Monday, May 30, 2011

A New Necklace

It's the end of the month which means the end of the clothing budget. I really want to be good (thanks Dave Ramsey), but I need a necklace for my brother-in-law's destination wedding this weekend. So, I started blog hopping and dug through my jewelry supply stash and found the perfect idea. This necklace was made using these two tutorials:
I used an old t-shirt that never quite looked right on me for the pom pom flowers. Then I used the same flowers to make some fun hair accessories, but I'll save that story for another day.

Las Vegas here we come!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ian - 16 months

It's been a while since I did a post on Ian and how fast he is changing! Here are some things he is up to lately:

  • He loves to play outside...especially in the sandbox. He will dig and dump sand for hours.

  • He is such a mama's boy! (I love it!)

  • He is becoming rather a picky eating, making mealtimes somewhat of a headache.

  • He wants to do everything by mom blames me for this character trait.

  • He loves Bre and wants to copy everything she does.

  • He is talking so much and is like a little parrot copying what we say.

  • He loves to have us read books to him...especially Daddy, because he has the best Elmo voice.

Here are few pictures that make my heart melt!

I love his eyes when he wears Dodger blue, but only when Daddy's not home!

We had a child dedication this month. The verse we have chosen for Ian is:

Colossians 1:9-10

"So we have not stopped praying for you since we heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then you way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cindy-Lou-Who's Baby Shower

Cindy-Lou-Who has always been my nickname for my dear cousin who I really consider more of a what would be more appropriate for her than a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower? For my wild and crazy cousin we definitely couldn't do pastel blue, only lots of bright colors. What a fun shower to get to help plan! We can't wait to meet the sweet baby boy!

Cindy working that darling baby bump

Cat in the Hat diaper cake & photo of baby boy

"A person's a person no matter how small"

Cake Pops

"Welcome Baby" bunting and yummy Smith's cake

A encouraging devotional by Aunt Marlene

Apparently Auntie M told a funny story

Aunt Gail is very excited for this little one to will be her 6th grandbaby!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A New Sundress

Its so much fun to make sundresses for Breanna now that it is warming up outside. She is becoming a girly girl and loves wearing dresses. This one was pretty easy with the shirring in the back avoiding the dreaded zipper or buttons. It ended up being much more of a mermaid style than intended, but what 3 year old girl doesn't want to look like Ariel, right?

Best of all, she can twirl around in it!