Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Anders devouring his
I attempted to make a new ironing board cover last week and that project was a complete and utter mess. I know you can buy one pretty inexpensively, but my recently inflated sewing ego would not let me. Instead of spending 5 dollars I had to go and spend (waste) 20 on fabric, not to mention the 3 precious "free time" hours I gave up to attempt the project. I think that is why the next project I did was the coasters above. It was a sure thing.
Anderson and Jake have gotten into a new hobby of their own. It entails lots of biting, hitting and hair pulling passed back and forth from one brother to another. This morning was absolutely crazy! Anderson insisted on stealing every object that Jake picked up and Jake responded with some serious corporal punishment. He even emphasizes his hitting with "uh, uh, uh" sounds to increase the drama. I had to get them out of the house, so thankfully my sis, Grant and Claire were free for lunch. We did some strolling around the outdoor mall and ate at the family favorite, Baja Fresh.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
So, please, pretty please leave a comment so I'm not embarassed by a giveaway with only 2 entries....my husband and my mother. I'll pick a winner next Saturday, August 2nd! If you mention my giveaway on your blog with a link, I'll count it as two entries for you.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The boys have had a busy week! I can't believe it is already Thursday. Yesterday they had TWO playdates! In the morning they played at Grant and Claire's house. Jake loved pushing around Claire's bitty twins in the double stroller, which I got a big kick out of. Anderson preferred to examine all the toys in boy's toy box that my sister keeps for when they come over. We had a nice visit and my heart just swells when I see how much the four of them already love and adore eachother. My mind wanders to when Grant and Claire are in high school and the boys will be the age Grant and Claire are now and all the fun we will have going to the football games and watching Grant and Claire play school sports if they choose to do that. So much to look forward to!
In the afternoon we had Ashley and baby Simon over for a playdate at our house. Baby Simon is only 5 weeks old, so he enjoyed himself by just sleeping through the chaos. The boys and Ashley spent some time in the pool, playing outside and eating fruit salad. They had a good time and when it was time for Ashley to leave, Jake cried. It was so sweet, you would have never guessed by their interaction that he was enjoying her so much but it was clear he was so sad to see her go.
Today Uncle Jared came by and we did some shopping. I've been hitting up all the Old Navy's in the area to stock up on summer clothes for next year. I can't believe all the cute shirts I got the boys for 1.99 each! After the shopping we grabbed lunch and dare I say they were so well behaved. After Grandma's birthday dinner fiasco, I was reluctant to take them out but both Anderson and Jake did great! The waitress even complimented them!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Jake and Grandma at dinner
The Edgar family got together yesterday to celebrate Grandma's birthday. We met for dinner but unfortunately the boys and I headed home early. A certain someone didn't want to cooperate, eat their food, or stop saying "uh, uh, uh, uh," while pointing at everything and anything on the table. When it was clear that things weren't going to get better but probably worse, I opted to take the boys home so everyone could enjoy their dinner in peace. Of course that certain someone was as happy as can be to be at home and playing with his toys, totally oblivious to the gray hairs his Dad grew b/c of him in that short 30 minutes. I'd like to say he redeemed himself today, but far from it. He bit me out of anger and it hurt so bad I had tears. My spirited child is really testing his limits lately, a lovely preview of the terrible twos.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
After breakfast (yummy cinnamon french toast with strawberries) we went to Home Depot. The boys love rockin out in the double race car shopping cart. They get so excited when they see the cart and realize what is about to happen. We are in the process of replacing their current mini-blinds with nicer, sturdier wooden blinds so we had to have some custom cut. The machine cutting the blinds scared the beejeezus out of Jake so I did laps around the store with the boys.
Then it was time to head home for lunch and send the little ones off to bed for naptime. When the boys woke from their nap we were out the door again. This time we made a trip to Old Navy, Trader Joes, Parisian, and of course the family favorite (Kevin might disagree) Baja Fresh. The boys ate like wild animals. Cheese, strawberries, oranges, pinto beans, black beans, chicken.... It was an incredible display of gluttony and it made me oh so happy. Usually mealtime is a struggle with one precious unnamed twin and occasionally his counterpart. It was pure bliss to eat my meal without having to catch food flying past my head or having to get down on my knees in a public restaurant to peel smashed food from the floor. The little people even said "pease and fank ooo". I'll have to look outside tonight, maybe a full moon would explain things.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I finally cut my yummy Heather Bailey fabrics in hopes of making a valance to match the fabric panels I made for our half bath. I couldn't decide on just one of the fabrics so I decided to make a patchwork quilt type valance. Right now it is just a long strip of squares sewn together, but fingers crossed it will soon become a window dressing. If I am successful, it will be the first original thing I have sewn without a tutorial or pattern.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Not much left Jake
Anders with an ice cream stash
Not ready to call it a day
Today the boys got to hang out with Grant and Claire and they had a super time! They love spending time with their big cousins and just think the world of them. The highlight of the day was a trip to Dairy Queen for their very first ice cream cup. Chocalate and Vanilla swirl of course. They have tried ice cream before and Jake has even stolen my cone away but today they got one of their very own with a spoon. Anderson and Jake have only practiced with a spoon a handful of times so we brought the camera with us knowing it would be interesting to watch. Major desire for ice cream combined with little skill using a spoon made for a fun time by us but torture for the little people
They started off slowly and it looked like they weren't going to be able to eat very much but before we knew it their cups were almost empty. Jake proceeded to sip the rest of it out of his cup, not wanting to waste a single drip. As you can see from the above picture he had it all over his face and wasn't phased in the least.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Look out, Jake coming through!
Touch but don't look
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Height 33 1/2 inches 75-90th percentile
Weight 26lbs. 13 oz. 50-75th percentile
Height 33 1/2 inches 75-90th percentile
Weight 25 lbs. 6 oz. 25-50th percentile
The boys had a great appointment. It was a long one, they sent in the resident before the dr. which kinda t'eed me off. Our appointments already take twice as long as a family that brings in one child so we really didn't need the extra half an hour added on. We were in a tiny hot room for an hour and a half which doesn't really equate to serenity with two toddlers. But like most things we survived. Kevin did a great job keeping the boys occupied while I spoke to the dr and answered all the questions. After the appointment, Nanny and Papa took us all out for some pizza at the Office Pub. Jake gave out lots of kisses and Anderson colored some sharp pictures.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Keeping tabs on Lucy
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Monday, July 07, 2008
Zippered Wristlet (back)
My weekend finds from IKEA. Funny how I spent a lot of time this weekend throwing away and simplifying, yet I went out and bought more stuff.
Friday, July 04, 2008
Some new wall decor
We've lived in our home for 5.5 years now and since we moved in we have never been able to come up with an idea for the very large empty wall in our living room that leads to the basement. The wall is about 25 feet tall from the bottom of the open stairs to the cathedral ceiling There was also the problem of trying to hang something on a wall without being able to balance a ladder due to the stairs. We'll we finally figured something out. On our last trip to IKEA we purchased some wall shelves, combine that with our new professional pics of the boys and voila. Thankfully with Kevin's long reach and some tricky balancing we managed to create a altar of worship to our Gods.