Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Logan has been settling in to his new room really well. You can see him here with his favorite things - puzzles and books. We all are actually really loving the change. The kids room is so big and comfy, we've found ourselves all gravitating there. It's been really awesome for family time.
Logan has also been getting better at sleeping through the night, which has been great, although he still needs Mommy and Daddy occasionally. He loves his Big Boy bed, and I love that he can get in and out by himself. At times it can be a little more exciting though, like the morning he woke up before I did and found the bathroom door open. I woke up to the sound of flushing - fortunately it was just paper, an entire roll of toilet paper. Parenting is so fun! He has also taken to following around the cat and copying her. It is so funny to see him sniffing at boxes and furniture! Perhaps we should spend more time with his human friends...
Mitch has just finished his rotation as upper level resident at the VA.. We'll be starting Oncology on Monday and are pretty excited about that. It is one of the specialties that he is interested in, so this month is pretty important. We'll see how it goes.
Of course, this month also is the month that we are expecting our new arrival! Myra is due on the 27th - exactly a month away. As I am getting closer (and bigger!!) I am reminded of all of the discomforts of pregnancy, and discovering new ones all the time. Last night was particularly difficult. I think that I managed to injure myself on Myra's little foot and spent all night with abdominal pain. Not fun. I'm doing better this morning, but will be assiduously avoiding any sudden moves in the future. I was uncomfortable enough that I didn't do any of the sewing I had planned for the day, but the week held several fun projects.
A sling for Eunice... An outfit for Myra... And curtains for the kids' room. These are still a work in progress, as I still have the stars to applique on the other two panels, but this is the general idea... So, busy fun for all. Here goes for another week!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The other thing that I love about Sunday is that I get to ignore the pile of laundry, sink full of dishes and messy rooms. They can wait for Monday - no guilt. Ahh.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
If you are feeling brave, click on the image, and you can get a good idea of the print - I can't describe it!
Here is Myra's outfit. I was afraid that it would be tricky to make this fabric girly, but with enough ruffles and ribbon, anything can be girlie! I also made her a little hair bow and trimmed some socks with matching sparkly trim. Won't be doing that again - what a pain! Still, they turned out pretty well.
I also managed to mount Logan's new chalkboard on the wall of his room. As you can see, the love of green continues unabated, as he is coloring with green chalk. I mounted it with these cool adhesive strips with velcro between them, so that we could take the chalkboard off the wall and he could color wherever he wants, but so far, he's happy to stand on his bed. I love it, too! Chalk is infinitely easier to clean up than crayon!!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
It is still a bit of a work in progress. I have castle curtains to make, shelves to hang, and an adorable green chalkboard to hang for Logan! But, at least the worst part - moving the rooms around - is over!!!
My baby shower was yesterday (which may have partly prompted the move today!), and I had such fun! I have such great friends! Myra is going to be the best dressed little princess around, and have the cutest nursery ever, thanks to my friends.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Win the Essential Babywearing Stash from Along for the Ride (one Beco Butterfly, one Hotsling baby pouch, one BabyHawk Mei Tai, one Zolowear Ring Sling, and one Gypsy Mama Wrap)
I am going to admit to being greedy and hope that it comes to me, but if one of my friends wins, that is awesome, too!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Here is the wee prince, fast asleep in his new bed. Note that his favorite color is prominent. He loves green! I'm not entirely sure how I feel about all this. My little man is growing up so fast!
All in all, we had a great time! We also took some video, which I'll get around to posting on YouTube.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Also of note, I finally made something for myself! My parents got me a gift card to Hancock's Fabric for my birthday, and so far, I have bought this lovely coral knit that I made into the tee shirt that I am wearing in the picture. It is so soft and comfy!!! I also got myself the cute cherry fabric that I made the tote below out of. I got much more than I ended up needing (mostly because I tweaked the pattern so many ways - who ever heard of an unlined tote bag? I'd just end up with cheerios and fruit snacks stuck in the seam allowances!), so I am going to make a little top for Myra out of what is left. I got a cute pattern on Friday for a top with contrast detail and I think it will be adorable!! But that will have to wait - there is green fabric awaiting my attention...
More to come...
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Kids are so fun!