Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
TITLE: Because of U
Journaling: I want to be a better person. I always need tissues and bandaids. I try to be more patient. I find sour milk in hidden sippy cups. I hum songs from Dora. I have snacks in the couch cushions. I drive a minivan. I change diapers with lightning speed. I am loved unconditionally. I can kiss away tears. I can dechiper babble.
Product: October Afternoon paper & sticker, Heidi Grace alphabets
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My friend Jess's son Trevor plays for a local team- the White Sox and we wanted to see him in action.
Another month has come and gone. Now that spring is here it seems like time is going faster than usual.
- Wearing 6-9 month clothes. Mostly 9 month. She's a solid baby. Bennet wore the outfit Ellie's wearing in the photo above at 7 months.
- Has started to develop a sleeping pattern. Most nights she's asleep between 7-7:30 p.m. This past week she started sleeping through the night on a consistent basis. Woo to the Hoo!! If she's up at all it's usually between 4-5 a.m. for a quick feeding and then back to bed.
- Found her thumb. She favors the left one. Our first thumbsucker.
- Is very smiley. Especially around me. I just love that she's a bit of a Mama's girl.
- Actually naps in her crib during the day. And falls asleep on her own. BIG change from last month when we had to wear her in the wrap and rock her to sleep.
- She still has to deal with Scout in her face for most of the day saying things like, "Ellie Lou Lou Ellie Lou Lou look at me. Look at me".
- Rolls from her belly to her back. (See Mom- she's getting tummy time :) )
- Likes spending time in the exersaucer.
- Her eyes are still dark. Most days they are a brownish green color.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I made the layout for ScrapFreak's monthly Guest Designer challenge that required fabric and stitching. My mother-in-law gave me a box of old ribbon and lace that was her mothers. The lace I used here is from that stash.
The circular stitching was inspired by a layout I saw in a magazine but I can't remember when or where.
Product: October Afternoon paper, Bazzill Kraft, My Minds Eye (rub ons), Basic Grey alphabet, KaiserCraft pearls
Of course now my floors are covered in sand and dried footprints but that's just par for the course right?
Monday, May 24, 2010
We had so much fun. Scout was absolutely fearless on the inflatable maze. She would climb up as fast as she could, slide down and the run back around and get in line again. She was the youngest kid there by far but held her own.
Bennet's favorite face lately. She kicked her sandals off and rode barefoot.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
TITLE: Can You Feel the Love
Journaling: You love to be held. Often taking naps all wrapped up on my chest. I love being able to lean down for a kiss and hear your heartbeat.
The pink circles were handstitched.
Product: Bazzill Kraft, October afternoon papers, journaling spots, alphas, American Crafts alpha
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tonight we grabbed a blanket, packed a picnic and went to surprise Grandma Barb at her house. We caught her planting her pots for the year but she took a break to spend some time with us.
I snagged the picnic plates and storage containers from JoAnn's clearance section. Isn't it cute?
Bennet is into picking EVERY flower she sees. She always wants to know the name of it and whether or not it smells. The lilacs are blooming right now and she makes sure our house is smelling beautiful!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On this Saturday in May
there was a tent in my living room
with all girls tucked inside
for a mid-morning nap
Scout was to my right
wearing a fancy polka dot party dress she picked out herself
snuggling underneath her Dad's Star Wars comforter from his childhood
pointing to and naming the colors she saw
Bennet was to my left
wearing her green 'twirly' skirt
inside her Tinkerbell sleeping bag
one hand tucked under her face
the other with her fingertips gently touching my arm
Ellie was wrapped up tighly on my chest in the wrap
breathing shallow, happy breaths
I could feet the sweat from the back of her head on my neck
Cradled her bare foot in my hand.
I could hear the sounds of spring
outside the open window
As we all work up
Bennet start singing Beyonce's 'Single Ladies'
We all smiled and giggled
Laid there a little longer
Making Ellie smile
and my heart was happy
Friday, May 14, 2010
TITLE: Fresh Face
Journaling: When you smile it's like a breath of fresh air. It just brightens up the whole room. Product: Bazzill cardstock. Scenic Route patterned paper & alpha, Pink Paislee alpha
TITLE: Berry Sweet
Journaling: At one month old you've worked yourself right into our family. Time is just flying by. You love affection and prefer to be held chest-to-chest. Sometimes I still can't believe that you're here.
I used a Sketchy Thursday sketch for this.
Product: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Katie Perritet stamp, Jenni Bowlin label, American Crafts buttons, KI Memories alpha, Jillibean Soup alpha, Cosmo Cricket alpha
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Yesterday I told her that this week's Woo Hoo Wednesday was going to be a Spa Day. I can't even begin to explain how excited she was. She picked out the nail polish and book she was going to read during her pedicure LAST night before bed. In classic Bennet she talked about it non-stop.
Grandma Barb gave the girls some fancy (my favorite) Lush bath salts so we used them tonight. It added pink glitter to the water. Talk about a hit! I gave them each a little leg/foot massage with lotion and polished their piggies.
Side note- as of late Scout has declared that not only does she need to do everything Bennet does but she also must do everything herself. She picked out her outfit for today and after the beginnings of a tantrum started when I suggested something warmer I decided it wasn't a battle I needed to fight today.
Bennet wanted a mud mask but I wasn't that crazy. I whipped up a yogurt/cucumber facial. She was hilarious. "Mom- it's so cold and refreshing. Do I get those cucumbers on my eyes too? Cool!" When I asked Scout if she wanted a facial too she quickly answered NO :)
Then it was time for Strawberry Smoothies. Another thing Bennet has been requesting (over and over). I made a little slit in the strawberries to place on the side of their glasses. Move over Tom Cruise there's a new bartender in town! I wonder if Bennet is at the age where she will remember these little things when she's older.
As usual I made too much so I just put the extra mix into popsicle molds. Brilliant!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
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