Thursday, July 31, 2008


I am excited about the month of August and what it includes. My niece Camryn is coming to visit and we are excited.

Kadens birthday is coming up and School is starting.

Today Kadens school information came in the mail. I took him to Target and we got his supplies knocked out. Kaden was so excited when we got home tonight that he spread everything out on the floor to look over it. If you have noticed this year he has a race car theme.

The other big news today is that Karson has concurred grabbing food and putting it into his mouth. It doesn't sound like much but it is a big milestone for a baby. Today he ate his baby puffs and Vietnamese noodles. He actually cried for more noodles. He loved them.

So it is time to start introducing him to finger foods.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The past week Kaden has been my big helper. He has helped me fold laundry, get things for Baby Bro, and last night he helped me seal the envelops and put address labels on for the nursery mail out.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nap Mat 3

I have the majority of the mat finished. So far it is exactly how I pictured it in my head. I am kinda following the pattern but most of it I am just doing it my way.

I could have kept working on it but I am so tired tonight.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Check it out

This is my favorite song. I listen to it all the time right now. I cannot waite to see what Brooke Fraser writes next. She also wrote Lead Me To The Cross.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Like many other households in America we were watching the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers concert. Kaden is a fan but really likes the Jonas Brothers. About twenty minutes into it I was bored and the glasses made me dizzy. I did like the back stage stuff.
A couple of pictures from tonight........

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Threw In The Towel Tonight

I took Kaden to Hancock Fabrics to pick out what fabric he wanted today.
He carried the bag out of the store and called it his groceries.

This is the design Kaden picked.

When we got home I went out to our storage building and got out all the sewing gear.

I got everything out and started measuring, cutting and pining.

Then I unpacked the sewing machine, spent an hour reading up on how to thread it again. Got my practice piece out and remembered why I have not sewn in a few years. The machine sews fine on the top and nothing on the bottom. So I had to pack everything up for now. This is what my dining room looked like.

I am calling a repair place tomorrow to get it in. Preparing everything today got me excited about making things again and I want to sew again.

Pictures of the day.

Since I started this earlier in the week. He will not go to sleep with out his beary bear. I find him like this every time.

Best Husband In The Whole Wide World

After experiencing alot of computer problems this afternoon Tim came home after a 12 hour day and fixed my computer and cleaned it up for me.

Nap Mat 2

Earlier I looked over the online free nap mat pattern and it just didn't look right. The cover was over sized and rigged version. So while doing my grocery shopping today I found a pattern for a nap mat. I opened it and looked over it tonight. Other than the sewing word "Baste" I understand all of it. If anyone knows what that means could you let me know. I have a little over month to make it. I am going to get all the supplies for it and getting out the sewing machine tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I signed Kaden up for preschool. He will be going twice a week now from 9am-2pm. We decided to do twice a week instead of once a week.

I was told he will need a nap mat. The way I look at it is if I am going to spend 40+ dollars on something it is going to be cute.

I have a request from Kaden that it have race cars on it. I have looked at over a hundred websites for one and have only found ugly ones.

I did find a pattern online and I think I could maybe make one. I have sewed in the past and I have a sewing machine.

This is just the first item I get the list from the school in the next few weeks.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm Sick

Since yesterday I have had a stomach virus.

Tim has been Mr. Mom and taking care of me too. He has been doing a great job. I hope I feel better soon.

Thursday was a great day. My Father and Mother in-law came to visit. I made a Chocolate cake. They brought some plants and a nice windchime. My back porch looks great.

Friday was so much fun. We went to the Boardwalk in Louisiana.

Some other pictures from our weekend.

Today when I went in to check on Karson I found him cudding his favorite bear.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I have to be honest

I started writing down everything I ate today. My first thought was who cares what I eat and the second thought was I did so bad that I am embarrassed to even write it down.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ragamuffin Challenge - Update

It has been a few weeks since I have updated. The fact is I tried really hard a few weeks followed the diet and nothing happened. I actually gained weight. I am back on this week. I am starting something new. I am logging everything I eat. Accountability is what I need. This Saturday I will be weighing in.

New weight loss goal 13 pounds..

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Found It

Since we have been home I have been looking for Karsons new plastic bib that just needs to be rinsed off. I found it melted and in pieces while folding the laundry today. Looks like he needs a new bib.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I have been excited about Kaden starting preschool in the fall. I spoke with his teacher today and I think he is going to love it. We are going to meet her on Thursday morning and see the class room. He will be going once a week for half a day. On the other hand it makes me sad. He is growing up too fast.

We are planning his 4th Birthday party. I cannot believe its right around the corner.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Our Vacation

The vacation was great. We left last Sunday for Grannie and Pawpaws house. We did alot of swimming, ate some good food and went to a ball game. Kaden and I got a little too much sun. Kaden didn't feel well so there was alot of tantrums and whining. On Thursday we headed to San Antonio.

San Antonio was great. We had so much fun.

The view from our room.

We spent alot of time at the riverwalk.

What can I say. Kaden loves water and it was hot.

Tower of the America's was great.