Thursday, December 31, 2009

Graham crackers and orange juice with a little earwig on the side

I'm in need of more clay. Think the husband will be mad if I buy every color they have? What about two of every color? :) My three year old is falling in love with the polymer clay too! So maybe I need three of every color?
Seems like a trip to Joann's to me!
And maybe we'll squeeze in some time for grocery shopping since we're all out of food. Graham crackers and orange juice for breakfast anyone? How about the Earwig I found my almost one year old eating? Bleh!

Its beautiful outside today! I can't wait to get out there! Bye!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Go figure.. I have nothing to write about. Maybe its the lack of sleep?

I was cleaning and cleaning and cleaning today. All day. And it looks just as bad as it did yesterday. I just want to throw my hands up in the air and scream "I GIVE UP!" There is just too much 'stuff'.

At least my craft table got cleaned enough for my new computer to fit. Oh how I love it. :D Its beautiful. Really beautiful :D Thank you sweet husband of mine! I'll have to take a picture of it tomorrow. It takes up so much table space tho. Its hard to let go of that craft space. I'll figure it out tho.

I'm so tired. With the new computer came Sims 3. Last night after writing on here I decided to just open the Sims and play for 15 minutes or so. Yeah, 15 minutes turned into close to 3 hours. Then I curled up in bed and read for another 20 minutes. Not smart.

I'm going to go play with some polymer clay for a while before bed. I'll start posting pictures tomorrow :)

Back again for another try

I think its time I start writing again. But since its 12:17 a.m. I think I should start tomorrow (later today?)

So I missed a few months :P And that scarf I wrote about last time...its still pretty much at the same place. And no, I did not make any Christmas gifts this year. I really need to get it together and get some things finished. Its starting to become a real problem for me.

Also... my baby turns 1 years old on Jan. 2nd. Wow. He's really going to be one. Wow.

Okay time for some sleep so that I can get up at a decent time and get started on things. Many things. Important things. Like cleaning the craft room :) And every other room in this house.

Oh boy... here we go. Good night!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finally crafting again!

I guess I'm not good at this whole blogging thing :P I let over a month go by w/o writing. Honestly in that time I didn't do much crafting either. I don't know why but maybe for the first time I just didn't have the desire to sit down and craft. This last weekend was craft camp and I threw some stuff in a bag and headed down to Mission Viejo to be crafty with the other ladies.I started a scarf and I LOVE it! My mother went to New Mexico on vacation and came back with some yarn for me. I love my mom :) Really love my mom!
After she showed me the yarn I went and grabbed the pattern of the scarf I've been wanting to try and was so excited to see that the type of yarn she bought me was the exact kind I needed for the pattern. The brand and everything. It was meant to be.
This is my first try at anything with cables. I was expecting it to be a lot more difficult then it was. Its coming out so awesome. I love the yarn too. So soft and such great colors!

I'll be making this same scarf for my mom as a Christmas gift. I've also been working on another gift for my sister. We'll see if I actually get anything done tho. LOL. The kids have not been giving me much time for crafting. Dylan has been crawling and climbing on everything. He'll be walking in no time! I guess its time to buy that boy some shoes :P

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


We're sick over here. (Dylan and I) Very sick. I'm ready to start feeling better.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm baaaack

Yay! I have my laptop back! For some reason the cord for my Compaq keeps breaking. I think I'm on my 5th charger for this thing. While I'd like to blame it ALL on the computer and the quality of the cord...I'm sure part has to do with my two little boys. Tripping, pulling, and tugging daily. So this time I've decided to be smart. No longer will this laptop be kept on the floor by the sofa. No longer will the cord be stretched across the room! Oh no. This 5th charger will last longer then a month! My crafts will have to share its table with the laptop now. The cord will not be moving. EVER!

I'm so excited to have the computer back tho. All my baby/toddler pictures of Aidan are on here. And every once in a while when people tell me the boys look a lot alike I want to peak at pictures of Aidan and really get a side by side look. And yes...they do look like they're brothers. But I see some big differences. Dylan is really starting to catch up in length and weight. This past month he's just gained and gained. Maybe he's finally starting to keep food down better... I just don't know. We stopped his medication, stopped the really crazy expensive formula, and also started him on solids.

These past few days the heat here in southern California has been CRAZY. Yesterday it went to 108, same for today. Its supposed to stay this way all week until next Friday. Aidan has been swimming...but poor Dylan has been stuck in the house because of a fever that just does not want to go away. So tomorrow we'll probably have to brave the heat and get him to the doctors.

