Thursday, September 30, 2010

What I Am Working On Now...

Charlotte's Crib

Colin's Quilt

There are a few solids thrown in there as well but I am thrilled to report that I actually completed Charlotte's crib sheet and it ACTUALLY fits. So since I can't sleep anyway since someone decided to drop and make me pretty uncomfortable, I figured I would start cutting the bumper batting and fabric.

Seriously, if it wasn't for all of this measuring and math I would be totally done the entire bedroom.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Thought I Would Go Ahead And Share This....

Baby Names - Name Badge Ticker

Since I am sorting her clothing and packing my bag.
Seriously, these next few weeks will fly by.
So glad that we FINALLY agreed on something.
Kind of. :-)

I picked Charlotte, Matt picked Rose and we smiled when we put them together.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can't Start the Day Without Our Dunkin Donuts...


Yep, that's Colin with his requested hot coffee from Dunkin. It's of course decaf. He already runs way too fast as it is. This has been our weekend tradition this summer, iced coffee for Mom and Dad and Colin chooses iced or hot depending on his mood. We order it black and return home to add sugar and rice milk. Probably not the best habit to start but it does crack me up when he walks around with his coffee cup. Just had to share this photo :-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

5 More Weeks To Go....


I guess I should probably start making the kids bedding, or maybe get the baby stuff out of storage, or I don't know...decide on a name for this kiddo.

The clock is winding down. Here's hoping that I get at LEAST 5 more weeks of this pregnancy. I think I will actually miss my baby bump this time. I'm sure I will get over it but so far she's not bugging me nearly as much as her brother was at this point.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PSU Maternity Tee Shirt...

I have never seen a maternity section at the "Big Blue on the Corner," so I decided to take matters into my own crafty little hands. I made a shirt for Disney but by the time I wanted to wear it at the parks it didn't fit since it was just a regular fitted tee shirt from A.C. Moore. So this time I actually purchased a moderately priced maternity tee and figured that if I ruined it...well I was screwed because no matter what I would be ticked about spending $11 on a tee shirt that I was planning on only wearing for one day. What can I say...I'm cheap like that, lol!

I really wanted to reverse applique PSU on my belly and found a few tutorials on the internet to point me in the right direction.

What you need...
Tee Shirt
Pretty Fabric (mine was a Pottery Barn napkin)
DMC Floss
Fusible Web or Temporary Fabric Adhesive
Soft'n Sheer Stabilizer
Freezer Paper

Sorry there are no photos since I, of course, did this right before we left for the weekend while I was packing and well...I just didn't feet like it :-)

First I cut my letters out of freezer paper with my Cricut. I then ironed them onto my tee and then tried it on to make sure I liked the position. I then turned the shirt inside out to attach my fabric that would peek through under the letters.

Once everything was positioned correctly I attached an embroidery hoop to my tee with the stabilizer behind my pretty fabric. The stabilizer makes it easier to stitch on the knit fabric and will ultimately help the letters keep their shape after washing. I then outlined each letter with stitching. Once each letter was complete, I removed the freezer paper and then used very sharp scissors to cut away the knit fabric of my tee shirt. I then turned it inside out once again and cut away the excess fabric being careful to not cut through any of the stitches.


I was just pleased as punch with myself and my hubby couldn't figure out why I just wouldn't wear one of his shirts to the game. Duh, his shirts aren't nearly as cute.

Monday, September 6, 2010

PSU Weekend...

(Colin and G Dad checking out the Blue Band at half time)

I was so thrilled to at least make it to one home game this season. Unfortunately we will probably miss homecoming this year since it is so close to my due date. Oh well, there's always next year!


Here's Colin posing in his game day gear. He really has become a super fan. I can't say enough how much I enjoy bringing Colin on campus and not only getting to show him everything that we used to do when we were students but also when we lived there.

While walking downtown I pointed out all of the apartment buildings and let him know that college students lived there. I explained that they get up in the morning, get their bookbags and then walk to class. Somehow I pointed how that they did this all without their parents. Colin said, "wait when I go to college you don't come too?!" I told him no and that when he goes to college that I would visit him lots but that he would move there by himself. Well, for the rest of the evening he had no interest in attending college unless I could come with him.

I gotta say that it made my heart melt to hear that. Although when I told him that he could go to bed whenever he wanted he quickly changed his tune. Now he CAN NOT WAIT to go to college.

Go figure.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Many More School Lunches Do I Have to Pack?!

I've thought about actually doing the math but I am pretty sure I would break down in tears. Packing a balanced and interesting lunch for a 5 year old who only has a few things that he can eat cold let alone things that he likes is just a bit overwhelming right now.

Now granted I'm sure that I am making this harder on myself than needed, but it's still pretty complicated.

I am however excited to have made a few purchases to make things a bit easier. We got a few new snack size containers for dressing and dip, and I found these packets...
Let me tell you, it's extremely difficult and messy to clean Sunbutter out of a tiny container after it has been in a lunch box all day. Yuck!
So even though it's nearly $7 for a box of 10 1oz servings, (and who knows how much to ship), I plan on placing an order soon just to avoid doing dishes.

In other exciting news we will soon have Minnie Mouse Bake Shop Chocolate Chip cookies to help us out during snack time. A girl needs to be able to grab at least one prepackaged snack on occasion, especially on soccer days.


These aren't our chocolate chip cookies but I couldn't find a picture of the 100 calorie snacks and well...looking at these makes me just as happy. It took ALOT of arm twisting and my stellar manipulating, I mean social work, skills to get Disney to agree to ship the cookies.

They generally don't ship food but especially don't ship chocolate because it's just so stinkin hot there. So they sent a merchandise runner into the parks to search for the cookies and then read the ingredients over the phone. They agreed to ship them to us as long as we realized that they could be a mess by the time they got here. I assured them that my son eats all kinds of things that I wouldn't be able to choke down and that in fact he has never met a carb that he doesn't like. So they are being air mailed to us and we should have them in a few days. Yay! So thanks Disney for not only making a cookie in a cute package that doesn't kill my kid but for also being willing to ship it to me.