Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Today we spent Thanksgiving with my family. (well part of them anyway - My dad, Isaak, and Grandma & Grandpa Meakin)
Sophie is sporting the pumpkin applique shirt that I made her, and some super cute leggings I finished last week.
What I'm thankful for:
  • Sophie - the center of my universe. She is my life, and often times, the reason I wake up in the morning. Even though she makes me want to scream at times, she melts my heart.
  • Denny - My nerd. He'll push my buttons until I explode, but I love him none the less. He provides for us. Nearly 3 years ago, when he was put in a situation most 19 year old boys would have run from - he stepped it up, and did the right thing. For that, I will always love him.
  • My Mom - the bold, spontaneous, loving woman, who taught me to be ME. I know that no matter what I could do or say, she would always love me.
  • My Dad - the first man I ever loved. He helps when we need it, and even when we don't.
  • Jared & his family - Best older brother a girl could ask for. We could "fight" to the Mortal Kombat soundtrack for hours. :) His beautiful wife, who keeps him in line, gave me two darling nieces.
  • Isaak - clingy little brother. We can spend hours laughing at absolutely nothing.
  • We get by. We have a place to live, a car, food, heat. We have everything we need, and then some.
  • My crafting - I am someone who needs something to do. If I stay in one place too long, I'll lose my mind. Creating things makes me feel good about myself.
  • My music - I've always had music in my life. When I was little, my mom always had the radio on while she cleaned. (I got my OCD from her, and the woman cleaned A LOT) My older brother is so very talented at the piano. I would sit outside the piano room and listen to him for hours. Choir was my favorite class in school. Even though I don't do it nearly enough, I play the piano. Music is an escape, an outlet for emotion, a save place, up lifting, and as vital as air. Without music, life isn't as good.
Life is short, don't waste it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Daddy's Mini Me

The first man a little girl falls in love with, is her daddy.
Sophie loves to do what dad does. Last night he was fixing our portable DVD player (after Sophie dropped it). Sophie saw him with the screwdrivers and she climbed right up next to him. She wanted to help fix the player, but I gave her a little push light instead.
Denny was getting ready for bed, and went to brush his teeth. So, of course, Sophie had to brush her teeth too. If he wants to go shower, he best move on over, because a little naked girl will be trying to crawl right on in.

After all, who doesn't want to be like daddy?

Domino Fun

Isaak came over last night, and played with Sophie. She thought it was downright awesome. What kid doesn't like knocking things over? There is a video in the last post.

New Videos

WOO! - Sophie dancing while we clean.
Riding the Bull - At the TreeHouse
Mall Carousel - Riding the horses in the food court.
Tiny Nerd - Playing with dad.
Domino Fun - Playing with Isaak.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Survey

(stolen from Mary, I have nothing better to do... ok so I do, but I don't feel like it. So deal with it!)

  1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
    -A car
    -Oodles of crafting supplies
    -My wedding band (had my ring 3 years, but with no band *COUGH COUGH*)

  2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
    All the dresses my mom used to make me when I was a girl.

  3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
    Pie in a Jar - it just calls to me.

  4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
    My little play kitchen.

  5. What items are on your kid's wish list this year?
    She's been attached to one super cute farmer toy at Sam's Club. Other than that, probably anything pertaining to SpongeBob.

  6. what is your favorite holiday food?

  7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
    Everything, all the gifts, the cards, our picture to go with the cards. You name it, I'm making it.

  8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
    Nightmare Before Christmas or The Grinch

  9. What is your favorite holiday song?
    Carol of the Bells

  10. What is your favorite holiday pastime?
    Being with my family. :)

Night Out

I love my dad. He's super. He is even MORE super because he provided us with a night out. Being poor is no bueno, and we don't often go out and about. My dad offered to watch Sophie for the night and pay for us to go see New Moon. WOO!

Since Sophie would be napping anyway, I just dragged her along with us. No need to let her run grandpa ragged. :) The movie was delightful. Even with my hubby's irritating remarks every few minutes, the annoying people (both women AND men) squealing with delight every time someone was shirtless, and my toddler demanding we go home with about 15 minutes left in the movie - I enjoyed myself.

I was a little irked at how much they actually cut out of the story, but that's just how the world works. I've always liked books better anyway.
After the movie we went to grab a snack in the food court. Denny sat at the ridiculously small table, while Sophie dragged me over to the horses.
A few months ago, she spotted the carousel, and ever since she HAS to ride it. Her face was the silliest thing while she rode. We even got to mooch a second ride off some kids. I'll upload the video to the sidebar.

