Wednesday, September 30, 2009

National Sewing Month...

September was declared National Sewing Month by President Reagan back in 1982. There are 3 more hours left before this month is through and the total number of sewing projects I have completed is..... ZERO! How sad :( I have, however, had a few things happen this month that are sewing related:

-Last week I attended a Sewing Soiree at Martha Stewart's house. This gal is AMAZING! She cooks, she crafts, she sews, she gardens... name it she does it. (But really, I'd like to see Martha do all that while raising 5 kids!)

-This past weekend I decided I couldn't live any longer without a walking foot so I lugged both my boys and my sewing machine over to Jo-Ann's to find a foot that fits.

-I did spend some time sewing this month, but have yet to complete a single item to show off. Here's a sample of what I've been working on:

Can't wait to finish my projects so I can post some more pictures!

Curious what my peach jar and packaging tape have to do with sewing? I'll explain later.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I promise it's not me...

#1.) I promise this is not how I tuck my kids in at night:

Marcus likes to roll himself up into his blankets lately, and sometimes that's how he falls asleep. I do of course (after taking a picture) tuck him in properly.

I'm starting to wonder why I even lay a blanket on the floor for him to lay on. He never lays on it anymore. He's always making a little cocoon.

And the butterfly emerges...

One day this week, I set him on his blanket, walked into the kitchen to do something and then the next thing I hear are these little muffled whimpers. I looked back at him and he was so tightly rolled into his blanket and all he had were his little feet sticking out. I just couldn't believe the way he rolled himself into this neat and precise little Marcus burrito. I wish I could have grabbed the camera, but I was a little worried about his air supply so I quickly unwrapped him. He is quite the expert roller now. I've been waiting for him to learn a new trick, but I guess he's content with rolling for now.

But now you know, if you are ever wondering where Marcus is, just look under the blanket.

On another note... We're sitting in sacrament at church today and I reach down to the diaper bag to grab a baby wipe since Marcus decided it might be fun to spit up all over Daddy's tie, and I see a little something extra in my bag...

#2.) I promise this is not how I pack for church:

P.S. I still have so much catching up to do. Soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Getting back into the groove...

I was doing so good at keeping my blog updated, but we left for vacation and I got totally thrown off track. I have a bunch of things that happened before we left that I'd like to post about. There's tons of things to post from our vacation. And there's all the things to post about now that we are home... WHERE TO START??? I don't know where to start so for now I'll just leave you with this:

The Snuggly Brothers...

Hopefully I can get all caught up soon. We'll see.