Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After I made Austin the table tent I had a lot of felt left over so I have been trying to find things to make with felt, surprisingly I really like working with felt and felt makes great toys for kids. I have made 2 felt mail bags, 2 felt crayon rolls, 2 felt balls and my favorite is a felt board. I never knew about them and I was looking to make a gift for a 5yr old and I think this is perfect as there interest change you can add things and even make it a learning activity. I even put a little pocket on the back so there is a place to keep the pieces. I am finally running out of felt.
Valerie is almost 11 so her early years may not be that fresh in my memory but WOW Austin is much different at this age (3).
Valerie has always been very girly, having tissues rolled in her sleves (ewe), having a little purse, never wanting to get dirty, and up to about a year ago only wanting to wear skirts and dresses.
I was looking foward to having a boy, willing to play outside no matter what type of day it was, not caring if he gets dirty, not having to spend 1/2hour doing hair (that didn't happen) and enjoying all the little things for the boys. But I never calculated the difference in there activity levels or demeanor. I am sure different genes have a little to do with it.
Austin has become a wild man lately, uncontrollable, very loud, rough (but sweet), and always on the move...he wears me out!! When Valerie was this age she was pushing babies, dressing up, coloring, and quite. What a difference but a lot of fun still.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We all know that my luck with cars has never been good. Well I am beginging to think that this Nissan is cursed!! I feel like is always in the shop. Well it was in the shop this morning again, it was in last week. So the service guys offered to bring it home for me. How nice I thought. Well he brought it home and instead of sticking it in the 1 of the 2 spots that were not covered with snow he pulled it straight up at the top of the hill. When Austin and I were going downstairs he looked out the window and asked what happened to my car. Well to my surprise this is where it was sitting. It slide down the hill, and I am sure glad that it stopped when it did. I called the dealership and they were nice enough to pay for a tow truck to come and get me out. So I guess it could have been worse. It's not even that much of a hill.
So yesterday we took Austin and Savannah to see Santa. To my surprise it went pretty good. We were not allowed to take pictures so I will try to scan one in soon. Austin wouldn't wear a tie but Savannah wore her dress and didn't even know who was holding her. I did feel bad for Austin, we kept telling him he had to ask Santa for his number 1 gift (dragon castle) which he did when we were leaving Austin started to get upset and almost cried. He thought he was going to get a present from Santa that very day. I had to explain or try anyway how it works. He still is saying "Santa no give me a present". I am pretty sure he will be happy Christmas morning.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I wanted to make Savannah a Christmas dress, so here it is mostly done. I think I am going to add fabric roses. I like the way it came out. I bought a pattern but only used it for the size because the pattern I wanted was over double the cost. This pattern was only3.99 and if you look closely the material may look similar, it is the shawl from Danielle's wedding. I plan on making Austin a matching tie for Santa pictures.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Savannah had her 4 month check up yesterday all in all she did very well. She didn't take to kindly to the shot they gave her, next Monday we have to go back for 1 more I wouldn't let them give them all to her at once. They were prepared for this though because they are not allowed to give Austin several at a time. The doctors have no concern with shooting the kids up with all sorts of vaccinations at one time but I am sick with a fever and cough and I can't take anything but honey and Motrin go figure. We were waiting to see if she was old enough to try the cry it out method and he said of course. So we prepared ourselves last night...We put Savannah in her crib on her back and walked out...not a peep from her until 530 am. She did wake up several times but went back to sleep on her own, it would have been a good nights sleep for me if I was not so worried. I did go in (at 530) I thought she would be up for the day but she ate and went back to sleep until 9am. Why did I wait so long?? Lets pray that tonight goes well too.
weight 16.5lbs- over 95%
length 26.5-over 95% where did this come from??
Head 16 75%
I edited this:
His name is Ralphie
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We will be spending the holiday in Florida this year with Rob's mom and step dad. We all know how Savannah is a "porker". Not only has she outgrown her 3-6 month clothes but she doesn't have any clothes to wear in Florida. At first I was ok with her just wearing onsies but I like her to look cute, so last night I started making her some. I found a few patterns for free on line 2 came out ok and 1 just was a no go. It said for 6-9 months but it wouldn't even fit over her shoulders. So if anyone knows of a baby girl do during summer months I have a really cute shirt, bloomers set. So today I went and bought a pattern and decided I should do 6-9 months and now these ones look hug but she can still wear them.
On Sunday Weazy came over for dinner and to play with the kids. Unfortunately Austin was in no mood. But what was nice for a change Savannah let Weazy hold her without crying. I think she really enjoyed it. If Savannah gets any bigger I am not sure Weazy will be able to hold her!!
Almost done... I need to put the faucet on, the dishwasher door, and Daddy is going to make the counter in the middle a little smaller.
The work in progressIt's a good thing Austin doesn't understand completely about Christmas otherwise I would not be able to post these projects like I do. I just get so excited about them I feel the need to share. I had posted that 2 projects were taking over me. Well the one is done...the table playhouse and the other one is under way and almost done. I am doing most of the work myself, Rob cut the hole for the sink and will be cutting down the middle a little I didn't realize it was so long. I have added a place for him to write his menu, a towel bar on the other side of the sink, there is a stove with nobs and a dishwasher and I am putting storage in the middle once it is cut down. I hope he likes it.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This was a mens shirt made to fit Austin, then added the tie
(he say's he doesn't like it)
I have always loved crafting, I usually go in spurts though. I have officially become addicted searching on the internet everyday for new things to make. I have so much I want to make my head is spinning and I don't know what to do first. Most of everything is for the kids. I am not so sure that the kids will love what I make or be happy that I must try to make everything before I buy it. Today I even had my first trip to second hand shops, not that I am against them or anything. I just like knowing I can get what I came in for without having to go to many different shops. I ended up getting some Christmas gifts for Austin that were on his list.
The finished product if you look hard you can see the tie design. We have plans for this shirt though...keep watching
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Yesterday when I was cleaning up the kitchen I noticed we had way to many apples. I had bought some and then Weazy had given us some as well. So I thought Austin and I would make apple sauce he was more into than I thought he would be. It tasted pretty good but Austin still didn't want to eat it. We have video of him but I couldn't get it to upload. Kinda bumbed it was cute.
Saturday was Robs birthday. He didn't get to do much celebrating because I worked and he was on kid duty. Austin couldn't wait to tell him what his surprise was and after Austin told him his present he had to hide it and make Rob find it, he even told him what the card said before he opened it. Rob was pretty excited with the gift cards and money he got as gifts he was able to get a camcorder.