Thursday, August 21, 2008

My first sewing project

Today I used a sewing machine for the first time EVER! My mom and I made Landon a pair of jammy pants. My mom guided me through each step and it took about 2 hours. Luckily, everything went smoothly. I think this was a fairly easy thing to start out with. Monday I am planning on making Laila a gown. So far I feel like this is something I could get into.

Laila was very proud of her mommy...she is holding up the pants for me
monkey pants for my monkey
I had to add a picture of my exhausted little boy napping today
pure joy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Our new thing

Soo I have mentioned in previous posts how my mom and I love shopping together. Ok so it's not just the shopping it's the spending money, buying cute unnecessary things. It's a problem..seriously. Anyway, we have decided that we are out of control and need something else to do together. Luckily, there is something I have always wanted to learn how to do and it just so happens my mom knows how. SEWING!! My mom used to make my clothes as a young child, doll clothes, curtains, pillows, you name it. I wouldn't say she does a professional quality job but good enough that it shouldn't fall apart after a wash.

I know I am way behind on times here. I know practically everyone else makes amazing things already. However, I am tired of drooling and wishing. I don't have a sewing machine or anything yet. Like most hobbies go, this could be a wash and not last long for me so I will wait and see how it goes before spending money on my own stuff.

Today my mom and I went to Joann's and I bought a couple patterns and some flannel. We are going to make some monkey pj bottoms for Landon and a couple gowns for Laila. I'll post pictures when finished.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

note to self


I know you are feeling very sorry for yourself right now; thinking about all the things you want. Get off the computer and enjoy what you do have. You have a husband who loves you for everything you are(which is awesome) and everything you aren't. You have two of the most beautiful children whom you are LUCKY to have to listen to scream and pick up all their messes. You have a roof over your head which you don't have to worry about it crashing down or not being able to pay for next month. You have TWO families which are easy to love and fun to be around. You always have enough food for your family. You are healthier than most, get over the small stuff. You have many friends who you could talk to anytime because they have probably felt the same. You have a deep desire to have a relationship with Jesus. Most importantly you have been saved.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

he makes me smile

I would argue that Landon is the snuggliest little boy ever...he fell asleep sitting in dad's lap
I believe he was upset that his trains wouldn't stay connected
he knows he has been caught playing with our computer mouse
at the park..of course he has dirt on his face......and in his teeth
I just think this is cute
he saw his big sister playing on the monkey bars..thought he would give it a try...soon...he is a strong boy

growing up

a couple weeks ago Laila made it from one bar to another by herself for the first time....
not that putting chapstick shows her growth..I just think she looks so old in this picture

this morning she wrote her name all by herself...well with me telling her what letter came next..but she wrote them herself..pretty good I think.