Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's Just Crazy

Today was Crazy Outfit Day at school. The boys were pretty excited, can you tell??

I was also pretty excited. Crazy Outfit Day is one of my most favorite days of the year. I don't have to worry about clean clothes, picking out outfits that match, searching the house for coordinating shoes, because anything goes. So what do you think, are the outfits crazy enough? I thought so :)

I can't help it, I just love this sweet little Drama King below. So full of heart, excitement, and yes, DRAMA. He loves big and he definitely has his owns ideas about how the world should run.

And then we have this little piece of work. She LOVES her people and she gives the best kisses and hugs. No kidding, when she gives you a hug, she wraps her arms as far around you as she can and just squeezes as hard as her little arms will squeeze. She cuddles in bed with me every morning and covers my face with big snot filled kisses. And I love every second of it. She knows exactly what she wants and knows just how to get it. She has every one of us wrapped around her finger!

And then my Finney, my precious little Finney. He looks at me every morning and squints his eyes and gets a goofy smile on his face and says "I love you mommy". Melts me every time. He looks so innocent, but I know he has a secret naughty side that he keeps hidden from everyone except me. It is so much fun to see his personality really start to develop now and he always is so full of love.

One more picture of Miss FancyPants. We will check back in soon!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm Still Here and IT Still Fits

I know, I know. It's been a while. With a little gentle nudging from my mom, I have decided to make a reappearance back in blog land. It's not that I haven't wanted to blog, or didn't have anything to say (trust me, I always have plenty to say!), but we have just been so busy around here that I had to make a decision. Blog or sew. And since I have recently had an increased interest in my saylormade goods, sewing it is! But just in case you are sceptical, proof that we have had a lot going on:

Falling asleep on the stairs. Pretty sure I should get the Mother of the Year Award for that one! Anywho, here are a couple of things I have been working on lately for Carolena...
Valentines Dress and...

Horse/Derby Outfit. You know, because every little Derby Princess needs the proper attire for Derby Day.
You must be wondering just what HAVE we done in the past 4 months since we took a little radio silence. Well, alot. We had a trip to Chicago, Carolena's First Birthday, Byrd's fifth birthday, thanksgiving, my first craft show, christmas, trip to Disney, New Years, and now here we are. But I have to say, one of my favorite moments from the past few months is this:

All I have to say is "IT FITS!"" YIPEEEE! After 6 years and 3 kids, the dress still fits! We were cleaning out our storage room last week and the boys found my wedding dress. They begged me to try it on, and I am so happy I did. I still love that dress. This also gave me the opportunity to finally take it to the cleaners and have it properly stored. Something that should have been done 6 years ago!
Well, friends, it's good to be back. I think I will stick around for a while. E

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Public Service Announcement

If you have any small children in your house, namely boys, please check all pants pockets before putting pants in washing machine.

Brought to you by the biggest little saylor:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

11 Months

Well I am about 2 weeks late with this post. Little C was 11 months old on Sept. 28th. We celebrated by going to the zoo as a family and this was the first time Carolena really noticed the animals, and she loved every second! I can no longer get her month by month pictures in the crib because she thinks I am putting her down for a nap and, well, she wants no part of that! Her first steps were taken on Saturday, September 25th, just short of 11 months. It took me as a surprise as we were over at my friend B's house, outside chatting and out of the corner of my eye I see Carolena just stand right up and walk. And I am not talking just one or two steps, she cleared the whole patio! Way to go, Baby Girl!
We have finally gotten into some sort of routine with her, and I am loving the planned nap times. One in the morning, one in the afternoon, I think we might finally be getting the hang of things with three small children! Right now she loves to eat, but is very picky about what she likes. Loves fruit, hates vegetables. Loves spaghetti, hates pasta salad. Loves couscous, hates rice. But she eats way more than my little Joe Finney so I can't complain!

So the big first birthday party is a mere two weeks away and I am having mixed emotions about it. I mean, this is my baby, and this year has gone by sooo fast. Faster than any other year. I am trying to relax and enjoy every single second, but with kids getting older, that means more activities and more to do. Sometimes I wish we could just slow down, take some time off from things. But such is life. And I am blessed, so very very blessed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Take a look

at my little princess! We just got pictures taken for Carolena's birthday invites and they are precious! Click here to see them. They are under "client viewing", and then "C's Birthday".

Many more posts to come this week! Lots to talk about!

Monday, August 30, 2010

10 months

Well this was the best picture out of the bunch. I promise she was a smiling, happy, ball of sunshine before I set her in the crib for her picture. I guess she associates "crib" with "sleep" and she wants no part of that! And yes, she is in her bathing suit. We were on our way out the door to the pool when I realized it was our 10 month picture day. And if I don't do something right when I think of it, it is destined to end up in the bottom of the "forgotten thoughts" pile. Does anyone else get that? I guess they call it "mommy brain", but they should really warn you before you have kids. I wish someone would have told me "hey - you will get dumber with each kid you have. Your memory will get worse and worse and just try to have an intelligent conversation...impossible." Seriously.....but I digress...

Carolena - you are 10 months old today, but most people think you look like you are at least a year. I don't know what to think about that, because to me you are still my sweet little baby girl. I took you to the doctor on Friday and they told me you weighed 20 pounds! No wonder my back has been hurting! You are quite the little rover right now. You are standing on your own and can cruise between furniture. You are also crawling all over the place, and it is time for mommy to put the safety gates back up for sure. You are starting to want to talk and are trying to say "dog" and "ruff". When we were in Florida a couple of weeks ago you LOVED watching the birds and would try to "tweet tweet" with them. You couldn't get enough of the ocean and would sit in the water so that the waves would splash on your legs. Mothers Day Out starts up next week but I am very nervous about taking you because you have been such a mommy's girl (and grandmas girl) lately. I tried to put you in the childcare at church the past two weeks, but have been called out of church to pick you up because you wouldn't stop crying. Do I dare say you are spoiled? Well you are my little princess and I can't seem to help it if I spoil you! You are still the sweetest little girl who smiles all the time. But I think you have developed a mischievous side as well. You are quite the biter, and if you are not biting you are pulling my hair or pinching. But it's all in love, and you and your brothers have made me feel more love than I ever thought was possible!
Love you darlin. So so very much.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's Official!

Well, sort of official at least. My clothing tags came in the mail on Friday and I am SUPER excited about them! Check it out, what do you think??

I dusted off my Adobe Illustrator skills (that have not been put to use since my "retirement" almost 5 years ago) and designed these babies myself. Simple, but cute, I think. I am wondering if I should have put a website or something on them, but since I don't have one set up yet, I guess that wouldn't work anyways. So I guess my "business" will be word of mouth for now. Which suits me just fine as long as I still have time to make things for my little Carolena (who is 10 months old now, by the way!).

And I am sure you are wondering who is the proud owner of my very first official saylormade best friend B's daughter Kenize who is 5 years old. I was actually supposed to make a dress for her birthday, but that was back in June. So I owed her big time. Enjoy your saylormade dress, Kenzie. Rock on with your bad self!!

P.S. For this dress, I used this tutorial from another local blogger The Polka Dot Chair.