap! Yay!

Your little girlies are so blessed to have a mommy who crafts with them. Such cute things they/you have made! :)

babalisme said...

they are more talented than me!! I envy them!

I wish you a healthy state along the year, I know, I hate being sick, particularly a slow torturing one.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

iT JUST gets all consuming!
Wishing you all speedy recoveries and No more bugs.

Miranda said...

Love the Babushkas Rosey!! Oh my gosh Lili looks like you more and more each day !! I hope you all recover quickly from all the dreaded colds and illnesses!! Love you heaps xx
Mir xx