Saturday, July 25, 2009

1-2-3 Eepie

We finally got a bedspread for Maggie. We found this at IKEA on clearance for $3. At that price, I'd have bought it just to use the fabric. It came with a bright green flat sheet and a pillowcase. We had to buy a duvet to go in it, and she won't sleep with it yet, but she loves to play with it.

New Office

We moved our office to the random room at the foot of our stairs and set up our new furniture. Here is the "office" side.
And the craft side: sewing on one end of the table, and scrapbooking on the other. I don't have to put everything away just to do one little thing anymore.
Maggie helped move things and claimed her space.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Baby Gown

Couldn't help myself and started the baby sewing today. I made this tiny little gown - the pattern said Newborn and meant it. I even enlarged the pattern a bit. Maggie wanted to know where hers was. In a box in the basement being PINK, that's where.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

T-shirt Bag

Leonard sent me a t-shirt of Mom's with cute dinosaurs on it and I made it into a bag using this tutorial. The only thing I did differently was square up the bottom at the end, by pinching the sides on the bottom and sewing a diagonal line. Then I cut off the triangle of excess fabric.

30 Weeks

I'm 30 weeks along on Saturday. Today I tried on just about every clean shirt I had, but they were all too hot or too short. Even though I am doing laundry more (I only bought so many pairs of training pants) I don't have enough summery maternity clothes. So I went to Jo-Ann and spent $3 on some fabric and made a new shirt. I think I got the pattern down this time around, including short sleeves. It fits really well and is long enough - the problem the last maternity shirt I made had. Previous shirts.
This picture was taken exactly three months before Maggie was born, at about 29 weeks since she was so late. Yes, December, no coat. The good old days.

Happy Birthday, John!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Popsicle Face

Not a lot of Maggie-photo-taking going on, and the only sewing I've been doing is mending. I have been scrapbooking a lot though and I'm just about done. So, here is a popsicle-face girl who wanted her picture taken while I was taking pictures of my layouts.*popsicle=potty training reward. It's going well.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Here are some pics of Maggie from our trip to the firestation a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


We went to John's parents, since apparently, doing them at our house is illegal. Logan was there, and did the lighting honors.

Tibble Fork

Both mornings we were at the cabin, we walked down to Tibble Fork Reservoir. There's a bridge, people fishing, a lot of little chipmunks, and rocks to throw into the river.
Hannah went with us the second day. She made some fast friends and raced across the river with them, getting soaked.
Favorite attractions at the cabin include Grandpa... and the neighbors' hummingbird feeders and hammock. John got bruises all over the back of his legs from swinging the kids on the hammock.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cascade Springs

While staying at the cabin this weekend, we also went to Cascade Springs. It was a 15-mile drive, nice and slow with lots of wildflowers and beautiful views. The pools at the springs were so amazing. It looked like a botanical garden gone wild. Little waterfalls spilling from pool to pool, bridges and boardwalks, wildflowers, and clear water (so you can see the "iffies" of course).
This is the new "oh no!" picture. Maggie thought this duck was hilarious as it looked for food.
Mt. Timpanogos - lots of snow still!

Timpanogos Cave

As part of our "staycation" this summer, we hiked to Timpanogos Cave and did a tour. It's a very steep 1.5 mile hike to the top and I barely made it.
Maggie was afraid of the cave at first, but once we started moving, she enjoyed looking at the rocks and water. But the thing she told her grandparents about it was that they turned the lights off.She's just pointing; she knows "no touching."
We told Maggie to say "one two three cheese". Instead, she counted to four.