Tuesday, June 30, 2009

another nest!!

look what we found this morning- those birds have been working hard all night!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

baby birds!

Look at what we just found under the eves of our garage!

BABY BIRDS! There are 3 in that nest!

(we have no idea what kind of birds they are though)

my garden is growing!!

my green beans are getting tall!

my sunflower house is sorta too...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Silly grins...thanks to Daddy tickling somebody's feet!

Jelly Bean always makes the funniest faces when Daddy rubs his
wiskers against the bottoms of her feet! And we love her sweet little giggle!!!
Babies are so much fun!

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Wee Haw!" says Clowny Pants!

Bossy Pants had Cub Scout Day Camp this week....
everyday he's been having me tie a bandana around his neck (because the theme for camp is "wild wild west")...well Scooty thought that was SUCH a good idea, he had to do it too!


Monday, June 22, 2009

babies are odd..

Yesterday we were driving home from dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's (a 10min drive accross town) and Jelly Bean decided she was DONE with riding in the car and started screaming.

KROQ started to play Alien Antfarm's Smooth Criminal and she instantly stopped screaming. Ironically, as soon as the song was over, she started screaming again!

You know what other song works on her? Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eye Peas.

Seriously. WEIRD, huh?!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day...

To the cutest Daddy I know!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Water Bottle Sling

I was browsing this blog and came accross this cute project and decided to try my hand at it.
(literally...I hand stitched it all- I don't have a sewing machine!)

I used whatever cotton scraps I had laying around and whipped this one up for Sassy Pants.
Its slightly different from Ashley's pattern-mine is lined, and I added a cute little bow for Sassy. It was totally fun to make!

She totally LOVES it.

Sassy Pants wore it on our walk this morning and I got lots of compliments on it from the neighbors we ran into along the way!
(and Girl Pal tried to sneak off with it!)

I made a blue one for Bossy Pants too and I have pieces cut out for a polka dot one for
Clowny Pants as well...perhaps photos of those will come later...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

...note to self...

Dear Self,
When you make lunch for yourself. DO NOT leave it in the microwave and forget all about it.
Remember to actually EAT your lunch.
Otherwise there's a chance your 6yo will find your uneaten, day old peterfied lunch in the microwave the next day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Update a baby jumper? I can do that!

I found this outdated jumper in Sassy Pants' outgrown clothes.Ew, did I really buy that? ....yeah I think I did...

Thankfully most denim never goes out of style, and the cut of that jumper isn't too bad, its just got some really stupid looking embroidory on them...I wonder if I can cover them up with something cute...I mean I've done all those cute onsies, so a jumper can't be that hard, right? Can I do this and pull it off?

Yes, YES I CAN!!

(and you can do it too, I'll show you how!)

First I made myself a template to cut out my fabric shape.

(Make sure it fits over whatever you're covering up)

(mine is a strawberry, yours can be anything)

Cut your "cover up" piece out, embelish as needed.

(I had my 8yo sew "seeds" on. If I done this for her, I think I would have used beads)

Then sew it to your garment.

Finished product!

Wow, that is SO much cuter!

I wouldn't even mind if she was seen in public wearing that!

You can even make a stupid looking bow to go with it if you want!

Jelly Bean doesnt have any hair yet, so it'll be a while before she can wear it. I think I'm going to stick it on a headband. She has a lot of other strawberry clothes that will fit in the time to come that she can wear this bow with too.

And wear with pride!
Our in my case- stick it on your baby and happily accept compliments on your handiwork...

(my mother who-was with me when I bought the jumper 8 years ago- just asked me if it was new and when I'd gotten it...oh silly grandma! lol)

It occured to me after it was all done that I could have used cotton fabric insted of felt...next time I make strawberries maybe I'll remember the square of leftover pink and white polka-dot fabric hiding in a box in my room!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Cheese me, Mama!"

Scooty, Jelly Bean and I were locked out the other morning. Scooty saw me taking pictures of the garden and said "Cheese me, Mama!"

so I took these...

now tell me...how come this kid is so darn cute?!

Friday, June 12, 2009

our garden is growing bigger!

(darn trellis broke!)

The SUNFLOWER house!

(thats a plastic lizard...a BIG one)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


...so I've decided that curly brown hair is over rated.
Actually I decided this when I was like 15 but I wasnt allowed to dye my hair when I lived at home, so I just put it on the back burner. I've been pregnant or growing my hair out for stuff since then (like my sister's wedding or locks of love) so brown hair was it. I was actually forbidden to do ANYTHING to my hair but wear it down for her wedding. And my boys had to cut their mohawks off.

Last summer my friend offered to "pink up" my hair. I was ALL FOR IT until I found out I was pregnant. I decided that I'd just have to wait.

Well I'm not pregnant anymore...lets pink up some hair!! Nobody takes me seriously anyway...so why not have a little fun??!!

Sunday night I went to my friends house for a "girls night" and this is what I came home looking like-

pink curls, and pink swirls in my "mommy hair" bun!
and this is what it looks like if I wear it down
I am totally loving it!!!!
This morning when I was dropping Clowny Pants off at school, I leaned over to give him a kiss and the little girl standing next to him said "Your mommy has RED hair!" Clowny Pants corrected her and said "no, actually its PINK." well said Mr. Mohawk!
Come on...its not everyday you see a pink haired mommy dropping off a kid with a mohawk at school...
unless you go to our school! lol

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Clowny Pants lost his first tooth!!

Hurray Clowny Pants!!

We were eating dinner when it happened...
he bit into his hot dog, and started yelling "my tooth! It fell out!" and then spit it into his hand.
And indeed, it had! He's lucky he didn't swallow it!

:( my baby is growing up!
He's offically turned into a goofy looking big kid!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

day 12 of the potty train....

and NO accidents! Hurray Scooty Pants!!

You're getting to be such a BIG BOY!!

The mohawks are BACK!!

Its almost summer, so the boys decided to bring the mohawks back!

hmmm...I should take a picture of them with their mohaks "styled"....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aaaahhhh....the bond of sisterhood...

Sassy Pants loving up the Jelly Bean :)

and the Jelly Bean lapping up every moment of it :)
What do you think... bestfriends in the making?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Beans *and* Sunflowers!!


Sassy Pants says this one is about an inch tall

the sunflower "house"...not just sticks and string anymore!

Green Beans and the terrible trellis I made out of string

Sassy Pants says this one is the biggest and its about two inches tall

Look! Two more beans popping up!

...and we have plants sprouting in the garden!!


New floors are NOT suppossed to do this! VENT!

We moved into this house two months ago. It had new paint, new floors and new carpet.
Does *this* look like something that a NEW FLOOR is suppossed to do??