First, thank you for all of the sweet comments about Charlotte's arrival. I feel terrible that I haven't replied to anyone. Our kitchen computer that I used for blogging and photos and emails went kaput after getting yet another virus. So I've been doing pretty much everything related to the internet on my iPad, usually one-handed while nursing, and it just is no fun to type things out on there. Hence no emails for you. But I promise to figure out a solution, because I just don't like it when I can't interact. That's one of my favorite parts about having this blog after all.
So what have we been up to? Baby snuggling, baby feeding, baby changing, potty training, school shopping, bike riding, dog walking, zoo going, boogie sucking, playdoh creating, and soaking in what is left of our not-so-summery summer. I'm even back to sewing in little spurts when all of the kids cooperate.
Avery and Claire start school tomorrow. I don't know whether to do a bit of a happy dance or cry. They've really changed over the summer, coming into their own, and are fun to hang out with. I'll miss having them around, and Cooper will be especially sad to not have his playmates. But I know we are all looking forward to routine again as well. I just wish we had a few more weeks.
A couple of other things--
Are any of you going to QuiltCon? Registration opens next week. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to go, with all of the expense and planning it will take (and the fact that I will need to take Charlotte with me too). But the instructors who will be there are AMAZING. Textile printing with Lotta Jansdotter? Quilting with Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, and Sherri Lynn-Wood? And I feel like I just have to take a paper piecing class with Penny if I'm ever going to "get it." That alone would be worth the cost! But I'm still torn. Help me make my decision.
For those of you who use an iPad, do you blog from it? And if you do, what app do you use? I need some help here.
Oh, and I finally figured out that Instagram is not just a fun photo filter app (thanks K2!), and am using it appropriately. That means I've taken off any photos that you don't want to see (like stitches in Claire's toe) and am happy to share all the rest. You can find me there as kristafleck.