Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Her eyes actually look blue in this picture. Usually I think they look pretty green.
This face James is making is so my brother Joey.
Anyway, after Makutu's Island I asked where they wanted a very late lunch & they said IKEA (not because of the cuisine, but for the play area). So I wondered around looking at house stuff while James, Paige & Cade played in Smaland. When they paged me after 35 minutes because James was getting kicked out for not keeping his hands to himself (what?! my son? What a shocker!) I figured it was time to go. He cried the whole way out to the car and half the way home for an ice cream until he fell asleep. Once asleep we did get ice cream at McDonald's because I had made a deal with them at IKEA based on their behavior in Smaland. But after James mini nap he was great again. That's my son - he's so crazy, but so much fun.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
my friend Christie made these adorable baby shoes for Abbey. I ran across a pattern for them and posted it on our Secret Stitch Blog. I had no idea they would turn out so cute or that she would make them for Abbey. I figured I'd get around to it by the time they wouldn't fit her anymore. So here's to good friends. Also check out the matching onesie she made. Is Abbey the most stylish baby or what?
Monday, February 9, 2009
Our Cheer pictures - back when I was cool (right Melissa & Lauren?)
Nick & James - chubby babies
Nick, the pixie (Jordyn) and James - Now 2008
child labor laws - hey they wanted to wash my car. I just provided the bucket & wash cloths and didn't let them stop until they did an adequate job for 2 year olds.
Sadie & Asia scrubbing away at my car, what is it about babies in diapers (so cute) - these girls are 7 years old.
Monday, February 2, 2009
So we went to the park in the morning & took all new sand toys (so he wouldn't be "sharing/taking" them from other kids with responsible moms that remembered to bring them). We stayed at the park for a couple hours with tons of kids he knew and plenty of babies to kiss on. Then went to Peter Piper Pizza for lunch. We took his best friend Cade with us and met up with Olivia & Reece (two other kids he loves). They had a blast. We had to pick up Paige from school but after that we went and got ice cream cones from McDonald's. How's that for a Mommy Son Date?
My kids favorite thing to do is to make Abbey laugh & it really doesn't take much work. She loves Paige & James and is such a happy baby... seriously, she must have something extra in her formula - wonder if that would work on adults. Hmmm....
I took like 2 steps back so you could see how teeny tiny she looks in her bath, although I think she might like the tub more. I lay her in 1 inch of water on her back & she kicks like a mad woman!! It's hilarious. It will be fun when she can sit up.
Jason had this honey brown bookcase when he was young & brought it with him when we married. It was in our front room for a few years and then when Paige was a baby, it was repainted and given a shabby chic appearance. It's new duty was to hold her diapers, books, & little things. When we moved into our current house. It became my bookcase for the schoolroom. After so many years it has turned gray and needed new life breathed in.
So Paige & I painted it and resurfaced the shelves with fabric, you can see the step by step process by clicking here.
Doesn't it look great at home in the school room all snuggly and filled with books?