Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pillowcase Dress


Yes! That's right! I am slowly but surely becoming better acquainted with my sewing skills! Who knows, maybe I'll be the winner on Project Runway one day! HAHAHA! That was just a joke! Anywho, I made this super cute Spingtime pillowcase dress tonight. I am going to give it to one of my friend's little girls. I hope she likes it!

Friday, February 5, 2010

We are still sick but have a clean house....

After 2 weeks of having RSV, Jack and I are still fighting this sickness. NOT FUN! Although we haven't been feeling too sick, we still have all the symptoms. It's like having a REALLY bad cold. I know I can handle it but I was just worried about little man. A few days ago, Chance told me that he had noticed that Jack was pulling on his ears. I was like well I haven't seen it but I will be watching for it. I never saw it happen. Well since Jack's congestion hasn't gotten any better, we decided we better take him to the doctor today before it is the weekend. Low and behold, the poor baby has double ear infections. I feel so bad for him. Luckily, he isn't acting like he has them so I am thankful that we caught them early enough before they got bad and he started to run fever. Ear infections are very common with RSV. Jack's doctor said it can sometimes take 4 weeks before adults start to feel better so that I need to go to my doctor and get some antibiotics to clear me up. I think I have a sinus infection now. I just wanted to update everybody on this yucky RSV virus. It is not fun at all. John Parker is 100% better. No coughing, congestion, or runny nose! Thank the good Lord. Now if Jack and I could just get better.

I have to brag on my husband a little bit too. Being sick and having sick babies has definitely worn me out. I am sure Chance is sleepy too. But instead of him being selfish and sleeping in, he let me sleep in. I slept til 1:00!! Can you believe that?? When I woke up, I could see that my floors were swept and mopped and he had dusted the living room. He also picked up all my junk in the kitchen from sewing and piled it up nicely and clean the kitchen! I was so impressed! It made my day! So thanks honey!! I love you!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Simple Pleasures

After reading a few of my bloggy friends lists, I decided to blog about my simple pleasures. I love the idea of being able to put all the things that just make me happy on a list so that I can always have it to think about. I am so lucky and thankful to have so many wonderful things to make me smile. I am sure this list could be a mile long, but here are some of my favorite simple pleasures:

*The way Dr. Pepper burns your throat when you take your first drink in the morning.

*Puppy Breath

*When John Parker gets to laughing really hard. It cracks me up.

*A clean house. It is rarely this way so I get extra excited when it is.

*The smell of clean clothes, towels, bed linens. I use a little too much softener. =)

*Saying something to Jack and he just turns and grins at me.

*Just being a mom. Although it is sometime stressful, it is the best thing I could ever ask for.

*Seeing my family, but especially getting to see my Dad's side of the family because they live 3 hours away.

*Making crafts and sewing.

*Getting the bills paid early and not have to stress about them for a while.

*Paint pens.

*A long hot bath.

*My iPhone. I really don't know what I would do without it.

*Getting my eyebrows waxed. I feel like a new woman afterwards.

*Driving in the car by myself when I can listen to my music and sing as loud as a want.

*My Granny Griffith's chocolate and biscuits.

*White teeth.

*John Parker telling me he loves me.


What are some of your simple pleasures?


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Messy Markers

The other day, I don't remember what I was doing but I'm sure it was some sort of craft, I let John Parker sit at the table and use some of the new colors and markers that he had gotten for Christmas. I thought this would be fun for him and help me keep a tab on him. I walked out of the room. I was probably gone a minute at the most. I came back to find this.......

He had colored all over the bottom of his feet, his hands, and smeared some on his head. At first I was like Nooooo!!! Then I realized there was nothing that I could do at this point and he thought it was so funny. I couldn't help but to laugh with him. He kept saying "Look Mommy"! Haha! After taking a few pictures, I picked him straight up from his chair and carried him to the bathtub. Thank goodness these markers came off easily with water! It turned the whole bathtub colors.

Got to love him! Even if he is covered in markers!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Checker Barrel

Or you may know it as Cracker Barrel.

John Parker has come up with a cute little name for this yummy place!! He calls is Checker Barrel. Why do I think this is so cute....well because when we go there, which is about once a week, he LOVES to play with the checkers that they have set up. As soon as we get there, he wants to sit in one of those adorable rocking chairs and play checkers. He just moves them around or carries them from one table to the other, but he absolutely loves it.


If we even mention that we are going to go there, he gets so excited and says over and over, Checker Barrel, Checker Barrel. I wanted to get this written down before he stops saying it and it just becomes a distant memory! My mom got him his very own set of checkers for Valentine's Day! I know he is going to love it! Hopefully we can keep up with all the pieces!!


Happy Groundhog Day (hopefully the groundhog was wrong),

5 Month Update

Well tomorrow is my sweet angel's 5 month birthday!! I say this every month, but where does the time go? We are so busy in our everyday life that we don't stop to think about it. Here are a few of the things that Jack has been doing this month:
  • Tried eating cereal from a spoon! He did not like it! He has been fed cereal through his bottle since he was 2.5 weeks old (doctor's order for his reflux). I figured he wouldn't mind the taste but he sure didn't! Not even with apple juice. We will just keep giving it through a bottle and try baby food next.
  • Drooling a ton!!
  • Getting teeth! Instead of getting the bottom front two first, he is getting the bottom two that are beside the front two. Has this ever happened with anybody's else babies? I am kinda worried about it.
  • Has a few favorite toys!
  • Has decided to roll over in his crib! It scares me to death to walk in and find him on his belly asleep.
  • We had to put the swing up and break out the jumper. He can pull himself out of the swing now.
  • Got his first sickness! RSV!!! SOOOO Scary. Thank the good Lord that he is getting over it and is going to be okay.
  • Had to go the Emergency Room last Friday because of the RSV.
  • He weighs 18 lbs. and 10 oz. Such a BIG boy.
  • He wants to get down and play with his brother all the time! It's precious!
  • He is wearing size 3 diapers now.
  • Has outgrown all his 6 month sleepers.
  • Just keeps getting sweeter everyday! =)
I still haven't gotten my camera fixed so I haven't been able to post new pictures, but here are a few from Chance's phone.

Angel baby taking a nap with his new blankie that my Granny made for him! Isn't it cute...of course he is too =)



Here he is at the Emergency Room! He was so miserable!

So you don't worry about us: We are all doing much better. John Parker is on day 10 his sickness and still has a horrible cough. Other than that, he is great. Jack still has all the coughing, congestion, and runny nose, and not to mention he is getting teeth. I think my illness has turned into a sinus infection but I'm feeling fine besides that. We are so thankful for everybody's prayers and concerns about us. It has been a rocky week or so but things are finally looking up for our health. I am so thankful that Chance didn't get sick! Thank goodness because he has done a wonderful job taking care of us. This virus will give you symptoms for 8-15 days. I have a feeling it will be a least another week before we are completely free of illness!!!! Thank you again for your prayers!!

Love,
Lauren

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Burp












Well I have been BUSY sewing away! I have been making these cute burp cloths AND selling them too ! I sell them for $5 a piece. They make great baby shower gifts too! =) I will be posting new things that I am making soon!