Friday, August 6, 2010

Update on the smocked dress...

Here is a picture of the dress after it's been pleated.
This is a side view showing how the sides are still open:
This is the back:
Here it is on a hanger.
This week we'll be on vacation with Jesse's family and Shannon is going to teach me how to smock! Hopefully, when I get back I'll be able to post some pictures of the progress...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bailey cracked a tooth!

Friday evening my little buddy was performing some circus stunts on our living room floor. I was well aware of what he was up to and I thought to myself " he's just being a boy, getting some energy out and buying me some time to clean up around my bedroom" Well then I heard the most terrible cry--that cry that immediately screams "he's REALLY hurt!" Seconds later he's running up to me with his mouth wide open, trying to catch his breath, before he lets out another wail. I didn't see any blood so I wasn't too concerned. I thought "wow, he must really be tired if he's getting this upset and there isn't even blood." He calmed down after about 10 minutes and we moved on. Then, at dinner, after taking his first bite he looked up at me and said, "mom, it hurts when I eat this. It hurts like all the way down inside my tooth." My first thought was "oh, no he has a cavity" (I quickly tried to remember the last time I had brushed his teeth). So I asked him to open his mouth. I looked at the tooth he was pointing at and saw red lines across the top. Curious as I am, I decided to scrape across them with my nail (yes, I know, weird) and I just about fainted when my nail slipped down into a crack in the middle of his tooth. I gasped very loudly! He said, "what's wrong, mom?" Oh, nothing honey. "Then why did you say," agh!"Oh, nothing. Why don't you just put your fork down and I'm going to go call Daddy.

Anyway, turns out he was getting a running start and landing belly first on the couch pillows which would send him sailing across the hardwood floors. On his last (ever!) attempt he missed the pillow and landed his chin on the floor. Ouch! He cracked is tooth in several places. Dr. Fred removed one quadrant of the tooth and put a silver cap on the rest of it. Bailey was such a big boy at Dr. Fred's office! He never got scared and did great through it all! I was surprised and a little sad that he didn't need me to hold his hand anymore. Sniffle, sniffle.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A grain-free diet:

Tonight, around 5:30pm, while I was in the middle of cooking pasta for dinner and snacking on one of the two loafs of bread I made earlier in the day, I decided to look online for a connection between diet and Sjogren's Syndrome (the auto-immune thing I have). Well, sure enough the first link I click on takes me to a forum where some girl from Canada has written about her new-found Sjogren's "cure"to cut out all grain. Yes, that's right ALL grain. Now, for some of you this may not be a problem. For that girl in Canada, no big deal. For me, HUGE. I'm a little nervous I might starve to death b/c I don't know what else to eat. I mean, I almost solely live off of cereal, bread, tortillas and more cereal. No, it's really not that bad. I'm sure I'll get used to it and figure out some great recipe ideas. I hope:)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dinner at Bapa and Bitsy's

This is how Harper dressed herself to go have dinner at Bapa and Bitsy's house.
Huge orange tomato from our garden.
Harper was a little freaked out by it.
Cool guy on the way home. We lost those awesome sunglasses at the water steps yesterday.

Out on a walk and visit with Oster's and Siira's

Out on a walk and sad because he couldn't play with any of his friends. And yes he is wearing Jesse's t-shirt which appears to be a dress:)

So we headed up the mountain to hang out with some buddies. Bethany let Harper ride her four-wheeler...think I know what Harper will be wanting for Christmas.
Sorting out rubber band bracelets. Notice Bailey and Harper's expressions...they appear to be thinking...hmmm, I wish we had some of those.


Bailey came to me the other day and said, " look, mom, I made a lego bird. Those are the eyes and it has wings, too" I was so surprised at his creativity!

Rebuilding the bulldozer.

This boy loves legos! and I am so thankful for them:)

Bailey took these photos:

I made these gingham pants for Harper:)
He actually took about 12 photos of this shot of our neighbors.
Don't you think we need to paint our rocking chairs? I vote for either brick red or a green shade, what do you think?
Love this one of the feet.
He took quite a few of my chest I guess that was right at his eye level (this was the least revealing).

Play time for the kids while mommy was having computer time:

Just takin' a ride on the motorcyle.
I'm pretty sure Bailey was responsible for dumping Harper's toys out on her bed.
Doesn't she look so sweet and innocent sitting there with her blankie?
Proud of his handy work: making a mess of Harper's room!
She's thinking "oh dear, why is he dumping all of my toys out?"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Video of the Aquaphor incident:


Just wanted to post some more pictures of Harper getting in the Aquaphor...

Reading to Harper

The other day I came downstairs to see what the kids were up to and found this....


Sorry I have to keep changing my background. I logged on to my blog today and noticed that my awesome background "tin roof" from cutest blog on the had been deleted. Ugh! So I had to spend some time searching for a new background.

Bailey loves Hide n' Seek!

Bailey is really in to hide n' seek right now and wants to play ALL the time. It's really funny to see how he has progressed at the game. At first he would start heading to his hiding spot before I even left the room. When I would go around looking for him I would drop hints for "good hiding spots" the next round he would be hiding in that particular spot. Anyway, now he's really good at hiding from me and often really startles me when I find him. This is where Harper and I found him hiding this morning! I about fell on the floor! I asked him to get back in so I could take a picture but he said it hurt him b/c he kept spinning around in there.hahaha:)