Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What's AJ up too?

Well, it is super hot out, so AJ spends atleast a few hours in the backyard everyday. We are still working on our totschool activities, but we always include time to have fun!

This week, we have a had a lot of fun in our kiddie pool. It is interesting beacuse AJ is scared of the big pool. It takes sometime in his big float to get confortable, but he hates it if you try to hold him in the pool. So, no swimming playdates for us. Only kiddie pools and zero entry pools this year.

He is also fascinated with washing his cars...the windows, ect... Interestingly, I have seen AJ doing lots on montesorri activities lately. He loves to get involved!

He also LOVES the MUD! He ALWAYS makes mud when he is outside. The hardest part is keeping him in his suit! Oh and keeping the mud!

We also love going to the adventure park. We do lots of learning while we are there because AJ loves going to see all the animals. AJ love going and playing in the water with his friends! It is the only way to keep cool. We just bought out tickets to the water park this weekend, so we will be trying that out very soon!

All and all it is turning into a nice, HOT summer, but we are managing to keep cool! How about you?

Just Goin' with the Girl

I have blog that I love to follow called Prudent Baby. The mama there is SUPER craft and always has great projects. Lately she has been making a ton of simple little dresses for her daughter. Now, please take the term "simple" with a grain of salt. They are simple of you are not a beginning sewer. Well, I am a beginning sewer and I have even been able to master a few of these little dresses. They are just too cute to resist. I started with what looked like the simpliest dress, the pillowcase dress.

I still have NO IDEA what we are having and we are not going to find out again. I also, don't have any really strong intuition like I did with for now it is just wishful thinking! I have to have a girl at some point...right!

So, here is what I whipped up last night in a few hours. After I figured out the first one, the second went really quickly. I am still working on how to make the armholes the bias tape perfectly. I just might have to call my Aunt on that one. She is an amazing sewer (is that a word) and has a wealth of knowledge I have only recently started to tap into. Anywho...they first one (blue) has a few flaws, but nothing major. The pink one turned out much better.

A diaper sewing adventure

I have been really busy lately. My aunt gave me a serger she no longer uses, so, I have been a sewing machine lately. I descided to start making some wool and fleece diaper covers for the new baby. They are super easy to make and take very little time. I started with some old sweaters I had laying around and re-purposed them into diaper covers and longies. (BTW, I used Katrina's Pattern)
I am going to stop by Goodwill later this week and see if I can score some more wool on the cheap!

Then, I moved on to the fleece. I had some Elmo fleece left over from other project, but I also went to Joann's and bought some. It was so hard to pick out gender neutral petterns. They had some REALLY cute girley fleece, which I think I will go back and pick up...if we end up with another boy I will sell the unused soakers. They all turned out really cute though (and only cost $9 total). I made newborn and small soakers and longies...

I still have more to make, but I couldn't pass up a chance to make a skirtie. It was truly irresistible. I mean just look at it. But, that started a whole new trend...uh oh!

I just might have to make a few more of those...if I ever make it back up to the fabric store..wink wink!