Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lots of news...Richard came up this weekend and brought my fabric!!! Here's the top of the next baby quilt. It's all pinned together but I'm waiting until I can make it to the store to get some brown thread for quilting it. I'm totally in love.
Aidan managed to fall on the stairs this weekend. So now he looks like we beat him. It's hard to see in this photo but besides the big mark on his forehead, he's got a little bit of a shiner on the right eye. To top things off, at Martin's yesterday he crashed into the counter area in front of the donuts and took a chunk out of his chin. What a mess!
Here's a photo of Connor! He looks just like Joe. Can you believe he's only five days old in this photo!?! He looks too perfect to be so new! Good job Carrie!

Yesterday was my follow up ultrasound to check on the cyst. It's still there. It hasn't gotten any bigger but it hasn't gotten any smaller either. For now, the doc said not to worry about it and we'll check it again after the baby is born. With such little room in there, she doesn't think it's going to get twisted and doesn't want to go in and get it while there's still a baby in there. So, we're waiting it out, which is fine by me. I'm really hoping it doesn't burst though. Especially during delivery. That would just be uncalled for. Also, I am still resisting the urge to find out what we're having. I'm terribly sorry for those of you who are dying to know. I got lots of views of the baby yesterday (who was awake this time and moving all over the place) but made sure none of them showed any goodies. Mark doesn't know either. Although, we're both thinking it's a girl because of the way I'm carrying. Damn Murphy! We still haven't decided on an entire girl's name. I think Isla is the first name but we haven't really found a middle name to go with it. I'm still keeping my eyes and ears open!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My beautiful family...
Aidan wanted to take some pictures last night and daddy obliged.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

What I did with my weekend...

These are both baby blankets. I have a growing pile. One of these days I'm going to have to get busy quilting them and stop adding to my pile of tops that need to be finished. However... When we were in Anderson for Labor day weekend I hit a new quilt shop with my mom-in-law and brought home a new pile of stuff for my stash.

This is a new charm pack that I made into a busy middle and am adding three nice sized borders to make it the right size. I'm also putting the smallest little brown trim around the busy middle to outline it and make it stand out just a little more. This one is on hold though until I see my mom-in-law again. I decided I love the stripes and couldn't live without them but can't find them locally.
Here's with a layout of the boarders.
This one is another idea stolen from a photo. I love the hearts! I was trying to get it finished this weekend but I've run out of steam and I have one more heart to go. It's a little on the big side but I'll live with it. I actually thought about making a little boarder between all the blues and greens to separate the squares a little more but decided against it because the blanket is already going to measure about 46 x 46 inches. Normally, my baby blankets are somewhere around 36 x 48 inches.
Close up of one of the hearts.
As of yet, I haven't had a single pattern to follow or completely planned out a blanket before starting it. One of these days I'm going to try my luck at actually following a pattern and planning out the whole blanket before I start just to see if I can. Maybe... This whole not planning thing seems to work for me!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday at Dani's new house! The boys moved all the heavy stuff while we laughed at the children! What a fabulous day! Plus it was tons of fun having all the kids together. Somehow though I failed to get a picture of all of them together.
Isn't she beautiful... I love the way her eyes turned out in this.
Bella was too good for my camera. I think this is such a funny picture.
Cecelia with her newest mini me. Poor Amelia has no idea how much trouble she's in...
Sunday we went to the children's museum in Indy. What a day!!

Aidan only got kind of soaked at the water table. Cecelia stayed true to form and even without a plastic shirt on stayed clean.
Here's the bat-mobile from the latest batman movie. Aidan thought this was really cool.
Here's the surfer guy. Cecelia thought this was pretty cool.
This was Aidan's face pretty much the entire time we were in the comic book area with all the super hero stuff. His eyes were super big and he never closed his mouth.
My monkey children...Catchin' a free ride with daddy while sissy got a turn in the stroller.