Saturday, February 28, 2009
The first one was to crochet a shrug for my good friend Christina to wear with a formal gown to a banquet. I used a free pattern by Moda-Dea called Sassy Stripes. We liked the design but not the yarn so I went to the ever resourceful Hobby Lobby to search out a black yarn in the same weight as called for in the pattern. I ended up using the Baby Bee Yarn Light Licorice which is a super soft baby yarn in a charcoal gray color. I am very happy with the way it turned out and I'm on edge to see pictures of how it looked with Christina's gown. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it came together. The weight was nice and it actually seemed a cute way to cover up a sleeveless formal gown.
Anyway, this post was originally to show off my newly made curtians, this weeks project #2. My boys have been getting up increasingly earlier with the sun, much to my dismay (I am not a morning person and poor Josh is still getting up at 4:30 to leave for work so I'm on my own with the boys in the morning). I was in Walmart and happened to notice that they had bolts of denium for $2 a yard that got my wheels turning. Eventually I made my way back and bought 3 yards of it with the scheme to make new curtains for the boys room our of it. Well, a few hours later (not consecutive hours mind you) and Wahla!!! We have new curtains that make the room practically dark even at midday! In all they cost me around $10 with the addition of large plastic buttons. Well worth if for the hope of more sleep, especially come summer when the sun actually rises around 4AM (I miss Utah's mountains for blocking the insainly early surises).
I also, at the suggestion of a friend, went to the dollar store to check out some wall stickers they have. I snatched up the cute robots you see in the picture above and did an easy border pattern around the boys room. I love the look and it was super cheap and do able in an apartment. Now my gears are turning (ha ha gears) on what robot decor I can add to the room. I'm thinking art work, pillows, softies... I've been surfing around looking for various ideas. Here's a few I found. I'll keep you posted on what actually comes together.
You probably notice Sam is wearing a pull-up. The kid loves to wear them but he is not potty trained, YET. He goes pee pee in the potty probably 2 times a day and as a reward gets to wear the "big boy pants".
Now that I think about it, Sam might have picked up his floor moves from watching gymnastics on tv last Saturday. Hmm... interesting.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
List of eight tag:
1) Post rules on your blog
2) Answer the five '8' items
3) Let each person you tag know by leaving them a comment
8 Favorite TV shows:
8 (+) things I did yesterday:
Got the boys ready to go to the park
Put the boys in time-out and didn't go to the park
Picnic lunch in the living room while watching Curious George
Took Elijah to school and ran errands with Sam
Picked up Elijah and dragged him to the car
Talked to Christina and my Mom
Made dinner and ate with the boys
Picked up Josh from the bus stop
8 favorite restaurants:
Ali Baba Grill
Rumbi Island Grill
Papa Murphys Pizza
8 Things I'm looking forward to:
Going to Utah next week and seeing my family
Going to the Draper Temple Open House
Josh getting published
Figuring out where we will be in 6 months
Summer and playing outside with my boys (husband included)
Getting the top three things on my wish list
8 things on my wish list:
Mini Van (Toyota Sienna)
Baby (a girl would be nice)
Family trip to So Cal
Live closer to family
A craft room and a back yard
More time with Josh
8 People I tag:
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
MELT MY HEART!
I love you too, Elijah and Sam!
Monday, February 16, 2009
And if you're wondering... Yes they did eat the bridge for dessert that night.
Thank you to Grammie and Grandma who sent packages. The boys loved their valentine surprises! We LOVE you very much!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I've got a few cute pictures of the boys on my camera I'll try and get posted later today. But for know I'm making a bee-line to the shower!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We chose to sitt in the upper room with the couches and low tables. The ceiling is drapped with fabric and the walls are covered with intricate Middle Eastern art and decor. Elijah is lounging on the couch while waiting for our food. There is a fountain in the middle of the room that kept Sam occupied when he got bored with dinner. (Isn't the birthday boy just the handsomest! I love that man!)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The had a chart on the wall that compared the sizes of a T-Rex and a Bronciosaurus to a measure stick. Elijah didn't even make it to their ankle.
I would recomend the museum! There is so much to see and do and getting in FREE made it all the better. We had so much fun as a family. They are great people to be with.
Other Museum Free Days in 2009
Wednesday, March 18
Sunday, April 19
Sunday, May 31
Wednesday, June 10
Monday, July 13
Wednesday, August 12
Sunday, September 13
Sunday, October 4
Monday, November 2
Sunday, November 22
We had friends over to help us eat the cake. Josh had 4-5 kids helping him put his 30 candles on the cake. There definitly were enough to go around. Then it took us 5 minutes to light them all -Look OUT!
My attempt to get a picture of Josh blowing out the candles resulted in me getting a picture of the cloud of smoke. It was ALOT of candles.
Happy Birthday JOSHUA!
I am so grateful for Josh and that we get to spend our lives together. Every year gets better. I look forward to growing old with him.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Another funny story from Elijah. I was cleaning up the dishes this morning and Elijah yelled at me to look at him and he was standing on a chair doing the Yoga Tree pose. I complemented him and said "You'll be a Yoga Master some day." He quickly replied "I don't want to be a Yoga Master, I want to be a daddy when I'm big like you, Mom." He got a big hug for that comment.