Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Baby is One!

Dear Ella,
Today you are one. You are no longer a chubby baby girl. You have grown into a tall, skinny, beautiful toddler. You are walking, running, talking, and feeding yourself. My how you have grown!
*You are one of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen. I realize that I might be a little biased, but in my defense your Grandma agrees:)
*You can say mama, dada, ball, ba-ba (Belle), hi, bye, Grandma, Grandpa, and bath.
*When I ask you what sound a sheep makes you say baaaa. And when I ask you where your ears are you point to them.
*You love to blow kisses, wave bye-bye, and drink from your bottle.
*You mastered the sippy cup and straw awhile ago, and you have now moved on to the big girl cup. With some assistance you do a wonderful job of drinking from a cup. It's actually quite impressive! You have recently discovered your love for Diet Pepsi and although I do my best at hiding mine from you, you always seem to find it and "demand" a drink!
*You love to listen to books, play with your dollies, and tackle your brother.
*As much as I want you to be a girly-girl I am pretty sure I am going to lose that battle. I don't care what toys you play with, as long as you are wearing pink and have a bow in your hair, I am happy :)
*You are a very sweet little lady and you are always there with a big hug and kiss. My favorite time of day is when you wake up in the morning. I go in to get you and this huge smile spreads across your face. It's like you have missed me all night long and are so happy to see me. It warms my heart.
*Thank you my pretty Princess for this last year. You are truly wonderful. I love you.

1 day old

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

1 Year Old!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 5, 2009

I Am Sew Cool

Ok so my title is corny, but I couldn't think of anything else creative!

Lately, Kyler and I have been making cookies galore. Kyler is a wonderful helper, however he is a very messy helper. This bothered me. So I went searching for an apron for him. They were expensive! I was shocked!

So, after some more hunting I found some free directions on how to make an apron. I used some of my scrap material from his big boy quilt and waa-lah, an apron is born!

Since I was so crafty with the apron, I decided to take it a step further and make Ella a Valentine's Day jumper. With the assistance of my wonderful mother-in-law, I was able to make this adorable jumper for my baby girl. I think I may do this for every holiday. It was easy to make and it is adorable!

These are the buttons on the straps. I love them!

I figured, why stop there, I had material left and a little bit of time and energy so I made each kid a pair of pants. Ella's are pretty cute. Kyler's, on the other hand, will not be worn out of the house!

Yes, they are a bit uneven. Hey, don't judge, I'm new at this!

So, for further reference, please call me by my new name: Miss Suzy Homemaker:)

I also made 6 of these bad boys:

Any one know what they are?
They are hemp inserts for Ella's cloth diapers. It was WAY cheaper to make them.

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