Monday, May 31, 2010

A Surprise Vacation for the boys

Well really a vacation for the husband, because he works waaaaayyyyyy tooooooo hard for his money. So I tried really hard to keep it a secret where I was taking my 3 boys but the husband cannot stand not knowing so he broke me down and found out.

We went to Amelia Island Plantation for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Some got over their fear of the ocean and some did not.

Big J finally discovered that he loves the waves and Lil J just wanted his daddy.

A really tough guy

The weekend was complete with toasting marshmellows for smores on the beach

Lots and lots and lots of swimming in the pool with daddy

And even a family bike ride

And  an evening sailboat ride

My sweet baby is turning 5 soon. 

Happy Memorial Day!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Party

Big J's time at preschool has officially come to an end. 
I am sad, very sad. 
I would keep him there forever if I could.

But....I did get to throw the end of the year party!

Those bears up there are Mr. & Mrs. Honey. 
The whole party was themed around them. 
They were the adorable class mascots for Big J's class. 
They are bears dressed as bees because they LOVE honey!

This past year we took turns bringing them home on the weekend.  Strapped them into our cars and took them along with us wherever we went.  Then we wrote journal entries about our time with Mr. or Mrs. Honey and then it was off to the next house.

So of course they came to the party.

There were kiddos playing and bouncing and crafting and eating yummy food.

Bees everywhere.

Some flowers.

Some more bees.

And of course presents for the kiddos. 

And a sweet little group photo.  Love all these kiddos. 
They are going their separate ways next year, I will miss these little ones.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just One More Quilt

I am sneaking in another Blogger's Quilt Festival quilt before its over.

Go over to Amy's Creative Side to check out ALLLLLLL the quilts. 

This is the one I have been working on up until yesterday. 
It is made from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane fabric ~ so cute!
2 charms packs and a white twin sheet from Target!  Whoo Hoo.

I think this is the first quilt that I have made that has not been Moda fabric.
Does this make me a cheater??  NoOoOoOoOo

I really like this girly girl quilt,
it is the first time I used sashing strips.  It all came together nicely.

The husband asked if I will start selling them.  Hmmmmmm...
No where near that point yet - maybe one day babe.

And there is a little surprise on the back - some random circles.
Along with a pieced border from the remaining charms.

The back was a little test to see how well I could do the circles in my machine it was much easier than I thought it would be.  I may just do an entire quilt in circles.

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Makin' Life Cozy - Bloggers Quilt Festival


The Bloggers Quilt Festival started today at Amy's Creative Side.
Click on the button above to see all of the quilts.
Here is mine, a lap quilt for Big J from Sweetwater's Make Life fabric for Moda.
Great fabric for a boy.

I think this is my 7th or 8th quilt - made from jelly roll strips.  Quick and easy but I like it, its different from the patchwork quilts that I have done previously.

It keep this little man cozy at night.

My quilts are slowly but surely getting bigger,
I keep them small so I can do the machine quilting myself. 

Maybe one day I will send one off to a professional quilter,
but I kind of like that I make them from start to finish.

My two little models

This is the back -
very fun, bright and cheerful fabric from the Make Life collection.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some weekend fun

I surprised all of my boys yesterday afternoon with a small little road trip over to
Cocoa Beach for the evening.  
They kiddos slept the whole way there
(all 45 minutes of the ride) and woke up to lots of water. 

Big J is getting fearless about the ocean - a big change from just last year

and Lil J is still content to play in the sand.

Can you tell these two are father & son??? 
The husband does that head tilt all the time, looks like someone else will have it too.

Tomorrow is mine and the husband's 7th anniversary. 

Love you Mr. Heaney

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blast Off

Just got back from seeing the space shuttle Atlantis take off.

We got as close as we could - the boys enjoyed seeing the launch, as well as the dog.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Look what I made

Ok I made these, seriously, I made these.  I am still shocked.

I made this little reversible sundress for my niece.  I purchased the pattern at a new fabric store that Katie P. dragged me to this weekend (just kidding - I dragged her, she really didn't want to go and I made her go and buy lots and lots of fabric that she really didn't want to buy - that's our story and were stickin' to it). 

The pattern is from Sew Baby, Inc. 

The Front

The reversible fabric

The back

A reluctant boy holding his cousin's new dress.

And I made a skirt for myself. 

And I must say thank you to the husband for going over to that same fabric store to get me this fabric for my skirt. 

Thank you baby. 

Katie P. made me buy a fat quarter of this fabric the other day with and I really liked it so I thought it would be soooo cute as a summer skirt.

Elastic Thread...interesting stuff.

I am really proud of my creations.

OHHHH and Big J made his own bed today, without asking!  WOW!