Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hair Cut

My baby girl has gorgeous blond hair with just the cutest little curls. This was not always the case, though. No, River was born with a mohawk and had one for a very, very long time until the rest decided to catch up.  
10 months - still only a hawk
Now, with her gorgeous curls, she had a scraggly bit in the back that was that mohawk grown out. I have been afraid to cut it, fearing the curls wont return, but alas, I could take it no more.

 Here you can see that thin little bit in the back.


goodbye tiny curl :(

A healthy little haircut for a healthy little girl.

On the left is Danger's hair from when we cut his hair the first time.  On the right, River's first curl.

Helping our children grow up, even when it hurts us a little - one of the things mamas do.

Thankful Tree

I really wanted to do a fall craft with my kids, get them into the spirit of the Harvest season, AND utilize a big empty space in our living room. I am nothing if not ambitious! So, I decided to make a fall tree and use our handprints as leaves. THEN, i decided to put things we are thankful for on the leaves. Thus, the thankful tree was born...

Here is the beginning of Thankful Tree. Just brown construction paper pieced together. The black marker really made it look so much more like bark and not an indecipherable brown blob. 

A few handprints going up. Those were a bit of work. This really ended up being a me craft, rather than Mommy-and-me. But the kids loved watching it come together. 
Here is our finished tree! I love the way it came out and everyone who sees it really seems to like it. The kids are memorizing some of the leaves and point them out "Grammy!" "our bikes!" "our great home!" It's so neat. I want to make a new one every year, and maybe save a few of the handprints to watch them get big. :)

Helping my kids appreciate the blessings we have in life - one of the things mamas do.


Fall is my FAVORITE time of year. I have to stop myself from begging my husband to let me put up fall decorations in July. Mid-September is our roughly agreed upon date, and this year was no exception.
 Backyard awning

Dining Room Table. This is my favorite! Last year I used this pumpkin with gems all over it, but the kids had a heyday  taking all of those off and decorating my house with them. SO, ribbon and brads this time, and it looks amazing. Loving it as our centerpiece.

Or maybe this is my favorite. Our hanging baskets outside came out really awesome, and with amazing fall craft sales, it was super affordable.

So, there are (just a few) of my fall decorations. Making my house pretty and festive - one of the things mamas do.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Start

So, when my daughter River moved to a toddler bed, I searched everywhere for fabric for her comforter. I wanted pink and orange with little birds - not specific at all. I finally found some on etsy, and made her a darling blanket for her little bed.

My son Danger has always ran sooooo hot, as I hear boys do, and has slept with just his blankie forever. I always planned on making him one too, when I could find the right old-airplane-on-skies material (again, easy, right?) Never found it, never made it. but lately, I was feeling the loss of not making him one. So went ona  fabric search and found the PERFECT one, right at Walmarts fabric section. Crazy. Here is how it came out:

Not a great picture, I know, but it really is too cute too. As I was sewing it, (by hand - didn't want to get the machine out) my husband commented how neat it was I was making it. He said how it was one of those things mamas do... and it felt like the best compliment ever. :D

So, this blog was born. To track the things that this mama does.