25 August 2011

the blankets

I decided to make a couple of baby blankets for my most favorite cousins who had babies recently. Well, the pink and green one evolved first. I was talking to my cousin, Moo, checking to see if Loo would be okay with this sleeper I had found and bought for Loo. It happened to be pink with pink and green polka dots and a frog on it. Loo has had an adversion to pink for years. Our grandma I guess bought her three or four parkas when she was young. They happened to be ALL the same pink and white check, just different sizes, so she would always have one that fit. (I personally never knew that they were different coats). Well, while talking with Moo, I sort of thought it would be "cute" if I made a blanket that had the pink and white check. I was at the fabric store and found the flannel back (pink check), then I saw the frog on pink. . . wow, it was matching the little sleeper so well (loo likes frogs) The green polka dot topped it off. I thought the pink/white butterfly complimented it well. The peekos (triangle edging) had to be lined (I love how they alternate horizontal/vertical when folded). I had some green with white scroll fabric that finished the top off great.
I do peekos, because my childhood blanket (which I still have), had peekos. I remember sucking my thumb of one hand and fingering the peekos with my other hand. I loved slipping my fingers in the different triangles.
I then decided to do Coo's baby a blanket. That was a little more difficult, but it turned out PERFECT for them. The back matches their kitchen decorations great, which just was by chance. I loved the yellow and red ladybug and daisy fabric. It was originally going to be purple and green. I am so glad it morphed into the final project. My mom did help a lot on the pink blanket, and I wanted to give her credit and thank her for her help. I messed up cutting the peekos for the red quilt, otherwise she would have helped on that one too.

21 August 2011

Great Day

Don't think I need to say much about these. Those that know them are probably the ones looking here. I love this first photo. Not staged. They were just watching tv and Miss E looked up at her Daddy. Sooooo. . . Sweet.

Who can stop Super Boy from flying off?

10 August 2011

playing today

Today was a good day. Drew and Em came to play. Ubu can not claim to be ignored today. While inside, Ubu has tended to become more withdrawn from the children and hiding in his kennel or up on the top of the loveseat, so little hands don't grab him as easily. Outside today was an entirely different story. Ubu was the center of attention. He had Bubba trying to play ball with him with a variety of balls- three tennis balls and a soccer ball and Drew playing chase and tug-o-war with Ubu's stick. Here are a few pics from the day.

I think this was Drew's favortie pic, because he was running and in a blur. I like it too.

Em ended up going for a nap during most of our outside time. This was her game. . . biting the spoon when you tried to take it out.

08 August 2011

03 August 2011


When my parentals were in town, we went to a local roadside produce stand and bought corn on the cob. One of the cobs ending up having four cobs in one husk. I had never seen this. Perhaps this is how they get the small cobbetts. Only problem with this corn was. . . all the ones we bought this time tasted NASTY (okay, my ONE cob tasted nasty); perhaps I cooked it too long. Perhaps I am just prejudice toward a certain farm's corn, or I am just losing my taste for corn.

Bubba AND Ubu both have a little of the green eyed monster in them (yes, they are jealous creatures). Lately I have had to resort to holding them both, and Ubu has taked to sitting on my shoulder, so Bubba and I both get to give Ubu hugs.

A lady in my ward was having twins. Well, I had THE PERFECT fabric for A receiving blanket (it really reminded me of the mom), so I wanted to get another piece, so I could do the matchy-almost-matchy blankets or the "twinner" blankets. Turns out that they did not have the one fabric that I wanted, so I went for the hearts. I also went for the green, since it matched the green hearts so well and was not typically girly. The twins are girls, but these should work. Oh, if you can not tell, there are two blankets in the photo, and I am sort of sad, because one ended up being bigger than the other.