Friday, March 4, 2011

The Life of an Army Wife + Doily Madness

If you arent aware the Army is all about paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! I wanted to get my kids registered for the hourly care on post. In order to do so, I had to provide tons of paperwork including birth certificates. So at this point I would assume some of you might be thinking "Shes a stay at home mom, why does she need child care?" Well, Ill tell you why. I need to get some allergy tests done on my son and instead of all three of us being completely miserable for hours on end, I decided it would be best to use the hourly care on post for Lorelei. Not only does she get to be around other little ones but she also doesnt have to endure a couple hours of what I assume will be her big brother crying alot. Because my hubs is deployed we also get a discount which cant be beat for hourly care at only $2 per hour per child. In addition to that, I have to have the kids registered in CYS so that my son can go on a waiting list for their toddler programs. Early intervention stops when he turns 3, so I need to have something lined up for him to continue to progress. Plus the possibility of having a child free hour to myself makes me simply giddy. SO as Im digging out all the stuff I need to take in and provide I realized I couldnt find my childrens birth certificates. And Im freaking out. I tear the whole house apart and where did I find them? In a new file folder I had made maybe 9 months ago under the file marked "birth certificates". Haha yes I am losing my mind. Totally forgot ever doing such a thing. But as I was searching I did find the doilys my MIL made that I couldnt find for my dang giveaway. Arent they lovely?

My MIL has also made little beanies for my son when he was a newborn and she also makes scarves!

She made me scarves in every color so I gave two to my mom because she walks to work and it gets downright frigid where she lives and she swears theyre the best scarves ever. I wish I could do the things she does, or I wish she lived closer. Im told she can pretty much sew anything. Thinking vintage patterns? She would hate living close to me haha.


  1. I totally understand the need to have some free time with no kids. I am a teacher and during the summer when I am a stay at home mom I usually try to keep daycare at least one day a week if for no other reason just to keep my house clean but it also helps keep my sanity. My husband this week said he didn't think he could be a single parent and drove me to urgent care for the flu, so I think he understands now too.

  2. Yeah, even stay at home moms should have a break from the kids every now and then :)

  3. The doilies are very lovely and your MIL is sweet. :-) I wish I knew how to crochet doilies.