I am so excited. The garden is gorgeous. I made fresh salsa last night for dinner using home grown tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. It was very yummy.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I was planning on making my girlfriend some place mats for her birthday. They would have been a nice, safe little gift. Then I saw the Anna Maria Horner segment from when she was on the Martha Stewart Show and thought, "I can do that!" Well, I tried and they did not turn out as lovely as I would have hoped. Attaching the fabric to the canvas was the easy part, but it was a different story once I started painting. The lines look a bit unsteady and you can really see the brushstrokes. Lisa is a good friend, so I know she will forgive my ill attempt. I used some of the left over material to make her a small tote bag as the wrapping paper. Maybe, she can use it for a lunch sack when we go back to work, since it does have utensils on it. You can find Anna's bit on the Martha Stewart show by clicking on her name on the left hand side of "lovely places to visit." She makes it look so easy!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Yesterday, Lilly sneezed and then said, "Bless you" to herself. At swim class, she pointed to the 5 on the side of the pool and said, "5." She knows the letter L. She remembers peoples names. When she is tired, she will tell you, "Home, nap." She can count to five. She says, "Amen" after we pray. She feeds her baby and brings me books to read. When she puts on sunglasses, my headband, or Dan's hat, she goes and looks in her mirror. What is going on? Where did my baby go? Now I get it when moms say that they can't remember when their baby did this or that. It's because they are always doing something else, something new. I can't keep up!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I was very sick this weekend - stomach flu! Let me just say, "Yuck and gross!" Saturday's post got completely looked over, but I am feeling much better now. I went to the fabric store with my girlfriend not that long ago and had too much fun. I think fabric is the new scrapbook paper. It is so pretty. I need it, although I am not quite sure what I am going to do with it yet...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
To be a teacher who is married to a teacher is the absolute best! We always enjoyed our time together, but we didn't realize how great it was until we had Lilly. I taught summer school last year when she was 6 months old and I am sooo happy that I am not doing it again this year. We love sleeping in and showering late. Lilly loves it when we get her out of her crib and she gets to play in bed with us. Let's here it for the lazy days of summer!
Monday, June 16, 2008
I saw this amazing quilt over at wee wonderfuls (link to the left) and I'm pretty sure I gasped out loud. I then called to Dan to come take a look. Although he did not gasp, he did say, "That's a cool idea, baby." Lilly has grown out of some beautiful clothes that are now sadly housed in plastic bins. The idea of making her a quilt with some of my favorite clothes from her first year makes me want to cry tears of joy! I hope this quilting class I am going to take can teach me how to do it!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Lilly is on to her second giant coloring book and her grand parents just bought her a table with a roll of butcher paper attached to it. My mom even bought her a back-up roll of paper for when she runs out! Needless to say, we have an abundance of scribbled on paper around here. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to use it for Father's Day wrapping paper. Seeing her pieces of art wrapped around a gift is a present in itself if you ask me. Besides, in this time of recycling, repurposing, and reusing, it seemed like the "hip" thing to do. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Who knew an umbrella in the house could be so much fun? Lilly played with this umbrella for quite awhile by herself and once Dada showed her it could be twirled - well, we got at least another ten minutes out of her! I can not begin to explain her pronunciation of the word umbrella, but she did repeat "up down" as she swung it around the living room. I think I took 25 to 30 pics of this little event because she was having so much fun!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We just got home from Maddie's 4th birthday party. It was a lot of fun. It's hard to believe she is already 4 years old. I remember visiting Heather and Jason in the hospital; Dan and I had just started dating. Wow, how time flies! Anyhoo, I made Maddie a "craft can" for her birthday. I saw them a long time ago at thelongthread.com (listed on the left). You can even go there and print out the label from a pdf file. I got the can from Home Depot and filled it with all kinds of goodies. I also made her a little apron, so she doesn't get dirty because her mama can be a bit of a neat freak! I think Maddie with enjoy crafting with it this summer. We sure had fun filling it up.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Recently people have been telling me how tall Lilly is. I just agree and smile without giving it a second thought. Then I reviewed these pictures of her sitting, having a grape snack like a big girl. (I realize that there are some on the floor, but she always eats in her high chair so this was a first). Look at those legs! Do they look as long to you as they do to me?
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
School is out Thursday for summer. YAY! I am soo excited. Today, I am registering for a summer quilting class for me, and a toddler fitness class for Lilly. We also start Parent and Baby swim class next Monday, and in July we are going to Hawaii with my family. Dan is even taking a auto body class, so he can work on his baby in the garage. We heart summer!