Thursday, April 30, 2009

Under the Sun

As you can see, the daffodils I thought I planted never appeared, but my $4 tulip and hyacinth bulbs bloomed beautifully. John was pleased to hear that bulbs not only return year after year but multiply.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Maggie followed me around while I cleaned the house today, playing along while I sang Popcorn Popping and Daddy Comes Home over and over and over.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mini Golf, Round 2

We took Maggie mini-golfing for the 2nd time today (see first time here). She was a lot more interested in the actual sport. She didn't really get the hang of hitting her ball by herself, but she understood the point, and with John's help she did really well. Also, the race track was running, which enthralled her.

After golfing, we let her pretend to play some arcade games.
She shrieked when we left, but a granola bar calmed her down for the walk home.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Laptop Case

Rachel finally got her birthday present so now I can post about it. I made this laptop case for her using this whip-up tutorial and stamp/letter fabric Rachel picked out online. This was my first attempt at using bias tape and I am NOT doing it again. Well, maybe as a last resort. I had a really difficult time with it and it doesn't look very good up close.

But, the good news is, it fits and Rachel loves it. And that's what matters!

Making Pizza Dough

Monday, April 20, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Maggie made a feline friend.
Can you see the deer?
So easy even a 2 year old can do it.

We weren't the only ones flying.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

[New] Car Wash

What better time for finally getting around to taking pictures of our new car than when it's being washed by my cute husband and daughter? Maggie was playing in the bucket of "bubbles" I was using to wash the windows (of the house) and I told her to share her bubbles with the car. She got into it really fast.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Baby Bump: 16 weeks

Here I am at 16 weeks. I tried to find my belly pics from Maggie, but no such luck. I can promise I am much bigger this time around though; I hid my pregnancy until 15 weeks with Maggie.

Am I a Soapdish?

This soapdish has been hanging out at Uncle Justin's condo in Park City for as long as I can remember. I admit I don't know much about drugs, but doesn't it look like a pot-smoking accessory?

title reference here

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

With Daddy and the Easter Bunny.
Waiting for the games to begin. Look at all those eggs!Grabbing her loot.
With her friend Devan afterward. Notice how she is stealing his candy.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Erin can't seem to help but take pictures when she is around Maggie. Here she is with Aunt Jodi at a family party last week.
And here she is being babysat while I bought the new car. I think you can see all 10 of her teeth. Too cute!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Baby Doll Diapers

Dolly needed something to cover her bum when she changed from her play outfit to a dress. So, using scraps of flannel and little pieces of Velcro I already had, I made diapers for Maggie and Colette's dolls. I followed this pattern at Skip to My Lou.

I topstitched along the outside rather than handstitching the opening shut.My mom made this dress for my Cabbage Patch Doll.And here's Maggie playing with Dolly. She is running around wearing no pants and a Pooh backpack. What a nut.

Fabric Easter Eggs

I made some fun Easter eggs for decoration (and for Maggie to play with) out of some fabric scraps. Maggie thinks they are so much fun.

Some of them have a little secret pocket for hiding a jellybean or something.

Retro Mama patchwork eggs tutorial
Sew Mama Sew Secret Pocket Eggs tutorial
Be sure to follow Retro Mama's advice to cut the pattern perpendicular to the selvedge. My cute tree fabric is printed the wrong way, so I tried cutting it so the trees would be upside up and ended up with a fat egg, as seen in the picture below.