Saturday, December 26, 2009


I really want a new cover for my car seat. It is not old. It is not broken. I just want it to look more girly. I have been drooling over these on Etsy. I wanted to make one myself (they sell patterns), but my sewing machine has gone on strike. I can't even finish my tree skirt that is super cute. It won't even sew a straight stitch. Arrrg! So, for now I will keep wishing.
I love these colors.

Check it out Here

But I want it too look sassy and fitted like Here

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Snow, Snow and more Snow! Rome thought it was pretty cool. We think it just plain cold. It has been below freezing and negative numbers here for over a week! Brrr! But it was fun to get out and play in it... at least for a little while. Then, it is time for dry clothes, naps and hot chocolate for Mommy!

All ready to play in the snow!

Helping Daddy shovel or just getting stuck

Wow, it is really deep! I don't think we have ever gotten this much snow here.

But it sure is fun!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Crazy Weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend was super crazy for us. Well, I planned most of it and filled it to the tipy-top with activities and parties. Here are the plethora of pictures of what we did.

My Birthday Dinner, too bad I didn't get a picture of the Manicotti, well it was stuffed shells, but it was delicious! I turned the brownie into a delicious sundae too, Yum!
First Thanksgiving

The tree for one of the many activities I had planned, Jen and her prize for winning a game
We made ornaments too, why didn't I take a pic of that?

The Cooks, Waiting to eat
Second Thanksgiving

I didn't get any pictures because it was so crazy (and I was a bit tired after all of those family activities). I did get Rome trying out the whip cream and then bedtime stories with Grandma.

Where Rome slept (top bunk) Poor Daddy! Turkey Day leftovers are funny!
Ladybug Shower

The super cute cake made by Clare; Me and Lace eating cake

Painting Bibs, My good friend Amber (who made the gorgeous green and cream crochet blanket)

The gifts, So many cute pink things!

The beautiful bibs, Seriously we had some artists!
The quilt from Great Grandma Thomas
Temple Time
I should have turned sideways or something, I look so big here!
I also went to the Twilight movie New Moon with my sister and best friend and her sister and friend. It was soo good! The first one was okay, but the second was way better. I am not normally a fan of Man-Candy, but I have to admit I was impressed and there was some girly giggling going on. Even from me. Whoo! Then we went out to lunch and it was so much fun! I love girl's night, or day!

Monday, November 30, 2009

28 Weeks

Yea, this was 2 weeks ago. I thought you needed an update. I am still not very big, but I definitely feel full ALL day long. I also wish that little sister would decide to be head down and not kick my sensitive parts all day. It hurts little girl!

Seriously, clothes don't do it justice.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Toddler Times

Rome has been having so much fun lately. He is getting to be quite a handful. He is learning new words and tricks everyday. He definitely keeps me on my toes. He can run through the house yelling "Mama." Yea, Thanks Daddy. He can open doors and likes to close them behind him. He will play in his room alone with the door closed and close it if you come in to check on him. He also likes to let the dogs out into the backyard and then chase them around. I have to keep the back door locked now. Yesterday, after getting out some Christmas decorations, he learned how to say "Santa." It sounds like "tanta," but it is so cute! He stands on his step stool (that he uses for a chair) and says "go" and then steps off and usually falls down. He thinks it is really funny. He is such a fun little boy. He is so happy, and (as long as I can get him to take a nap) not very whiny. Now, if we can just figure out how to get rid of the binky before his little sister shows up.

Playing in Mom's shoes, He loves shoes

Wearing a cool hat from Grandma, He loves hats

You put it on your head, He is pointing to the hat

This is how I found him this morning. He has figured out how to get his pajamas off and half of the time we find him naked. He also put his blocks next to his crib so he could play with them when he woke up. He loves playing with his blocks. What a smartie pants.

Blankie Baby

Rome has been dragging his chosen blankie around everywhere lately. I don't mind so much except it is huge and has been cleaning my floors. Gross! So, I decided to make him a smaller version. I don't think he will mind because it once got left at Grandma's house for 2 weeks and he didn't care. He just likes the ties on it. So, I went to the fabric store and found some fabric that was similar. White with baby and animal print and blue for the back. I got 1/2 a yard and it was perfect to make 2 stroller (or draggable) size blankets. I actually did the whole thing in a little over an hour for one blanket. Pinned, sewed, turned, tied, finished. I don't really know how to finish a blanket so I just turned it under and top stitched it twice on the end. I think they turned out so cute! I washed them so the ties are frayed already, but Rome doesn't care. I had to hide his big blankie because he wanted to tote both of them around. Also, I have a cousin who is having a baby boy, so I can give her the other little blankie. Perfect!

The first one for Rome

The second one, I did the ties different and I think it looks better.

With Daddy and blankie eating breakfast
I think he likes it.

Short Cuts

I got my hair done and cut. I don't know if I really like it. I was excited and a lot scared to get it done because I don't do hair and short hair needs work. I think it turned out okay. I just need to get used to it for a while. Josh hates it, but he hates me with short hair, so not a shocker.

Sleek and Sassy from the salon

What it looks like the rest of the time
At least Rome doesn't care.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Red Gloves

I got Rome some gloves because he always wants to play outside and it is getting a little cold. He loves them! I should have gotten mittens, but oh well. He wanted them on one day and then he went and ran around outside. It was so cute!