Saturday, September 18, 2010

My bitty bear...







I can't believe another week has come and gone. Some days I am nearly on top of the world by noon and feeling I have it all together. And then just shortly after 3pm, when all the kids are home from school, I can topple from my "mountain" and free fall til midnight or longer. Almost like I'm drowning in stuff that needs to be done or worried about. Maybe I need to stop worrying so much. =)
One of the things I feel like I miss in my life right now- no matter how full and busy it may be- is the connection with friends. Most of my 'close friends' I actually know and love through online connections. Many of them I've met in person and it only makes me wish for more time and opportunity to be together with them more often. I have an amazing friend, Jo-Anne, who lives in Holland. She is beautiful inside and out and will likely have tears in her eyes when she scrolls through the pictures of Teague on this post. You see, she has a big, tender heart and we've connected in a special way. And she crocheted this little bear cap and gorgeous sweater for Teague. Over the past month he has been such a snuggly, cozy little guy that I didn't know he could be any cuter. But Jo has a way of bringing out the best and even more in a person and she did that with her handmade lovlies for Teague.
The good news is that I read her blog and she has a link there to her etsy shop if you just have to have a little bear hat or another handmade treasure of your own. Here is the link and you can trust that everything she makes is made with love and care. She will probably be blushing by the time she finishes reading this post too. That's just how Jo-Anne is.
I'm listening to my bitty bear squeak and squirm from the other room. He's 'watching' Notre Dame football with Daddy right now. Things are calm around here. For at least a brief moment. Tomorrow my medium bear turns 2 years old. I don't know how our day will go- Crew can be lovable, crazy and even more crazy- all at one time. =) SO, in case I don't get a brief, quiet moment two days in a row, I'll wish him a Happy Birthday now. I hope we get a chance to snuggle and cuddle him a few more times before he's too big and grown for all that gush.
Happy Birthday to you, my Crew. I hope the terrible in the "terrible two's" eludes you!! {wink}

10 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Happy Birthday to Crew! How has it been two years already? The baby is so sweet in the bear hat and sweater. Good to have good bloggy friends.

September said...

Happy birthday, Crew!! I'm still soaking it in that my baby just turned two on Thursday. Hard to believe, it goes by so fast.
That bear outfit is the most darling thing I've seen in a long time. Not counting that lil' guy wearing it!
Have a wonderful day today :)

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Baby bear is adorable. Happy birthday wishes to Crew too! Hope the two's are fun!

jo te raa said...

.....knowing you I have learnt that life has no coincidences anymore. He planned every moment and every meeting. Meeting you whilst on out SIS adventure is one of those moments.
We have had several " weeks" if you add it up! together over the last few years and each time I learnt more about me and more about human strength.
I am proud to call you my very dear friend and it will always remain that way.
Sending you all a big hug from me and my boys....xxxx

My name is Amee said...

Hi! I"m Amee and I L-o-v-e your blog! I think I've read almost every blog! I don't think I've ever left a comment but today is the day. Your baby bear is precious! How special a gift made with love from a friend. Pricless!! Happy Birthday to Crew!!! Childrens birthday are so special....:)
You do an amazing job here on your blog!! I love reading it. Keep up the good work. :)

Veronica said...

Happy Birthday to Crew and a happy 1 month to Teague....

Babies are never to old for teh snuggles. My baby boys are 16, 17, and 18 and snuggles are still on the menu! It is just part of their being!

SO KEEP SNUGGLING!!!!!

Lauren said...

Soooo stinkin precious!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Jody: I LOVE your posts so much, but the music never changes, never changes. I've begun to mute it. can you possibly change it in the near term?

sarah, rsm said...

he sure is a cutie!

Rose said...

Jody, I know just what you mean about online friends. When life has you tied to home and children, it's great to have someone to reach out to, who understands, and is only a click away. Teague's getting so big! And Mr. Crew is Two! This is a fun, busy time.