Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mommies helper

If you didn't know, Malia is almost 3 now which makes her a big girl! And being a big girl means taking on big girl responsibilities! She's tall enough to reach the door handle and just recently learned how to OPEN the door! Very exciting milestone for her. I wonder how long it will be before she tries to open her bedroom door to escape nap time, or bed time....

Today she wanted to help me clean up. So, with Ella down for her morning nap, together we tackled the kitchen. Here she's taking the recycles to the laundry room...

Time to open that door


All done! What a big helper!

Now on to the dishes. She likes to help mommy and daddy with this a lot...and when I say help, I mean she likes to play in the water.

Here she's actually helping by putting the plates in the drying rack...really to hurry me along so she can have cups and bowls to play with.

She did it right!! She's growing so quickly!

Notice the apron ;)


Friday, February 22, 2013

Time for an apron

Ive been talking about making an apron for Malia for some time. In an effort to be better about doing the things I want rather than just talk about them, I decided today that I'd just do it! Stop waiting for the perfect conditions. I put the house work aside and during the girls nap time, I started on her apron.

I have collected quite a bit of fabric over the last few years since I started this hobby, So I had everything I needed. I really like this fabric. It's a cheerful color. And I believe they are apples, but I'm not 100% on that. This fabric has also been used in some sun bonnets.

As usual I got very into my sewing and failed to take pics as I went. Ah well, what ya gonna do?

Here is my little model! She wasn't in the mood for taking pictures as you can see, but she went with it anyway! I made it reversible so she can choose what color she feels like wearing (for a toddler, making her own decisions is a big deal!) so above is the green side...

And here is the pink/yellow side! Again, she looks so thrilled!

Here it is in use! She's helping daddy make western casserole :)


Thursday, February 21, 2013

The artist within


Her artwork is really coming along. It's neat to see her creativity come out more and more!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yeah, yeah...

I know, I know, where have I been? Well, raising 2 girls is a lot of work! At the end of the day I usually just pass out ;)


Here are a few pics from the snow the other day. I wanted to get better pics of Malia playing, but I couldn't juggle the camera and Ella without Ella freezing to death! So these pics are taken from the kitchen door. Barkley was having just as much fun as his sister!




















Malia got out there before I got to zip her jacket and put mittens on her! She knows how to push open the back door now. So after a few handfuls of snow she came running in with freezing hands. But, nothing a warm cup of cocoa didn't fix!

Now, spring can arrive at anytime! We are ready for you!