Friday, March 25, 2011

A Nest in the Making

Oh the projects this little nest has had!  I've had so much fun crafting and sewing and spent some great time with my mom helping me to do it all.
My mom is great with a sewing machine but it meant a lot to me to sit down with her and her to help guide me on how to make all this happen.  We made the changing pad cover, the boppy cover, recovered the bedding and everything!
I even tackled a few projects solo, like this this frame that will hang on Liam's wall.  Super excited to get to play with some of my favorite scrapbook supplies on this one!
And the nightlight too!  Isn't this Hamby paper design amazing?!
Then I made a sweet little modern cap for the glider to spruce it up too.
These are the little felt birds for the mobile that will hang over the of my favorite things in the room!

It was all so much fun...picking out all the fabric choices...
And getting on my lil sewing machine to transform it into sweet little baby nest projects!
There are SO many more projects I wanna tackle but only time will tell if I get around to them;)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Backyard Photoshoot

As most folks know, sometimes with a second pregnancy you tend to not be as detailed with documenting things...don't take as many pics...are too busy.
 I'm determined to not let that happen with this pregnancy.  With Zane we documented everything, month by month and even kept a pregnancy journal.  For this pregnancy I wanted to do an actual maternity photoshoot.  So I enlisted a friend to do some pics for us.  (That's a whole post of it's own!)
We had a great shoot and were very inspired when we got home.  David and I had been toying around with the idea of taking some family pics in front of the old 1948 panel truck in the backyard.  So we got out the good 'ol Sony Cypbershot and the remote and took these shots in the backyard. 

 I just adore them and love them even more that we took them ourselves.

We plan on making it a little family series as we make progress on the restoration of the truck and as our family grows.  Sappy...I know.  But I love it!

Friday, March 11, 2011

We Be Jammin'

This kid love him some monster trucks.  Like LOVES them!
So we thought it would be a great idea to take him to the Monster Jam event in Baton Rouge.  We arranged to have hearing protection, bought the tickets, got the refreshments and even got him a special monster truck shirt to wear.
He had to have the cotton candy that came with the foam hat...naturally.  And all looked like he would have a blast!  THEN... the noise started.  And he was done.  I mean DONE.  He was so disappointed...he thought he was gonna see a monster truck movie!  He was freaked out to say the least.
We hung around for a bit longer to see if he would warm up to it but no luck.  Oh well...better luck next time I guess!  LOL

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Getting Our Parade On

Did I ever tell you how much i don't like parades?
I really don't.  They serve no point really...they are crowded, usually too hot or too cold, people are rude and cranky, you have to camp out half the day before it starts and traffic is horrible.  Then it starts and you have to wave and yell to get them to throw you stuff you don't want, don't have a use for and have no idea where to store.  Once it's over you are tired, kids are nuts and hyped up on candy then you have to wait out the traffic to leave and weave up and down one way and closed streets to find you way out of the maze. 

BUT we endure it for our kiddos!  LOL!  All that to say that we took Z to his only Mardi Gras parade of the season this weekend!  He seemed about as impressed as I was.  He doesn't like the noise but loves to catch the candy and the occassional stuffed animal or toy.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Bump at 27 Weeks

Just a quick snapshot of the bump at 27 weeks;)