Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dakotah's Special Quilt

So, what makes this quilt special.... aside from it being homemade? Well, for those who know Dakotah you may have an idea and those who don't know him, you will learn some key things about him. As mentioned in my previous post before Madi's thumbs up, Dakotah's birthday is St. Patrick's Day thus the clover fabrics and the mostly green theme. Now for the black "sashing" which is the fabric between the green blocks, that fabric is space fabric. Dakotah is a boy after my own heart when it comes to his love for space. The dog that is on this quilt may look like just an ordinary dog, but for Dakotah it is his very favorite stuffed animal which is the beagle e-pet and he has named his dog Dookie doo. Don't make me explain the name. Soooo, this quilt is Dookie doo on my very green spacey quilt. He really likes it and I am so happy he does.

This is one of my favorite patterns. I believe I have made about 5 or 6 of them and I have another in the works. It's called "There's a dog on my quilt", and seriously it is so simple... a beginner pattern I guess you would say and that is why I love it so. Good results every time, so much fun and really endless possibilities. I am in the process of trying to turn the dog into a cat. I hope you all enjoy and I am going to post an all exclusive quilt post soon, so be on the look out for it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thumb Sucking Update

Ok, if you have followed, then you know that almost a month ago we started a thumb sucking challenge with Madi. She had to stop sucking it durring the day but could enjoy it at night in her bed. Well, we have a sticker chart and for everyday she would accomplish this, she got a sticker to put on her folder. She has officially earned 20 stickers and will earn one later today. She literally has not even tried to suck her thumb durring the day since we have started. She has done amazing compared to what I thought it was going to be like. I am so proud of her as is her daddy. She has earned an Ahsoka (girl from Star Wars the clone wars movie) action figure, once we can track one down.
Thumbs up to our girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

St. Patrick's Day baby (not a baby any more!)

Due to having club on Tuesday and the fact that we normally will celebrate birthdays on a Saturday, we had Dakotah's party this past Saturday. Here is such a sweet daddy, decorating Dakotah's cake. Now normally we let them pick what they want us to decorate their cake like, but Dakotah didn't get a choice this year because we wanted to play a little joke on him. You see, Dakotah has been wanting a Nintendo DS for a VERY long time and so we decided to decorate his cake as a DS and give him his DS he has wanted so dearly.

So, he thought it was funny that his cake looked like a DS, but a bit bummed when we told him it was his DS he had been wanting. He corrected us and explained that it was a REAL DS he had wanted.

What little St. Patties kid doesn't deserve a cool green top hat as a party hat?!

Cool, a new Star Wars book from Colby and a DS game from Grammy Theresa and Grandpa Rob.... wait, now that means he has to ask and be so nice to Colby in hopes he will share his DS with him so he can play his game.

OOOh! A new transformer and one that is much more simple to transform than most of the ones we have.
Ok guys seriously, a DS case with game cases and more cool stuff, but Colby is never going to let me store his stuff in here.

More games too. UUUUH, these are cool but I know Colby isn't going to let me play all the time like I am going to want to. DRUM ROLL PLEASE...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH YEAH! The present I have been waiting for! What joy you get from watching your kid kind of flip out with a BIG smile because he actually got what he had been wanting so bad.
Well, today is his actual birthday and he will be getting a cool new quilt. It's very green, very St. Patrick's Dayish and has a dog on it that looks like his favorite stuffed dog. I will post a picture of it once I get the binding finished.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

This ones for Theresa

I am posting this picture for one of my dear mothers who I was having a conversation with the other day about my hair getting shorter. I told her I would post a recent picture to show her since I had it cut again. Well Theresa, here it is. Sometime I flip it out at the bottom, but this seems to be the way I wear it most. I love it though and I'm sure I will appreciate it when it gets hot this summer. It has been a year come April that I have not been able to put my hair in a pony tail.

Our Fairy Fun Afternoon

This afternoon at a dance studio in Wabash, they had a "fairy" day. It was a blast for the girls and a blast for me to watch. First we had to sign in and since my girls didn't have wings they let them borrow some for the duration of the afternoon. Once signed in it was time for them to take their picture, but after I got a picture myself. Now the girls don't have a typical fairy dress up costume, they had their leotards and tights from Christmas and then they wore a ribbon skirt I made them (my Oma gave me the idea as well as all the ribbon). Then they wore their ballet slippers.

My little ribbon fairies.
After pictures, they broke up into age groups. Autumn was more than happy to venture off on her own while I chaperoned Madi. First Madi and I went to the story time station where we learned all about fairies. Next was a craft station where they decorated a picture frame with foam fairy stickers (this was for later to put their pictures in once they were developed). After that station it was off to the wand making station. The picture above is Madi showing off her newly made wand, ribbons, bell and all. At this station the girls also got to play with hula hoops. This was entertaining to watch Madi because she had the concept with out being shown how to do it, but I think she is just too little to handle a hula hoop. You can see by her skirt in the picture though she sure was trying.
We actually passe Autumn while changing stations and I took a quick shot of her and her newly made friend who later I learned is in Dakotah's class. Autumn was having so much fun and I think it was good for her to be in her own group away from her sis so she could be free to just enjoy.
Oh yeah, ext station..... cookie decorating station. Madi decorated a butterfly cookie and we found out Autumn did a flower one. After decorating, yep Madi got the chance to taste her work of art. I got to enjoy it too. After filling up the belly a bit, off to learn a fairy dance. Each class learned the same dance, but at the end of the event, they brought all the girls together to do the dance as one. Wow, it was a packed dance studio which made less space to really get the dance done but the girls looked so stinkin cute doing their twirls and fairy arms and the whole dance.It was a very enjoyable "girl's" afternoon out. Now before you go feeling bad for the boys I will tell you they were taken out to eat for lunch followed by about a 2 to 2.5 hour adventure at the park which included racing dad which I hear Dakotah gave up and Colby smoked both Dakotah and dad, or as Colby just informed me..... he "totally kicked dad's butt". The boy isn't competitive usually, I think the sure excitement of actually out running a grown up let alone your dad will light a little fire in you.

*Rodney actually had to pull back to get Dakotah to keep moving since he decided to literally sit down right in the middle of the path, thus causing Colby to beat him.