Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
When I was a kid we had two families who did the same for my sister and me. Being a preacher's family we didn't always make much money . . . enough to pay bills and not go hungry but certainly not enough for name-brand clothes and shoes . . . ask Kev and me about Pro-wing shoes sometime. It was always like Christmas morning when we would get a bag of clothes to sort thru . . . especially since they could afford some of the "cool clothes" at the time . . . Guess Jeans and Keds shoes to wear without the laces in. Since then I've always loved garage sales and especially thrift stores. Usually the clothes are properly broken in and don't shrink in the washing so you know if it fits when you bring it home, it should keep fitting. And kids consignment stores are fabulous, too. Since she wears the clothes for such a short time before she outgrows them, it's so great to get a huge bag of stuff for $5. For myself, I love vintage stuff, mostly from the 70's but earlier stuff, too. Cracks my parents up.
I've heard some parents completely against hand-me-downs . . . too used or ratty looking or gross that someone else wore it . . . personally I draw the line at underwear . . . and I guess if that's your opinion, do your thing. But for us, it has saved us a ton of money and Gennie usually looks cute . . . if I do say so myself . . . and it makes her happy to wear something that her friends used to wear . . . and has taught her more about sharing. I have to admit that it's kinda hard for me to not start going thru our old baby stuff and finding someone to share with but propriety says to wait until we're sure we're done having kids to do that. If I learned nothing else from college, I learned not to sell your World Civilizations book at Christmas break to buy presents for your friends back home when you have to take the second semester of the course when you get back in Jan.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
And of course, the obligatory photo of the loot. I have this same photo from Gennie's shower so I could remember what all we got from friends and family. Mostly we got clothes this time, which is awesome because we have most of the baby essentials that can be used again. The Lion thing on the left-hand side is actually the quilt/comforter for his bed . . . but since you aren't supposed to put thick bedding in the crib, we hung it over his bed as a tapestry-type wall hanging. I'll post pix of his room once we get the changing table painted, probably this weekend if the wind isn't too bad. I'd hate to accidently spray paint our neighbor's car.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
So, I'm ready for this all to be done. We usually get some sort of cold in the spring when the weather changes for good . . . and again in the fall when it goes cold . . . but this is ridiculous. I'm running around with Lysol all this next week, and I'm going to get rid of these germs if it kills me! And I don't think it will since most people don't die from the cold . . . at least not since the 1900's. :)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
She's been making all kinds of "spaghetti" and cookies and stuff and does pretty well at keeping the colors separated . . . try explaining to a 3 year old why you can't just moosh the whole thing into one lump and put that thru the squisher.
Last weekend was my baby shower for the boy. We had a blast . . . the decorations were sooo cute . . . and the games were fun! I'll post pix later when I get them all collected from everyone. Also, Kevin got the crib finished and decorated so now it looks like a baby room! We rent this place so we aren't allowed to paint which is a bummer but it still looks cute . . . and we won't be here forever so I can do all that home decor stuff later. We got all the presents from the shower put away or hung up so I'll post pix of that soon, too. Been kinda slow around here for posting material . . . now all of the sudden I have tons to say! Check back soon!
Monday, May 7, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
blossomed . . . probably won't be pretty anymore. I guess this is why they tell you not to plant anything until after Memorial Day. Rotten weather . . . .
Friday, May 4, 2007
2. clean master bath. Should take just about all of my energy for today so thankfully I have plenty to do otherwise that just requires sitting still.
3. come up with games for the shower. my friend Kendra is hard at work coming up with some, too, so hopefully between us we'll have some that haven't been played at every shower since the beginning of time.
4. find sunglasses/trenchcoat for church on sunday. I am co-directing Vacation Bible School again this year and Lisa and I are going to start the advertising announcements this sunday during church. The theme is about spies/top secret info this year so we're dressing up like spies and hamming it up really big for the kids. Do they even make trenchcoats that fit at 6 1/2 months preggo?
5. store run for salad makings for the shower.
So, all I got done was the cleaning of the master bathroom and working on the gift album. I was right, even tho it wasn't that dirty, the cleaning and reaching and all did me in. Oh well, at least I can still crochet when I just have to sit still. I'm working like mad to finish the blankie I'm making for the boy . . . later on when we move him into his Big Boy Room, we're planning to decorate with Calvin and Hobbes stuff . . . tiger stripes and little boy overalls . . . pawprints and shoe prints running rampant all over the room . . . so I'm making him a tiger skin blankie to go with. We would have done the C&H motif now except that you really can't find anything for baby rooms in that design. So we'll stick with the noah's ark stuff for his baby room and change it when he moves at 2 y/o or so. That will also make it special for his "big move into a big kid's bed" and all. But I have to say, my friend Kendra and her sister and mom are doing a shower for us on May 12 and they did everything in the Calvin and Hobbes motif!!! I love it. Here's pix of the invite, and I'm told the cake will be really similar, too. Can't wait!!! I'll post pix when I have them.