Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm so excited..I just got done with the cutest outfit!!! I have it in a 4/5 and a 6..this is the 6...

Close up of the top....

My neice came to stay a few days. It was really fun! She and M are only 5 days apart in age.
Everyone should feed their children Starbucks late at night. What a great idea that was! (sarcasm)

But not to fear...if they stay up late one night...they are very tired the next day on the way home from church!!

Here we all are eating dinner..minus Brian since he's taking the pic...

I also made a sweet little outfit for Grant. He also has on matching green pants out of the same fabric as the alligator..

And last but not least...another funny spot Jordan chose to take a nap. I put him in his bed..and when I went to check on him, he was in Grant's crib with the clean folded laundry and laundry basket on top of him. What an entertaining boy he is! I could barely contain my laughter when I went in his room and found were he was sleeping!

Hopefully my Etsy store will be up and running in the next two weeks sometime. I have two other shirts made and I am going to work on some more shoes..then I will take pics and get them listed.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

I took the kids to have pictures made this week. They turned out wonderful!!! Here's a preview: (and yes..I made their outfits...the night before...until 1am!!)

I also had our little guy Grant, photographed alone since he is 6 months old now. Let's just say..I think I could just bite him he looks so yummy! Those fat cheeks and hands and feet!! It's so fun to have a child look just like me!

Here is Jordan's 3 year old pic. I killed three birds with one stone this picture day!!! Doesn't he look so old!!?! Oh how I love him!

Our sweet M. She is adorable!

I've been Miss Crafty lately. Sewing and sewing a ton! I also learned how to applique. I love doing that!! I made these shirts tonight for M's teacher's little girls. I wish I had had more time to sew on some more details..buttons..rickrack...but it's now midnight and I just got done with them. Phew!!

I gave Grant some banana's for his first food. He thought it was a good idea at first...

But quickly changed his mind!

He ended up gagging and throwing everything up he had just nursed also! Better luck next time!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

I forgot to mention what happened when I was sewing! M was watching me and kept getting closer and closer, so I was scooting closer and closer to my machine. Well before I knew it..I sewed through my finger! OH MY GOODNESS! That hurt really bad! It was dripping blood and it made M cry because she thought it was her fault. I assured her that it wasn't, and it was just an accident.

I decided on a Etsy name. It is: PB and Jane. (It's actually all one word with no spaces when searching for it on Etsy) Do you like?! I love it!! Brian actually thought of it. What a great husband! I have registered on Etsy...but it will probably be a week or two before I got stuff listed. I've got to get the kids Christmas outfits made and make a bunch of stuff to list. But keep checking on it!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Sewing!

I've heard we all eventually turn into our parents....

I have fallen in love with sewing. It is so fun! Here is a dress I made for M. I still have to put buttons on the straps and possibly a jingle bell or star on the tree, but other than that it is finished!

I did my first applique on this dress. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but there are a few spots I messed up on. But not too bad for my first attempt. I just need to practice a little more.
Here's a close up of the top half of the dress. Now all we need is some cute tights and a solid color turtle neck or long sleeve t-shirt.

This week I am going to make the three kiddos matching Christmas outfits. They have pictures scheduled on the 12th..so I've got a lot of work to do!!

And to add to our little drawing Jordan...here's his lovely artwork on Grant's face. I promise..I really do watch my kids!!

At least it was washable and wiped right off! Phew!

Now..I am thinking about selling the baby shoes and dresses on Etsy, but I have a dilemma! I need a label name! I can't start selling until I think of a name so I can order tags for my creations. So please...suggest something!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Boy does Jordan keep me on my toes! Yesterday we went to Walmart..and for those of you who know me well, know Jordan has to stay in the basket or he will run. Free-willed, arms flinging, Pheobe style running as fast as he can. Well he was contained in the basket and doing so well while I shopped that I thought I would be a super awesome mom and let him out in the toys for 5 minutes. He gets out and looks for a while on one row..we then move to the next and he decided he would rather be back on the previous row. He takes off running!! I flip my basket around with has Grant in it and all my groceries, and run like Nascar after him. I don't see him. Next row...no Jordan again. no Jordan...no Jordan...no Jordan. I begin to freak out! He is not in the toys at all anymore! A walmart lady comes around the corner as I'm yelling "JORDAN!!??" I tell her my son is gone and they call over the loud speaker..."Code Adam, Code Adam, 3 year old boy with a John Deere tractor shirt on is missing!" At this point I am about to lose my mind. All I can think is ...he's gone..he's gone..what am I going to do...I miss him terribly already. I just knew someone had kidnapped him. Once the code Adam was called, they did a lock-down of all of Walmart. Every exit was locked and every single employee came out from the back to look for him. I follow behind the manager lady and he are looking for him. I am shaking. Then she gets a radio that he has been found in the baby stuff. That little stinker! He ran completely across the store from one side to the next! Three employess begin coming toward us with him and he looks like he's about to cry. The employee that found him said he was having a great time running, but he got scared once she picked him up. I'm glad he got scared when she picked him up...but he wasn't screaming or anything!! He didn't even know her and he went with her! That freaks me out!!
So the rest of the day I was so paranoid and scared! Still am! I am so thankful today for Jordan and being able to hug him and listen to his sweet little voice.

