"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

That's My Girl

I must say this is one of my favorite pictures of Madi. This is her mid-tickle laugh.
Yes, she is soaking wet from running through the sprinklers. It's that warm here.

How did I get blessed with such a pretty and fun daughter? I may never know.

Fresh Ripe Tomatoes

Carson planted at least 5 tomato plants when we moved in. We have been getting plenty of tomatoes for a while now. Carson has made quite a few batches of delicious salsa (as seen above). I also used some to make possibly the best tomato sauce I've ever eaten for dinner tonight.

Funny Kids

Cal loves watching Madi. She makes him laugh all the time. It's great!
The other day she put this scrap fabric and hat on his head.
She then proceeded to put totes on their heads. (He didn't like that so much.)
(And yes, Katie, she is, once again, wearing no pants. She lives the life!)

My Little Man

Cal is getting HUGE! He will be 6 months on the 8th of April. I don't know where the time went. Here are some fun pictures I found in my camera.
He loves bouncing. The other day I put him in here while I mowed the lawn. I was outside for only a few minutes. I came in to find him sleeping.

This is the face (below) he always make when he is happy to see me. I love it!!! It was pretty hard to get this picture. Every time I took a picture he stopped making this face, due to the flash. It was pretty funny.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Craft City!

So I've been wanting to make some crafts lately. So here's what I made . . .

These are tiles. (the cheap ones from home depot.) They're about 4x4 in.
A friend of our's took these pictures of Madi when she was 5mo. old. I love them.
I'll use these as decoration on the wall in Madi's room, or something like that.
Next . . .
I've been working on these blocks forever. They've been a stop and go project whenever I have time. I knit each side a different stitch and color. This is the first one I finished. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's pretty cool. Cal loves it, too!
Finally . . .
I'm still working on this one, I'm making Madi an alaphabet folder. This way she can keep all her letters in it. I'm also going to make some kind of board where we can try to spell words and learn to read.
The letters are simply held in with velcro. I'm pretty excited to finish this one.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Favorite Blog

So I stayed up way to late and spent too much time today looking at my new favorite blog . . .
I want to do so many of their crafts. I can't wait to find the time to make some of these fun crafts. Also it's given me great ideas for this year's Super Saturday.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Race Day

We ran our 2nd 10K relay yesterday. It was pretty fun.

I ran the 1st leg and finished with a time of 28:17. Carson ran the 2nd leg. His time was 31:28.

I think our next run is in about 1 month. It's going to be 4.2 miles. Let the training begin.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cloth Diapers

(No, this isn't Cal. This baby is much too skinny.)

So, I have decided to try my way with cloth diapers. I'm not all crazy save the earth or anything. I just figure I could do my part to try and cut back on costs. I mean, every time Madi has an accident I'm pretty much cleaning a cloth diaper. I think for a little while I'll try to use them part-time, at least until I get the hang of it.
It was a little over whelming when I first starting looking online about cloth diapers. It was as if it was a whole new world. It's not just "disposable or cloth." There are tons of different kind of cloth diapers. So I decided to get a cloth diaper sampler and figure out what I like best. I also have been given a few patterns to make my own diapers. They don't look that hard. I'm really excited to try this & a little nervous, but mostly excited. They should arrive in 5-10 days . . . we'll see how it goes!