Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Making a joyful noise!

She is just so happy! This was from breakfast this morning after she was done with her egg yolk and pureed apples. You probably can't tell from the video since it is a little dark but she looks like she has cake batter all over her face and bib and hands and tray. Just thought I would share her joy with everyone!

Can't you see SHE'S wearing pink?!

Okay, so I know this happens to a lot of people but it will never cease to amaze me at how little people actually see when they look at your baby... today when Evie decided to only nap for 1 1/2 hours (believe me, that is a whole other post topic) we used the opportunity to go visit Daddy at work since he now works in the same town we live in (in the 5 years we have been married we have lived at the same address and he has worked for the same company but his commute has gone from an hour and a half one way to ten minutes or less depending on the lights - God is good!). So back to the story, we both got all bundled up and make the short drive up to his store - he manages a Sherwin Williams. When I got there we went back into the warehouse part to see him and there was a guy up working on the heating unit - Evie and I got introduced to Daddy's employees and then after the guy was done with the heater, he is getting ready to leave and looks at Evie and says "he sure is cute, how old ?" Well, SHE is 11 months old and btw wearing a pink striped sweater! I know she doesn't have much for hair but I like to think that she has a pretty little face and looks like a girl. Oh well... guess I need to make her wear bows for all public appearances.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stills of Life with Evie

I have been a bit overwhelmed with a teething child and crazy sleep (or sleepless) patterns of late so I haven't been sewing or blogging... I just wanted to share some of the things that have been filling our days - they make the teething troubles fade you'll see. So even though I am exhausted, I am smiling and happy :)

she wants to do everything that I do, so she was trying to carry around my camera the other day
sitting in the big comfy chair watching her Praise Baby dvd while I was supposed to be doing my Bible reading - but I spent most of the time taking pictures of her because it was so precious to watch her be excited about the pictures of kids and animals that flashed on the screen - she kept pointing and saying "THAT" (which comes out kind of like zhat)

clapping she was so happy

Evie hearts bath time, it is her favorite and no matter how fussy or tired she has been acting, the moment you get her in the bathroom and start the water she is trying to climb into the tub

she's happy and she knows it!

Daddy feeding her some pureed peas
just in case you weren't able to see the peas in the last pic

all bundled up when it snowed a ton earlier last week, it has been so cold that she really hasn't gotten to wear her snowpants and coat (which isn't as big of deal since I got the set at a garage sale last summer for $1.50 - and the sled in the next pic was $2) it was funny though because she couldn't get her balance with the whole gettup on and she kept falling over - she was like a big pink marshmallow

Daddy pulling her on the sled

trying to pet the kitty - he stands his ground with her and they usually end up batting at each other... she thinks it's fun, he does not

she likes to be up where she can see what I am doing in the kitchen, we were making cookies the other night and everyone was in their fleece comfy pants

this was hilarious - her friend Miciah who is 7 weeks older than her, his daddy was changing his diaper and I turned around and she was standing there looking at him like "what in the world is that!?"

at church a week ago

one of her little boyfriends at church Ezekiel "Z"- did I mention that we had a baby boom this last year and a half, I think there are about 10 little ones and now a few more on the way again (not me) he is 6 months younger than Evie, she is more petite I guess :)

So, there you have it... I am getting the sewing bug again so I should have some pictures in the next week of finished items I hope!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Round 2 Christmas gifts revealed

So now "Christmas" is officially over for me since we are back from celebrating with my family. Here are the rest of the homemade items I created and gifted this year.
I didn't get a good pic but if you can see the green and red tablecloth in the bottom right... it is a NOEL repeat print jaquard that I did a tablecloth and tea towels for my mom - she always has a seasonally correct tablecloth on the table because her 4 children did a number on the wood table growing up.... one of these years we are going to have to refinish it for her
Evie's handprint ornament for the grandparents
pjs and matching sleep mask for mom - its a pretty vintage paisley print

flannel pj pants for my sister with matching sleep mask

fleece pjs and sleep mask for my sister in law - I also made bath bombs for her and my sister but didn't get pics

tutu, V applique onsie and pants with matching bow modeled by the bear :) for my 4 month old niece - the fabric is fleur de lis which are the English family crest

gray fleece pants for my dad