Waffle Blocks

These waffle blocks are at least 15 years old. We've had them since we lived in Texas, and they are still just as awesome.
Sophie likes to pretend that they are her house. She will spend so long opening and closing her "doors." God forbid one of the doors should fall off, or I will be summoned to immediately repair the inexcusable damage. (Only I can fix them, no one else is allowed to touch her precious house.)
At least we know my dad's money isn't going to waste. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Moon

I love my Twilight Saga. I've read the entire series 3 times, and will probably do it many more times. The 2nd movie New Moon comes out TOMORROW! I'm super excited. Denny -being a man- he couldn't really care less. Since he is a loving man, he plans to endure the movie with me. He sent me this comic and it was just too silly. :) Click to enlarge it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today both Denny and Sophie were sick. While Denny just sleeps all day, Sophie becomes a monster. She passed out like this around 9:30 PM - WHICH IS AWESOME! Her sleep sucks, and she is normally up until midnight or 1. Let's cross our fingers that she stays asleep.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Under The Sea

Today's project was to give the wall by Sophie's bed some pizazz. Since my kid is absolutely GA-GA for fish, I decided on a sea theme.
The best part? I didn't have to buy anything! I just used some scraps of fabric and cornstarch! Awesome huh?
If you wanna see how to make them, go to me other blog - Craft Happy Mommy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Before my little monster popped out of my womb, she was mommy's little girl. (well duh, I'm totally cooler than Denny) I was her mommy, and Denny just so happened to be someone else who lived in the same place.
Nearly two years later, the change has come. She's turning into the daddy's little girl that I always knew she would be. Even though I thought I might resent him the tinniest bit for taking some of my love. (yes MY love, I carried her for 9 months, I raised her myself for 18 months, MY love) I've found that I absolutely adore that she is finally connecting with her daddy that way.
Whenever she sees Denny leave, she'll start crying. "Daddy gone... Daddy (come) back!" Later that day it will be time for him to come home. The moment she hears him at the door, she runs full speed to greet him with hugs and kisses.They have a game where Sophie lays in a blanket, and Denny swings her all over the place. Only daddy knows how to do this right. Whenever his back starts hurting, I try to give it a go - but she will have none of that. I need to get a video of the two of them playing.
Daddy's Girl

She's just a darling little girl, as precious as a lamb,
She rules our home in many ways that not another can.
She's in and out, and here and there, throughout our busy day,
And many times I stop my work because she wants to play.

She often has a special hug, the sweetest baby kiss,
And when just she and I are there I rate this treasured bliss.
But when her dad arrives at night, you'll find her in a whirl,
She hasn't time for Mother then, because she's Daddy's girl.

It's joy to see her laughing eyes, her happy baby smile,
'Tis then I know that all is well and life is worth the while,
So lovingly he'll pinch her nose or try to steal a curl...
Just anything he does is right because she's Daddy's girl.

I often marvel at the charms that only dads possess,
Although I know within my heart she doesn't love me less.
We tuck her into bed at night, our one and only pearl
And 'cause I love her daddy too, I'm proud she's Daddy's girl

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rockin the Prefolds

A few weeks ago I found a bag of prefold cloth diapers at Kid to Kid for just $5. (along with 4 Bumkins, all in ones, for just $1.50 each!!!) I love Kid to Kid. Anyways, once we got home I pulled out the old prefolds I had from when Sophie was born. I got a pack and use them as burp clothes (very convenient).
Now that we have 20 prefolds, the 15 pockets I made, 4 all-in-ones, and a few covers, life is grand! I've more than doubled our diaper count! WOO HOO! Plus with the prefolds, daddy might be able to get a hang of changing the cloth.
While I am FAR from pro at putting on prefolds, it's not too difficult. Plus prefolds are super cheap compared to the insane $17-24 I've seen for just one all-in-one diaper. Call me crazy, but I don't feel like paying $20 for something my kid is gonna poop in.
Super excited about saving even more money! With just the 15 diapers I made, we could go 2 or 3 days, but then have to use disposables until I got around to washing the cloth. Now we'll have a whole other set to use while one set washes. WOOT!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More TreeHouse Museum

Saturday we planned to hang out with my girlfriend Mariza and her hubby. Denny woke up feeling like poo, so he got to stay home and bum for the entire day. Sophie and I met Mariza and her family at the Tree House Museum.
The girls had a blast, as well as us parents. :) The place is pretty awesome, and I'm a big fan of it. Sophie was very excited to go see the horses. She even wanted to wear the costumes this time. It was super cute.
One of the weirdest things there, is the big cow. It's made so the kids can "milk" it. You squeeze the rubber chi-chis and water shoots out. Sophie thought it was fascinating. She sat under that cow for a good 15 minutes. Eventually we dragged the kids away with the promise of pizza.
We went to the Ogden Pizzeria, and they had really yummy pizza. We'll have to go back something. (notice how Sophie is rockin the awesome Spongebob shirt my dad got her the other day)

The rest of the pictures are here in the - Tree House take 2 Album

Big Girl Bed

Two nights ago we bought Sophie a Spongebob toddler bed. Notice how the little blue bubble says "EASY TO ASSEMBLE".... HA! The thing was a complete pain in the ass to put together. She loves it. Before we even got the thing put together, she was super excited. Here she is "sleeping" in her bed. The first night she slept there from 12 until 3, then woke up a bit freaked out. She had forgotten where she was. So I figure I'll let her keep sleeping with us at night, and let her get used to the bed during naps. I'll keep you posted.
Like any child, she got much use out of the box. It was made into her boat, or so she said.
To top of the great day, my dad got her a super cute Spongebob shirt. She fell in love the moment she saw it, and wouldn't let ANYONE touch it.