What better way to cheer up from all this rain than with a little orange sunshine? This is one of the latest skirts I made for Genna. Orange is not normally a color she picks for herself, but it turns out she loves it! I used extra fabric to make her a matching headband, as well as some matching bracelets from pretty beads we had on hand. She looks rather pretty, dontcha think?? :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is an apron I made for Jeremy as a birthday gift. Jeremy is a great cook, and I wanted to do something from the heart for him on his special day, so an apron seemed like just the right thing. Elijah picked out the fabric, which is a nice heavy, home-decor weight. It feels almost like canvas, which I think is perfect when making an apron for a man. I'm pleased with how it turned out, and most importantly, so was Jeremy! It's already covered with flour, which I consider awesome because that means he's actually using it. :) The large blue pocket is divided into 3 different sized pockets. Genna thought that would be great for when he's working on the grill, that way he'll have a place to keep a meat thermometer or some tongs handy. It was a little tricky to do "secret sewing", but it was also a lot of fun making something for my love's 30th birthday. Happy cooking Jeremy!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
I came across this on a blog, and thought the idea was just too genius not to share. My kids all love puzzles, and I love for them to have puzzles, but it seems the pieces eventually get lost. (or, someone accidentally knocks it off the shelf and all the pieces go flying, most likely to have one or two land behind a bookcase or slide under the stove) Here is the solution to that problem:
Simple, inexpensive, fantastic. Wish I had thought of it myself.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
It's no secret to any parent that sometimes kids are more influenced by other kids rather than the adults in their life. Such was the case for me last night. Isaac was being a pill about eating his dinner. It was nothing new or a food he hates (In fact it was one of his favorites: chicken noodle soup), he was just being stubborn because he wanted to play Wii. I told him he needed to eat 6 bites and then he may be excused. Naturally, he tried to "cute" his way out of it. (big smile, tilting his head, so sweetly telling me he didn't want to) Bella then piped up "How about you eat five bites, and then one more?" Of course Isaac happily replied "OK!" Just like that, the problem was solved and peace was restored. Wish I could have thought of that, but I'm glad I've got a few professional negotiators to have my back from time to time. Thanks Bell.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I was working at the table and Isaac was sitting across from me. He then let out a long sigh and seemed to be staring dreamily at nothing in particular. I asked him what he was looking at and he said "Just you. I'm your very best friend." How do you even respond to such a wonderful statement without your heart exploding? I just love that boy, he's my very best friend.
Today I finally went in for my big ultrasound. (we already knew the gender from my trip to the ER, but I needed to get the size/full anatomy screening) The girls both really wanted to come along and see the baby. Bella has been to a couple ultrasounds before, but Genna has been to many more and is used to images. When the tech first put the wand on my tummy, Bella's eyes got huge and she stammered "uh... um... it... uh... looks... like... a... uh... skeleton" She was terrified that baby Noah had no skin, poor girl! The tech was wonderful though and quickly grabbed a different wand which gave the images a softer, less "Halloweenish" appearance. I don't get the Dr.'s official report on the scan until he gets back from his vacation, but to me all looked good! We got to see some great shots of his face; he kept putting his hands over his face and the girls got a kick out of him "playing peek-a-boo" with us. For some reason Elijah was worried that Noah wasn't going to have feet (he feels very strongly that Noah is going to change the world when he grows up, and that he'll need feet to do that!), so the girls were happy to report with confidence that Noah does have two perfect feet. Only about 13 weeks to go before we can see him face to face!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Jeremy is pretty much the poster child for adult ADD. (those of you that know Jeremy are probably smirking and nodding along at that thought) Anyhow, Isaac's behavior the other night was so reminiscent of Jeremy I could hardly believe it. Isaac was attempting to say something along the lines of "don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me" (thank you, Alvin and the Chipmunks), but of course in his 3 year old language it was something like "H-O-T-O girls go hot like me", or something similarly weird. He said it slow and serious, he said it high pitched, he said it in a rap, he sang it like a lullaby....... he said it over and over and over and over until he finally exclaimed "WHY CAN'T I STOP SAYING THIS?!?!?!?!" Sorry kiddo, I think it's just in your blood; better get used to it.
Friday, May 7, 2010
One of the rare times he actually stayed clean through the meal
(and yes, he ate everything on his tray; this was actually a second serving)
A bit more typical of meal time with Micaiah
He REFUSES to let us help feed him......
and this is usually the result of his own handy work
Is this the international baby sign of being done? They wear their dishes?
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Yeah, it's chocolate ice cream. Yes, it's true, I'm one of those parents that doesn't follow the "chocolate rules" and I don't wait for Dr. approval to give my kid chocolate. You can go ahead and tell on me, but I won't share any chocolate ice cream with you ;)
Monday, May 3, 2010
I realize I'm a bit late with these, but I just re-found my camera cord, which means another picture overload coming your way soon. (yippee?) To ease you in slowly, I decided to just post one pic of each kid from Easter. Can you even believe how big they are getting?????