Friday, December 4, 2009
E: Mommy, why does Granmama sew regular sleeves like this (indicating a full seam sleeve on her shirt) and you always just do ribbon? (I have made her several pillowcase dresses which just have ribbon over the shoulder, MUCH easier than a regular sleeve)
Me: Because Granmama is a better sewer than me.
E: How old are you?
Me: 30 about to be 31
E: How old is Granmama?
Me: Mmmm, 63 or 64.
E: Will she live longer than that?
Me: Probably, yeah.
E: Well, maybe someday you will become an even better sewer than Granmama.
Maybe, just maybe. (Not very likely, but one can dream.)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This video is not great quality - sorry about that. And I'm not even sure you can tell what James is saying, but turn up your volume and see if you can make this out:
1. He blows into the microphone.
2. He says "Hewwo, hewwo"
3. He says, "Check 1, 2, check, 1, 2."
Saturday night after church we were hanging out getting ready to leave. James picked up Dave's microphone from the box of music goodies and started doing this. He cracks me up. Think he's been to too many band practices in his two years? :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I finished the dress that I was making for Elizabeth using this fabric, now I need to get her bow made. I made 2 already to go with the dresses that I made for our firends' girls. I should be able to get this done at our Mommies Group crafting night tomorrow night. Yay!Make a Halloween dress for Elizabeth with this fabric and that super cute trim. I would also like to make a bow to go with this dress.I finished quilting this quilt and would like to get it trimmed and the binding done.And this little bad boy I've been working on since before James was born. I'm planning on getting it done this month. Yesterday I finished embroidering all the appliques. So, I have to finish sewing the quilt top, quilt it, and bind it.I would love to get this quilt top finished this month - this is definitely a stretch, but my mom is helping me with it, so maybe we can finish it. And this quilt is done except I didn't put a label on it. I would really like to get it labeled.
Friday, October 2, 2009
I found a fun blog this morning that has Sew & Tell Fridays. Hopefully I will have some more projects to be able to post over the next few weeks.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We had trouble getting a picture of both of them. This was the best we could do.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
In the last year you:
- have gotten very good at drawing - your favorite thing to draw is dogs.
- have come out of your shell even more - you are now willing to talk to your teachers at KDO and answer questions in circle time - a major accomplishment.
- have learned to read a little bit - you enjoy sounding out words in your Bob books.
- have made it clear that you are going to be an animal lover for life - you can't get enough of animals - especially dogs and cats.
- took dance for the first time and enjoyed it, even getting up on stage and dancing in your recital.
- also were in Kid's Choir for the first time.
Overall you have grown up in many ways. Your thoughts and questions are challenging and make me think about things that I never have.
As Daddy and I watch you grow, your personality and passions become more and more clear. You have a heart that loves to help. You enjoy doing things for people - helping them out with something, making them things, giving presents. You are passionate about life. You are a girl that does things full on with lots of energy and emotion behind what you are doing. You are very cautious of people you don't know, but have learned to overcome that when necessary. You struggle with being scared of things, but have also learned how to handle that in positive ways - distract yourself, sing your Bible verses about fear, pray.
You decided this year that you wanted to become a Christian and so with Daddy's help, you prayed a prayer of salvation. You understand that sin is things that we do that are wrong and that Jesus came to die so that we could be forgiven of our sins. You believe in this. We can't wait to see how God uses you as you grow up and learn more about what it means to be saved from our sins. As you learn truly what the grace of God is all about and choose to follow him, we know he will use you in amazing ways. He will be able to accomplish so much through you. Happy Birthday Sweet Pea. We love you!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
1. take care of bloody nose (he had just had one on their way to our house)
2. change diaper
3. watch so he doesn't pull pet tails
4. be careful is he messes up stuff
5. help if he gets hurt
6. no eating playdough
7. watch in front yard
8. feed when hungry
9. help when needs help
10. watch curtains so he doesn't them down
1. don't let him bite door
2. train for dog show
3. give him water
4. give him food
5. don't let him chase Meko
6. don't let him on the blanket when watching t.v.
7. scratch his ears when he can't reach them
8. pet him
9. let him outside when he wants to
10. get him in a safe place when might hurt him
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well, she was participating in a little pay it forward project and I was one of the first 3 commenters, so I get to participate too. Fun.
Above is what Sarah sent me from a recent trip to France - a beautiful bookmark and postcard and a cute little stone that you can spray perfume on and put in your drawer (like a sachet). The stone says Amitie which means friendship. I also love the envelope with the fun French stamps on it - so cool.
Now, my job is to pay it forward. So, I will send a little something to the first 3 people who comment on this blog post. If you comment, please be willing to pay it forward to 3 more people. If you don't have a blog, that's ok. You can do it in person or I think it would be fun to do on facebook or something. Anyway, just being willing to pass along something nice to 3 more people. Please only US residents. If you comment, make sure to put your email address or some way for me to contact you to get your address so I know where to send your package.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Dutch (the ring bearer) and Elizabeth sitting in the big chairs. James and me at dinner.The 4 of us all dressed up.