Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Little Clemintine

 I have come to the conclusion that Hazel will eat anything!  (Dog food, toilet paper, dryer sheets ect.).  Today I let her play with a Clementine thinking it would be a fun new toy to roll around or throw at the dog.  Instead she started chowing down on it.  Peel and all.  She is such a little sassy pants! 

 Love that crooked toothy smile.

Deal of the Day


The other day Matt and I had a lovely Saturday outing to the Mall.  While he was looking at a new phone I strolled into Pottery Barn and came across a deal I could not pass up.  A $130.00 Duvet for only $30!!!  The only catch... it was a California King.  As you can see we have a queen size bed.  I purchased it anyway and showed Matt my steal.  He was clearly puzzled as to why I would buy a duvet that would not fit so I explained that I planned to do a little chop chop and stitch.  Although he was a little apprehensive the project turned out better than I could have planned.  With the left over fabric I was able to make two shams and... 

....a toss pillow for my reading chair!  Zero fabric left over, not one inch!  I might have to make this a yearly tradition.  Thanks Pottery Barn for the most awesome deal of the day ever!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Me and my beautiful babies

 Miss Hazel is growing up way to fast! 
 Nothing is more sacred and beautiful than the ability to give birth to your best friend.
 One of many reason I love you Matt.  Yummm.
 The Baconator
 I finally took Oliver up on his offer for a nap.
 Hazel and Britton are best buds.  I can't imagine why.
 A little duet

 A Tri-et?
The Lego master hard at work
 Our little tornado hard at work

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Funny Stuff My Kids Say...

 Just something to think about.

So on to my story.  The other day I was subbing at church for a friend (nursery time).  After all the chaos had dissipated and there were only a few parents left in the room, Oliver (who I was holding in my arms) turns to me with a very serious look on his face and starts patting and poking me on the chest.  We then had a very strange conversation that went like this:
Oliver:  "Humm... they look a little like mountians"
Me:  "Ummm... thanks, I think"
Snickering parent #1:  "At least he didn't say mosquito bites hahaha"
Snickering Parent #2:  "Or pancakes hahaha"
Thanks Oliver for mortifying me in front of my fellow church attendees.  Really appreciate it.

Some other little ditties that crack me up:

 -Oliver says to Hazel after a bath one night "Hazel, you awesome naked!"

-At least 10 times a day Oliver will ask me "Hows you nap mommy?"  I think this is his way of hinting  "Hey mom you look like crap, perhaps you should go back to bed?" 

-When ever someone passes gas Oliver says "You make a poopie in your pants?"

-Me:  "Who does Mommy love?"
Oliver:  "Oliver... and prettys... and sewing".

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Rug For My Mug

 One of my secret obsessions that my husband puts up with is my love of mugs.  I have mugs for every holiday and occasion.  The "W" is the newest addition to the Mug Family.  (You can go ahead and picture Matt rolling his eyes). 
So, to honor my mug, I made it a rug.
I have to say I am a little annoyed with my choice of fabric.  The grey and white fabric has so many squiggles that it makes my sewing look crooked (more crooked than it really is I should say).  Oh well. 
Here is mug rug 2.0  No squiggles.

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Few Random Beautifuls....

 Miss Hazel Sunday morning before church.  I just can't get over those beautiful blue eyes!
My handsome Oli-pop.  He is becoming such a big boy!
 Hazel loves anything with a face on it.  She will snuggle and slobber all over her stuffed animals and chance she gets.
 As you can see Oliver is in love with his Daddy.  I can't blame him, so am I.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Brother and Sister love


Good morning Oliver, how about a back rub?
 ...or a big hug?
Squeeeeezeeee
 
 Hugs are the best!
...and a big smooch!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My latest project

 A while back I was looking for a book that would help me grow as a quilter (being that I don't know what I'm doing most of the time) and I came across this little beauty.  Now that it's cold out, it's time to dive into my winter sport of quilting.  I'm going to attempt to make a quilt made entirely of blocks from this book.  Below are my first two.  This project is going to take forever!

I'm using Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow and Kona solids in pale blue, navy, avocado green and taupe 
for most of the quilt blocks.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hazel's First Steps

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Here are Hazel's first steps!
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She has been practicing.  Look how good she is now!