Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just for Kicks

Me - "Allison, put your hand here and you can feel New Baby kicking."

Allison - Promptly did so looking up at me in awe of what she felt.

When kicking stopped...

Allison - "OK, now I kick New Baby"

Me - "Oh, no , no, no...you don't ever kick New Baby. You don't ever kick anyone."

Allison - "OK. Mommy, you kick New Baby now?"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Night Night

Tonight is the first night the girls are sleeping in their new room. It feels like such a big milestone for them. I remarked to Dave last night, as we set up the first bed, that it feels really great as a parent to be able to give something so wonderful to your kids. I am seriously in love with their new room and I love how high their beds are and that we installed the beadboard on the knee-wall ourselves. I even figured out how to handle the 2 outlets on that wall and we did it perfectly.

This is just the beginning though, I still have a bunch of sewing projects to finish up. Fabric wall art for the green wall to cover the ugly electrical panel. Curtains, still not sure what they will look like. Bedskirts, I have several ideas just need to pick one. And some more fabric/applique art for the wall right when you enter the room. We've decided that for now we can't have anything else in the room of interest or they won't sleep. So, sadly the birds in their nest had to be removed, no dresser between their beds that I was planning on painting green and I can't put out the metal buckets I found at Babies R Us for dolls and toys. Even though this room has only 8'x10' of usable floorspace, I have big plans for a lot of punch in a small space.

So for now...sweet dreams my precious little girls!

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Splish Splash...The Belly...Good Hair Day

The girls LOVED using our Slip 'n Slide for the first time over the 4th week-end. I was out there with them again today and it was so much fun. I never had one as a kid, but I know I would have loved it too. My tutti fruity little girl kept sneaking off to pick raspberries from our neighbors garden below our hill. Sorry Deb! I think she only ate 2.

I've been meaning to post these pics of my growing belly for a few weeks now, but I don't look much different so pretend we just took them. Oh and just because I was having a "good hair day" a included a close-up too. The other day we were in Pottery Barn Kids buying the girls bedding and Dave said he had to do a double take, not realizing it was me. Ever since, I've been flat-ironing my hair and the pony tails are a thing of the past (well...except for right now). It' so easy to get in a rut and not make an effort when there doesn't seem to be an important reason to get dolled up. Sorry Hun...YOU are important enough. Now, that should get me dinner at Famous Dave's soon...I hope...hehehe.

Now for the pics...

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Painting and Decorating...What fun!

Last week was filled with household projects, the least of which was painting the girls' new Big Girl room. I asked them what color room they wanted and they both declared PINK right away (thank goodness!). So I taped color swatches to the wall and they each, individually, picked the same color. How cute is that! I did have to change it a bit once I decided on bedding sets. I went to PB Kids to match them and found I needed one a little less blue (shhh...don't tell the girls on me).

So we hyped it up all week by asking if they wanted to help paint their new room. They couldn't wait for the big day to arrive. They kept calling it their office since it used to be Daddy's office. The pink we chose is called Partytime SW 6849.

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Their room is teeny tiny at just 10'x10' so not much else will fit besides two twin beds, which are already on their way. Oh and we have a lovely fuse box to hide on the wall that I painted green. I've decided to hang 3-4 rectangular canvases, vertically, so one can cover it fully. I'll either paint or applique something to stretch over the frame to match their bedding. The lower portion of that wall will be covered in white beadboard.
Here's how I will be decorating their room.
White Iron Beds
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Penelope Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids - my FAV
(you might remember that I made my Sweet Tweet collection using the sheets from this set)
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Felt Birds and Nest
This is already hanging in front of their window
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dancing Kitties


We had a quick rain shower the other day so I ushered the girls out the door to find some puddles to splash in. By the time we found our boots and raincoats the rain had stopped and the sun came back out. They had lots of fun splashing around though!

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