My crafting has been slow. I want to craft but I just cant get myself to start anything. And now that the laptop is on my craft table, everything got thrown to one side and just a pile of craft mess :P My goal for today is to get it all nice and organized again. We'll see ;P

Aidan's home preschool has been going great. I enjoy our times sitting and learning. Last Friday we made a felt board for him to use during "class". I'm going to make a post on how we made it and how its working out :) I feel like the curriculum I bought is lacking a lot. I've been spending time going through books to try to put my own thing together. I'm going to have to make sure I keep track of everything I'm doing with Aidan and what works and what doesn't so I can be ready for Dylan when its his turn to start home preschool.

I'm sure I have a lot more that I want to write, but right now I think this will be enough. I feel bad that I've given up on the blog lately, but I think a lot had to do with not having my laptop. Now that I do, I hope I'll start up writing at least once a week *crossing fingers*

Dylan at almost 8 monthsAidan at 8 months

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Loving this

Just posted this on Etsy... isn't it pretty?? :) I have the need to make more tonight...lets see if I can actually get around to it. I have the house to still clean, dinner to make, go to urgent care, and try to "rest" my hand lol

Monday, August 3, 2009

First items listed!

I can't believe it! I finally listed my tummy pillows on Etsy! YAY!I love seeing them on there! But I'll love it even more when someone buys them and they go to a good home for a sweet little baby. I've been making these awesome big fabric blocks with jingle bells inside. Dylan loves his. But Aidan loves it more. He'll take it from Dylan every chance he gets lol. I made three super cute girly ones and I can't wait to post these tomorrow. Only two will get posted tho. After sewing one together I realized that one fabric I used (really cute with high heels) says "objects of desire" haha doesn't sound too babyish now does it? Charles told me to just give it to Aidan but I cant...its THAT girly. I know he wouldn't mind but I'd rather make him one with spider man fabric or something lol So I decided my good friend Robyn can have it for her three girls ;)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

1st haircut

Dylan had a little surprise today!

His first haircut. And yes he REALLY needed it!

It came out really bad. So after his nap I tried again and made it a little better...but still, not that great. Its hard cutting a 6 month olds hair! I'll for sure take him in for his next haircut!

Now my 3 year old is asking for me to cut his hair. Brave boy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cleaning house is no fun!

I want to be posting right now. I really do. But I'm so super tired and I need to be cleaning. For some reason I can't get myself to really just do it. I work on it little by little and just feel like nothing really gets done. Blah! House cleaning is for losers anyways..... :P jp

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My poor Etsy shop

Wow I can't believe how far behind I am on getting the Etsy shop started. I have things made, I just need to take some pictures and post it all.
I think I'm finally getting used to having a baby around and the crazy life that comes with having two boys. Only took me 6 months lol. Maybe I can start getting serious about crafting now :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Third Birthday!

My baby boy, my first born, he turned three years old yesterday. I'm still having a hard time believing it. He's growing so fast, I just want to scream "WAIT! SLOW DOWN!" I have so many great memories from these past three years. Before writing this post I sat down and went through so many pictures. Then I realized I had 20 picked out to put on this post and that was only from the first year. Yup I did say this is my place to flood but I know that's WAY too much lol. So I decided to just add pictures from his past birthdays :)

Starting with his actual birth day. This is my Aidan. 8 lbs 3 ozs 20 inches long. Black hair, dark blue eyes. Beautiful tan skin. Oh how my heart melted this day. He was perfect in every single way. All ten fingers and all ten toes :)

His first birthday came way too fast. I'm sure every mother feels this way when their first child turns one. It was the best year of my life. Aidan was already on the move, having learned how to walk at 10 months. Such a big happy boy. I don't remember his exact weight and length at one year, but I know it was big lol Here he is with his own mini cake.
He had an awesome Nemo cake for everyone else. Everyone loved it :)

The bink was still part of his life. That would soon go away in the next month.

See? I told you he was big! His black hair had turned into a brown and his blue eyes had also turned brown. His nice tan skin had gone away somewhere and I was left with a white boy :P

By two he was starting to really talk. That was really special. Being able to talk and hear your child respond to you. For him to start asking questions and just being able to see him really learn. Its amazing. We started his birthday right with a breakfast cake :)

Later that day he shared a birthday cake with Mommy and his grandma and his aunt RaRa (who at that point was still auntie brace face)

And then another one on the weekend so Daddy could have some too :)

At this point he LOVED Thomas the train. So it was for sure a Thomas birthday :)

Here he is! Three years old. Still loving Thomas! I can't believe how much he's grown. How smart this boy is! He runs around and is such a BOY.

I love him so much. These past three years have been the best of my life. He brings Charles and I so much joy. He now has a little brother that loves him. Aidan can make him laugh like no one else can.

