Friday, September 17, 2010

Ruffle pants

I have been loving the cute ruffle pants that I have been seeing on little girls. I decided instead of paying $40 or more, I would make some.
They have lots of cute patterns for $10 but I figured I would make up my own for much cheaper.
So I found a pattern for simple girl pants at Hobby Lobby for only $1.
I cut out the pants from the pattern but left off a few inches from the bottom.
Then, I cut out the ruffle fabric, gathered it, and sewed it onto the bottom of the pants.
I also added some ricrac on top of the seam.
Here is the finished product (I also bought a shirt from target and appliqued some fabric on it for a pumpkin):

I think she likes them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What Boys and Girls are made of

Snips and snails,
And puppy dog tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

Sugar and spice,
And all things nice,
That's what little girls are made of.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Love this Baby Face

Ohhhhh! I know I shouldn't be letting Sarah suck her thumb but it is so cute. She loves to suck her thumb.
Feeding is going so much better! She loves baby food and is taking bottles. I guess I should have mentioned (when I was complaining and whining about her refusal to take a bottle) I was only trying formula. I really didn't want to pump because I hate it but I decided to try it anyway. Well she took it with no problem so I pumped quite a bit so we can leave her. Woo hoo!

Ohhh! I love that sweet face.

Just out of the bath.

I ran to the bathroom to get Sarah a diaper after her bath (I am not quite sure why I didn't just put her in her room with the diapers) and I came back to Danny laying next to her. It was so cute.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Patrick and Kimberly

Last Friday, my brother Patrick proposed to his girlfriend, Kimberly.
When I first heard that he was going to pop the question, I screamed, I was so happy.
I have always thought Patrick deserved the perfect girl. He is such a wonderful person. He is so patient and understanding.
I never thought he would find someone good enough for him but he did.
I just love Kimberly.
She just sits and plays with my kids. If you have kids, you know how much that means. She is so sweet. I honestly can't think of one thing I don't like about her.
Every time someone in my family proposes or gets proposed to, we have a party that night. We have family and friends over and celebrate. If you look closely at the first picture, you will notice that my mom spent days getting ready for this. She loves to celebrate.
Patrick had Kimberly's parents fly in from Kansas and she had no idea. Her mom spent the whole day helping my mom decorate. Then we were waiting at my parents house for Pat and Kimberly to arrive. It was so cute because Kimberly called her mom and told her that Patrick proposed and her mom and dad said that they wished they could be there.

Then Kimberly walked into my parents house and her Dad answered the door. She just cried and hugged her parents, which made me cry.
In fact I was crying the entire day because I was so excited for them.
Plus I helped Patrick pick up the flowers, decorate my house (where he proposed) and I made a video for her of the 2 of them.
Patrick asked me if rose petals was overkill and I went on and on about how of course that is not overkill and this is just the beginning of their life together and you can never do too much...
and then I almost started crying again so I stopped talking.
As you can tell, my parents are thrilled, to say the least. I am so excited to have a new sister. She invited me to look at reception centers and we are going to look at wedding dresses too! I can't wait!