Thursday, September 30, 2010

Did I mention that we went to Dewberry Farm? ;-) Micah is currently quite enamored with tractors, so he was all about getting to sit on this one~

Driving with Pa :)

Micah made some new friends on the bouncy pillows~

Pretty baby :)

Nate waited for a drier slide to venture down :)

Lizzie and Pa~

Micah was so excited on the ride to the pumpkin patch~

Me and the Boo~


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Putting the Dew in Dewberry

There is nothing like playing with your kids. Chasing them around, coloring together, having dance parties.... or in my mom's case, sliding down seriously wet slides with them at Dewberry Farm. I'm only glad that I managed to catch the exact moment that she figured out that the slide was wet on camera :)

and there was nothing....

...she could do about it :P

Ah, the joy of walking around in public for several hours with a completely soaked backside :)


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bouncing Baby Boy

Micah was SO into these bouncy pillows at Dewberry Farm and I have tons of pics of him with a huge grin on his face. Even so, my favorite ones are of Micah bouncing with his Pa :)

Micah is break dancing in this one.. the kid has mad skills :)


Monday, September 27, 2010

Sew Useful

Week 3 of sewing classes was zippered bags~

I have plans to make at least 7 more as soon as I get my mom's machine back from being serviced... It's killing me, I'm just itching to get going on all the things I want to sew!! Also on my list are a couple of burp cloths :) Tomorrow is my last Sewing 101 class and I have to admit that I'm kinda sad about it... I'm going to miss it!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Abby's Fantabulous Chair Makeover!

Yes, you read that right.. fantabulous. Get excited y'all :) When we bought our kitchen table, I really loved the chairs and really didn't love the fabric on the cushions. I decided not to worry about it. I figured the kids would ruin the upholstery and I could just re-cover the cushions then. Welllll, that ruining came a bit sooner than I expected :P However, I wasn't ready to re-cover the cushions just to have that fabric ruined too... hmmmm, what to do? Then I had a revelation.... oil cloth. Wipeable, stain resistant, kid friendly oil cloth. Love it. Just an order to Oil Cloth Addict on Etsy, a 5 day shipping period and Voila!! New fabric for my chairs!

My before~

My after~

The flash messed with the colors on the chairs and fabric, so here is a more lifelike rendering on the colors :)

Anyhoo, re-covering chairs is physically rough! I've done 2 out of my 6 chairs so far and I can't wait to finish them all :)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sew Cute!!

Week two of sewing class taught us how to make an apron. Ok, I reallllllllllly like aprons. I almost always wear one while cooking and it makes the whole thing just so much more enjoyable to me. That being said, I was really looking forward to this week in class. Then it dawned on me, I have several aprons already... I don't really need another right now. Hmmmm, what to do, what to do. I HAVE IT!! Micah loves wearing aprons and pretending to cook with us but his kiddy aprons are both way too big on his little toddler frame. it...let's do it!

So I found coordinating patterns and decided to make a reversible apron for Micah because I couldn't decide between the two prints.... and cause I'm a bit of a crafting masochist... just sayin. Anyhoo, this works perfectly for what I have planned for Micah's Halloween costume... I'm just hoping he'll wear the whole getup that I have planned for him on the appropriate night. He can be a bit, ummmmm well.. he can be a toot sometimes, so we'll just see what happens with that :) The good news is, he can enjoy the apron anytime he does feel like wearing it!

Side 1~

Side 2~

Rocking the cowboy side~

Cooking up a storm with the horseshoe side on display~

Micah was having a no apron kind of day when I was trying to get these pics, but luckily a small bribe involving a whisk and Finding Nemo did the trick ;-)


Monday, September 20, 2010

Sew It Begins

For my birthday this year, my parents gave me a gift certificate to a local place that teaches sewing classes. I was excited to finally learn how to sew and so I waited 7 months to redeem it :P Ok, I was really excited but I was also overwhelmed by an already 1 week old who happened to be my second child.

