Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Sew" Happy

During the Christmas/New Year's break I found a couple of good fabric stores and did some fun projects!
I made this baby blanket and burp clothe for Cody's boss' wife, who just had their 3rd baby girl in January. I loved the fun bright colors.
Then I made 2 of these big pillows for our living room. The fabric was only $5/yard so both pillows were only like $8-$10 to make, including the stuffing.
And then we attempted to make a relaxed roman shade for the window above our tub. It turned out pretty good. It needs a little modification, but it was only about $20 to make vs. paying some one $200 (at least) to custom make one.

I'm still not that great at sewing, but I'm having fun learning as I go!
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Monday, January 18, 2010


2 of the views from our new house.
Pretty sunset.
Herd of deer crossing the street.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

5 months

Jackson is 5 months today! Last week he decided he wanted to sit-up! I couldn't believe it! Londyn was 6 1/2 mo. when she sat up. He has really good balance.
I would guess he weighs close to 18lbs now. He started to eat rice cereal and oatmeal and really likes them both. I was hoping the cereal would help w/his spitting up, but it didn't. I tried peas last week, but he wasn't too sure about those. He is a very happy kid. He loves to smile and laugh and talk. He is a thrill seeker and loves it when dad throws him around.
He is teething and that's about the only time he cries. Teething tablets and chewing on his fingers seem to help. He found his thumb, but doesn't suck it. He just chews on it! He loves to lay on his back and grab his toes. He takes one 2 hr nap and two 30-45min. naps. He doesn't sleep that great at night. He still gets up at least twice.
He also loves his walker. Londyn was 8 0r 9 months when we got that for her. He can scoot backwards across the entire kitchen floor.

Love that little man!
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