Friday, February 25, 2011

The Extraction

A week ago, Wade fell down and knocked two of his teeth loose. Yesterday we had to have an oral surgeon extract them. The nurses couldn't believe how amazing he was. He never cried, and barely complained. As you can see, it has only enhanced his cuteness. Keep smiling, Wadey!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Presents for Baby Ellie

I knitted her up this little hoodie.
Every girl needs one.
This is my go to baby sweater.

I really wanted to make sure that the kids got
to make her something too. Rather than just being
ignored by me while I made her something :)
Here is what we came up with.
We used fabric crayons. You just iron them
on when you are done.
I let the kids come up with the whole idea of
what they would draw.
As you can see above it is complete with "a bird
pooping on a car"...
as well as "a crazy clown with a gun".
I guess that is what cousins are for right?
Introducing the small ones to poop and violence?

That dress

Ruby fell in love with this dress from here.
I decided that $200 was way too much to spend
on a dress up for her.
We looked around for patterns and came
up with this one by McCalls as the closest match.
It was very confusing to her because on the pattern
envelope the dress is not all white.

Here it is! She loves it so much.
I had such a hard time trying to figure out
what to make it out of. It requires a lot
of yardage which would make it very expensive.
I settled on IKEA sheets! $2.00 each and
completely machine washable which is
very important for a dress up, esp.
one that is white!
The trim has been hanging around in my trim
box for years. I think it came from an estate sale.
Total cost including pattern $14!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

And now a story by Ruby...

I think that the use of Greg' s foot is quite brilliant.

it got cut off but it is at last.


Our little niece Ellie!
She is sooo crazy cute and
Greg and I are so excited to
be Auntie and Uncle!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Auntie Missy's beach ball...

Auntie Missy and Uncle Kenny came over for 
dinner last weekend.
Here are some pics of Ruby reading to them.
How cute is Missy's belly?!