Anyhoo, I was finally able to sign up for the September classes and it has been great! The class is 4 weeks long and each week is a new project. The instructor is really great about throwing out tons of tips that make sewing easier and make more professional looking products. The first week is a super simple intro to all things sewing including all the terminology and products. The project at the end can be done in a half an hour! Here is my final product~

Nothing particularly mind blowing about my pillow, but it is much better quality than anything I produced prior to this and I did it with confidence... this is gonna be fun! Check the blog out tomorrow for a project I'm REALLY proud of from week 2!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Disney Details

I have the crafting itch right now. Everything I look at gives me an idea for something I want to make and I have an INSANE backlog of projects that I want to take on. I am taking sewing classes right now also which is not helping with the creativity overload! (more about sewing later :)

Anyhoo, with the family trip to Disney looming on the horizon, I have been getting excited about accessorizing the girls for the vacation. Earlier this week, I whipped up these shirts and hair clips for Elena and Elizabeth to show off in the Magic Kingdom.... I love them!

Is it time to go yet??? Four more months? Geez, I hope I don't explode before then :P


Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Change in the Scenery

Sooooo.... I joined a new MOPS group. My old one was the same day as Micah's preschool this year and I didn't want to give up my much needed errand time with only one kiddo :P At first I felt disloyal... I definitely felt anxious. I was making the change with some of my closest friends and was excited too, but I definitely didn't know what to expect.

IT.IS.AWESOME. No, seriously...... I LOVE this group! The girls are so welcoming and sweet, the speaker today was AMAZING and everything from the decorations to the devotional made me happy to be there. The group that I am in seemed to connect really well too.... I can't wait to see what this year holds for us!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Micah's Second Day of School

I know what you're thinking.... shouldn't you be documenting his first day of school? Well, no :) In my family, we always made a big deal about the second day of school and I wanted to carry on the tradition. Ok, that's a total lie :P Truth be told, on Micah's first day of school it was raining, I was carrying 3,000 items and another mom was already blocking the doorway taking 50 pictures of their child in the classroom. I was happy to finally be able to get him in the room after she moved and I didn't want to hang around and make it harder for him.

SOOOOO, I took pics on his second day :) Give me some credit though, I still managed to get them while carrying 2,000 things and pushing Elizabeth in the stroller. Anyhoo, Micah is doing 1 day a week preschool and so far seems to really enjoy it. He has a tough time being dropped off, but adjusts in less than a minute and goes to work playing with his favorite toy tractor :) His daily report cards have been great so far and I am SO proud of him!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

7 Months Old

As of today, our little girl is 7 months old!! I feel like 6 months snuck up on me and now it has taken forever to get to 7! Anyhoo, Lizzie has been such a wonderful addition to our family and she is just such a great baby. At 7 months old she is eating solids (can you say OBSESSED with puffs??) and has begun talking. Her crawling is still going well and she has gotten really adept at the army crawl. In the last few days she has really started working on getting up on her hands and knees so I think the regular crawl is right around the corner! Happy 7 months baby girl!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Gig 'em Aggies.. 1,2,3!

Last Saturday we headed to College Station to watch the Fightin' Texas Aggie football team put the hurt on SFA (I know, I know... not much to brag about but hey, it's a start :) We have season tics with my brother this year, but this first game is the only one that all the kids are coming to. I'm so glad they went to a game, and SO glad we won't have all of them at a game again ;-)

It was a gorgeous day and Lizzie was enjoying some face time with Pa~

I can't resist making matching ribbon flowers for every outfit... it's a sickness~

The boys were glued to the back of the stands watching the team march in behind a row of drummers... they were also WAY into the jumbo tron ~

Elizabeth was worried about the play, obviously :) ~

Ben's fam posing for a quick pic... the kids all did surprisingly well! ~

Lizzie passed out using her 12th Man towel as a lovie... obviously she is a future hardcore Ag ~