Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time for Bed After Overnight Flight

I don't know if you missed me, but I was in California for two weeks visiting my older daughter, her husband, and their triplets!  It has been lots of fun having my first grandchildren arrive three at a time, but it is very busy at their house, too.  It was my older daughter's birthday earlier this month so I flew out for that and to offer a few weeks of help.  Night time is going much easier with them now that they are close to 6 months old, but the daytime is filled with activity!

Soon I will make some cloth activity books for them.  Does anyone have any suggestions for constructing the books or things to include?  I already have some fun fabric set aside to make the books.  The book that they have now that they like the best makes a crinkling noise when you grab the pages.  Does anyone know what to use to get that effect?  They also like a handle on the spine of the book and obviously it needs to be a book that can go safely into their mouths.  They love story time and each one will look at each page after you read it.  Sort of like working on an assembly line showing the pictures in the books!  My other discovery was that the babies think that I am extremely funny.  Who would have expected that?

By now you may be wondering about the title.  I once again took an overnight flight on my way home.  Both leaving my home and theirs involves using smaller airports so there are always at least three different planes.  Why do the planes always land at the extreme opposite end of the terminal from where you need to be for the next flight?  It happens every time.  I got plenty of exercise.  One day I will bring my pedometer and see how which airline puts me farthest from the next gate!  My other issue is I can't sleep on the plane.  Is everyone who appears to be sleeping just resting their eyes? 

I got home at 9 a.m. and went to bed for most of the day yesterday.  Things seem to be back to normal today.

Quilt news coming soon!


  1. How neat...three at one time! Then busy! Don't know how to make it crinkle, but be sure to add little "tags" of ribbon on the pages and edges. Like the taggie blankets that are so popular for babies now. And lots of colors.
    Btw...I hate to fly, can't sleep either on planes.

  2. I know they enjoyed your visit. Since you are so far away you could make them a fabric book including photos of you and your visit. I made my granddaughter a fabric family book using Printed Treasures sheets and digital photos of family members including parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles.

  3. That's a great idea! I will definitely include some pictures. Once I get my plan together and work on some pages, I will post pictures.

  4. You are truly blessed to have such precious grandchildren.

    I have never made a fabric book, but I just bought Animal Alphabet Flash Cards fabric from Red Rooster. It came with an instruction sheet. My grandson is 21 months. Maybe you can consider this for the future.

  5. I had not heard of the flash card fabric. I love the blogs for sharing ideas like that.
    I have my pages planned out for the books for the triplets. Once I get a page or two stitched, I will post some pictures. We have a sick dog today so no sewing going on here. I suspect she will need a vet appointment tomorrow. Poor girl!