Friday, October 30, 2009

It's a girl!

Yep, Elyette just knew it all along (granted she changed her mind 3 days ago-ha). We're having another little girl. Dude's surrounded :). We're very excited (and open to names!). 

Now time to move! So the computer will be packed shortly, thus goodbye internet until we have service in Clovis. Hopefully that will be soon... 

To all, adieu! (LOVE YOU)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My First Wedding Dress

For those of you that have never seen or even heard of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride", we recommend you see it! We all quite like this movie, and none more than Elyette.Since first seeing this film in April when we borrowed from the library, Elyette has wanted to be the Corpse Bride for Halloween. I kid you not, she has not deterred from this, despite all other suggestions. So from thus was born one of the most "interesting" (for lack of a better word) and in many ways most challenging items I have created yet. Mostly due to the fact that I had a 3 year old peering over my shoulder making commentary like "mom, that's not how it goes" pretty much the entire time I was making it. Not to mention I've never had to 2 tone fabric or make exposed ribs on a dress before.Elyette of course studied every aspect of this character and if you know Elyette you can imagine the HIGH expectation I was under. I do have to share one crisis moment too. When the dress was near done, Elyette looked in the mirror, looked at the movie cover, then back in the mirror and proclaimed "MOM, the ribs are on the WRONG side!". Oh no they are not, I studied this thing too! I ran over and quickly showed her the movie cover in the mirror so she'd understand it was her reflection, NOT ME, that was making it look wrong :). I even ended up making legging with one blue leg and one skeleton leg- I knew those anatomy classes would serve me well someday.I drew the line, however, at being painted blue with a skeleton arm. All in all, a very fun project.

Given the challenge of Elyette's costume, we kept it simple for Jack (since he doesn't make requests just yet):HAHA, Kidding!!! (Disclaimer: Daddy was the one that assisted with this, Elyette and I were not even home). I did make something slightly more manly, but what can I say, he likes dresses :)...Guess who?
He's got the "Pizza, Pizza" down well. And to his manly-hood (is that even a word?) he wouldn't stop using his pizza staff as a weapon at the Trunk or Treat these costumes debuted at.

So serious :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bon Appetite!

My newest discovery: Felt Food!

Jack likes to "cook" with Elyette so for his birthday I went with that and tried to find things to assist in this pretend play. Thanks to Ikea I got some seriously cute pots, pans, and dishes, but I needed some food. 

I was really getting frustrated with all the plastic junk I was seeing (for way more $ than I thought it was worth) then I realized I had all these felt sheets I'd been stocking up on when on sale (5 for $1) with in the intention of making felt board stories (or something like that). Well, since that idea wasn't materializing any time soon I decided to use it to make play food. It was cheap (all cost me about $4), easy (no patterns necessary), fun, and FAST! I highly recommend trying it out. Christmas gift idea?