Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weekend Away

This past weekend was the 6th annual Mountain Valley Quilt Retreat hosted by my mom in lovely little Loa. This year there were 20 attendees from Nevada, Utah and Washington. She's a super talented teacher (she makes up the pattern herself!) and puts so much time and energy into making it fun. My sisters, aunt and I go every year to cook the meals for everyone, and we get in a little sewing time too. Mostly we cook, goof off, cook, sew, cook, nap, cook, get the idea. This was my first time flying by myself with both kids, a feat not as monumental as I originally feared.

So, while everyone else was using one of these...
(my dream machine)
. make one of these...

(gorgeous, don't you think? - Mom's original creation)

...we did some of this:
(see above reference to goofing off)
(2nd cousins Jake and Hannah - thank goodness for washable markers!)
(two cute aunties with one cute little sweetie)
(the best reaction for a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" - a week early)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bottoms up!

OK, who else besides me thinks it's the cutest EVER when their baby sleeps with their bottom up in the air like this? It's all I can do not to pick her up and smother her with kisses. Of course, that would be the end of the nap so I have to settle for gently patting her on the bum and waiting for her to wake up and play later.
And here she is just so tuckered out she didn't make it to her bed before crashing. Another of my favorite girls in tights.