But ...he keeps me on my toes! Here's what I found when I went to wake him up from nap a few days ago:

Some very good printing practice...with a permanent marker on his pillowcase. He said, "look mom..I did a good "A" and "L"!" He was so proud of himself. I praised him for his wonderful work..then lectured about how we respect the things we have and we only write on paper. I then removed the markers he had found in his dresser and hid them.

Fast forward to today...Brian is leaving to go back to work from his lunch break and he goes to give Jordan a kiss before he leaves. He comes back and says...."go look at Jordan" and he's laughing.

little toot! He hid one of the markers in his room!! Etch-a-sketch...this is one doodle that can't be undone! He's going to have permanent marker on him for a few days...

I'll leave you with a few other entertaining pictures...got to go get M from Kindergarten!!

"Mom...I'm a prin-thess" "You sure are!"

The kids and I at the Science Museum..
Sitting on teeth at the Science Museum. I just noticed Jordan only has one shoe on...hmm..we've already lost one shoe last week from him throwing it out the door at Hobby Lobby..but not telling me until we got home.

My sweet boys!!

And last...
Some new shoes I made for my friend Amber's little girl. I love these!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No nap day...

Apparantly my boys are protesting taking a nap today! Jordan has been deconstructing his bedroom that I spent all morning cleaning.....and Grant is crying in his bed. Hmm..they didn't get the memo that today was to be a glorious napping day!

Other than that..I found something way awesome to make...shoes! Yes..I am officially a cobbler.

Since these..I have also made some camo ones and baseball shoes. I love them! So cute and so fun to make! My little guy will be the most stylish little one around!


Thursday, November 6, 2008


Don't worry everyone...I am still alive!!!

Last week we worked on printing....as in making prints of different objects and shapes. We did our hands and some other objects we had.

Every few months, our church does a preschool play day. It is sooo fun! My good friend Esther met me there with our boys and we let them loose! Grant enjoyed hanging out with me on the baby area mat:

This is in the big inflatable obstacle course. Way fun!!

Jordan and Axton waiting to go through the inflatable again....so exciting!!

Ahh..brotherly love

Grant in the hood. Speaking of Grant..he has two teeth already! He was just under 4 months when he got two teeth! Crazy! He has bit me once, and the first thing I could think to do was shove him off! It scared him so bad he cried and cried. But he hasn't bit my again! "Don't bite the boob that feeds you!"

A couple of weeks ago a big group of our friends from Optometry school came for the weekend. The moms and a few daughters, went to a tea room. It was lovely! Here's Miss M eating her princess meal. Isn't she beautiful!

We broke down and bought a new Honda Odyssey a few weeks ago. Here are the kids hanging out while we were switching the stuff from our old van to the new one. By the way...I'm in love with my Honda...not in a coveting kind of way..but a "it's so functional and awesome" kind of way!

OSU had a walk around for it's homecoming put on by all the sorority's and fraternity's. We took the kids down for the night. It was really fun! And of course...my mom made the kids outfits. She's brilliant!

Brian had some continuing ed. stuff to attend, so the kids and I tagged along. We went to the Aquarium on the way home. The kids had a blast. Brian and I had fun too...but it wasn't as fun as we thought it would be. Kinda thought there would be more stuff there. Grant was not so fond of the sharks!

M and Jordan in front of the petting tank. M loved this! She is our brave child! They got to pet stingray's and small sharks. Very cool!

Brian and the kids fed some turtle's:

M excited...Jordan nervous!

We have been super busy...but I am hopeing to blog more often. Life seems to keep coming fast!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Adventures everyday!!!

Brian and I went on a much needed date last week. We had a small tag-along though!! Breastfeeding babies get to come along for a long time!! Grant is telling me a great story while waiting for our seat at dinner.

We're in love with each other!

This last week was Jordan's birthday. Wow..he's 3! I can't believe it! Here he is doing one of his new puzzles he got for his birthday. Thanks Mariah, Collin and Brady!!

Here's M doing another of his new puzzles. Speaking of M..she has decided she is changing her name to Sailor. Not sure where she got this idea...but we've been having to play along for over two weeks now! She is dead set on it! Sailor Tate she says to be exact. Even her teacher asked me if her name was changing. She's precious! (please Lord let us keep her!!)

Mariah and I took our boys to visit our other friend who just had a baby two weeks ago...here's the tiny boy line-up: Grant,Brady and Ian.

This has to be the best part of the day! So Mariah decided to get in the back and feed Brady while I was driving because he was crying. About 10 minutes into it..she jumped back in the front and said she was getting car sick. Then she starts to get out a diaper trash bag...uh oh! She coughed a few times ...and then blew out her lunch! Bless her heart! She was so embarrassed..but I just thought it was funny! Next time Mariah...dramamine before we drive!!!

We went to the zoo last week too! Jordan was a bit scared of the carosel....check out his face!

I'll leave my blog with this priceless picture! There is just not enough time to get your undies back on after going potty when you are playing trains. He's too funny!