Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Where is your family photographer when you need her?! So realizing we had no family pictures since Madi was born, I had to recruit someone else to take a picture of our family. (My Mom) How do photographers make it look so easy to capture the personality and character of each family member, in one picture, and make it a good picture. Well, this was my lame attempt, at least I tried!
So when you are the one behind the camera all the time it's seemingly impossible to appear in the pictures. Last week I came to the very sad realization that I didn't have any pictures of just me and Madi or even me, Madi and Ada. So Jim has become my fill in camera man. When I see time has gone by and I am been out of the pictures for too long, he has agreed to step in and take some pictures. What a great husband.
If you have not heard of the Signing Time series by Rachel Coleman...it's worth taking a look. This is a few of many signs that Ada has learned. (Frog, pig, and tree) Today I signed "Do you want mommy to help you?" Ada's response was "uh huhhhhhh!" She knew exactly what I signed and she REALLY wanted me to help her get her juice out of the fridge. Ada is definitely at that stage in life where she soaks everything up like the newest and improved sponge on the market.
As Madi gets bigger and more mobile and interactive I realize how close in age they look and actual are. Thinking about having two under the age of two used to frigthen me, now it's reality. If you know me at all you know that I live by a schedule. It is my sanity, without it I would be frantic. Having two napping girls from 1:00-3:30 used to seem impossible, but I am proud and very thankful to say it can be done.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This is my first quilt. I give a shout out of thanks to Ellen Fairley for being so patient with me and letting me come over to her house day after day after day to work on this blanket. I absolutely love the colors in this quilt!
This was the quilt that I made for Ada. I used some fat quarters that I bought to put this together. I wasn't happy with how it turned out, but I did finish it and for me that counts for something!
I am really happy with how this Sunbonnet Sue quilt turned out. I am choosing projects that are more challenging but I know my limitations. I chose a small crib size for this quilt so I would be more likely to finish it quickly and not place it in the "To work on" basket in the sewing room. Thanks again to Ellen Fairley for passing down your scraps of vintage fabrics, I love them.
I made a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for Madi's crib and could not find a mobile with the same color tone as the quilt. When I came upon this idea for a fabric yo yo mobile I decided to give it a try. And was pleased to find out how easy it was! I bought a mobile at a resale boutique and used it for the frame of the mobile. I didn't want to take the time to glue fabric around a cross-stitch hoop. One more craft project crossed off my list!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So Jim decided to get me a Memory Craft 9700 Sewing/Embroidery machine which has become my new obsession. Now that Ada and Madi both nap from 1-3pm, I have now officially named that my "Sewing Time." If you know me and how much I thrive on organization and scheduling you aren't surprised at all by me labeling a time frame of my own day...and if you really know me you know that I have typed out a schedule for the day for both girls. Which I may include in a post soon!
My healthy ballerina is still very healthy! Ada already loves to play dress up and I love taking pictures of her when she gets dressed up. This is not the usualy attire which consists of my costume jewelry and Jim's steel toed work boots!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Yay for epidurals that work!!! My labor, delivery, and recovery with Madi was much less of a challenge than with Ada. Dr. Darbonne is the best OBGYN ever. We are so thankful for our little ones. I cherish the tiny fingerprints streaked across the windows because one day, which will seem so soon, they will longer be there.