Saturday, July 23, 2011

Brady is 2!

Here is the past year at a (very quick) glance...

At Disneyland

In his toddler bed for the first night (he's now back in the crib...)

being a sweet big brother

Wearing his "glasses"

With his beautiful Aunts Kristalyn and Morgan

Playing with his first dandelion

First haircut (I'm still sad those curls are gone...)

Batman for Halloween (now he'll sing his own theme song, although he wouldn't then)

taking delight in his toys

New big brother

playing with daddy

I can't believe this sweet boy is already 2. What a joy he brings to our lives! We are amazed every day at how fast he picks up on everything. His speech improves every day, and he is just so funny! He wakes up every morning saying "mommy-out!!!" over and over. What a sweet heart! We love you, buddy! Happy Birthday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

What I've Been Up To

I know, I know, the baby is darling. But, in this case, let me draw your attention to his shirt, which I "made" by buying a $2 onesie at Wal-Mart, and then ironing on this tie-shape, made from an awesome sheet that I bought at a yard sale. Then I zig-zagged around it (which I now need to do again, as it's not holding as well as I need it to)

This hooded towel/poncho- which I saw a similar one on a blog, and decided it was a great idea. I like the hoods that I make better, so I did modify it from what I saw online. I made it for a relief society service-swap, (which was way cool- like a white elephant gift exchange), and it was stolen 3 times, until it could be stolen no more. Made me happy, and now I want to make more!
Brady modeling (he wouldn't wear the hood) Please excuse the messy floor behind him...

This is what I did with a plain green cami, and a plain, shapeless, white, long-sleeved shirt. I bought a matching green shirt from DI, and cut it into strips, which I ruffled. I pinned them kinda haphazardly onto the shirt, and then started sewing. Once it was done, I tried it on, and it looked...wierd. Darn. Rather than hanging it up never to be worn, I started looking online for a re-fashioned cardigan. I found one! So, I took my old white shirt and cut it right up the middle front. I put it on wrong-side-out and pinned up the sides so it would look a little fitted. Then I sewed some white ruffled strips onto the sides of the opening. Lastly, I cut off the sleeves and did a big wide hem. I like it! Varies the wardrobe a little!

I have also had some fails, but who needs to post about those? I am into refashioning right now, as I always want to be creating new things, but as a student family, money is not abundant! Thank goodness for the internet and tutorials- I am not creative enough all on my own!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


So, last night, I was washing our dishes, with the cool Rexburg breeze blowing through our open windows. Suddenly, the upstairs-neighbors' dogs started flipping out, barking like crazy. (they were outside in the garage) That was when the lovely Rexburg breeze turned skunktastic, blowing straight in our windows, into my face. I quickly shut the windows, but the damage was done. That dang skunk sprayed the dog, right outside my window. And then our house smelled like skunk- all night. And the neighbors? Richard went poking around looking for the skunk, and found the neighbors busily washing their dog in tomato juice. Gross.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Does anyone else

want to party like it's 1999?

('cause Brady does)

I hope this lifted your spirits. It does that for me every single time I look at it.

Every. Single. Time.