Thursday, August 19, 2010

More randoms...

Isn't this sweet - this is the only picture I have so far of her in this half-roll stage...she's officially rolling belly to back so this half-roll is just about gone. Sad but exciting at the same time! 

Lately I've been on this 'new hobby' kick and have wanted to learn how to do everything I've always wanted to do but never had time. Well, I still don't have the time but figured what better time to start new things than now! First on my list was sewing. So I bought a sewing machine and set it up on my dining room table. Where it sat. And sat. For almost 3 long, lonely months. Yes, I walked by it every day but I never even had the courage to turn it on. So intimidating. Which is quite amusing considering my grandmother, Faye Wine, was a big producer for McCall's patterns and she was constantly sewing! I had barely mentioned this fact to our Pastor's wife, Flora Colbach and she immediately offered to come over and help me. So during nap time one afternoon, she helped me turn on my machine :) YAY! After producing a pillow case she decided we could tackle a harder project, a dress for Abby made from one of Joe's dress shirts! Flora did most of the cutting, pinning and reading of the pattern. But I helped :) So cute!!
 Abby is constantly wanting to hold and love on Ada. And every.single.time she wants to have her picture taken. Kinda like a "See Mom, I'm a nice sister!"

Just over this past week, we introduced Ada to the exersaucer. I loved using this thing with Abby cause I can pull it from room to room with the baby in it and it keeps baby entertained for quite a while! Needless to say, Ada loves it! She swings her dangling feet and talks to all the toys. She's still a little too wee for it and I have to stuff blankets around her but it doesn't bother her a bit!
Oh, did I mention that big sister thinks she has to stuff things around Ada too? LOL - notice the baby, blankets and you can't see the multiple toys that were in there with her!

 Is there anything funnier than a 2 year old tantrum? I mean, at the time it's not fun...kinda exhausting and if you're in public it's quite embarrassing. But when you're home, and just sitting around, and the 2 year old freaks out over something so trivial and won't calm down no matter what. Then, it's kinda funny. Especially when she freaks out even more when you get out your camera. I just had to document it. And yes, come that time when a boy asks for her hand in marriage, I will be pulling these pictures out to show her future husband what he's getting himself into :)   (And no, I didn't dress her. She's 2, remember? Apparently she can do it herself)

Can you feel the meanness yet??

Love this - shows their different personalities right now, Abby's annoyed cause I won't leave her alone and Ada's just smiling away as usual. And no, I didn't tell her to hold Ada's hand. She loves holding hands for some reason and if they're next to each other she always does.


Jennifer said...

SO CUTE! the pictures of her "meanness" are so funny!

Tasha Burgin-Brogan said...

I love the shirt dress it came out so good! The tantrum pics are hilarious! Reminds me of lilly when she does that, it is funnier when your just at home though.

Amber said...

I love this post for many reasons:
1. I, too, want to sew but am scared
2. The captured tantrum is great
3. Bennett is also enjoying his Jump-a-Roo.
4. Ada is sooooooo stinkin' cute

*I am glad you like the candle. I am more glad you finally got it!!!!!!!!!