Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Little Bunny

This morning I had a crazy idea to make Maddie a bunny. (Maddie is that sweet baby girl I was pregnant with in my last posts almost two years ago :P )So I grabbed some paper and sketched a quick bunny. Then grabbed some pink fabrics and got to work. 

And yup it looks exactly like you'd expect for a quick throw it together project. Maybe even worse haha

At first Maddie just threw bunny on the floor. Who cares that Mommy just spent 2 1/2 hours on it. Who cares that its ears make a cute crinkle sound. 

Dylan wouldn't even look at me when I would try to get his attention for a quick picture.
My kids are stinkers!

But then Maddie picked up bunny, and decided that it was an alright toy to play with.

I even caught her giving a few kisses :)

And ripping off its little bunny nose (that was quick).

Molly decided she needed to have her picture taken too.
Oh yeah! We have a puppy now! 
I was crazy and got a 6 week old puppy when Maddie was 6 weeks old. But that's a story for another day. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I love these little people in my life, and ice cream :)

There's a place that we love to go. They have an awesome ice cream store where we indulge in mint chip ice cream cones. Water fountains that the kids love to run around, splash, and make wishes at. 

There's also ponds with bridges that have fish swimming around and beautiful flowers. Its a shopping center but its sooooo relaxing to me! 

The kids and I can easily stay an hour or two... or three.  :) 

Shoot, now I have a craving for some mint chip ice cream cones...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More Birdie Art

I saw the doctor this morning. Found out the time my little one's going to be born. That's exciting! Apparently she's already head down and ready. She just needs the last 3 weeks to pack on the pounds. I haven't gained a single thing. Oops. Doctor said not to worry about it since the baby is growing just fine. Must be all those veggies I'm eating ;) and ice cream and cupcakes. How did I not gain a single pound?? 
This weekend was full of cleaning all my craft stuff out of the nursery. My mom was a life saver! She helped me SO MUCH! 
After lunch today I decided it was time to take a break from cleaning and start a fun project with Aidan. I wanted him to add his own touch of art work into Madison's room. Same with Dylan, tho I have a feeling that's going to be a little more difficult. But today was about Aidan. We set up our cricuts and got to work cutting out stencils. 

For some reason Aidan's cricut wasn't cutting the contact paper. Maybe because I stole his blade and gave him my old one? Hahaha. Really need to buy some more. Last few times at JoAnn's we haven't seen any more blade replacements. Might have to peek into Michael's and see if they have any. So cutting out the stencils went to my machine. Aidan decided on cutting out the bird that we've been using for all the baby shower/nursery decorations. 

Really difficult to see, but there's his bird before painting. Our first attempt was with an oil based paint that was just a pain in the butt to work with. Plus we didn't have the right colors. After that we tried the acrylic paint that we used to paint the bird houses. Perfect colors and so much easier to use. 

We squeezed paint out onto a piece of foil and got started. He was so cute being so careful to make it perfect :) Probably why his came out so much better than mine.  :P

And here is his finished bird before we took the stencils off.

And after the stencils came off. LOVE his. Mine is on the right. I wanted a more washed out look so I kept dipping my paintbrush into the water before dipping it in paint. Not too smart of an idea because it ended up getting under my stencils. But its cute enough to make it into the room. I decided to frame Aidan's. It's just so adorable. Can't wait to place it into the finished nursery. Now to figure out a project for Dylan to make...

After finishing our little art work project I decided to pull out the sample paint I bought for Madison's shelves. I wanted to see if the color went and HOORAY it does! Since I've decided to not paint her room and leave it white I really wanted to add pops of color around. And I'd say this aqua will really pop :P 

I'll be working more on this project tomorrow with the hubby's help. And probably the kids help too, because painting is just too much fun! 

** I don't know if I've mentioned it but the bird that we've been using for Maddie's things is from the Create A Critter cartridge :) And the font that I've been using is from Birthday Bash.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

How am I going to get everything done?

I feel so bad that I haven't been making the effort to post anything new lately. I had a great baby shower! So much fun. And there were so many great gifts. And I was just blown away by some of the hand made items that Maddie received.
This past week I've been running around buying everything that Maddie still needs and trying to get her nursery going. The boys have been REALLY enjoying the spring weather and have been playing outside every day and I can't help but go outside and enjoy the day with them. So cleaning is moving slowly, snail pace. :) On top of that my body has completely realized that it's in the last month of pregnancy. Wait what?! Only a little over 3 weeks to go!?!? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?! Snail pace better pick up fast! The aches and pains have really set in and so has the 24/7 heart burn. Blah! But thankfully no swelling!
Hubby and Aidan helped set up the crib! I was so happy to see that happen. Now I'm just trying my hardest to clear out all my craft things so I can move in her dresser. My poor craft room :( My poor craft supplies all going in tubs and in the garage for now :(  I'm really going to have to set up a new craft space for myself! I can't live without my crafts!! lol
There's soooooo many things I'd love to still make Maddie before she's here but the cleaning is just taking up all my time and thoughts. Nesting? Hopefully I'll still have the crafting bug once she's here. Writing about nesting is making me want to get up and keep cleaning out her room! So I better get to it!
But first I'm going to leave a great video of pictures of the baby shower. I'm super super lucky to have an aunt that is a great photographer. So lucky to have someone capture these special moments in my life. Enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ah! What a busy week!

Full of crafting and shopping. More crafting. More shopping. This weekend is the big weekend! Baby shower time!!! :D  I'm so excited to spend this time with family and friends celebrating little Madison. We're a little over 4 weeks away from meeting my sweet little girl. I'm so excited! Did I mention that I'm super excited!?!?! ;)

I'm also excited that I finally got a haircut! I went short! Loooove it! Feels so great! Also colored it so that I don't feel like an old lady ;) Kids sure do add a lot of gray hair!
Making silly faces with my Dylan-do

The boys and I are THRILLED that its spring! And that we have amazing spring weather going on right now! Lots more play time outside. Of course, until I have my c-section and I'm stuck inside recovering for a week or two or three. 
 It started out as helping me water the plants and grass that the sprinklers just don't seem to get. 
 But once brother came outside it quickly turned into water play time. 
I decided to hang out and look at my new magazines. Hello big belly.