Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sew Crafty Sat.: Break Time

It has been quite a week. Dan's father had another heart attack and got sent to USC for an operation. He is home now and doing well. My sister got married. Lilly was difficult the entire day and woke up that night with a fever. She wound up having her first ear infection and has been a beast to bear all week. She is now on the mend, but Mama and Dada are not feeling so hot. I needed some time to myself, so I Modgepodged some pretty papers onto her crayon and coloring book drawer and put together some new frames for our bedroom. I am currently trying to make some Valentine's for Lilly's little friends. Crafting is so nice during nap time; it gets your mind off things.
P.S. I am waiting to get some pics from the wedding and will post some soon. She was pretty adorable even though she was a bit of a pistol (as my mom likes to say)!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sew Crafty Saturday: Happy Home

Dan bought us this new/old Heywood Wakefield side table for our anniversary. I love it! He said it's four legs for four years - too cute. He also built me this new shelf for over the kitchen window. I can't wait to put exactly what I want up there. I have a plan, you know...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Misc. Monday: Happy Anniversary!!

Well, the handsome hubby and I have been married 4 years now. It's hard to believe that in that time, we both got our Master's Degrees, bought a house, got another dog, went to Paris and Hawaii, had a baby, and got pregnant again. Woohoo! I love him more now than the day we got married. He is such a kind, loving, generous, sincere man. I get a little misty just thinking about how blessed I am to be his wife! P.S. We went to the most amazing restaurant to celebrate. You should check it out,

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sew Crafty Saturday: Scarves

I drove with my mom last weekend to Penny's bachlorette party in San Diego and crocheted a scarf on the way. I haven't crocheted in a long time and it was so much fun that I made another one when I got home... Now it's on to business. I have no more time to fool around. We are trying to get the baby's room cleared out for her. Having to find a new home for the computer, sewing machine, scrapbook supplies, musical equipment, all our coats, and tons of books is proving to be quite a challenge. Anyone have some extra garage space they wouldn't mind sharing?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wee-One Wednesday: Aquarium

We took Lilly to the Long Beach Aquarium over vacation. Her Aunt Abby, Uncle Ryan, Cousin Michael, Grammy and Papa came too! It was so much fun. Lilly wanted to touch everything and kept yelling, "How many are these?" at the fish in the tanks.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Misc. Monday: Baby Bedding

I was so sad to have to get rid of Lilly's crib bedding now that she is in her new twin. I love the little birdies, and even incorporated one into the mural on her wall. I purposely bought a twin comforter that I could use her old quilt with, but what was I supposed to do with the fitted sheet, skirt, and bumper? I decided to take the bumper apart and make a banner for it to hang in her room. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I numbered them 0-9 and strung them on the wall behind her new kitchen. I think I'll make some small pillows with the bed skirt. I guess you could say I'm going green by reusing linens. Oh well, I've been called worse.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Misc. Monday: Big Girl Bed

Our little girl is growing up. We got Lilly a twin bed over Christmas vacation, thinking we would need the 2 weeks to teach her to stay in it and not get up. Books tell you that this transition can be hard, so I felt prepared and ready to attack this new challenge head-on. Little did I know that Lilly was ready, beyond ready. She took her 1st nap in it with no problem (I even stayed home from running errands, just in case). That night, I went in to check on her and accidentally woke her up by fixing her blankets. She sat up and said, "So proud. I'm so proud of you!" I gave her a kiss and I had to smile as I walked back out of her room. Those were the last words I told her when we said good night! She is amazing. She has since fallen out only once (we moved the rail higher). Story time and prayers are much comfier now because I get to lay in bed with her and now every time she sees her crib, she calls it, "Iris' bed." Maybe she won't need much adjusting time to a sister either! Knowing her, she's ready...