Saturday, August 30, 2008
Why not right? (Check out the link to the right!)
I am having fun sewing again and Hailie squeals with delight when she sees me at the sewing machine making a skirt and comments "Mommy, you making another skirt for me?"
And then she gets all excited when I ask her to try it on and then she says..
"Let's go take a picture."
Gladly, my princess........
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
UPDATE: So I just received an email from Grandma Kathy, as she just happens to work at the same school Luke is attending... and she just let me know:
so I wanted to tell you the rest of the story about Cowboy Luke. After Luke came in the building the photographer for our yearbook was taking pictures of some of the kids so she had Mr. Hallock (the principle)and Luke stand by each other and took a picture of them. So now because he was just a little bit late. . . he will be in the yearbook with Mr. Hallock! And another funny thing . . . since the horse was not allowed in the classroom he parked it by Grandma's desk and he brought my versace candy dish next to the horse so that he could "eat". Hilarious!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
and by the time I picked her up I had sold a couple of the skirts that she was wearing....how did that happen???
I am being annoyingly giddy over it... I have a new project...and it's name is Hailie Girl
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Hailie seems to think they are very fashionable..
I would offer them in this same natural cotton fabric but with different ribbons and either with the tulle or not..
Maybe open an Etsy store and see if any local children's boutiques would be interested..
Stay tuned...I am making several this weekend in different styles and will post.
Please leave a comment as I am curious to see what your thoughts are!
Friday, August 22, 2008
They are both the same price.. I am kind of leaning towards one but I am curious to find out which one do you like?
It was so cute and touching and when I got home I was sharing it with Kathy and then sat it on the counter. We then began talking about other things and then all of a sudden Luke comes into the room and says, "Mommy close your eyes I have to show you something." So I closed my eys and he led me into the bedroom and when I opened my eyes, there above our bed he had gone and got blue tape out of our junk drawer and taped the poem on the wall right smack dab in the middle of the bed! He was so cute, he said "Look, I hung it above the bed so you and Daddy can look at it all the time." So there you go...thanks baby for helping mommy decorate the bedroom! (speaking of, I do need to get started on doing something with our bedroom..it seems that is always the last room in the house you worry about)
If you click on the picture below you should be able to read the poem..WARNING.. it is a tear jerker!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
"Look Mommy.. Hailie so pretty"
There she was wearing my shoes..It was cute to see what her choice was..
A nice Maryjane..That's my girl...
I was suprised at how well she was walking around in them too..she didn't fall once!!
So of course I whipped out the camera and was taking a couple pictures and what do you know here comes Mr. Luke..."Mommy, take a picture of me too, look I have daddy's cool shoes on"
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Once Kyle put them in there they were all over the place!! We have never seen them be that active before.. they seem to really like it..
I asked Kyle if he thought they would be okay in the heat and he just looked at me and said, "Cara, their Desert Tortoises..." ohhhh
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I decided I was going to try to do two new recipe's every weekend..one entree and one dessert.. We will see how long that lasts.. I thought if I decided to blog about it, then I would be more apt to follow through..
So here we go.. Week 1 of my mid year resolution:
I had a recipe that I found a couple weeks ago and it is becoming a favorite in our house and seems to be on permanent rotation...
I found this recipe on a blog that is becoming one of my favorites.. Dinner's on Me!
The only thing I did was make it with white rice instead of brown, so Kyle and the kids would eat it. We had it over tortilla chips and I added chicken for the best ultimate nachos, and then a couple days later we made burritos..so yummy.. I also stole the picture from her blog, because I found out this weekend how difficult it is to take pictures of food and make it look appetizing..
The next thing I baked was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars...
Let's just say that they were beyond delicious..enough so that Kyle almost ate the entire 9X9 pan by himself in 2 days!
I found the recipe on Bake or Break.. a blog that I find myself checking everyday as well.
Again, I stole her picture too.. I know..I know.. I said I am going to work on it!
Anyways, for me..the complete non-baker/cook ... they were fairly painless to make.
Besides the fact that while making the crust part, I put the butter in with the graham cracker crumbs and when I was mixing them couldn't figure out why the crumbs were not getting moist, then I looked at the recipe again and noticed it said to melt the butter.... ohhh..
I never have said I was brillant at this stuff..so go ahead and laugh..
So I tossed that mess and started again and then it went pretty smooth from there...
Friday, August 15, 2008
( I am really addicted to my Ginger Sevens!) and a comfy sweater.
And at $24.50 compared to $250 are much more likely to end up in my closet!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
And what have we here??
You can buy Sprinkles Cupcake Mix AND they even come with the cute sugar dots!!!
Okay I surrender.. you had me at cupcake!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The bird had actually gotten stuck in his front grill and was still alive!!!!!
He said he went to go get some pliers to get the bird out of there and was dreading that he would find that the bird would be mangled and as he was seperating the grill and all of a sudden the bird flew out and away it went!!
That is one tough bird!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here's to looking forward to you making the 2020 Olympics baby boy!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
So I found this butterfly wall art that I fell in love with for her room, at where else but PotteryBarn kids ... For only a mere $129.. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE Potterybarnkids but really..$129 for wall art? So I read the description and it said it was made with mixed media of watercolors and tissue.. I thought hmmm.. Maybe, just maybe I could duplicate that?
Well some of my water colors, tissue paper, modge podge, and a $6 canvas later this was the result... What do you think?? Close enough? Kyle was pretty impressed and thought it worthy to hang.. So here on her wall over the original canvas I did with scrapbook paper and her baby pictures hangs my version of the butterfly canvas.. Also, I saw this really cute idea about using a picture frame and some ribbon to use as a place to keep your child's hair clips. So I had the white frame and some muslin and cute ribbon that matched her room and Voila!I think it turned out pretty cute. Hailie really ended up liking her room so that made mommy happy.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The homework assignment was completed so nice..
The lunch was made.. The new backpack, shoes and outfit set out with care..
In hopes that the first day of school soon would be here..
Luke was nestled all snug in his bed..
While visions of glue sticks danced in his head..
When out on the horizon the sun began to rise,
Luke sprang from his bed to start his first day of Kindergarten
When, what did his wondering eyes should appear..
but his peeps Lorenzo and Jacob were awaiting him there..
A wink of his eye, and a wave of his hand, soon gave me to know that I had nothing to dread..
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his lineAnd away they all went like a flock full of ducks..
Happy First day of Kindergarten to all, and to all the best of luck!