Baby brother was already asleep, or else he would have been in the picture too. We went out to dinner late and didn't end up having cake till 8:40 that night. I hope you made a good wish little boy. Mommy loves you so much!

P.S. Try to slow down...there really is no rush. Happy third birthday Aidan!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mr. Cool

This is how my son chose to take his shower last night :)

Can't believe he'll be 3 years old tomorrow....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My new baby

I fell in love today...
Can you see him?

How about now?

So tiny and sweet. While I was out giving the plants a little water, something ran out from under the watermelon plant. I realized it was a teeny tiny baby lizard. I ran and got Charles and made him pick it up. It was so tiny that it wasn't really scared and it just stayed in place on Charles' hand. I asked Charles to put it someplace so that Aidan could see it when he woke up from his nap. He put it in a little cup and then put it in a trash can lol After about 2 minutes I started feeling really bad that we had captured it. I asked Charles to put it back where we got it because I'm scared of things that jump and run fast...even if its just a tiny baby lizard lol Charles told me that he did what I asked and if I wanted it back then I had to do it. So I took that trash can back to the watermelon plant and put it on its side so that he could run free. He didn't. He stayed there for another minute or two. Finally I had to tap on the can to get him to run out.
Yes that's him. That tiny dot in the trash can.
He ran under the watermelon plant and I snapped a few pictures. I really really hope he makes it and some stupid birds don't get him. He's sweet and little, and innocent to the ways of the mean nasty birds. Take care baby lizard! (Can you tell that I don't like birds?)

P.S. I should add that last week we saw a hole in the dirt by the watermelon plant. My aunt stepped near it and a big lizard ran out and scared her. It was decided then that there probably were eggs in there. But somehow the hole got covered and I figured the poor things were doomed. Finding that tiny lizard right now makes me think they made it...or at least he did. Maybe I'll see more tiny ones running around :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Daddy's Wallet

What do you do when your 2 year old (five days away from 3) wont let go of your husbands wallet? What do you do when he keeps pulling out all the debit and credit cards? You sit him down and have a little talk and ask him if he wants his own wallet JUST LIKE DADDY'S. :) You then search Etsy for a childs wallet. Then you feel really sad that the only thing that comes up is drawing wallets with crayons and paper. NOT what you want, or your two year old little boy wants. You then look at just normal wallets on Etsy and find that the only ones that are under $10 are the duct tape wallets. And while those are pretty just don't know how that will go over with your little man. So then you decide...I can do it. I can throw one together for him. You grab daddy's wallet from your almost 3 year old and take a good look at it. Then you grab some black fabric and get to work. You realize that its for a almost 3 year old and don't really worry about how nice it actually comes out...just that it has all the parts it a slot for cash, cards and ID. Never mind that your almost 3 year old doesn't have an ID. But using Daddy's Disney Land pass from last year counts right? You spend a good hour or two on it, take some breaks to take care of baby brother who is sick and not eating :( and pick up all the beads that little man drops all over the floor. But it comes out! It works! He shows daddy and is SO proud of it! He then makes sure he's holding it while he walks daddy to the car to go to work. He then says he needs his own car keys so that he can go to work too. Hmmm... Mommy can make wallets, but Mommy is not ready to hand over a set of keys and send her little man off to work. I can wait a good 14 years for that. Or more.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Here's some more!

I forgot about the pictures I took on my phone while at Sea World and some of them are even sorta cute :)

Dylan and his RaRa (my sister Rachel)
Aidan sitting on a little bench :)
Aidan, Charles, and me

Sea World birthday trip

On July 2nd my mom, sister, niece, husband, children and I all headed over to Sea World. My mom wanted to go for her birthday and she wanted all the family with her. Since I already had a fun card and could go for the rest of the year for free, I was all for the idea. It also forced my husband to get a fun card so that we can now drag him to Sea World with us whenever we want to go :)

My mom with Dylan, Aidan, and DiAnna

We ended up showing up late because the whole night before and that morning my tummy was killing me. I almost didn't think I was going to be able to make it. I went and after only a few hours in pain it seemed I was just fine. I'm pretty sure that my dinner the night before was the cause of all the trouble.

Can you believe it? I didn't see a killer whale once! It seemed the whole trip was me just hanging out by myself waiting while everyone else went on rides. And since we didn't want to get separated I could only stroll the two strollers to things that were close to the rides. Yes we had two single strollers with two little kids and I had to move them around by myself in between all the people. And yes it was also very very VERY crowded that day. I survived. My mom and everyone else had lots of fun I think. But I do enjoy my moms birthday Sea World trip when its just me and her. Hopefully next year we can ditch everyone else and just go by ourselves again like we used to :)