Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Creations Part 2

Here are some of my latest creations for Miss Ella. (Click here to check out My Creations Part 1)

I have found that sewing makes me happy. Picking out the fabric and the patterns totally relaxes me. And believe me, I need something that relaxes me!

When I make her "the next batch" I need to adjust the pattern just a bit so that they will fit her better. But, overall, I am quite pleased with how the dresses turned out. They aren't perfect, but I'm ok with that (and so is Ella!).

Huge thank you's to my wonderful husband for watching the little ones while I finished these dresses.

This dress is a little big on her right now, but hopefully it will fit when summer comes along. I also made another dress just like this for one of my friends little girls.
For this dress I adjusted the pattern so that it will (hopefully) fit Ella this summer. I just love this fabric.
I can't wait for summer! Ella is going to look so cute in this dress!

I love this pattern. The jumper is so adorable and it's easy! I love easy!

Can you tell I like bright colors? I don't know why, but I am just drawn to bright colors. I guess I will never misplace Ella Grace as long as she is in bright colors! And believe me, she is so quick it would be easy to misplace her!

I hope to make her some more outfits this week, using different patterns. My wonderful mommy is coming down tomorrow so hopefully she can help me with some of the patterns that I don't know how to do. I really want to make Ella a cute little red and white polka dot shorts outfit. I'll post pics when I get it done.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poor Parenting

Do you ever feel like you are the worst mommy in the world?

Like you have no idea what you are doing?

Like maybe, just maybe, you are hurting these kids more then helping them?

Please tell me that some of you feel this way.

Lately I have been really stressed. Potty training sucks. I am more stressed out than Kyler is and it shows.

I have been losing my patience with him and that's not fair. He has done a fabulous job on potty training. Really, I shouldn't even complain. But when he has an accident I just get so mad. I try to hide it, but I am not very good at hiding my feelings. Plus, that little boy knows me quite well.

I feel awful that I have been so short with him. He knows when I am upset and that affects him also. I need to just relax and trust him. He knows when he has to potty. I can't force him to pee. It's that whole control thing. I MUST be in control at all times. I need to chill.

I just love that little man so much and I want him to be successful. I realize that there will be times when he will fail, but if I can stop him from failing then I feel like I must.

Yes, I know, his teachers are going to hate me. But, oh well. I'll worry about that later.

Please tell me that I am not the only mommy who gets stressed every now and then!

I can do this. I can relax. I can give up the control.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Could someone tell me when she got so big!
This was my poor baby girl last week. You could just look at her and tell she didn't fell good. We took her to the Dr on Monday and found out that she has something similar to a sinus infection. After 1 day on Amoxicillan I could tell a huge difference.

When Ella wakes up from her nap, Kyler thinks it is his job to check on her. Usually he thinks the best way to do this is to jump in her crib with her. Isn't he a good big brother:)

Night night baby girl. Mommy loves you lots and lots.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Big Boy Potty

Guess who is officially potty trained!!!

It only took a little over a week to get him potty trained.

I am so proud of him!

He is such a big boy!

Way to go Kyler! Keep up the good work sweetie!
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