Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day weekend

 Watering the plants for me.

The beginning of this week I randomly thought "I need to grill Friday.  I should call Melissa".  So I called and they came over.  Friday morning I realized it was Memorial day weekend, so even better.  I ended up grilling LSU Burgers (that's seriously the brand), and corn.  The corn came out pretty awesome.  I partially shucked it and got most of the silk off.  Then I recovered it in the husks and soaked it in cool water for like 20 minutes or so.  When the charcoal was ready I placed it on the grill next to the burgers and closed the lid.  With the husks being wet the steamed the corn.  Let me say it was awesome!  Brooklyn ate two huge pieces herself and Saturday asked if we had anymore!  We also had an oreo cake that was beyond awesome!  Everyone ate more then 1 piece.  After supper the kiddo went outside to play in the water.  Beryl gave us some clothes for Brooklyn and in that bag were two swimsuit,  Sophia has decided that all of Brooklyn's swimsuits are way better then hers.  That is why the ones in the ones in the picture are falling off of her.  On Saturday she got so aggravated pulling up the bottoms she ended up naked.  Anyways back to Friday.  The kids played so well together.  The girls just love to play with Garret.  They talked about him all Friday wondering how much longer till he got there.  When it was getting dark and the kids came in to get dressed they went back to Brooklyn's room and shut the door.  It was so quiet I went to peek in on them.  They were playing primary!  My girls love to take turns saying the prayer and Brooklyn will conduct Sophia in singing time.  It is so cute.  I shut the door and let them play.  Later Garret and Sophia ended up in Sophia's room.  I kept hearing from her "Come on Garret you can sleep in my bed."  The tv was on and I think she was trying to get him to come lay down and watch with her.  It really was to funny.  Saturday after nap the girls ended up back in the pool where sis kept watering the plants and eventually ended up in the nude on the swing set!  It has certainly been a fun weekend..... So far.
Sunday at church the kids are playing guess who in primary.  Trent was asked to be the mystery person so Saturday night I remembered and went to work on his costume.  He is supposed to be King Abraham.  With remembering last minute I worked with what I had.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I wonder if the kids will even come close to guessing!
This past week I have been working more on my smocking stitches.  I have no idea why it has taken me almost 5 years to do more then the basic diamond.  But I now know how to do basic pictures, basic letters, and the bullion stitch.  I am so excited about the bullion stitch because you can make the cutest flowers with them.  My favorite style of smocked dress for my girls size is the basic square yoke (with the cute collar) but my pattern only goes up to a five which is to small for Brooklyn.  I need to now sit down and figure out how to make that pattern bigger so I can smock away for her.  I can't really do to much of that until I get some more needles for the pleater.  They are a little pricey as needles go so now that I'm not doing extra jobs anymore they need to be budgeted in.  I'll definitely have them by Justin's wedding.  I'm going to make the girls the most precious smocked dresses.  On the smocked part I am going to do the word LOVE all fancy and do cute bullion roses around it.  I saw it in a picture and it was perfect.  Hobby Lobby even has this kind of off white and dusty rose fabric with flowers on it that will be perfect.  I can't wait to get started on them!
Wow I do have some more to say but I'll cut it short.  This ended up being a long post!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A rare thing

A picture of me is hard to find because I am usually the one taking the picture.  A picture of me and Trent is even rarer!  I was taking this one too.  Trent turned his head right when I clicked.  I think I am going to look for a wireless remote so we can have more family pictures!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mothers day

Most of these pictures are from mother day.  The girls went to their first crawfish boil at my MIL's house.  They weren't really impressed with the crawfish.  They were a little freaked out.  I couldn't get either of them to try one.  They did enjoy playing outside and running the show!  I enjoyed every bite!  We should do that more often.

I'm now down 14 pounds to 153!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Yeup, Yeup, Yeup

So I wanted to post like a million times last week, but never found time to so I'm skipping it and starting fresh today.  Well I'll go back to friday.  I weighed myself at 154!!!  Down 13 lbs total and I have lost 1.5 inches in my waist.  I am very excited about this.  It's how much I weighed when Trent and I got married!  I think I am still in a little disbelief.  It has taken my 2.5 years to loose and weight no matter what I did and now that I am its hard to grasp.  I still at times feel very uncomfortable with myself.  I have always felt like that so its probably something I am going to feel off and on forever.  I am very proud that I can say Ive been married 5+ years, have two kids, and I weigh almost 15 lbs less then high school!  Not many can have that to brag about.  Well maybe not brag but I am extremely happy about it.
I don't have an end weight set as a goal but I do want to loose 4 more lbs before my next dr appointment in the first week of June.

As of Wednesday of last week Sophia ran out of diapers and has been in panties.  Shes done extremely well waking up dry in the mornings and after naps.  Shes not had to many accidents.  I think in no time she'll be going on her own all the time.  I think in my dream last night I kept saying "do you have to potty?, Let me know if you do"  I was a very annoying broken record!  But what we are doing seems to work so I'm going to keep it up!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The easiest skirt ever tutorial for jessie

 This is the same style of skirt just with a cuff and belt.  I made the cupcake shirt with coordinating fabrics to match.  Brooklyn wears it all the time.  It took me start to finish 20 minutes with the girls interrupting.
 First you'll need a rectangular piece of fabric what ever length you want.  Brooklyn's is 14 in and Sophia's is 10 in.  That was literally all of that fabric i had left over from another project.
  Serge the only seam together.  That will be your back seam.  Serge around top and bottom.
 Fold top over the width of you elastic-sew-add elastic.  Hymn bottom.  Press if you want.  If you want the skirt to be fuller just use two rectangles.  I keep each piece as wide and the width of the fabric.
 The finish product at our fashion show.

So while I was sewing my girls skirt a knock on the door happened.  It was the fed ex guy with some flowers from my parents for mother day!!!!  Thanks momma and daddy, I love you!


So yesterday I went to the nutritionist.  I have lost 8lbs with them in four weeks (11total).  I am very excited with a renewed since of maybe being able to accomplish my weight loss goal.  1 more lb and I'll weight what I did when Trent and I got married.
We have been putting the lock back on sissy's door at night.  Surprisingly she hasn't been getting up at night and has been sleeping in till 6!  I know don't be jealous. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I guess we'll wait alittle longer

So this morning I tried to put Sis in panties.  She screamed and hollered and carried on like a crazy person!  When my mom stopped by to bring Brooklyn back she put Sis in panties.  Sis thought it was great.  Three accidents later, not so much.  The third time she went into the bathroom, locked the door, then peed on the floor.  Almost I know.  While I was cleaning that up she got out a diaper, laid on the floor and put it on herself!  So I am thinking we'll just wait a little longer till there are no more diapers in the house!  I think we have maybe two weeks of diapers left.  I am ready for this battle with Sis.  She's so stubborn though I know it will be on her time and her terms when she starts using the potty.

On a completely different note tomorrow I have my one month follow up at the nutritionist office.  According to my scale I have lost 8lbs this past 4 weeks.  That puts me to 11lbs total!  I hope I can keep up the 2 lbs a week.  If so I'll reach my goal by the beginning/middle of June.