oh.. i really want/need new family pics. and i'd prefer to get them for free.. and isnt lizzy's work amazing? check her out.. go. now!
like say, a KITE.
(i know, i get great kites ALL THE TIME!)
well. sometimes you just dont want to share your totally awesome space shuttle kite.
but, your mom says you have to.
even with your little sister.
its a rough world.
but it's better with a kite.
a totally awesome space shuttle kite.
unless your 3 months old.
then its just a rough world any ole time, kites be dammed.
they were supposed to be eating their dinner.
BBQ beef sandwiches, to be exact.
all was quiet, but a little giggling.
"mom! mia has a booger."
ok. no big deal. a booger.
"mom! mia's wiping her booger on me!"
ok. no big deal. a booger.
"mom! mia put her hands in the butter!"
hmm.. booger hands in the butter? not ideal, but im still feeding layla.
"MOM! MIA'S WIPING BUTTER ON ME!"
i had better go see what's going on here.
a shower story.
(stop imagining me naked.
if you must)
nine times out of ten when i get in the shower,
i get this..
i call it "the nub".
why is it still in the shower?
it's basically useless.
unless you call slipping out of my fingers and going down the drain, just to clog the pipes, useful.
and i never notice it until after im IN the shower, totally soaked, and really warm.
at that point, getting OUT of the shower is the last thing i want to do.
the 4 year old tried to help, but couldnt see the new ones.
hence, the large puddle of water on the floor.
in the meanwhile, we had a pretty awesome birthday for our man-of-the-house.
complete with golf,
papa johns (a rare treat),
whole fruit margaritas (sans tequila),
chocolate applesauce cake,
and sugar free ice cream...
overall, it was a pretty good birthday. at least he said it was!
(the shirt, that is. not the baby. they take WAAAAAY longer. )
it turned out pretty cute. but so did the baby. ;)
*edited: tutorial for the ruffle bum is here. along with applique instructions and tips*
i figured it was probably about time for a new header, seeming as how it isnt fall (i bypassed winter entirely) and we have another member in our family. whaddya think?
even though she slept through most of it. i guess i'll forgive her.
cuz i thought it would be great to give her short notice.
i'm nice like that.
isnt it beautiful?
and, i already have all the stuff! score!
these baby blankets are SO cute. and because it uses so much fabric, they are heavy and warm.
ingredients: 5 different colors of flannel. one for the back and four for the top.
lay the back face down and then the others all face up, in the order you want them. the color you want to show through as the bottom one (the peek-a-boo layer as i call it) and then the others on top of it.. (make sense? not really til you see it.)
i used the ladybug pattern for the back, then the green for the peek-a-boo layer, and then a white polka dot, pink, and light green stripe.
(i've heard a polkadot back is easiest because you sew between the polkadots.. just an fyi)
then you sew diagonally across the entire thing, 1/2 inch apart. (through all 5 layers of fabric).
NOT CUTTING the peek-a-boo layer.
*edited* i just used regular scissors to cut through the top 3 layers of fabric (and my hand killed by the time i was done!) but you can buy snippers that zip through it. i did all 3 at the same time as well. just make sure you dont cut the bottom 2 layers.
i had them designed and printed like the week we came home from the hospital, but just havent gotten around to sending them out.
but now they are.. and here it is..
i am in LOVE with it.
i love the way it turned out.