Saturday, November 26, 2011


I am so thankful for two beautiful, healthy babies, a wonderful husband, loving/caring family, food :) and a roof over my head. I am thankful I have a job in a school that I love! I am thankful for all my friends.
We had a wonderful thanksgiving this year. The kiddos got to show off their thanksgiving outfits one more time. They had a rough start to traveling, not much sleep led to some fussy babies. However, they are adjusting and doing better. I did some black Friday shopping, but found this 9 pm thing ridiculous. Next year I will head out around 4 am and call it good. Got some great deals, and was done by 3 am. I will say I had a lot more energy this year, which is great because that is when we celebrate thanksgiving with Brett's family. I just hope they tone it down a bit next year, or soon we will be having black thanksgiving :(
I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

First Thanksgiving

Well our first thanksgiving was a success! The kids did great and I was able to finish their turkey onesies just in time!! Unfortunately, we didn't have a huge turn out as one of my cousins was in a state championship, but I suppose we will see everyone at Christmas. On the way home we stopped at Grandpa and Grandma Jankord's house. Siddalee showed off her sitting skills. She has such a straight, strong back... she's so proper when she sits. Max is still working on it :) I didn't get a good picture of both their turkey outfits but we'll definitely get one on the real thanksgiving!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pinterest... my new love!

Okay so I have filled up my pinterest... added like 6 new boards in one evening. My husband tells me I need to stop and actually create some of my loves instead of stock piling ideas. So I decided he was right. I don't want to overwhelm myself with ideas. So I am now setting goals for my pinterest projects!

First things first:
Finish Turkey Onesies
Siddalee's Thanksgiving tutu
Make Siddalee's Zebra onesie for pictures.
Make Max's Tie onesie for pictures.

Long Term Goals:
Organize craft "room" -Use formula canisters to organize buttons, markers, scissors, etc.
Gather ideas for 1st birthday and bathroom (summer projects)

And in the meantime I will squeeze in my master's assignments ;) Does a graduate gpa mean anything? Hopefully not, sounds like I'm going to be distracted! It's funny how things change. All my crafty ideas and free time went to my classroom and now it's all on my own kids. Guess it's just a part of growing up :)

Turkey Onesies

So I was a busy mommy this weekend. I finally setup camp in our unfinished basement. I collected all my craft stuff which was in various places all over our house and move downstairs. I setup a table and began crafting right away. Yesterday I made onesies for our upcoming Thanksgiving dinners! They are not quite done, but I was satisfied with the progress. All I need to add is eyes and beak. I am also making a tutu for Sidda to match her onesie... figured Max would probably do without ;)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trying to get in the habit...

Wow, so this so far has turned out to be a failure. I guess I'm just not the blogging type, but I will try and get better.
Max and Sidda are now a little over 6 months old! I absolutely cannot believe how fast the time flies. They get to be more and more fun every day. They are ticklish, recognizing humor, and love to grab everything! Siddalee always pinches at my neck, which feels lovely as you can imagine. Max is quite the little trouble maker already, typical boy! He is grabbing everything and stealing toys from sister. If I give Siddalee a toy he steals it, if I replace the toy he took he rolls over and takes that one too. The other day he was using both hands holding the toys away from her. Siddalee isn't innocent either. One day she was sitting in the exersaucer and I was holding Max next to it. He started spinning one of the toys. She spun around quickly put her hand on the toy and glared at him. She did not want him playing with her toy. It was quite hilarious!
They are loving solids now! Max had a rough start, was getting to his tummy quick enough :) But now they love it, their favorite is definitely carrots!
We are getting their pictures taken in a couple of weeks... so excited. I'm holding off on Max until he starts sitting up a little better! Sidda has a zebra pettiskirt and I just bought material to make a onesie for her. I am planning on making a onesie with a tie for Max. Also have lots of new flowers/bows to assemble.
Attached are some halloween pictures... my little frog and flower! Max was not very happy that day, but Sidda was totally infatuated with her pumpkin!