Sunday, August 31, 2008
Please pray for everyone effected by this. My Brother-in-law and
Sister-in-law evacuated today from Beaumont.
Friday, August 29, 2008
The Boardwalk has a Build-a-bear. Kaden has been wanting a Batman suite for Scott his bear.
This is Scott before we lost one of his gloves.
I also had a few things to get for Kaden before school starts next Tuesday. I found a great pair of shoes at Stride Rite for him. I also found some outfits for the boys I have been waiting months to go on sale for 70% off each piece at Carters. I hope I got the right sizes its hard to try them on when the boys are both grumpy and ready to go.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tim is going in half a day and then we will start the 2nd part of his special day.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
After lunch we went to Toys-r-us to use Kaden's Birthday Club card. He found some masks.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
While we were there we were given his first homework assignments.
We also went to Target so Kaden could spend some of his Birthday money. He was very excited to find Speedracer house shoes.
Monday, August 25, 2008
To make this a project to share with your child take them with you when you purchase your supplies. Let him/her pick out the design on the fleece they would most like.
The fleece material is a very soft material and very durable. It is a warm and cozy, brushed finish and does not pill.
If you want to add a pillow or small blanket the mat is designed so that when made you can roll it up and tie it closed, just put the other items inside and roll them up with it. The cover is also removable pillowcase design so that it can be washed anytime.
The mat is machine washable in cold water, on delicate, with no bleach, and just tumble it dry on low.
2 1/2 yds fleece (This is enough to make the cover a blanket and pillow)
2 1/2 yds solid color fabric
2" wide ribbon in matching color 48" long
Kindermat (Can be found at Walmart or Target in the school supplies section.
1. Lay the 2 pieces of fleece on top of a table with outsides matching in . Cut the solid piece of fabric 52 1/2 x 21 inches and the Patterned piece 44 x 21.
3. Pin these all together.
4. Start at one corner and sew (on the machine) around but leave uneven side open
5. Fold solid piece 2 inches and pin on uneven side. Sew across. Fold again 8-9 inches and pin. Sew a temporary stitch on the long sides. It took me a few time to size it. This piece gives it a cover effect so the cover can be removed.
6. Fold patterned piece 1 inch and sew across. Fold patterned piece again to meet the edge of solid piece and sew the sides
7. Cut ribbon in half and sew on strips of ribbon.
8. Now roll up the mat and tie ribbon (by looping around itself).
If you want to add a permanent pillow just stitch on a small pillowcase to the end (that does not have the ribbon), sew on a couple snaps to keep the pillow from coming out and insert a small pillow.
For the blanket I used the left over pieces of each fabric. Lay the 2 pieces of fabric on top of a table with outsides matching in. Pinned and sewed around the blanket leaving 3 inches open. Turned it right side out and closed it with a stitch.
Take along the nap mat. All rolled up it's easy to carry around.
Uncle Nathan and Karsee.
After the party everyone got in the pool.
When we got in the car to drive home. Kaden said "I had a good Speedracer party" and went right to sleep.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My niece Kaylin
After lunch we went to see Grannies new library. She is awesome and very creative.
Kaden's favorite part of the school tour.
Tonight Tim and I went on a date. I have to say it was the best date in the 8 years that I have known him.