Monday, May 21, 2007

Blogging Slacker!

Okay, so I have been a major blogging slacker. I have been trying to pay a bit more attention to the family and that means less computer time. I do need to schedule in regular blogging though. I will try to be better I promise.

Hum, it has been a month. There has to be stuff to tell you!! Let me think. We are pretty boring, so I think our only eventful things were the brown tooth and Race for the Cure. I'll start with the brown tooth.

Do your kids listen to you? Mine don't! About a month ago Aurora was jumping on the living room couches. I asked her to stop, but I was making dinner and had raw chicken all over my hands. Just as I finished washing my hands Aurora's pants caught on the arm of the couch sending her face first into the hard wood floors. Long story short 2 weeks later I noticed her tooth turning dark. I have been very traumatized, but my sweet beautiful daughter has not been affected at all. I noticed the tooth turning dark on a Friday afternoon and on Monday when she went back to school she ran up to her teacher and said:

"Miss Amy, Do you like my butterfly capri pants??"
"Yes, they are very pretty!"
"What about my brown tooth??"

I am learning to be less vain and yes, I know it is just a baby tooth! Anyway, without further ado, here is my sweet little girl in all her brown tooth glory!

Our other big event was that we did the Race for the Cure as a family. Jeremy's mom and grandma both died of breast cancer so this is something that is close to our hearts. I pray daily that there will be a cure before my daughters hit their 30's. I was so proud of my babies and their "In Memory Of" tags. We did the 5k walk and Aurora walked a good portion. She and Eve also took turns on daddy's shoulders. Next year I hope to run the 5k!

So, dentist appointments and 5ks aside I have been very productive this month. I have been sewing up a storm and I even got a new sewing machine for Mother's Day. I have been slacking a bit on my knitting, but I will catch up soon. I did make one purse (I forgot to take pics), I have a few projects nearly completed and a few more that have to be done asap. So look for more knitting soon. For now, you will see the sewing! I went on a bit of a frenzy! The first things I did were some really sweet three tiered skirts inspired by this tutorial. Then I made pillow case dresses from this site. I also made matching head bands from a freebie pattern on Heather Bailey's site.

After I finished those I realized that Mother's Day was coming up and I needed gifts. I found a great quilted purse pattern and made two of these purses.

They turned out so cute that I had to make one for me. I love them! They are a bit small so when I have some time I think I am going to modify them a bit. In my ideal world even smallish purses will hold my pouch sling, a diaper and a small wipes case in addition to my wallet, keys, and cell phone. Is that really too much to ask for???

Doing the quilted bag gave me the courage to try out a quilt. I have a friend that is due any day and a group of us wanted to send her some homemade gifts. Since I was already behind in my knitting and didn't really have time for a knitted gift I decided to do a quilt. I learned a lot, but I think it turned out very cute!
Well, that is my month. Whew! Sorry about the LONG picture heavy post. I would have split it up, but let's be realistic, that just wouldn't happen! I will do better!! I have quite a few WIP's that have due dates in the next few weeks, so I will try to post some pics as those are finished up. See you all later!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Quick Annoucement for Mom's!

Okay, I have do have some actual events to blog about, but I'll try to get to that later today. First I want to alert you to a Mother's Day contest. I have a link the 5 Minutes for Mom giveaway in my side bar. Check them out. They have great prizes for all the lovely deserving moms I know!!

Good luck!! Oh, and remember if you don't enter, you can't win. Even if you never win anything just never know. Trust me on this one!!