Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trying to be crafty!!

I did not get the full-blown crafty gene that my Mom has....but every once in a while, I surprise myself with what I can do!

Ethan will be starting pre-school in August (I know, I know. I don't want to talk about it!!!). Anyway, he will need a blanket for rest time. I decided I would make him a blanket now so that he could start using it for naps at daycare. Then when it comes time to transition to preschool, the blanket will be something familiar and hopefully make it easier on him.

A quick google search turned up 9 million ways to make a no-sew fleece blanket. I followed these directions and was pleasantly surprised how easy it really was!!! And what's really nice is - it's OK if your cutting isn't perfect!

Lay out the fleece on your floor

Cut the corners

I used a scrap off the fleece to "measure" my cuts for my knot strips

Make these cuts on all 4 sides

Tie every other fringe into a double knot. Then flip it over and tie the remaining strips into a double knot.

TaaDaa!! Total cost for NCAA fleece and red fleece = $22!! It could be done for much less $$ if you don't want licensed material.

Ethan's is KU on one side and red on the other

I think he approves!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beautiful Spring Day!!

Despite yesterday's 2" of snow that fell on my back deck - today was absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Leave it to Kansas to drop 2" of snow on Monday and then be almost 60* on Tuesday! Whatever, I'll take it!

We got outside with the kids for some much needed fresh air!! Ethan and I had fun blowing and chasing bubbles. He pushed Hannah up and down the cul-de-sac at least 5 times. Then Daddy came home and kicked the soccer ball with Ethan while Mommy finished dinner.

"Push Hannah, this way!!"

Please Spring............stay for a while!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy 5 (and a half!) Months!!

I know, I know. I made that resolution to blog more and I totally failed during February. In my defense, everyone in this house was sick for the entire month. Seriously. It has been about 6 weeks since we have all been healthy at the same time. I had strep for the first time in quite a few years, and that was on top of my ear infection and my sinus infection. Hannah had bronchitis, and Ethan had such a horrible respiratory virus - we actually thought he may have had chest xray and some bloodwork later - no pneumonia. Phew! And poor Charlie, he got some variation of all of the above. Seriously, good riddance to February! Hopefully March will start bringing some warmer weather - though, this morning's snow was nto a good start to Spring Break - and then the germs can make a mass exit!

So, while I've been gone - Hannah turned 5 months old, is wearing 6 - 9 month clothes, started sitting up, started eating oatmeal cereal and sweet potatoes (and her toes!), and grew a tooth!! Yeah, she's growing up WAY too fast!

She is such a laid back baby. She only really fusses when she needs something and she's always full of smiles after a long day! It's like we can't ever remember a time when she wasn't part of our family!

Sweet Potato Face!! Can you see the tooth?!

Are you ready to eat, Hannah?

What do you mean it's all gone?!?!?