Saturday, May 7, 2011

Reversible Romper (Jon Jon)

I got this bright idea a couple months ago that I wanted to learn to sew.  I used to have a sewing machine and actually made a few things.  One was a poodle skirt that didn't turn out the greatest but considering that I had never sewn before (I had a boy "help" me with my pot holder in home ec) was actually pretty decent.  So I decided to give it a try again.  I no longer have my sewing machine and thought that I should probably see if I could actually do it before buying one so I borrowed one from a friend.  That was over a month ago!  I have been taking my sweet time with this project.  In my defense I DO have two toddlers running around this house.  Step 1: I decided that I wanted to make a Jon Jon for the boys to wear to Disney World in September.  Step 2:  I searched high and low for a pattern and finally found this one .  You Can Make This is a wonderful website by the way.  Step 3: Picked out fabrics.  I actually bought some really cute fabrics to use for the ones they will wear at Disney World but then I decided that I didn't want to mess those up on my first try so I found a really cute piece of Mickey Mouse fabric at Goodwill for $.50 and a navy blue remnant for a couple of dollars at Walmart.  When I finally finish I will put some sort of applique on the navy blue side.  Step 4: Printed out the pattern.  Step 5: Cut the pattern out.  Step 6: Taped the pattern together.  Step 7: Ironed and cut out navy blue fabric.  Step 8: Ironed and cut out Mickey Mouse fabric.  This is as far as I have gotten.  If you add a few days in between each of these steps you will see why it has taken me over a month to get this far.  Hopefully I will start to sew this week (fingers crossed!) and I will have a picture of the finished product to show you.  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Binky Free?

We really hadn't thought much about when to take pacifiers away from the boys but an opportunity presented itself last Thursday and we took advantage of it.  I took Trey and Ty to visit David at work.  When we got there around 1:00 pm he put their binkies in his pocket and I forgot them when we left.  We had several errands to run and didn't get home until around 5:30.  I realized that they had gone 4 1/2 hours without the pacifiers so I mentioned it to David.  He said we should try to put them to bed without them.  Trey went to bed without any problems but we gave Ty's to him when he woke up crying.  I thought, oh well we can make it a rule that they can only have them at bed time.  They didn't have their binkies all day Friday.  They both cried at bedtime so we gave them the pacifiers but soon regretted it when we realized that they were just crying because they didn't want to go to bed.  I am happy to report that they have not had pacifiers since they woke up Saturday morning!  I think we are done with them for good (knock on wood) and I am pleased that it was a much easier transition than I anticipated.  Hopefully potty training will be as easy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

                                The McNuggets are McCuties!

That's it! It's time to lose weight...

I reached my breaking point yesterday.  I weighed myself and I realized that I weigh about 12 lbs more than I did before I got pregnant.  It might seem strange for me to say that...plenty of women weigh more than they did when they got pregnant, right?  Well I lost all of my pregnancy weight within 2 weeks and another 12 lbs soon after that.  That's the magic of breast feeding.  It's healthy for baby AND mom!  The bad part is that you still have the huge appetite once you stop breast feeding.  I stopped breast feeding in July, when the boys were 8 months old.  I kept eating and eating and eating.  Now, 8 months later, I have gained almost 25 lbs.  Gaining 25 lbs when you are already overweight is bad news.  I am unhealthy and tired.  Something has to give.  So...I WILL lose weight.  I am writing it here for all to see so it will discourage me from giving up.  The first step is giving up soft drinks and sweets.  This is very hard for me but the last time I gave up those things I lost 25 lbs in no time!  I am also giving up fast food and I joined Spark People.  This website is awesome and will help me eat healthier at home.  Luckily the weather is turning warmer so I can go outside to walk with the boys.  My first goal is to lose 30 lbs by the time we leave for Disney World in September.  I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just a couple tidbits

First, David and I have been together 15 years this month!  That's quite a long time :)  Secondly, Trey and Ty are going to be 17 months old tomorrow.  Time sure flies.  That's all for now.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Disney World....Hooray!

We are going to Disney World!  Since our honeymoon in 2003, D and I had gone (almost) every year until I got pregnant with Trey and Ty.  Our last trip was September 2008.  We are suffering from major withdrawals!  We have booked our trip for September and hoping that they will announce free dining which will save us a ton of money.  Keep your fingers crossed!  We can't wait to take Trey and Ty.  Even though they are too young to remember the trip, I know they will have fun.  Everyone is always asking us why we want to take them when they won't remember....seriously people, this trip is mainly about us at this point and Trey and Ty are free until they are 3.  D's sister and our nephews are coming along.  It will be Hugh and Gabe's second trip.  They were 4 and 14 months when we went in '08 and will be 7 and 4 this time.  I can't wait to see how they react now that they are older!  Seven months is so far away.  I can barely stand it!