Monday, March 29, 2010

My cool new shoes

I collect Converse All-Stars & love Dr. Seuss, so someone sent me these in a swap - hand-painted Dr. Seuss Converse All-Stars. Doesn't get much cooler than that.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Welcome home!!

My brother Adam was deployed to Afghanistan this fall; he got to meet Dexter a couple days after he was born & then he had to leave. We originally thought he'd be gone 'til this fall, but things changed & he's back now!! He called today to say he's in the U.S. & we should be able to see him in a week (or less)!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I drank the kool-aid

My mom hosted a "crafty weekend" for my family (well, the girls in the family) a few weeks ago & I didn't take any pictures at all, but you can see my mom's blog post, my cousin Karen's blog post, & my aunt Colleen's blog post for some pictures & details. Karen even made us some goodie bags, including "Creative Juice" (bottled water). Thanks Karen! Anyway, I think being around those quilters (my mom & Karen) got to me 'cause I'm planning to make a quilt now. I'd like to make a fun kid's quilt with lots of textures & fun fabrics. I've asked for creative quilt blocks in some of my swaps on Craftster & this is what I got:

If I ever get the time I'll be making a few of my own & I'm going to keep asking for them in swaps 'cause it's fun seeing what other people come up with.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh Spring, I've missed you so...

Welcome back Spring! I love you & I've missed you!
We visited Lake Catherine today for their St. Patrick's Day waterfall dyeing with the "nursing moms" (the moms I met at my breastfeeding group) for the second year in a row (see last year here). Since most of us had a second child this year, we had twice as many kids with us this year. Yikes. The babies spent most of their time in strollers or being worn by their mommies, but next year they'll all be walking so look out.

Cooper "smiling" for the camera

Then Cooper, Dexter, & I had a picnic.

Dexter did this to himself. I moved it off his face & he did it again. And smiled. Weirdo.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My little angel

Look at my little angel! Another swap from Craftster... someone made me these awesome angel wings that are attached to my Moby wrap carrier with velcro. Even though John's official stance is that they are girly & silly, I'm pretty sure even he thinks they're cute. Now I'm trying to think of other things I can attach since I have the velcro there anyway. Hmm... maybe a superhero cape? Or a big superhero emblem for his chest when he's facing forward?