June 19, 2007

The Boy's First Camping Trip!

Jason's been dreaming of the day he could go camping with his boy since long before we were even pregnant! (Good thing God gave us a boy!) So a couple weekends ago, he took Carson over to Henry Cowell Redwood state park (about 5 minutes from our house) to stay the night out in the wild! Carson was so excited and told everyone about it a couple days leading up to the trip. I took the kids to Gilroy Gardens Friday morning and they napped on the way home, so he was well rested when Jason got off work a little early to take Carson away for the night. I so wished I could have been a little fly on the wall of that tent to see his reaction to everything (we have to buy a bigger tent if we all want to go camping!). He had a great time. They played in the dirt, threw rocks and sticks, went for a walk, climbed on branches, etc. They roasted hot dogs and had s'mores. Carson snuggled up in my sleeping bag and slept all night long! Here are a few pics:

The Dress

Here is a picture of the dress I made for Livi. It's a little hard to see, but I love how it turned out, and the color looks so pretty with her eyes. I think it might even fit thru the winter and into next summer.

I just love this picture of Livi eating her breakfast in Carson's old sweatshirt, some of his things look so cute on her.

June 10, 2007

Dinner Antics

This is Livi doing one of her dinner time sillies, pulling her bib up as far as she can. At almost every meal, she'll come up with something funny to do and then she says, "loot, loot" (look, look). She keeps us laughing, which is why she probably keeps doing funny things. :-)

June 5, 2007

Remember this dress, Mom?

I was recently going through a bag of clothes my mom had kept from when I was a little girl. I came across this dress among other items that were too small, but this looked like it would still fit, so I tried it on Liv. It wouldn't work as a dress, but it sure made for a cute shirt! 28ish years later your little granddaughter is wearing it, Mom!...isn't that fun?! :-)

Posts to come...in case you were hanging on the edge of your chair waiting for a new post on our blog...here are 2 in process...I've been keeping a laundry tally for the last 7 weeks because I've been curious as to how many loads of laundry we actually do on a weekly basis. I've been reading lately on other people's blogs about the various types of laundry tacklers and I fit into the category of doing all of it at once, when it no longer fits into the hamper and things are dangling out and stuffed to maximum capacity and then some, so most of our laundry is done on Mondays after not wanting to do it on the weekends and on Fridays so I won't have to do it on the weekends and waste precious family time folding clothes, or maybe so it's so that I can do other more fun and selfish things while Jason is helping me with the kids. :-) But hey, it gets done and I am SO super grateful that we have machines that do all that hard work for us! So...I'll let you know what our grand average is in another week or so, I wanted to give it 2 months.

Also...I just finished knitting a dress for Livi. I've been working on it for a while, it was super easy, but it just took a long time to do. So when I get a good picture of her in it, I'll post it. It's so fun and satisfying to make things, whenever I complete something, no matter how hard or even mundane it was at points, seeing the final project always makes me want to start in on something else right away. She really needs a white sweater, so I was thinking of trying to make her one with a really simple pattern I have and some inexpensive soft white yarn I bought a while ago and my big needles so it will go fast. We'll see.