Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
He's a pretty good likeness, don't you think?
Monday, October 26, 2009
It was quite a challenge, between the rocky trail and chilly temperatures...
...but the view at the top proved to be worth the effort.
And this was my view of her:
So, wrapped up together in the Moby, we went about our day as such. Here's what I found in the process.
- kiss the top of her head
- load the dishwasher
- prep food for cooking
- make bread
- go for a walk
- get a core workout on the big exercise ball (bouncing with baby kills two birds with one stone - gets baby to sleep and strengthens flabby post-baby back and tummy)
- cut out fabric for clothes and quilts
Things that are difficult/awkward but possible to do with a baby strapped on:
- curl hair (carefully!)
- crawl under the desk in the office to plug in the internet cable
- eat (turn sideways to avoid baby being showered with crumbs)
- help pick up toddler's toys/chase toddler/ lift toddler into high chair/etc
Things NOT to do with a baby strapped on:
- drive (obvious, and no I didn't find this out from experience, so please no reports to CPS)
- shower (see above note)
- scale the climbing rocks at the park when toddler makes it all the way to the top and then is too scared to come down alone
Anyway, here she is now...on the move and cute as all get-out. I don't think I could strap her in the Moby if I tried...not because of her size but because of her ridiculous strength and constant need to be busy and on the go.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
These days it's so commonplace to hear of layoffs. But believe me, when it's YOU, it's anything but commonplace. Today I allowed myself to just wallow. Tomorrow I'll get up and decide what to do next. I'll learn something from this, as is the case with trials, but for now I'm in a bit of a tailspin, looking for a soft place to land. Thankfully, I can find that very thing at home...a husband's shoulder to cry on, a special boy's infectious laugh and a sweet baby's warm cuddle. Even with the uncertainty in the road ahead, I'll sleep well tonight.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So, while everyone else was using one of these...
(gorgeous, don't you think? - Mom's original creation)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My favorite is the "I'm done" at the end.
And now for shapes: Today as we were driving away from the house, Seth said his usual goodbyes to everything, i.e. "Bye bye, Dad! Bye bye, house! Bye bye, trees!" and as we came upon the stop sign, he uttered, "Bye, bye, octagon!" hee hee
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
What will happen when she's 10?
"Mom, can I wear makeup?"
"Dad, can I take the car out for a spin?"
"I'm thinking of getting my college applications in early."
hee hee (that's my nervous laughter) Better to just enjoy our little sweetie right now in this moment - she just may be the cutest little girl EVER!
Yesterday I made this for dessert, and as of yet, Matt hasn't shown any suspicion as to its contents (guess he'll find out when he reads this heh heh). Not that any of us dislike it, but there's only so many ways you can cook it up as a side dish for every meal, you know? The recipe says zucchini bars so I expected it to be like bar cookies, but it's more like a cake. If you put the batter in a jelly roll pan maybe they'd be more like bars. The secret is to peel the zucchini so there aren't little flecks of green. I cut the oil in half and added more zucchini for moisture. And I added lots more lemon because I love it! I zested a whole large lemon and used all of its juice. It's yummy, especially since I added a 1/2 package of white chocolate chips I found in the pantry. What's your favorite zucchini (in plain sight or strategically hidden) recipe? I'd love to know.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here's the back...
I didn't want to quilt the whole thing, but I also didn't want the traditional yarn ties that get balled up after you wash it. So I (with the help of Mom, Gerilyn and LaRinda) used extra long doll-making needles to tie it every 3" with a crow's foot knot...no loose ends as the yarn is fished through the layers of fabric and batting. It's so soft and great for picnics, as well as a walk down memory lane for me. :-)
I used some of my stash to make this dress using the pattern from this book:
That's all for now...until the next Sew Happy installment!