Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I have had this dress planned in my head for a few weeks and finally got the time to sew it into being. Here it is!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Baby!

Things have been pretty busy around here lately and my family is keeping me very busy. Thie little guy is up to about 13 pounds at 6 weeks and is into his brothers' 6-12 month hand me downs! He is so long and totally reminds me of my first born who weighed 20 pounds at 4 months.
I have been thoroughly enjoying this new little bundle. Maybe it's because I know he is my last or maybe it's because he is just the sweetest little pea ever but I just cannot get over him. Just look at his little smile - it's love!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Snuck This One In Today!

This is just your basic pillowcase dress, and I added my own bias tape to the arms. I will be making more of these when time permits!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fiesta Dress!

Okay - one last post while Ryan is napping. I made this dress in a size 3 for my dd for next year. It is a bit big on her, but I had to try it on her while the sun was shining :) The print (and her smile) just makes me smile - hope it does the same for you!

Toy Treasure Chest

With three kids aged three and under, there are many toys around here. We needed an industrial sized toy chest. I knew just the person to go to - my dad. He can pretty much make anything out of wood. He finished the downstairs of the house I grew up in, added on a screened-in porch, and built my childhood toy chest and doll house (complete with individual shingles and stained hardwood floors). Needless to say, I knew he would do a beautiful job. And he did! Thanks so much, Dad!!! We love our new treasure-toy chest!


My husband decided to take Maddox to see the balloons launch, and they had a great time. They managed to snap some great shots, too.

All is Well

I cannot believe that Ryan is over a month old now. He is really filling out and is off the doctor's charts for his length, which is likely because he eats all the time. Just like his big brothers he is a great nurser. I don't even bother timing when I nurse anymore, but I know he is not quite making every 2 hours. He will go for one 3-4 hour stretch at night though, and I am loving that. It is also nice not having to get up at 5:30 to go to work ;)

Ryan is quite content and takes blissful naps throughout the day. We could not have asked for a sweeter little guy, and we're totally in love with him.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Losing Baby Weight (sort of)

Losing baby weight isn't something I ever really put a ton of energy into. It seems that nursing and chasing after the other kids is usually enough to help me get back to pre-pregnancy weight (thankfully). With each pregnancy, however, I have a slight nagging fear that this time will be different and I won't ever be able to get back to feeling like myself.

It has now been three weeks - hard to believe that I was on my way to the hospital at this time less than a month ago. I have dropped about 22 pounds, but my favorite jeans will remain untouched for a while. In the meantime, I made some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - LOL. They are one of my favorites, and I like them almost as much as my skinny jeans ;)