Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunny Days

I am pretty sure Dallas has been the hottest city in America the past few weeks.  I can’t imagine any hotter that’s for sure.  Lola has gotten in some time outdoors regardless and mornings are the best!  Lucky our shady tree helps a lot!  We created a pool/slide contraption and Lola loves it!  Can you tell?

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Check out the next two poses- where did these come from???



Even her daddy got in on the action!


Do you think we need a bigger pool??? :)

Fall will be welcomed with open arms this summer.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Random Slacker

So for some reason this summer I have fallen behind on blogging.  Nothing too crazy has happened and we are really just trying to stay cool because it is ridiculously hot right now.

I am in the process of changing my dining room over to a craft/sewing room which will be great for me and great for Sew Creative.  I can’t wait to share what I do and of course I am trying to redo the room as cheap as possible! Hitting up garage sales Saturday morning and look forward to finding treasures!  (Fingers crossed!)

Here are some random pictures…

Carole now known as “Carrot” send Lola a surprise and I told her who sent it to her in the mail and she knew exactly who I was talking about and said “Nonna’s Friend.”  Btw, Lola is talking so good.  Everyday she seems to say new words and I laugh thinking about how she has picked them up.  A few days ago, she was saying “Oh my gosh.”  Which I would prefer her not to say, but it was quite comical. 

Ok- pictures of opening Carrot’s surprise to Lola- Purple Elmo Pajamas!

I like how you can see the thought process-

Hmmm….clothes? She is starting to check it out.


“What are on these purple pajamas?”


“Ohhhhh, it’s Elmo!”


Smiling at her new surprise.


I told her we needed to wash them first, that’s why she has that look on her face, but she won… she got to wear them unwashed.  :)


Thanks to Carrot for thinking of Lola all the way in Arkansas! 

Aubrey came over yesterday to have a little outside time.  I am lucky we have such a big, beautiful tree in the back creating shady spots.

The other day the played so well and Laura and I were able to paint a whole bedroom! (Thanks BFF!) But yesterday- um- not quite as well.  Not bad, but not like that one day. ;)  We look forward to more days like  that.



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Sew Creative has been a lot of fun!  I keep getting new girls and look forward to going full force in about another month. Remember it’s for girls all ages and for beginners.  I lot of girls are choosing just to take a few classes to learn a few things they really want to know how to do. Recently my younger girls made really cute coasters-


See?  I was lying.  Aren’t they great?  And they pick out their own fabric and I think they are pretty darn good at it!  I saw these coasters on line and they are great for lessons because they teach several little things and help you practice a straight stitch over and over.  I “pinned” these even though I am still not quite on board with Pinterest yet.  Trying to get use to the concept but all my friends love it!

Okay more later- my sewing lessons are actually about to begin! :) Woohoo!  A big thanks to Nonna and Clay for helping with Lola every week so I can fit in all my students!   

Friday, July 8, 2011


I have totally fallen behind in blogging which isn’t good because I love it so much!  Just been so busy with Sew Creative, CFA, and of course family!

Here’s a quick update with pictures!

Sew Creative is going great! Love it!


Lola has learned to drive.

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Just kidding, but her ears are finally 100% cleared up.  Went to the ENT and had a successful visit and possibly made friends with the doctor and nurses so maybe next visit will be a good one for her.  No tubes for the time being and hoping that was her last ear infection.  Doctor says there is no way to know. But fingers crossed!

To celebrate feeling well we headed off to the playground which has a huge tarp over it to help us beat the 100 degree weather. Unfortunately the tarp doesn’t help keep little two year olds from breaking their foot… more to come. Check out Laura’s post for more pics! (like I didn’t add enough for you!)

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Lola is just always cheesin’ at Aubrey!  She certainly loves her!

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Laura and I were certainly a good team that day because I brought watermelon as a surprise because both girls love it and she brought Sonic drinks for all of us! How funny is that?  Gotta’ love it.

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Aren’t they a mess?  Can you tell just by looking at them how hot it is outside and how hard they play!?  It’s nice to a kid and not care about the heat.  Or they germs on the table.  ;)

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This picture is being framed…




Back home and all cleaned up but refusing to smile- can you believe this is the best picture I got?


So the first trip to the park went so well and we were the only ones there, we decided to go back a few days later.

Girls were in heaven again.

Instagram picture taken with my phone.  They were just laying on the concrete having a good ole time laughing at each other.


But after a bad fall on the playground- the fun ended.  Lola wouldn’t walk on her foot and was consistent about where the pain was, so I thought maybe she broke her foot.  No swelling and no bruising so of course I waited a couple of days to take her in! ;)

Turns out after a trip to Children’s she fractured her foot! I guess after two solid days of her refusing to walk on her foot, I had no choice but make her see a doctor.  I would have taken her sooner if it wasn’t such a nightmare to take her.  We went to Children’s and they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  Much more set up to handle her.  She did GREAT!


And so did Nonna! Haha- she came as reinforcement with Lola and worked her booty off. It was huge help- actually I hardly had to do anything!  It was like a mini-date for me and Clay! Haha!

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A couple hours after getting there, we were booted up and ready to go.  Thanks Children’s! (And to Carrot for helping me decide to go there!)

For the 4th of July weekend we made it up to Nonna and Ba’s 4th Party- Lola was beside herself happy.  She got to get on the boat for the first time!


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By Monday she was pretty tired from her late nights up, so we stayed long enough to see everyone and let Lola keep partying then headed back home.  She slept the entire way home and great that night!  She was exhausted!

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All my good pictures are taken with my phone! :(  I hope the iPhone 4 goes down soon because I look forward to having a good camera and phone in one.

Lola has been doing great in her boot and we can take it off to swim and sleep.

Looking forward to fall for sure.  But still enjoying the summer.  It’s impossible not to when you have the cutest, most imaginative little person living with you!  Clay Lola is getting smarter and smarter.

A few of my favorite things-

1. She has learned to say “a little bit” and it cracks me up whens he uses it in a sentence.  She told me the other day around 5 p.m. “Daddy be home in just a whittle bit.”  So smart. And I asked her if she tee-teed in her panties and she said really sluggish, “Yeeeep, just a whittle bit.”  Ha!

2.  The other day while Lola bathed we sung the 5 little monkeys jumping on a bed and I sung- “the momma called the doctor and the doctor said…” and Lola exclaimed- “Put a band-aid on it!!!!” :)

Okay Lola is begging me for chips and hot sauce so gotta’ go- but one last thing… I am on my 6 week (only 3 weeks left) of training for a 5K.  I know, kind of wimpy, but I am glad I am finally consistently working out/running.  I somewhat like it ;)